Sometimes it would be so nice to just call cookies “cookies”, without specifying whether they contain this particular ingredient or have no traces of a certain allergen. I’d like to just call these my Chocolate Coffee Cookies without adding any further allergy drama, and just enjoy them! Just like when we were kids and cookies were just… cookies! Every once in a while, even I get lost with all the many food labels that echo in today’s food scene: Paleo, AIP, Grain, Gluten Free… It’s easy to get confused. All you want is to eat a damn cookie!Basically, to always know what is what, remember: Paleo is always dairy and grain free but it also excludes legumes, AIP is always paleo but in a more restricted version, that also excluded nuts and seeds (from spices to coffee and chocolate), as well as nightshades, and Grain Free is a stricter gluten free diet (but not as strict as Paleo) that avoids not only grains containing gluten but all grains in general.According to what ingredients upset you, you can find your niche and stay there for a while, seeing if it’s of any relief… And since having our life controlled by food allergies is not really fun, let’s at least find a way to make the experience enjoyable and get the most out of what we CAN eat!Well, today, while sharing the recipe for some amazing Grain & Gluten Free Chocolate Coffee Cookies decorated with a colorful sugar free “sugar glaze”, I take the opportunity to express some of my thoughts of following a certain diet because we need to and it’s good for us or just because it’s trendy.