Vegan

Healthy Raspberry-Coconut Crisps {gf, vegan}

June 11, 2015
Healthy Raspberry-Coconut Crisps: an easy, made-for-two crisp recipe that's #glutenfree and #vegan | http://www.brighteyedbaker.com

Have you ever looked up the difference between a crumble and a crisp? The answers are all over the place and therefore I’ve come to conclude that we essentially use two different names to describe one dessert purely for the sake of confusing people. I’ve always understood that crumbles have oats in the topping and crisps don’t, but there […]

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Rustic Dutch Oven Bread

June 9, 2015
Rustic Dutch Oven Bread - a hearty, everyday bread with a thick, crunchy crust and tender crumb. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

A couple years ago I bought Tartine Bread, and I had all these big dreams of making perfect, thick-crusted, hole-ridden sourdough bread – the kind that makes you wonder how run-of-the-mill grocery-store sourdough can even pass as edible. It quickly became obvious that the book is worth it’s salt because just adapting a few techniques from it completely transformed my […]

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Ruby Red Greyhound Spritzer with Palm Breeze {Vacation Every Day!}

May 2, 2015
Ruby Red Greyhound Spritzer - a bubblier, easier-drinking version of the classic greyhound cocktail - perfect for feeling the tropical vibes wherever you are! | www.brighteyedbaker.com #VacayEveryDay #CleverGirls

My excitement for summer is at a serious high right now. Like – YOU GUYS – beach days, summer cocktails, and sunshine allll the time? I’m stoked. And as if that weren’t enough, I now have the perfect midday drink for those warm summer afternoons. It’s fresh, it’s citrusy, and it’s practically made for poolside-sipping. (←AKA, […]

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Healthy Apricot & Coconut Date Balls {GF, Vegan}

April 30, 2015

I love it when I can say that a recipe is gluten-free and vegan (with absolutely no added sugar either!) and know that I’m not serving up something boring, tasteless, and generally BLAH. Because these little guys — the fruity, coconut-flaked ones you see here — are 100% healthy and anything but boring. Think those coconut-date rolls that you […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Spicy Loaded Guacamole

April 28, 2015

There are no words to explain the intensity with which I ♡ this guacamole. It’s fresh, spicy, vibrant, bursting with flavor, and – overall – KILLER good. Mind you, I’ve made 2 batches of this within the last 48 hours; if my enthusiasm wasn’t totally legit, that never would have happened. Now really, I owe this recipe to Saturday-night […]

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Goose in Spring {Cocktail}

April 20, 2015
Goose in Spring - Lavender-infused vodka mingles with lemon, raspberry, and elderflower to create this refreshing spring cocktail.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

SO, today I have something a little different for you. The D.W. Alexander Lounge in Toronto asked if they could share a cocktail recipe with you all, and the recipe they had in mind was so intriguing that I couldn’t say no! I tested it out myself over the weekend and – all credit to […]

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Everything Bagel Bread

April 15, 2015
Everything Bagel Bread - Just like a perfectly soft and fluffy Everything Bagel, but in loaf form! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Tell me you’re prepared for something mind-blowing right now. Because this bread?? Mind-BLOWING. I swear I’m not a huge exaggerator, but when your whole perspective on bagels gets flipped upside-down by a single loaf of bread, you’ve gotta know that you’ve just stumbled upon something pretty dang special. My original feeling about bagels?… not bad, but definitley […]

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DIY Candied Kumquats

March 5, 2015
DIY Candied Kumquats - a little tangy, a little sweet, and SO easy to make. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Eventually summer will roll around and there will be more fruits in season than citrus. And ohhhhmygoodness I can’t wait for that to happen, but until then, I’m trying to do that whole open-minded thing and expand my appreciation for citrus, because it turns out I’ve been neglecting it for way too long. The truth is that I grew up with […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: One-Pot Chile & Carrot Lentils {Vegan}

February 23, 2015

I am ALL for easy meals. I’ll go all-out for a stunner cake every once in a while, but when it comes to actual food – like the stuff we survive on ;) – easy is pretty much the only language I speak. The truth is, I’ll be more than happy if you want to cook […]

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Apple Pie Crumbles {Vegan}

February 12, 2015
Apple Pie Crumbles - all the flavor of the best apple pie, PLUS an irresistibly crunchy & sweet crumble topping - and only minutes of prep time! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Is it normal to get spontaneous cravings for apple pie? Because for some unknown reason, it definitely happens to me, despite the fact that I pretty much never eat pie. The other thing I really never do is make pie. That obviously needs to change at some point – like how can I call myself […]

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