Grapefruit Tart (Gluten Free + Paleo)

This Grapefruit Tart has a bright, tart grapefruit flavor from the silky grapefruit curd, and it’s topped with gorgeous pink grapefruit segments! This gluten-free, Paleo, and refined sugar free tart is a stunning way to show off grapefruit.

This Grapefruit Tart has a bright, tart grapefruit flavor from the silky grapefruit curd, and it's topped with gorgeous pink grapefruit segments! This gluten-free, Paleo, and refined sugar free tart is a stunning way to show off grapefruit.

Citrus season coming to a close is making me really sad. It’s also making me stock up on all the local, organic, seasonal citrus I can find.

If you looked at my fridge right now, you’d see both crisper drawers FULL of citrus. I’ve got clementines, tangerines, tangelos, cara cara oranges, navel oranges, pink grapefruits, and oro blanco grapefruits. You’d think I lived with a big group of citrus loving people…but it’s all for me. 😍 [Read more…]

Gluten-Free Peppermint Mocha Tart

This Gluten-Free Peppermint Mocha Tart has a chocolate shortbread crust filled with a luscious peppermint mocha chocolate ganache! This quick + easy dessert is perfect for the holidays.

This Gluten-Free Peppermint Mocha Tart has a chocolate shortbread crust filled with a luscious peppermint mocha chocolate ganache! This quick + easy dessert is perfect for the holidays.

Even though I love to focus on the food around the holidays, it’s spending time with family that’s my favorite thing about these days. My sister has been staying with me these past few days, and last night my entire dad’s side of the family gathered to pick up my cousin from the airport after her first semester of college, and then descended upon my studio apartment for dinner.

Having the 15 of them packed on the couch, laying on my bed, and scouring the fridge for the leftover baked goods filled the space with such warmth and love. While food is the reason for gathering (and a definitely delicious perk), it’s the people that make the holidays so special.

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Chocolate Mousse Tart with Coconut Crust + Fresh Fruit Flowers (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

This Chocolate Mousse Tart with Coconut Crust + Fresh Fruit Flowers has the most incredible vegan chocolate mousse filling! You’d never guess that this rich dessert is gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan.

This Chocolate Mousse Tart with Coconut Crust + Fresh Fruit Flowers has the most incredible vegan chocolate mousse filling! You'd never guess that this rich dessert is gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan.So, we’re a just few days from October and we’ve officially crossed the threshold into fall. How’s everyone feeling about it? I’m feeling…conflicted, as the change of season always does to me, especially in San Diego. 

I forgot how disorienting the changing seasons are in San Diego, mostly because…the season’s don’t really change. It’s pretty much: really sunny, sunny, a little breezy, and back to sunny. It’s hard to get into a Fall/Winter mindset when the sun is still shining and it’s 80 degrees out, ya know? [Read more…]

Chocolate Pecan Tart (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

This Chocolate Pecan Tart has a chocolate shortbread crust, pecan pie filling, and is topped with dark chocolate ganache, pecans + a sprinkle of sea salt! You won’t believe that this is gluten-free, Paleo, refined sugar free, and vegan.

This Chocolate Pecan Tart has a chocolate shortbread crust, pecan pie filling, and is topped with dark chocolate ganache, pecans + a sprinkle of sea salt! You won't believe that this is gluten-free, Paleo, refined sugar free, and vegan.Let’s just get it out there: I’m having all the feels for this chocolate pecan tart. Pecans are without a doubt my favorite nut, and the pecans ✨ shine ✨ in this dessert, adding crunch and warmth. It’s my first foray this year into a definitely-not-summer dessert, but it’s so delicious that it makes me want to skip happily into fall.

Chocolate, pecans, and caramel is a classic combo (Turtles, anyone?!) and for good reason. It just works, and one bite of this chocolate pecan tart is all you need to be sure of that.  [Read more…]

Granola Crust Breakfast Tarts with Greek Yogurt + Berries (Gluten Free + Refined Sugar Free)

These Granola Crust Breakfast Tarts are topped with Greek yogurt and fresh berries for a fun and filling breakfast! This gluten-free and refined sugar-free twist on a classic parfait looks beautiful and tastes even better.

These Granola Crust Breakfast Tarts are topped with Greek yogurt and fresh berries for a fun and filling breakfast! This gluten-free and refined sugar-free twist on a classic parfait looks beautiful and tastes even better.I have a granola infatuation, and I’m constantly dreaming up new flavors and new ways to use granola for every purpose. If you’re a regular around here, that’s no surprise – you’ve seen a whole bunch of granola recipes over the years.

To be honest, I’m surprised these granola crust breakfast tarts haven’t come along sooner, considering they have a whole lot of granola goodness going for them, and they’re a twist on my favorite breakfast: Greek yogurt, berries, and homemade granola. [Read more…]

Chocolate Cherry Tart with Toasted Almond Crust (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

This Chocolate Cherry Tart has a toasted almond shortbread crust filled with silky chocolate ganache and fresh cherries! This gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan dessert is incredibly rich and comes together quickly.

This Chocolate Cherry Tart has a toasted almond shortbread crust filled with silky chocolate ganache and fresh cherries! This gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan dessert is incredibly rich and comes together quickly.This summer is truly flying by – how is already almost August?! Granted, I’ve been on the go for most of it. At the end of May, I moved from Seattle to San Diego via a week long road trip down the West Coast, closely followed by three weeks cruising around Europe. As if that wasn’t enough, this past weekend I went back up to Seattle to attend Pemberton music festival near Whistler in British Colombia with my friends.

While it was all so much fun and I’m not complaining for one second, since I got back from the music festival (which was amaaaaaazing) this past Monday, I have been so happy to sit my butt down on the couch, get caught up on work, and not move too much. I, for once, am happy to not have any trips in my immediate future. [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…]

Strawberry Chocolate Tart (GF, Paleo + Vegan)

This Strawberry Chocolate Tart is filled with whipped vegan chocolate ganache and topped with fresh strawberries, all piled in a chocolate crust. Slice into this easy and delicious gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan dessert.

This Strawberry Chocolate Tart is filled with whipped vegan chocolate ganache and topped with fresh strawberries, all piled in a chocolate crust. Slice into this easy and delicious gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan dessert.Hi Monday. Mondays after a holiday are always worse than the usual Monday, don’t you think? I spent the past week in Costa Rica with my whole mom’s side of the family, soaking in plenty of sun on the beach and chasing around monkeys and iguanas

We had an incredible time, traveling first to Rio Perdido – an eco-friendly resort with the most incredible thermal river. The river (the resort’s namesake) is one of the few thermal rivers in the world and was among the most incredible things I’ve ever experienced. My sister, aunt, mom and I spent hours lounging in the 95 degree water, sitting with our backs against the rapids and letting nature give us a massage. [Read more…]