Strawberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars (Gluten Free + Vegan)

These Strawberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars feature fresh strawberries and an oatmeal crumb crust that doubles as the crumble topping! This quick and easy recipe is gluten-free and vegan.

These Strawberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars feature fresh strawberries and an oatmeal crumb crust that doubles as the crumble topping! This quick and easy recipe is gluten-free and vegan.I’m currently standing in my kitchen while the movers move around me, packing up my furniture and moving boxes filled with everything I own. The contents of my life are getting loaded into the moving truck, ready to be driven down to San Diego. It’s weird, and sad, and a little bit surreal.

As excited as I am to move back to San Diego, it feels so bizarre to be leaving Washington after having spent the past five years here, and I’m extra sad to be leaving my apartment. I love my kitchen and my shooting area and seeing my photography set-up in boxes makes me nostalgic already. I can’t believe another baked good won’t be coming out of this kitchen! [Read more…]

Paleo Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

This Paleo Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is the ultimate gooey dessert! This gluten free and refined sugar free skillet cookie is a healthier alternative to the classic Pizookie. Use big chocolate chunks to make it extra chocolatey!

This Paleo Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is the ultimate gooey dessert! This gluten free and refined sugar free skillet cookie is a healthier alternative to the classic Pizookie. Use big chocolate chunks to make it extra chocolatey!Ooey…gooey…doughy…with big, melted chunks of dark chocolate. Those are the words I like to hear when we’re talking about gooey chocolate chip skillet cookies, don’t you?

The biggest perk of a skillet cookie is the increased ratio of gooey insides to the crispy, golden outside. When you dig into the center of a skillet cookie with your spoon and get a perfect mix of melted chocolate, barely cooked doughy center, and crispy edges, there isn’t really anything better. [Read more…]

Chocolate Strawberry Galette (Gluten Free + Paleo)

This rustic Chocolate Strawberry Galette will satisfy your sweet tooth guiltlessly! This simple Paleo dessert features fresh strawberries and dark chocolate chunks, folded into a flaky gluten-free crust.

This rustic Chocolate Strawberry Galette will satisfy your sweet tooth guiltlessly! This simple Paleo dessert features fresh strawberries and dark chocolate chunks, folded into a flaky gluten-free crust.I’m bursting with excitement as I write this, because I’m currently en route to Salt Lake City for the Everything Food Conference! I’m going to be meeting and hanging out with a whole bunch of my favorite food bloggers all weekend, and I CAN’T WAIT!

There’s a whole bunch of bloggers going who I have followed, chatted with and admired for years and I finally get to meet them all in real life. It’s going to be so fun and surreal! When this post goes out, I’ll be in the midst of the conference. [Read more…]

Paleo Cherry Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These Paleo Cherry Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies are chewy, gooey, and absolutely delicious! These gluten-free and refined sugar-free cookies are loaded with toasted almonds, dried Bing cherries and dark chocolate chunks, sprinkled with flaky sea salt.

These Paleo Cherry Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies are chewy, gooey, and absolutely delicious! These gluten-free and refined sugar-free cookies are loaded with toasted almonds, dried Bing cherries and dark chocolate chunks, sprinkled with flaky sea salt.I’m here to make Monday a whole heck of lot better by talking about one of everyone’s favorite things: cookies! More importantly, cookies with BIG old chunks of dark, melty chocolate. Isn’t that the best kind there is?

When I first made these Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies last year, I knew the recipe was a total winner. They were devoured super quickly, and it barely registered that they were “Paleo” – no one cared, they were just delicious. A whole bunch of you agree with me – just check out the comments on that post! The edges of the cookies get just crispy enough, while the cookies stay super thick, so the inside is niiice and gooey, just the way I (and apparently most of you) like it. [Read more…]

Matcha Granola (Gluten Free + Vegan)

This Matcha Granola has clusters of oats, coconut flakes, almonds, and pepitas tossed with earthy matcha powder. Whether you enjoy it over yogurt or by the handful, this gluten free and vegan granola probably won’t last long.

This Matcha Granola has clusters of oats, coconut flakes, almonds, and pepitas tossed with earthy matcha powder. Whether you enjoy it over yogurt or by the handful, this gluten free and vegan granola probably won't last long.Hi from the sky! I’m currently cruising at over 10,000 feet in the air, en route from Seattle to San Francisco for a few days to spend time with my sister and my mom. I spend a lot of time on airplanes – I’m probably on a plane at least once a month, and it’s some of my most productive work time.

With my earbuds in, music blasting, and no chance for distraction via Facebook or Instagram or a phone call from one of my parents, I can focus and get more work done in the hours while I’m hurtling through the air at unnatural speeds than I can in the same amount of time sitting at home, at my desk. [Read more…]

Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam (Refined Sugar Free)

This Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam has fresh and vibrant fruit flavor, and it’s made without pectin – it uses chia seeds as the thickener! This easy refrigerator jam is refined sugar free, vegan and Paleo-friendly.

This Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam has fresh and vibrant fruit flavor, and it's made without pectin - it uses chia seeds as the thickener! This easy refrigerator jam is refined sugar free, vegan and Paleo-friendly.Are you one to make your own jam? If you are, you already know the beauty of transforming a bounty of fresh fruit into a delectable spread you can enjoy on everything. If you’re not, it may seem like a time consuming process that’s not particularly worthwhile – you can just grab a jar of your favorite flavor for a few bucks when you’re at the grocery store, right?

Right, in theory…but, wrong. Because the jam that you buy from the supermarket will never be as fresh and vibrant and delicious as the jams that you can taste warm from the saucepan, watching the fruit as it bubbles along into jammy goodness.  [Read more…]

Mini Berry Tarts (Paleo, Gluten Free + Vegan)

These Mini Berry Tarts have a shortbread crust with coconut cream filling and fresh berries! These sweet dessert bites are Paleo, gluten-free, and vegan.

These Mini Berry Tarts have a shortbread crust with coconut cream filling and fresh berries! These sweet dessert bites are Paleo, gluten-free, and vegan.How in the world is it already May? Because May means it’s been just about a year since I graduated college, and that seems totally unreal. Growing up, I remember everyone older than me always saying to enjoy where you’re at in life – embrace being young and being in school and stop trying to grow up so quickly. 

The older I get, the more I understand why they said that. Not only is childhood a time to be greatly appreciated, but time seems to be speeding up as I age. Days and weeks can fly by in a haze of busy-ness with little notice. Suddenly, it’s been a year since I graduated and took on Bakerita full time. [Read more…]

Homemade Coconut Butter

Homemade Coconut Butter has just one ingredient: coconut! It’s easy to make at home in a food processor or high-powdered blender and can be used in TONS of ways – it’s great as a spread on it’s own and can also be used in many different recipes.

Homemade Coconut Butter has just one ingredient: coconut! It's easy to make at home in a food processor or high-powdered blender and can be used in TONS of ways - it's great as a spread on it's own and can also be used in many different recipes.I’m almost embarrassed to post this because it can barely be called a recipe. Seriously…it has ONE ingredient. It’s less a recipe and more just a post full of me telling you why you should put some unsweetened coconut flakes in your blender or food processor.

And I have a lot of good reasons. See, what happens when you blend up that unsweetened shredded or flaked coconut is that it slowly breaks down into a smooth, luscious coconut butter. It’s similar to coconut oil in that it has a low 77º melting point, and when it’s all melty, it’s a fabulous spread on toast and perfect for drizzling over your bowl of oatmeal or yogurt.  [Read more…]