Vegan

Chocolate Raspberry Superfood Smoothie {gluten-free, refined sugar free, vegan, paleo}

July 13, 2017
Chocolate Raspberry Superfood Smoothie - raspberries, cocoa powder, coconut flakes, and chia seeds add a boost of nutrients, antioxidants, and healthy fats to this fruity smoothie with a chocolatey twist. {dairy-free}

Confession: I don’t know how to live a life without chocolate. I just don’t. Take away my dairy and I’ll make homemade chocolates with coconut oil. Take away my sugar and I’ll figure out how to make unsweetened chocolate taste good <— yes, that happened. Apparently no matter what happens in my life I’m 100% […]

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Blueberry & Almond Butter Layered Chia Seed Pudding {gluten-free, refined sugar-free, vegan}

July 5, 2017
Blueberry & Almond Butter Layered Chia Seed Pudding - a gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan twist on chia seed pudding with a sweet blueberry compote and topped with a cinnamony almond butter dollop. Guilt-free and SO good. {candida diet friendly}

CHIA SEED PUDDING ♡. Let’s talk about it. Once upon a time the whole idea of seeds gelling up into any sort of pudding would have made me say “thanks, no thanks”. Texture-wise, not my thing AT ALL. But times change and considering that chia seed pudding shows up somewhere on my Instagram on an almost-weekly basis, […]

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The Mimosa Mojito

May 31, 2017
Mimosa meets mojito - this fun spin on a mojito combines two classic cocktails for a refreshing (but strong!) summer sipper.

HAPPY HUMP DAY! Actually, I’m cheating; I’m sitting here writing this on a Friday. But by Wednesday when you’re reading this I’ll be in Boston for a week (← exciting!!!) so this is me being semi-responsible and not ditching the blog without cocktails to keep things going in my absence. I’ll keep today’s post on the short side […]

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Sorbet & Chambord Kir Royale

February 1, 2017
Sorbet & Chambord Kir Royale | www.brighteyedbaker.com

If you know me well, you know that the one thing you can *always* find in my fridge is a bottle of champagne. This probably makes me sound much more sophisticated than I really am; truthfully I just drink it like most people drink red or white wine, because bubbles make everything better (says me). I’ve […]

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Healthy Chocolate Cacao Nib Truffles {gluten-free, vegan}

January 19, 2017
Healthy Chocolate Cacao Nib Truffles {gluten-free, vegan} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

You guys know how much I love healthy excuses for eating chocolate, right? And if you read this blog regularly I’m hoping we totally agree that dark chocolate is less of a dessert than it is a healthy treat. SOOO, following that logic, we can totally mix it up with cocoa powder, cacao nibs, almonds, […]

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Happy Hour with Crios Wines: Red Wine Vodka Spritzer

October 21, 2015
Happy Hour with @criosbysbw: Red Wine Vodka Spritzer - A cocktail that's perfect for red wine lovers, full of its rich, juicy flavors plus a little bit of sweetness and spritz. #CRIOSinspires | www.brighteyedbaker.com

You know what’s weird? Being on your own for the first time ever. Going to the store and realizing you have to stock a fridge that’s totally empty. Coming home and confronting the fact that – hey! – you don’t have any leftovers ready to eat and you actually have to cook dinner after you’ve been […]

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Ultra-Rich Vegan Dark Chocolate-Mint Mousse {GF}

September 17, 2015
Ultra-Rich Vegan Dark Chocolate-Mint Mousse - extra-thick and silky dark chocolate mousse with a touch of fresh mint flavor - made with healthier ingredients for all the indulgence with less guilt! {gluten-free}| www.brighteyedbaker.com

THIS MOUSSE. Actually, I’m not really sure what you’d call it – it’s somewhere between a mousse and a pudding and yet neither of those things exactly –  but ohmygoodnesssss is it decadent. Thick, rich, and super dark chocolatey, with a hint of fresh mint flavor to round it all out ➝ that’s the kind of luxuriousness we’re […]

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Pineapple Moscow Mule + Giveaway! {Giveaway Closed}

September 10, 2015
e - a fruity twist on a classic cocktail, with a blend of fresh pineapple and pineapple vodka for a fun tropical vibe.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Third drink post in a row – I knowwww. I also know that things have been a little silent around here lately; it’s been one of those times when life throws you for a big fat loop and all you can really manage to do is stay afloat. That being said, I haven’t forgotten about […]

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Malted Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

September 3, 2015
Malted Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie - An easy-to-blend-up smoothie that makes the perfect post-workout snack or healthy sweet treat, with a bold and creamy, milkshake-like peanut butter-banana flavor.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I’ve always tried to be a generally healthy eater, but – let’s be real – when your job involves developing recipes for baked goods day after day, you’re bound to run into a few brick walls. It wasn’t that long ago that I craved chocolate every. single. day. and felt depressed about breakfast choices that […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Pesto & Arugula Sweet Potato Noodles {GF, Vegan}

August 21, 2015
Pesto & Arugula Sweet Potato Noodles {Gluten-Free} - A simple, healthy, and flavor-packed recipe. Add a fried egg and make it a one-dish meal! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I know the spiralizer trend has been hitting the food world hard for a while now, but apparently I decided to be late to the party because this is the first time I’ve actually attempted any sort of veggie-turned-noodle dish myself. WHY I waited so long, I can’t really explain… any way to make noodles […]

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