Caprese Chopped Salad with Charred Peaches

Baker Bettie Appetizers, Salads, Savory, Vegan, Vegetarian 6 Comments

Finishing my bachelor’s degree was probably the most difficult thing I have worked for in my life. I worked long hours, often more than one job, while always taking more than a full course load. I can’t say that college was a happy time. There were certain aspects that were happy. I met some of the most amazing people and had some of the most amazing professors that I learned more than I could have ever imagined from. But overall, I was not a happy person. I don’t even think I fully understood that I wasn’t happy at the time. …

Lime, Honey, and Fresh Herb Fruit Salad

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Gluten Free, Paleo, Raw, Salads, Summer 8 Comments

Sometimes I forget too easily how beautiful and delicious simple and fresh food is. I have no doubt in my mind how addictive refined sugar is. Get a little bit too much in me and I can’t be stopped. It can get bad. Real bad. And anytime I start to realize that it is getting bad or that it is already far beyond bad, I force myself to cut it off for a while. To get myself back in the zone. And this is one of those times. I’m on a refined sugar boycott. I seriously need to stop procrastinating …

Pan Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Smoked Almonds and Dates

Baker Bettie Paleo, Salads, Savory, Vegan, Vegetarian 11 Comments

Here we go 2013. It is time. Time to start a new year. Time to reflect on the last one. Time to face what’s ahead. And for most, it is the time to set resolutions. But this year I have decided not to do that. Every year I say some resolutions during the first week of January and then for the most part I start to forget what they even were. It is amazing how much everything changes in a year. What I wanted at the beginning of 2012 wasn’t even that important to me in December. And it really …