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Paleo BBQ Sauce

Paleo BBQ Sauce

Raise your hand if you're ready for Summer. Me, me, me. 🙋🏻‍♀️ I am! I keep telling my husband this phrase: "You know, I am ready for some careless fun." What I mean by that is, I...
Vegetarian Quiche

Vegetarian Quiche

Here's the deal: every aspect of this Vegetarian Quiche can be made Paleo, except for the cheese part. 🤷🏻‍♀️ So if you're not a cheese eater, this quiche is not for you. However, of...
Sweet Potato Mexican Salad Bowls

Sweet Potato Mexican Salad Bowls

Salad bowls are one of our favorite meals, and these Sweet Potato Mexican Salad Bowls are one our top go-to's for lunch or dinner. They've actually been a reoccurring dish in our home during...
Vegan Pasta with Chickpea & Tomato Sauce

Vegan Pasta with Chickpea & Tomato Sauce

This Vegan Pasta with Chickpea & Tomato Sauce is not Paleo, but you can certainly modify it to be. More on how to do this below (right above the actual recipe)! And now, on to...
Greek Hummus Wraps

Greek Hummus Wraps

These Greek Hummus Wraps remind me of last summer. They bring me SO MUCH JOY! That's why I decided to make them again this week...because of the joy they bring...knowing, of course, that it's still...
Butternut Squash and Kale Plant Based Bowl

Butternut Squash and Kale Plant Based Bowl

In light of the current world pandemic (COVID19), I thought I'd brighten your day with some colorful food photos, and with a good recipe for you to keep in your "quick n' easy" recipe...
55 Fun Things to Do at Home while Social Distancing

55 Fun Things to Do at Home While Social Distancing

For the wellbeing of our communities, and the world around us, we have been advised to self quarantine and practice social distancing. This can be tough. Especially for those who are extroverts and not...
Plant Based Mexican Bowls

Plant Based Mexican Bowls

I have been on a plant-based kick lately. My body has been craving this style of eating, so I am just going with it. 😋 And because of it, I have been making a...
Gluten-free Quinoa and Tofu Bowl

Gluten-Free Quinoa and Tofu Bowl

Need a little dinner inspo? Check out this gluten-free bowl I've been LOVING lately: Gluten-Free Quinoa and Tofu Bowl. Note: I realize that quinoa and tofu are not Paleo, but I've been switching things up...
The Best 5-Star Hotel in Barcelona

The Best 5-Star Hotel in Barcelona

Can you guess what the best 5-star hotel in Barcelona is for me? Let me give you 2 clues: The chain is known as a members-only club. It was first started in London. I'm not gonna leave...
The 27 BEST Gluten-Free Soups for Winter

The 27 BEST Gluten-Free Soups for Winter

How are we only on month two of winter? 😭 Doesn't it feel like we've had five months of winter already? I'm over it, people! I was over it December 22nd, haha. And yes,...
The Best Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes on the Internet

The Best Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes on the Internet

The holidays are right around the corner, and I have an EPIC recipe roundup for you. If you're in need of Thanksgiving recipes for your family or Friendsgiving gathering, you've come to the right place....
Savory Breakfast Bowl

Savory Breakfast Bowl

Have you ever tried 3-minute eggs? If you haven't, giiiiiiirl, do not waste another second! Get yourself to the kitchen, follow the egg instruction part of this Savory Breakfast Bowl recipe and try yourself some...
Greek Chicken Salad

Greek Chicken Salad

This Greek Chicken Salad. 🙌 It's where it's at, guys. Preston and I came back from Greece about a year ago, and we have been obsessed with the country's flavors ever since. To the point...
Oregano Vinaigrette

Oregano Vinaigrette

I've been making this Oregano Vinaigrette on repeat this whole summer. It all started at the beginning of summer when I first developed my delicious Greek Chicken Salad recipe, which I of course dowsed in...
Vegan and Paleo Sweet Potato Red Curry

Vegan and Paleo Sweet Potato Red Curry

Let me share one of my latest food obsessions with you: my Vegan and Paleo Sweet Potato Red Curry. I've been holding on to this one for a while now, and for no good reason....
The Everyday Paleo Salad

The Everyday Paleo Salad

I'm back in the states after a long one-month trip to Europe, and what am I most excited about? HAVING MY OWN KITCHEN BACK. 😭🙌❤️ There's something to say about having one's own kitchen to...
Baked Italian Meatballs with Zoodles

