This Paleo Zucchini Bread is barely sweetened, super soft and moist, with just the right amount of crunch from toasted walnuts. This quick bread is one treat you can enjoy guilt free!

Paleo Zucchini Bread

This Paleo Zucchini Bread is barely sweetened, super soft and moist, with just the right amount of crunch from toasted walnuts. This quick bread is one treat you can enjoy guilt free!

This Paleo Zucchini Bread is barely sweetened, super soft and moist, with just the right amount of crunch from toasted walnuts. This quick bread is one treat you can enjoy guilt free!So, I haven’t said it “out loud” on here yet…but as I have mentioned a few times on Bakerita already, I just graduated from college. I moved to Seattle…and I’m purposefully not looking for a job. As I struggled to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, I was presented with a couple of opportunities that inspired me to choose the less conventional path: working on Bakerita.

It’s sort of hard and scary to be intentionally not trying to find a job after graduating from college, but the temptation and draw of working for myself and doing what I love is inspiring me to take a risk, while I can. I’m beyond grateful to have family, friends, and you – my readers – to support me, because without anyone reading Bakerita, there’s no way I could do what I do. [Read more…]

This Almond Coconut Butter Granola is the perfect topping for your morning yogurt, or it's great on it's own as a heathy snack! This easy recipe is gluten-free, refined sugar free, and vegan.

Almond Coconut Butter Granola

This Almond Coconut Butter Granola is the perfect topping for your yogurt, or it’s great on its own as a heathy snack! This easy recipe is gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan.

This Almond Coconut Butter Granola is the perfect topping for your morning yogurt, or it's great on it's own as a heathy snack! This easy recipe is gluten-free, refined sugar free, and vegan.When it comes to eating breakfast, I am sooo a creature of habit. I get into a breakfast routine, and I stick to it. Since I started college, I’ve been almost perpetually stuck in the same breakfast routine of yogurt, berries, and granola.

The yogurt has graduated from my younger years, when I ate only low-fat vanilla yogurt. While I used to scoff at Greek yogurt, and I now love the stuff. It’s thick and creamy and makes breakfast just so much better. [Read more…]

This No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart has a rich peanut butter filling topped with chocolate ganache for a decadent treat you won't believe is gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan!

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart (GF & Vegan)

This No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart has a rich peanut butter filling topped with chocolate ganache for a decadent treat you won’t believe is gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan!

This No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart has a rich peanut butter filling topped with chocolate ganache for a decadent treat you won't believe is gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan!This past week didn’t go exactly as planned, but it was a week that I really, really needed. I went to New York City, where my mom, sister, and I ate through the list of recommendations I received from followers on my Instagram. Thank you, thank you, thank you guys for leading me to some delicious food.

We went to Smorgasburg, which if you like food and are in NYC…you must go. This is total foodie heaven with every type of food you could possibly imagine. We had Bolivian saltenas and pork sliders, Venezuelan arepas, raw zucchini noodles in superfood pesto, and samples of way too much other good stuff. I could go back every weekend for a month and still not try everything that I thought looked good! [Read more…]

This No-Bake Raspberry Chocolate Tart comes together in just ten minutes! The no-bake chocolate crust is filled with vegan chocolate ganache and topped with fresh raspberries for a decadent, guilt-free treat.

No Bake Raspberry Chocolate Tart (Paleo, Vegan, GF)

This No-Bake Raspberry Chocolate Tart comes together in just ten minutes! The no-bake chocolate crust is filled with vegan chocolate ganache and topped with fresh raspberries for a decadent, guilt-free treat.

This No-Bake Raspberry Chocolate Tart comes together in just ten minutes! The no-bake chocolate crust is filled with vegan chocolate ganache and topped with fresh raspberries for a decadent, guilt-free treat. One of my absolute favorite parts about summertime is the berries. There’s nothing like a fresh, ripe strawberry that has juice dripping down your chin, or being able to pop sweet and tart raspberries in your mouth. I love all of them, and as they come into season and get sweeter, brighter, and more affordable, they become a staple of my summer diet.

