The following is a guest post by Paige Billings, a Florida-based recipe developer, blogger & photographer. You can find Paige’s blog here.
Let’s talk all things delicious!
Hi! I’m Paige, a professional food photographer, as well as a gluten-free & vegan recipe developer! When it comes to sweet treats, I have a weakness! You can ask anyone who knows me, and they will say that I am always cooking up something special in the kitchen!
One of my favorite things about food photography is the process of creating the recipes that I get to photograph. Being creative behind the camera and in the kitchen allows me to be my truest self!
Since, I discovered Health-Ade kombucha, I have been using their delicious flavors in my recipes for baking as well as frostings, and healthy cocktails! The intense color from the Beet kombucha makes the most brilliant colored spring frosting and the Reishi Chocolate Kombucha adds the a depth of flavor to my gluten-free & vegan brownies!
When I thought about what spring & summer meant to me, all I could think of were hot afternoons and early evenings, sitting outside with my doggy, husband and listening to the grass blow in the wind, with a plate of fresh baked brownies sitting on a plate between us. Brownies are the quintessential summer treat. Fudgy warm brownies, paired with coconut vanilla ice cream or cooked a tad longer and sliced square for ice cream sandwiches, they make the perfect end of week treat!
Let’s start baking! Here is what you’ll need!
May is the official kick off of summer! The warmth is starting to kick in around the country and people have a lightness in them! The crickets are chirping and the birds are singing as the sunsets fill the sky. The hum of the world slows down in the summer months. Food tastes better and quality time fills your soul. Summer bbq’s start on the weekends, as do friday nights around the fire. I love to pop open an iced cold Kombucha and enjoy my warm plate of infused brownies as the best night cap of them all!
When you think about summer...what fills your heart up? Let me know so we can daydream about what is yet to come these warm months and have a kombucha date to relish in the moment. Make memories and toast to a summer kick off!
Not one day has gone by that Paige Billings has not believed that cake can solve most problems. After being told she was allergic to gluten, Paige realized she had to modify her cake recipes. Committed to making her cakes just as delicious as before, Paige has combined her passion for baking, design, and photography into her career as a freelance food photographer, freelance copy and photography editor, and recipe developer. Her delicious and beautiful recipes that can be found on her blog, instagram, and in the secret pages of her ongoing cookbook. Though Paige has lived in many places, from the Bay Area of California, where she grew up, to Montana, where she graduated from Montana State University. She now works out of her Florida home with the help of her eager taste testers, husband, Drew and dog, Moose.
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