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 …

Orange Chicken Cauliflower “Fried Rice”

Baker Bettie Chicken, Paleo, Savory 7 Comments

You may not realize through the blur of butter and sugar on this blog that I do enjoy eating healthy. I actually prefer it. I think a combination of healthy meals mixed with a treat here and there is the perfect balance. That is why I am really excited about my new partnership with MOTTO. MOTTO is an online fitness hub that helps those who don’t have time or can’t afford to go to the gym find the resources they need to reach their goals.  They’ve taken the features from our neighborhood gyms and put them in the cloud. MOTTO and …

Peaches and Cream (raw, vegan)

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Paleo, Raw, Summer, Sweets, Vegan 17 Comments

My job before moving to Philly consisted of me being in the community all day long. I barely ever saw my desk or my co-workers because I was out and about in the community interacting with people I didn’t know. Talking to staff at local resources, advocating for my clients, talking to landlords, potential employers, etc, etc, etc. I was pretty comfortable with this even from day one. I can talk to people I don’t know if the attention isn’t on me. The topic of conversation was always about my client and that takes all the pressure off me. But …

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 …

Apple Almond Breakfast Cereal with Blackberries

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Gluten Free, Paleo, Raw, Vegan 10 Comments

I just discovered something. Something amazing. Something I am pretty damn proud of. And I’m scared that somebody else already discovered this and has been doing it forever. In fact I pretty much know, without a doubt in my mind, that somebody else is already doing this. Because seriously. Is it even possible to come up with something completely unique anymore? But I refuse to google it. I absolutely refuse to google “fresh apple cereal” or “shredded apple cereal” or anything along those lines. If I don’t look then it isn’t happening! Right?! And this is completely my invention/discovery! Let’s …

Pomegranate and Lime Parfait

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Holidays, Paleo, Sweets, Vegan 9 Comments

My husband and I have been having a back and forth lately. Basically the same conversation in a slightly modified version, over and over again. Chris: So are you going to tell me what you got me for Christmas? Me: No. Chris: Is it something to do with sports? Me: I’m not giving you any clues. Chris: What size of a box does it come in? later in the day… Chris: Is it some kind of electronic? Me: I’m not answering that. Chris: Just give me a little hint so I can guess! Me: You won’t guess. You have never asked me …

Sweet and Spicy Smoked Almonds

Baker Bettie Paleo, Savory, Snacks, Vegan 8 Comments

You know, I’ve been thinking… Paula Abdul really knew what’s up. Opposites DO attract.  I think I always knew that, but I was thinking about that a lot while making and inhaling eating these almonds.  Spicy and Sweet. Sweet and Salty… and a little smoky.  “They come together, cause opposites attract.” I remember my sister having that Paula Abdul tape. She would play it in her walkman on long car rides. She would sing along and sometimes I would try to too, trying to be like my big sister. Then she would say to me “Kristin, if you are going …