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…]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart with Pretzel Crust (Gluten Free + Vegan)

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart has a crunchy pretzel crust, smooth peanut butter caramel filling and luscious chocolate ganache spread on top! This recipe is gluten-free and vegan.

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart has a crunchy pretzel crust and smooth peanut butter caramel filling, all topped with luscious chocolate ganache. This recipe is gluten-free and vegan.It’s Friday, so I thought we should celebrate the beginning of the weekend with something that’s chocolatey and peanut buttery and salty and delicious. Raise your hand if you agree!

Okay – I’ll pretend I see all of your hands waving wilding in the air because I know they are and that you’re all just as excited about this pretzel-crusted goodness as I am, right?!?! [Read more…]

Vegan Rhubarb Muffins

Take advantage of rhubarb’s limited season with these Vegan Rhubarb Muffins! These fluffy muffins are refined sugar free and topped with crunchy sliced almonds.

Take advantage of rhubarb's limited season with these Vegan Rhubarb Muffins! These fluffy muffins are refined sugar free and topped with crunchy sliced almonds.Folks, we’ve had a long road of rhubarb recipe testing to get us to this point. I randomly found rhubarb way back in early February before the season really started and posted this Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp recipe, but back then no one else had found rhubarb yet so I was alone in my rhubarb excitement.

Now, rhubarb has taken OVER the entire food internet, and of course until a few weeks ago, I couldn’t find any more rhubarb ANYWHERE. Then, finally, a few Sunday’s ago, I saw bunches of it piled on the tables at my local farmer’s market. [Read more…]

Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Puffed Millet Bars (Gluten Free + Vegan)

These easy no-bake Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Puffed Millet Bars are the perfect breakfast treat or snack! This gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan recipe has only seven ingredients.

These easy no-bake Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Puffed Millet Bars are the perfect breakfast treat or snack! This gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan recipe has only seven ingredients.Have you ever heard of puffed millet? I hadn’t up until a few weeks ago, when this post from The Kitchen McCabe landed in my inbox and I spent the rest of the day marveling not only over the gorgeous styling and photos of the bars from Kayley, but also over how darn cute and little the millet puffs were!

I couldn’t get Kayley’s recipe for White Chocolate Dipped Puffed Millet Bars with Strawberries + Pistachios out of my head, so I went on a search through my local grocery stores for puffed millet (found it at a local health food store, but you can order it here) so I could reinterpret her recipe with my own twist. Puffed millet bars were definitely happening. And…ta-da! Here they are :D [Read more…]

Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats

These Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats come together in five minutes so breakfast will be ready right when you wake up! This easy overnight oat recipe tastes like blueberry muffins and can be served cool or warm.

These Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats come together in five minutes so breakfast will be ready right when you wake up! This easy overnight oat recipe tastes like blueberry muffins and can be served cool or warm.The past few days have been unseasonably hot here in Seattle, with the temperature cracking the 80s earlier in the week, and it’s luckily stayed in the realm of sundress weather. Being able to photograph on my patio without the need for two jackets and a scarf has been a blessing, and my body is thankful for the extra dose of vitamin D it’s getting from my long daily walks to soak up the sun.

Seattle transforms during the spring and summer, turning from the land of rain and gloom into a sunshine-y, blue skied place with lots of glimmering water and pale locals trying to catch a tan while the sun hangs around ever so briefly. I don’t think summer is here quite yet, as the forecast is predicting a weekend full of rain, but the teases of summer have definitely infected the atmosphere up here. [Read more…]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Cups (Vegan + Refined Sugar Free)

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Cups are made with homemade chocolate surrounding a gooey vegan peanut butter caramel. The six-ingredient recipe for these refined sugar free treats is the perfect way to get your candy fix!

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Cups are made with homemade chocolate surrounding a gooey vegan peanut butter caramel. These refined sugar free treats are the perfect way to get your candy fix!Last week, I headed into the kitchen to whip up another batch of homemade peanut butter cups after I realized my roommate Ally and I had demolished all of the two batches I had made when I first posted them a few weeks ago…oops. It was a situation that needed to be remedied STAT.

I got started, mixing up the super easy 3-ingredient homemade chocolate recipe that I know like the back of my hand, and pouring the bottom layer of chocolate into the lined mini muffin tins. I popped the tin into the freezer to let the chocolate layer set and as I grabbed the peanut butter, I decided to have a little fun with the it…why have plain peanut butter cups when I could have peanut butter caramel cups?!?  [Read more…]