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Hotel Wailea Relais & Chateaux

Hotel Wailea, Relais & Chateaux

My husband and I recently went to Maui for a week. We did a lot of research ahead of time, specifically on: what area to...
Road to Hana Banana Bread Recipe

Road to Hana Banana Bread Recipe

During our recent Maui trip, I fell in love with a banana bread loaf we got on the Road to Hana. We were told...
35 Easy Low Carb Paleo Dinners to Make at Home

35 Easy Low Carb Paleo Dinners To Make at Home

Let's hear it for 35 easy low carb paleo dinners to make at home! Whooo! THIRTY FIVE. 🎉 I love to have a place to...
23 Paleo Condiments You Should Be Making at Home

23 Paleo Condiments You Should Be Making at Home

If you haven't tried making condiments at home before, I am here to tell you that you've been missing out...and that I see a...
7 Healthy Daily Practices

7 Healthy Daily Practices

I've been meaning to share these 7 Healthy Daily Practices with you for while now, as I've found these to be life-changing and thought...
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41 Best Whole30 Breakfast Recipes

I've spent some solid time carefully curating this Whole40 breakfast recipe roundup, and I am so excited to finally be sharing it with you...
Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Mini Loaves

Last Thursday I baked one of my favorite healthy treats ever. A recipe that involves bananas, gluten-free oats, dark chocolate morsels and dates. Pretty...
Fire Roasted Chipotle Salsa

Fire Roasted Chipotle Salsa

I have a hot and spicy treat for you today. One that is perfect for an easy weekend; one of good food, vibey music,...
Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatillo Salsa

There is this one salsa I make that my friends and family love: 5 Minute Paleo Salsa. It's incredibly delicious, fresh tasting and super...
Best Ever Summer Salad

Best Ever Summer Salad

BEST EVER SUMMER SALAD. No joke. I shared a photo of this yummy salad on my Instagram two days ago, letting you all know that...
Banana Date Muffins

Banana Date Muffins

Muffins > bread loaf. Why? Well, because muffins bake way faster than a full bread loaf, and they are perfectly portioned, so there's no need...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I baked this Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread last weekend to bring to a dinner party. The recipe yielded two mini loafs, so I figured...
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...
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,...
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...
71 Amazing Paleo Apple Recipes for Fall

71 Amazing Paleo Apple Recipes for Fall

There's something really nice about being able to get in one's kitchen, and work with our hands to create cozy dishes, that can bring...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Triple Chocolate Protein Muffins

Triple Chocolate Protein Muffins

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE PROTEIN MUFFINS! Let me say that again: Triple. Chocolate. Protein. Muffins. That's right. Not one, not two, but THREE different kinds of chocolate...
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...
Peanut Butter Chocolate Plant Protein Bars

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...
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....
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Curry Zucchini Hummus

Curry Zucchini Hummus

I made this Curry Zucchini Hummus last night for my husband and I, and holy guacamole, it had us dipping, and dipping, and dipping...
Cacao Nice Cream

Cacao Nice Cream

I have a thing for healthy treats. They are so much better than any other type of treat because they make you feel GOOD...
Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Balls

Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Balls

When life gives you lemons, you make Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Balls. It's a no brainer. Everyone knows that, right?! 😜 I have been recently obsessed with...
Overnight Oats with Chocolate & Blackberry Collagen

Overnight Oats with Chocolate & Blackberry Collagen

Fact: mornings just got 100 times better. I am here to tell you that nutritious breakfasts and stress-free mornings do exist, and they come in the...
Only Skin Care Products I Use

Only Skin Care Products I Use

I've been dying to write a post about the only skin care products I use, because I feel like I've finally found a skin...
All You Need to Know About Ghee and the Paleo Diet

All You Need to Know About Ghee and the Paleo Diet

All You Need to Know About Ghee and the Paleo Diet you will find here. After reading this article, you'll be able to know...
How Much Protein Should You Take for a Paleo Lifestyle?

How Much Protein Should You Take for a Paleo Lifestyle?

Over two-thirds of the adult population in America is overweight or obese. This is in spite of the fact that the weight loss industry...
14 Reasons to Go Gluten-Free and Stay Off Wheat Forever

14 Reasons to Go Gluten-Free and Stay Off Wheat Forever

There is a lot of debate over gluten these days. Gluten is considered harmful by a lot of people. And gluten intolerance is widely...
All You Need to Know About the Paleo Diet and Lifestyle

All You Need to Know About the Paleo Diet and Lifestyle

All You Need to Know About the Paleo Diet and Lifestyle The Enduring Popularity of the Paleo Lifestyle… There’s a lot of talk about the Paleo...
Paleo Caribbean Sunset Smoothie Recipe

Paleo Caribbean Sunset Smoothie

Hello delicious and colorful Paleo Caribbean Sunset Smoothie! I have been craving you all day. A refreshing, satisfying and filling drink that makes you...
17 of the Biggest Fitness Myths

17 of the Biggest Fitness Myths

Want to achieve your health and fitness goals? Make sure you stay educated on your road to success. The more you tell people about...
Coconut Cardamom Bliss Balls

