Author: Mariel Lewis

Mariel's Barcelona in the Summer Guide
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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 with my family, and during summer, to use it as a hub to travel around Spain with my brother, and

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Plant Protein Bars
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Plant Protein Bars

THIS RECIPE IS SPONSORED BY SWANSON. These Peanut Butter Chocolate Plant Protein Bars are LIFE. Know that if you make these, you may never see protein bars in the same light again. You’ll ban store bought ones and will only want to make them at home from then on. There, you’ve been warned! 💁🏻‍♀️ Naturally gluten-free,

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Gluten Free Banana Pancakes
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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 making pancakes and waffles and breads for breakfast, and so perfecting these kind of things has been my thing. My

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Protein Apple & Blueberry Crisp
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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 with a golden top. Apples, we love you, and we are so glad you’re here to brighten up

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Vanilla Almond Protein Granola
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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 soggy or full of sugar, as many cereal-type foods can be. And there is no gluten in it.

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Arrowroot and Almond Flour Paleo Waffles
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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 our morning cup of Joe. When we stay in town for the holidays, which is very unusual since we typically

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Mariel's Barcelona Guide
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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, and in Summer to use it as a hub to travel around Spain. Both experiences were great and unique. I personally

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Paleo Chocolate Covered Cookies
Desserts

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 at night. The recipe is coming to you just in the nick of time. We can buy cookies anywhere, at

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Best Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
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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 ask from a cookie? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. This cookie takes the prize! I have become a big fan of cookies

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Mariel's Positano Guide
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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 a little bit more laid back and calm. Positano is a gorgeous southern coastal town located in the Amalfi Coast,

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Rome in 3 Days
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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 and wonderful in its own way. We felt like we had still more to exploring left to do in Florence,

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Florence in 4 Days
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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 the country. While in the train from Venice to Florence, we could already see the difference in the landscape and

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Venice in 4 Days
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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 on a trip to Italy for 11 days and our first stop in Italy was Venice. As soon as we arrived

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Mariel's Athens Guide
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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 make the decision to put that time and money aside, we want to make sure every second and penny counts. I

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Mariel's Mykonos Guide
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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, as there aren’t any direct flights from Santorini to Mykonos. However, the ferry was short and comfortable. A word of

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Mariel's Santorini Guide
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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, but the ferry from Athens to Santorini is an 8 hour journey, and since we had limited time in Greece, the

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Mariel's Athens Guide
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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 with my husband in Athens and get our Greek vacation started! My flight arrived two hours before my husband’s, which was

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Buckwheat Banana Bread
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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 IS INCREDIBLE, and it is Rocking. My. World. I have shared a few Instagram stories and posts about this

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Buttermilk Buckwheat Waffles
Breakfast

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 around the table! I made these for my husband and I this past Sunday, and we devoured the whole batch

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Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Desserts

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 eat? Check! Perfect for hot weather? Check! Rich and with a bit of chocolate? Check! Healthy? Check! Dietary

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