While I love to devour them alone, enjoying their sweetness and freshness, I also love to make (and eat) berry tarts. If you’ve been around Bakerita for a while…you’ve probably seen some of my favorites. This Chocolate Berry Tart is one my ultimate favorites (and it’s Paleo and vegan!) and this Blueberry Crisp Tart with Oatmeal Crust is comforting and delicious. [Read more…]

These Coffee Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins are made with fresh Dunkin' Donuts coffee, filled with chocolate chips, and topped with a delicious streusel crumb topping!

Coffee Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins

These Coffee Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins are made with fresh Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, filled with chocolate chips, and topped with a delicious streusel crumb topping! 

These Coffee Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins are made with fresh Dunkin' Donuts coffee, filled with chocolate chips, and topped with a delicious streusel crumb topping!Thanks to Dunkin Donuts for sponsoring this post!

These are the breakfast muffins of my dreams, and if you’re a coffee lover too, probably yours.

My days recently have needed a lot of coffee. I’ve just been going recently. I had finals week, and then graduation, and as you’re reading this (if that’s between 5/21-5/26, that is), I’m at Sasquatch music festival at the Gorge. Five long nights of concert going and shenanigans, it’s bound to be a great time – but I know I’m coming back exhausted. [Read more…]

This Bunny Tracks Ice Cream Pie has a layer of rich, fudgy brownie, topped with peanut butter chocolate ganache and a thick layer of Bunny Tracks Ice Cream!

Bunny Tracks Ice Cream Brownie Pie

This Bunny Tracks Ice Cream Pie has a layer of rich, fudgy brownie, topped with peanut butter chocolate ganache and a thick layer of Bunny Tracks Ice Cream! Thanks to Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Blue Bunny Ice Cream, for sponsoring this post. All opinions are mine alone. #SunsOutSpoonsOut #CollectiveBias.

This Bunny Tracks Ice Cream Pie has a layer of rich, fudgy brownie, topped with peanut butter chocolate ganache and a thick layer of Bunny Tracks Ice Cream!So, it happened. This past Sunday, May 17th, I graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in International Business and four years of experience, life lessons, college party stories, and an uncountable numbers of pages written under my belt.

I was surrounded by family and friends that I loved, and my time in college culminated with an unforgettable weekend. I couldn’t be more grateful for the people that have surrounded me throughout my life, supported me, and gotten me here, to right now. [Read more…]

Skip the campfire and whip up a batch of S'mores Cookies! Made with graham cracker cookie dough, chocolate chips & marshmallow bits, these s'mores cookies taste just like your favorite summer treat so you can have s'mores year round.

S’mores Cookies

Skip the campfire and whip up a batch of S’mores Cookies! Made with graham cracker cookie dough, chocolate chips & marshmallow bits, these s’mores cookies taste just like your favorite summer treat so you can have s’mores year round.

Skip the campfire and whip up a batch of S'mores Cookies! Made with graham cracker cookie dough, chocolate chips & marshmallow bits, these s'mores cookies taste just like your favorite summer treat so you can have s'mores year round.It’s my last Monday as a college student. My last finals week, my last week being able to claim ‘student’ when someone asks about my occupation, my last week living surrounded by people my age. It feels like my last everything.

I know, I know – it’s just the beginning. I need to be looking forward to the real world, and getting excited about what lies ahead in the future. For a little while though, I just need to be nostalgic and reflect on the damn good four years that have passed by in a blink.  [Read more…]

This Cheddar, Apple and Bacon Waffle is a sweet and savory spin on your favorite breakfast indulgence. Served with sautéed apples and syrup for an unforgettable breakfast or brunch!

Cheddar, Apple and Bacon Waffles

This Cheddar, Apple and Bacon Waffle is a sweet and savory spin on your favorite breakfast indulgence. Served with sautéed apples and syrup for an unforgettable breakfast or brunch!

This Cheddar, Apple and Bacon Waffle is a sweet and savory spin on your favorite breakfast indulgence. Served with sautéed apples and syrup for an unforgettable breakfast or brunch!Well, it’s done. Yesterday was my last day of college classes. All I have left to do now is finish my finals (all of which are take home exams – thank you professors!!) and graduate. That’s it. It’s surreal.

As for the post grad part, it looks like I’ll be heading back down to San Diego again! Doing what is to be determined, but I am ditching the clouds and rain of the Pacific Northwest and heading back to the sunshine. I’m definitely going to miss the rain and the clouds though, and the city, and my college campus. [Read more…]

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