Baked Italian Meatballs with Zoodles

So you're craving baked Italian meatballs with zoodles, huh? SAME. 🙋🏻‍♀️ I’m not gonna tell you this recipe is 100% Paleo, because it's not. The meatballs call for parmesan cheese and sourdough bread crumbs, both of...
5-Minute Paleo Salsa

5-Minute Paleo Salsa

I have been making this 5-Minute Paleo Salsa for over seven years now. Yes, SEVEN years. I love it and I am obsessed with it. It's simple, easy-to-make and consistently delicious, all of which fit...
Caesar Tahini Kale Salad

Tahini Caesar Kale Salad

Guys, guys, guys. I gotta tell ya: this Tahini Caesar Kale Salad is absolutely insane. We've been making it at home on repeat for the last two months, and because of our obsession, we try...
Mariel's Guide to San Francisco

Mariel’s Guide to San Francisco

San Francisco, such a unique city. It's vibrant, colorful, energetic, full of smart and driven people, with amazing restaurants and stores, a nice mix of historic and new architecture, right by the water, and...
Tahini Caesar Dressing

Tahini Caesar Dressing

Not into anchovies? Yeah, me either. Lets keep them out of our Ceasar dressing! And lets make it gluten-free and dairy-free, too! 🤩 Get a few ingredients from your fridge and pantry, a mixing bowl and...
Homemade Sourdough Croutons

Homemade Sourdough Croutons

Homemade Sourdough Croutons is where it's at. Now, I'll start by saying these are NOT PALEO, nor gluten-free, so if you are currently following the Paleo Diet to the "T" or cannot consume products with...
Epic Paleo Mexican Chicken Salad

Epic Paleo Mexican Chicken Salad

The flavors, textures and nutrition of this Paleo Mexican Chicken Salad are, no joke, EPIC. Hence the name. I sort of like to be straightforward with my recipe naming. 💁🏻‍♀️😂 The first time I made this...
Paleo Cilantro Dressing

Paleo Cilantro Dressing

If you’ve ever struggled to make a light dressing that’s not overly acidic or oily, that packs a flavorful punch and that is well balanced, well, look no more! Today I'll show you how to...
Mariel's Guide to Paris

Mariel’s Guide to Paris

Paris. What a romantic scene! 🇫🇷❤️ It was my mom's dream to go to Paris together as a family, and so when we all met for Christmas in Barcelona in 2017, we decided to hop on...
Mariel's Barcelona in the Summer Guide

Mariel’s Guide to Barcelona in the Summer

This guide is here to give you helpful tips as to how to enjoy Barcelona to the fullest during the hot Summer months! I've been to Barcelona during winter, to spend Christmas and New Year...
Gluten Free Banana Pancakes

Gluten Free Banana Pancakes

These Gluten Free Banana Pancakes may be my favorite pancakes of all time. That’s a big statement, but I wouldn't say it unless it were true. And let me also say that I've had my practice...
Protein Apple & Blueberry Crisp

Protein Apple & Blueberry Crisp

THIS RECIPE IS SPONSORED BY SWANSON.   So, this is winter: Red, crispy, borderline inappropriate apples at their peak of sweetness combined with plump, bright blueberries baked into a jammy base under a light cookie-dough-meets-biscuit type topping...
Vanilla Almond Protein Granola

Vanilla Almond Protein Granola

THIS RECIPE IS SPONSORED BY SWANSON.   Vanilla Almond Protein Granola: putting stars in my snack loving eyes since 2018. This dream is golden, crunchy, sweet, vanilla-ey, coconut-ey...like the best almond granola-meets-nutritious-meets-comforting-meets-delicious of your life. It's not...
Arrowroot and Almond Flour Paleo Waffles

Arrowroot and Almond Flour Paleo Waffles

Arrowroot and Almond Flour Paleo Waffles: my newest and latest breakfast obsession. These fluffy and light little bundles of joy were enjoyed by us on Christmas Day for breakfast, right after unwrapping presents and enjoying...
Mariel's Barcelona Guide

Mariel’s Barcelona in the Winter Guide

This guide will give you the Barcelona travel inside scoop for Barcelona in the Winter! In the last year, I have been to Barcelona on both occasions; in December to spend Christmas and New Year,...
Paleo Chocolate Covered Cookies

