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Baby Reds & Baby Greens Salad with Roasted Garlic Basil Dressing

Well this is a day I didn’t think would ever come. I’m sharing a salad recipe. On my baking blog.

I wasn’t sure where you guys would want to see something like this, but I took the vote to Instagram and everyone said they wanted to see it! And because I’ve probably eaten this salad about 3 nights a week for dinner for the past month, I thought it was definitely worthy of a share.

This salad is a total copy cat of a salad called the Baby Reds & Baby Greens Salad from Naked Cafe in Solana Beach, CA. I changed a few things up from the original, but this salad was definitely inspired by that one. It’s literally always one of the first things I want to eat when I come home from school for a break. I went to go get it the first day I was home from being abroad! In N Out Burger was my first meal out when I was home, and going to get this salad was the second. If that doesn’t say how much I love it – I don’t know what does. [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter from Bakerita.com | #paleo #glutenfree #vegan #recipe

Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter (GF, Paleo, Vegan)

Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter from Bakerita.com | #paleo #glutenfree #vegan #recipe

Let me start by saying that this full jar of dark chocolate coconut almond butter was finished in about a week flat. I ate this stuff like, 3 times a day on everything from toast to apples to a spoon. It’s so wonderfully addictive, and I can’t promise it’s going to last long in your house!

I’m a nut butter addict, and while I used to be allllll about peanut butter (evident by the 25 peanut butter recipes you can find in my recipe index), I think I’m slowly but surely converting to almond butter for most things that use nut butters. And I absolutely LOVE creating new flavors of almond butters. This one is definitely my favorite that I’ve made so far. It’s pure heaven for a chocolate and coconut lover like me. [Read more...]

Paleo Magic Cookie Bars from Bakerita.com

Paleo Magic Cookie Bars

Paleo Magic Cookie Bars from Bakerita.com Let’s talk about my favorite childhood dessert for a minute: Magic Cookie Bars. Also known as Seven Layer Bars or Hello Dolly Bars, these pieces of dessert art are truly delicious and are remembered with great fondness by all who have tried them. I really don’t know that I’ve ever had someone not love them. The combination of so many delicious things thrown on top of a buttery graham cracker crust and topped with sweetened condensed milk just really can’t end up as anything but insanely delicious.

My mom and I would make batches and batches of these for Christmas, and when I was little I would constantly be sneaking outside to grab a bar (or three) out of the freezer in our garage where my mom would attempt to hide them. The main problem with these decadent little morsels? They are sooo far from the realm of healthy, and though the holidays are a time for splurging and going calorie-crazy, that’s not necessarily what I want to be doing for the remainder of the year. [Read more...]

These Cocoa Date Energy Bars are sweetened naturally with dates, require no baking, and are Paleo, vegan, & gluten-free! | Bakerita.com

Cocoa Date Energy Bars

These Cocoa Date Energy Bars are sweetened naturally with dates, require no baking, and are Paleo, vegan, & gluten-free! | Bakerita.com

I started work today! I was lucky enough to get an amazing internship at T-Mobile this summer, and I had my first day today. It was amazing and exciting and I’m beyond excited about the summer ahead. My official title is Social Media & Employer Brand Intern, which totally fits with what I love to do here on Bakerita! I’m super psyched about all that I have to learn and experience with such a great team.

All that being said, I’m exhausted from my hour and a half commute (yikes…I know) so this is going to be short and sweet. [Read more...]

Toasted Coconut Butter How-To from Bakerita.com

Toasted Coconut Butter

Toasted Coconut Butter How-To from Bakerita.com I really feel like I shouldn’t be posting this, because it such a non-recipe. Actually though – it’s pretty much 1 ingredient, maybe 2 or 3 depending if you want to add salt and/or some kind of sweetener. I personally didn’t add sweetener, cause I looooove the way toasted coconut tastes on it’s own, but I did add a little bit of flaked sea salt. Added the perfect salty twist.

While coconut butter made with raw coconut is super awesome, I have an obsession with toasted coconut, and I needed toasted coconut butter to happen in my life. It worked amazingly, and turned into a spread that I love on toast, sliced banana bread, added to smoothies, or with fruit. [Read more...]

Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache | #paleo, #glutenfree, #vegan | from Bakerita.com

Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache (GF, Paleo)

Banana Cake with Chocolate Ganache | #paleo, #glutenfree, #vegan | from Bakerita.com When I first tried this cake, it was the first solid thing I had eaten in three days. I was juice cleansing to cleanse my body from the eating fest that was my study abroad experience, and on the last night, I snuck a bite of this banana cake just to ensure that it was good before bringing some to my mom. Oh my goodness, guys, I had an emotional experience. I don’t know if I was so in love with this cake because it was really that good or if it was just my mouth’s gratefulness for solid food, but I’m seriously in love with this cake.

It’s clear, looking at my recipe index that I have a major love affair with banana breads and cakes of all sorta and flavors (though usually with chocolate), so this cake definitely falls into my trend. But I got to say – it’s up there with these two banana breads as my personal favorite banana recipes on the site. You know what’s the best about all my favorite recipes as well?! They’re all healthier versions of the typical banana bread! [Read more...]