Carrot Cake Bites

May 20th, 2014 at 9:09 am · Post a comment · 17 Comments
Carrot Cake Bites |

One of the first recipes I shared here in the early days of Daily Bites was for my Carrot Cake Bites. I’ve been making them ever since, so I thought it was time to resurrect the recipe from the archives, tweak a few things, snap some (way better) new photos and share with you Carrot […]

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Mismatched Monday

May 19th, 2014 at 9:09 am · Post a comment · 12 Comments

Mondays are for tackling to-do lists and getting into the swing of the week, right? For most of us, a case of The Weekend Is Over Syndrome sets in around 9 am on Monday mornings…and we end up kicking off the week in a rather sour spirit. Well I say we turn that Monday frown […]

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Chocolate Power Water from Healthful Pursuit

May 11th, 2014 at 4:04 am · Post a comment · No Comments
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Note from Hallie: You’re in for a super special treat today! This post comes courtesy of the incredibly talented Leanne from Healthful Pursuit, a blog that I’ve personally been reading for years. See the bottom of this post for more about Leanne and her many cool endeavors. – Did you know? Your body is one […]

Filed under: Beverages, Egg-free, Grain-Free, Guest Posts, Nutrition, Recipes, Snacks, vegan

Lemon Coconut Bars

May 9th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 6 Comments
Lemon Coconut Bars |

It’s almost Mother’s Day, which means it’s time we start talking about sappy greeting cards and dainty lemon bars. Believe me, I love my mom, but when it comes to Mother’s Day I’ve learned that less is more with her. She’s not one for fancy brunch buffets or extravagant bouquets of flowers. A simple note […]

Filed under: Baked Goods, Breakfast & Brunch, Desserts, Recipes

Becoming an Urban Hippie

May 5th, 2014 at 10:10 am · Post a comment · 10 Comments
Urban Hippie

I’ve been blogging about natural foods for 5 years and I’ve rarely used the term “hippie.” I guess I just didn’t think I was one. Aren’t hippies people who smoke weird stuff, make their own clothes, and live in campers? As I was going through my morning routine last week, I eventually sat down at […]

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Strawberry Pie Milkshake

April 29th, 2014 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 8 Comments
Strawberry Pie Milkshake |

I have my plans. If ever there was a planner, it’s me. Color coded calendars, deadlines in place, plane tickets booked far in advance…check, check, and check! Here’s a guilty confession: I even plan when I’m going to plan. I set aside time in my day to plan out other days. I also frequently plan […]

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4 Books That Made Me a Better Cook

April 22nd, 2014 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 5 Comments

If I had to choose one hobby that has changed my life the most, I’d say reading. Hands down. My mom taught me how to read in our small Chicago kitchen, plastering index cards that read “CAT” and “THE” on our refrigerator with jumbo magnets. While she would cook, I would read. After I mastered […]

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Coconut Lime Cupcakes {Grain-Free}

April 15th, 2014 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 4 Comments
Coconut Lime Cupcakes {Grain-Free} |

A huge predicament parked itself in my kitchen last week as I was getting set to prepare an Easter treat for you. I couldn’t decide between Coconut Lime Cupcakes, Lemon Tart, Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies, and Raw Key Lime Pie. Oh, the choices! So I did what any undecided girl of my generation would do and […]

Filed under: Baked Goods, Desserts, Family-Friendly, Grain-Free, Holidays, Recipes

5 Things to Do When You’ve Been Glutened

April 10th, 2014 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 53 Comments
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Getting glutened is the pits. Let’s just get that out of the way right off the bat. If you’re sensitive to gluten or have celiac disease, consuming even the smallest bit can send you straight to couch (or the bathroom…) within less than an hour. Symptoms range in severity and variety, but you’ll most commonly […]

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Grain-Free Carrot Cake Muffins

April 8th, 2014 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 16 Comments
Grain-Free Carrot Cake Muffins |

It was early on in my healing journey when I dipped my toe into the world of gluten-free muffin making. And let me tell you, I had some total disasters. Bitter buckwheat hockey pucks. Grainy rice-based mounds that crumbled to the touch. Oh, and let’s not forget the vegan flaxseed cornmeal muffins that even my […]

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