Paleo Chocolate Covered Cookies

These Paleo Chocolate Covered Cookies though. Magic! They are extra perfect for this time of year: when Christmas cookie exchange parties happen, when hot chocolate and tea need a companion by the fireplace, and when Santa visits...
Best Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Best Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are hands down the best Paleo chocolate chip cookies I have ever made. And have ever tried. They are to die for! Crumbly, golden edges, soft insides, sweet, balanced, HEALTHY. What more can we...
Mariel's Positano Guide

Mariel’s Positano Guide

Our fourth Italian stop in our 11 day Italy trip was Positano. We had just visited Rome, where we did a lot of walking, learning and sightseeing. And at this point, we were craving something...
Rome in 3 Days

Mariel’s Rome Guide

Our third Italian stop in our 11 day Italy trip was Rome. At this point, we were two for two on our trip: blown away by our two Italian stops (Venice and Florence), each unique...
Florence in 4 Days

Mariel’s Florence Guide

Our second Italian stop in our 11 day Italy trip was Florence. We were sad to leave Venice, since we loved it so very much, but we were very excited to explore other regions of...
Venice in 4 Days

Mariel’s Venice Guide

Venice is a dream: a city full of history, extremely unique and beautifully constructed. A true work of art. If you haven't yet been there, you must go! You will not regret it. We went...
Mariel's Athens Guide

Tour Greece in 10 Days

In this day and age, it's tough to be able to get two weeks off in a row from work and to set enough money aside to splurge on travel. And when we do...
Mariel's Mykonos Guide

Mariel’s Mykonos Guide

Mykonos was our third and last stop in Greece. We got to it by ferry, which was a two hour ride from Santorini via SeaJets. Taking a ferry was the only transportation option from Santorini,...
Mariel's Santorini Guide

Mariel’s Santorini Guide

Santorini was our second stop in Greece. We got to it by plane, which was a quick 50 minute flight from Athens with Aegean Air. The only other option was to take a ferry,...
Mariel's Athens Guide

Mariel’s Athens Guide

Athens was our very first Greece spot. I had been traveling in Spain for a little over two weeks with my brother prior to arriving to Greece, and I was thrilled to finally meet...
Buckwheat Banana Bread

Buckwheat Banana Bread

It's official: I have outdone myself with this Buckwheat Banana Bread recipe. I probably will never, ever bake any other kind of banana bread in my life. Believe me when I say: THIS BUCKWHEAT BANANA BREAD...
Buttermilk Buckwheat Waffles

Buttermilk Buckwheat Waffles

BEST WAFFLES OF MY LIFE. And on top fo their amazing taste...they're also gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free! Yes, ladies and gents, these are the unicorn of all brunch foods. Guaranteed to bring smiles alllllll...
Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

I have been DYING to share these 4th of July Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches with you. They are absolutely everything we need a summer dessert to be. Like, EVERYTHING. Here, let's test it: Delectable? Check! Fun to...
Lemon Energy Balls with Poppy Seed Coconut Glaze

Lemon Energy Balls with Poppy Seed Coconut Glaze

Light, simple, energizing...all things we want from food during the hot Summer months. And these Lemon Energy Balls with Poppy Seed Coconut Glaze are alllll that. And more! They 100% fit the "summer snack" bill....
Chocolate Protein Bars

RAW Chocolate Protein Bars

Chocolate-y, nutty, crumbly, decadent...ahhhh, no protein bar has ever tasted this great! Yup, these little cuties are actual PROTEIN BARS. Imagine that! Protein bars that look this good and taste like a treat. It's what...
Loaded Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops

Loaded Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops

These Loaded Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops are to die for. Such a legit healthy treat disguised as dessert. They one hundred percent taste like dessert, but they're actually a very healthy food: good for both...
Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting Guide

I have been Intermitting Fasting for over 5 months now, and I gotta say, it's probably the  best thing I have done for myself since I took the food sensitivities test or started weight training...
Thai Veggie Wraps

Thai Veggie Wraps with Sunflower Seed Butter Dip

You know how summer is almost here and these warmer days make us crave different kinds of foods? Like colder, lighter, and more refreshing meals vs. richer, thicker, warmer ones? If you live in a...