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 Chip Cookies from Bakerita.com

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies from Bakerita.com Chocolate chip cookies are just one of life’s greatest simple pleasures. Nothing beats biting into a warm cookie with gooey chocolate melting out of it. Add a cup of milk for dunking and you’re golden. It’s one of the more comforting things in this world, and something that should definitely not have to be given up just because you’re gluten-free.

Since some of my family members are gluten-free, a really really good gluten-free chocolate chip cookie has been on my to-do list for a while. It’s something that needs to be done right, and a lot of times, gluten-free baked goods just aren’t the same as their more glutenous counterparts. These cookies though, they know what’s up. [Read more...]

Caramel Apple Crumble (GF) from Bakerita.com

Caramel Apple Crumble (GF)

Caramel Apple Crumble (GF) from Bakerita.com Apple crumble. Oh, man. Apple crumble is possibly my favorite dessert, and for that reason, I don’t make it too often. Most of the dessert I make, I’m able to resist for the most part. I taste, make sure it’s delicious enough to be shared, but I usually try to avoid gorging myself on baked goods because that would be way bad for my health and for my waistline.

Apple crumble, on the other hand, I’m powerless to resist. I just love it. The sweet, spiced apples topped with all that amazing, crunchy, deliciously buttery crumb topping. Everything about it reminds me of fall. Mmm, it’s just the best! [Read more...]

Almond Banana Bread from Bakerita.com | A delicious recipe that's gluten-free, refined sugar free, and paleo.

Almond Banana Bread

Almond Banana Bread from Bakerita.com | A delicious recipe that's gluten-free, refined sugar free, and paleo. My goodness. I really want to give you guys a good recipe post right now. I want to write something long, and inspiring, or at least entertaining.

But…I want to do that less than I want to sleep.

To all other sorority girls out there, it’s polish week. Or work week, or prep week, or whatever you call the week before recruitment.

If you’ve gone through it, well, you know that it is exhausting! Fun, because I’ve been with my sisters non-stop, but we’ve also been going long hours and I need to sleep! So, unfortunately, all your getting out of me tonight is a kick-ass recipe for paleo, refined sugar free, gluten free, delicious almond banana bread. [Read more...]

Cranberry Crumb Bars | These easy bars are sweet, tart, and delicious! (From Bakerita.com)

Cranberry Crumb Bars

Cranberry Crumb Bars | These easy bars are sweet, tart, and delicious! (From Bakerita.com) So, I know I’m a little bit late but…Happy New Years!!

I would have said that exactly 9 days ago, but unfortunately my New Year was rung in asleep in my bed (where I had been since 7:30 P.M., thank you very much), with the beginnings of a nasty bout with tonsillitis. It was a rough 8 days, and yesterday, when I was finally able to get out of the house (because I had literally not stepped foot out of the house in 8 days), I was exhausted by 11 A.M., took a two hour nap, and was still in bed at 8:30 P.M.

This recovery thing might take a while.

While I was sick, I couldn’t even do anything. Like at all. I watched TV occasionally, but even that got to be strenuous and I would get turn it off, roll over, and go to sleep so I was unconscious for my misery. [Read more...]

Black-Bottomed Coconut Macaroon (GF) | Bakerita.com

Black-Bottomed Coconut Macaroons

I’ve been meaning to write this post all week, but somehow, school has managed to provide a slew of distractions that kept it from happening. This week was chockfull of tests, quizzes, projects, and various other (useless) assignments that kept me from getting anything besides school done. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

I’m currently sitting in SeaTac airport, waiting to board my flight to Barcelona!

Yes, as in Spain.

Woooo! I’ve been to Europe a few times, but never Spain. [Read more...]