Chocolate Caramel Date Tarts (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo) from Bakerita.com

Chocolate Date Caramel Tarts (Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo)

Chocolate Caramel Date Tarts (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo) from Bakerita.com Busy, busy, busy. I really don’t know how else to sum up my life right now.

Of course, I’m having the absolute time of my life, traveling to new and exotic cities every weekend, eating way too much delicious food (if there is such a thing), spending time with my best friends, and completely exhausting myself in the process. But hey, I’m only here for a limited amount of time, and I plan on making the most of it!

The side effect of my busy/exhausted life is far too few posts for you guys, and for that, I repeatedly apologize. I do hope you’re all enjoying my travel posts though! [Read more...]

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View from Sagrada Familia in Barcelona | Bakerita.com

Abroad Bites: Barcelona, Spain

View from Sagrada Familia in Barcelona | Bakerita.com

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to go to Barcelona to celebrate my friend Mariah’s 21st birthday!! I’d been to Barcelona before, about a year and a half ago when my sister was studying abroad there. I had such an amazing time the first time I was there, so naturally I was beyond excited to go back! The city didn’t disappoint – it’s a magical place, truly.

We left last Thursday and arrived around 8 PM, and then promptly went to go find our hostel. It was my first time staying in a hostel, but thankfully, I couldn’t have had a better first experience. The place we stayed, called Fabrizzio Petit Palace, was in an incredible location that was within walking distance from pretty much everywhere we wanted to go, it was clean, safe, 24h-hour breakfast (score!) and most importantly, had such an incredible staff that truly made the weekend one that was never to be forgotten! [Read more...]

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Secretly Healthy Banana Bread (Gluten Free, Oil Free and Refined Sugar Free!) | Bakerita.com

Secretly Healthy Banana Bread (Gluten Free)

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Secretly Healthy Banana Bread (Gluten Free, Oil Free and Refined Sugar Free!) | Bakerita.com

Let me just tell y’all about this banana bread. This stuff is GOOD. Like, really, really good, and you would have no idea that it was gluten-free, or moderately healthy, at all. In fact, no one in my family even believed me when I told them it was. We all just devoured it much too quickly.

I favored it warmed up for a few seconds in the microwave, just to get those chocolate chips all melty and delicious and absolutely wonderful. This is real, homestyle, tastes-like-mommy-made-it banana bread. It reminds me so much of the chocolate chip banana bread my mom would always make for my sister and I when we were left with too many overripe bananas. Mmm, such good stuff, except instead of the oil and sugar that made mommy’s banana bread, this one uses honey and applesauce! And because it’s healthy, you can have more slices without the guilt. May I suggest having a piece with some peanut butter on it? Mindblowingly delicious (<–whoops, made up a word, but it’s accurate). Of course, to keep it healthier, leave out the chocolate chips. I just can’t have banana bread without chocolate chips, so I had to include them. [Read more...]

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Toasted Cheese Sandwich with Onions & Leeks from Borough Market, London | Bakerita.com

Abroad Bites: Borough Market, London

London is such a perfect city for a foodie. I’m already totally infatuated with it, simply because of the sheer number of massive food markets. The whole “London has terrible food” stereotype is so not true, you just have to know the right places to go! I went to Camden Market last week (and forgot my camera, oops! Sorry guys) and ate SO much good food. These markets just have rows upon rows of food stalls. People making foods of every ethnic variety, and serving it up in aluminum tins for a couple pounds. Naturally, I want to try everything, so I greedily grab every sample extended to me and split as many things as possible with my friends so we can try as many things as we can before our stomaches explode.

If you follow me on Instagram (@rachelconners), you’ll have a first hand look at the gooey, cheesy foods I tend to gravitate towards, but I’m also going to be posting about my foodie adventures here! In my “Abroad Bites” series, I’ll be sharing with you all my foodie adventures in the all the places that I go. You all seriously need to experience the incredible nature of these markets – they’re massive! I have a few iPhone pics to share with you of the Camden Market, because I can’t not talk about the amazing foods that were experienced there, but the majority of this post is going to be pictures of the gorgeous Borough Market, which is right near the London Bridge. So English, so much incredible food, all of it is just so awesome. This post is going to be picture heavy! Try not to get too hungry :)

Fresh Churro stuffed with chocolate and dulce de leche, from Camden Market in London | Bakerita.com [Read more...]

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Jam Thumbprint Cookies that are gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar free and can be made paleo AND they only have 4 ingredients! Seriously, can that be beat? Oh yeah, and they taste awesome and are beyond easy | From Bakerita.com

Jam Thumbprint Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Jam Thumbprint Cookies that are gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar-free and can be made paleo. With only four ingredients, these are so easy & so delicious! | From Bakerita.com Hi guys. I’ve been totally AWOL, despite my promises of stories from London and all that good stuff. Let me throw something out there – London has been amazing so far (for the most part, but we’ll get there in a second), but you want to know something slightly pathetic for a blogger?

I have yet to take ONE picture that was not a blurry, night-out, nightclub picture. I know, I know. But the truth is, I haven’t really been sightseeing yet! It’s been orientation, classes (ahem, modules, as the Brits call them), meeting new people, and going out. Oh, getting sick. Right, how is that for luck! One week in, and I woke up in the middle of the night feeling horrific, barely able to get out of bed. So for the past three days I’ve been in my room, miserable. Until this morning, I hadn’t seen a soul, and all I had eaten was one granola bar and a handful of cereal…in three days.

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Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie Cookies | These are the ultimate in fudgy, delicious cookies! You can't tell they don't contain any flour! Recipe available at Bakerita.com

Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie Cookies | These are the ultimate in fudgy, delicious cookies! You can't tell they don't contain any flour! Recipe available at Bakerita.com

It’s the final day of the year, and I’m waking up in London! I arrived yesterday with my friend Paige around 2 PM, we took a taxi to the hotel, and set off to explore a little bit. We got our new British phones and some toiletries, ate dinner, and proceeded to pass out for 15 hours. Guess we needed a little bit of sleep?

We’re still drowsy/jet-lagged, but so ready for an amazing New Years Eve in London! This is going to be a short post, 1) because our Internet is almost expired, and 2) we really need to get out of bed and go run some errands. [Read more...]

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