Orange Ginger Grain-Free Granola (Gluten-Free, Paleo + Vegan)

Orange Ginger Grain-Free Granola is crunchy, flavorful, and incredibly delicious – you definitely won’t miss the oats! This gluten-free, Paleo and vegan granola makes the perfect breakfast or snack. This post is sponsored by Noosa.

Orange Ginger Grain-Free Granola is crunchy, flavorful, and incredibly delicious - you definitely won't miss the oats! This gluten-free, Paleo and vegan granola makes the perfect breakfast or snack.

I’ve told you guys soooo many times about my favorite breakfast: yogurt, granola, and berries. I could eat it pretty much everyday – it’s one of those meals I just don’t get sick of.

One of the reasons I probably don’t get sick of it is the wide variety of yogurts and granola I can use, and allll the various delicious flavor possibilities! The options are pretty much endless – as well represented by the wide variety of granola recipes on my site. [Read more…]

Gingerbread Energy Bites (No-Bake, Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

No baking required to make these Gingerbread Energy Bites! These gluten-free, Paleo + vegan energy bites are made with dates, pecans, and gingerbread spices – they’re the perfect healthy snack to fuel your day.

No baking required to make these Gingerbread Energy Bites! These gluten-free, Paleo + vegan energy bites are made with dates, pecans, and gingerbread spices - they're the perfect healthy snack to fuel your day.Happy Friday! And, happy December…! When did that happen? I swear this year has gone by in about two blinks. I can’t believe we’re already firmly into holiday season, with cookies and candies and treats abound!

And I’ve got lots of those coming up, but today I’ve got a healthier snack…it still tastes like a treat, though :) [Read more…]

Pear Cranberry Ginger Crisp (GF)

This Pear Cranberry Ginger Crisp is a mix of sweet, tart, and little spicy with a buttery shortbread cookie crumble! This festive holiday dessert is gluten-free and doubles easily.

This Pear Cranberry Ginger Crisp is a mix of sweet, tart, and little spicy with a buttery shortbread cookie crumble! This festive holiday dessert is gluten-free and doubles easily.I have been, no joke, thinking of holiday cookies for pretty much the entire month of December (and November and October, because planning and testing). I even did a roundup of my 16 All-Time Favorite Holiday Cookies! And as much as I LOVE cookies…I’m sorta done with them for the year. Is that ok? Instead, I’m going to share with you some other swoon-worthy, still totally holiday-relevant desserts.

Like this pear cranberry ginger crisp. I’ve said it before, but crisps are my favorite. Especially with ice cream, and I won’t complain about caramel sauce either. Apple tends to be my fave, but this pear cranberry ginger crisp is a serious contender for 1st place crisp winner in my book. It is SO good.  [Read more…]

Chewy Ginger Orange Cookies

These Chewy Ginger Orange Cookies are a classic soft and chewy ginger cookie with a hint of orange zest. These flavorful cookies stay soft for up to a week!

These Chewy Ginger Orange Cookies are a classic soft and chewy ginger cookie with a hint of orange zest. These flavorful cookies stay soft for up to a week!I don’t know about you all, but I’m up to my ears in cookies of all sorts, candies, and fun holiday treats. My neighbors have been getting frequent packages full of assorted holiday goods on their doorsteps at an alarming frequency, and my candy thermometer has been getting used more than it had been all year.

Thankfully, I’m also starting to do some prep for January…which means some healthier recipes that will hopefully help balance out all the cookies and homemade marshmallows I’ve been eating. But for now…we’re still on delicious, sweet, and totally giftable chewy ginger orange cookies! I have so many recipes I want to share this time of year – it’s like the baking Superbowl :) [Read more…]

Blackberry Mousse with Gingersnap Crumbs

A recipe for a rich and cream Blackberry Mousse with Gingersnap Crumbs made with fresh blackberries.

A recipe for a rich and cream Blackberry Mousse with Gingersnap Crumbs made with fresh blackberries.

Can you believe another year has already passed? In some ways, it seems like 2011 was just beginning, but parts of 2011 seems decades ago. So many things have happened this year, and for most of them, I am infinitely grateful. This year I:

  • Graduated from high school
  • Decided where to go to college
  • Completed my first semester of college
  • Met a ton of amazing food bloggers from San Diego at the San Diego Food Blogger Bake Sale
  • Traveled to Bali, Switzerland, and Italy
  • Had an article written about me in the newspaper
  • Was on TV for the first time
  • Was a featured blogger on Yummly and BlogHer
  • And even got recognized by people for being Bakerita…so flattering!

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