Coconut Cardamom Bliss Balls

Let me introduce you to one of my hubby and I's favorites: the perfectly balanced, perfectly sweet, perfectly sized, perfectly DELICIOUS Coconut Cardamom Bliss...
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Cauliflower Wings and Mixed Greens Salad

Say hello to my GORGEOUS cauliflower wings and mixed greens salad. I mean, how pretty does this dish look? Those colors.? That texture. ? Those ingredients....
Pesto Zoodles with Burrata Cheese and Basil

Pesto Zoodles with Burrata Cheese and Basil

This Pesto Zoodles with Burrata Cheese and Basil is top. TOP! It's so flavorful, fresh, light, easy, comforting, and one hundred and ten percent...
Spicy Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

Spicy Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

Spicy Cauliflower Buffalo Wings – I see your crispy edges, your fiery hot sauce, and your soft florets. I see you and I WANT...
Blender Banana Bread Muffins

Blender Banana Bread Muffins

Blender Banana Bread Muffins. Is there anything easier? Or tastier? I think not! These little guys are my favorite to make at home to keep...
Chocolate Strawberries

Best Chocolate Strawberries

These are hands down the BEST chocolate strawberries ever. Don't believe me? Ask my husband! He finished them all, with the exception of three...
Instant Pot Apple Sauce

Instant Pot Applesauce

This Instant Pot applesauce though. ? It is my ultimate favorite baking ingredient and a pantry must-have for that reason. So guys, collect them apples from your...
How to Shop at Whole Foods Market

How to Shop at Whole Foods Market

One of my sweet Instagram followers inspired me to write this "How to Shop at Whole Foods Market" blog post because, after watching my...
Protein Banana Pancakes

Protein Banana Pancakes

Protein Banana Pancakes! … with extra bananas, blackberries, chocolate chips and a good drizzle of honey on top! Because shouldn’t every pancake creation come with...
Paleo Vanilla Peach Cobbler

Paleo Vanilla Peach Cobbler

Look out world, this Paleo Vanilla Peach Cobbler recipe has made it's way in, and it's here to stay! I kid you not, this is...
Favorite Paleo and Gluten Free Products

Paleo, Gluten Free and Dairy Free Product Guide

HERE’S WHAT I DID. I went grocery shopping at the healthiest grocery store in America: Whole Foods Market …and put together a list of all the great,...
Easy Chicken and Veggie Meal Prep

Easy Chicken and Veggie Meal Prep

I am so excited to share this easy chicken and veggie meal prep with you today, because it's ABOUT TIME I DID! I make this...
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Creamy Mushroom Instant Pot Soup

Disclaimer: this soup does call for rice, and rice is not Paleo. However, the soup is 100% gluten-free and dairy-free! Let's talk Instant Pot soup....
Blender Cashew Latte

Blender Cashew Latte

Blender Cashew Coffee: coffee made in a blender, with WHOLE RAW CASHEWS (yep, that's right!) espresso, sea salt and honey. Woah, things just got good,...
Cassava Flour Sugar Cookies

Cassava Flour Sugar Cookies

Cassava Flour Sugar Cookies, THE perfect recipe addition to your next holiday cookie swap party. Believe you me. They are like a little baking miracle....
Tour Italy in 11 Days

Tour Italy in 11 Days

Are you guys ready to tour Italy in 11 days?! Oh my goodness, it'll be the trip of a lifetime. You guys are going...
My Top 6 Vital Protein Products

My Top 6 Vital Protein Products

I've struggled with gut issues in the past, mainly gut inflammation and food intolerance, both of which have forced me to become very aware...
Getting My Gut Back to Health

Getting My Gut Back to Health

About two years ago, I struggled with gut issues. Mainly inflammation due to food intolerances. I had no idea why I was facing these...
Banana Nut Protein Squares

Banana Nut Protein Squares

Guess what I have for you today? A delicious, mouthwatering, totally satisfying and comforting treat: Banana Nut Protein Squares. Ahhhh, the goodness of these! I...
Paleo Ginger Mocha

Paleo Ginger Mocha

Think cozy, comforting and satisfying. That is exactly what you'll feel with this on hand. I don't know about you, but when the weather cools...
This Winter Kale Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette recipe is easy to make, healthy and totally delicious. A crowd pleaser that truly goes with any dish!

Winter Kale Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Hello gorgeous! Has a salad ever looked this pretty? I don't think so. This Winter Kale Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette is the prettiest of...
Favorite Workout Bands

Favorite Workout Bands

Alright people, you ready for this? Today I'm going to share my all time favorite workout bands with you...sahhh exciting! I have three sets of...
Booty Blaster At Home Workout

Booty Blaster At Home Workout

There are days when we are short on time and want to get a workout in, but can’t make it to the gym and...
Banana Protein Paleo Waffles

Banana Protein Paleo Waffles

Goooood morning cuties! How about we start this Wednesday off with something extra delicious? Because life is too short to not make Wednesdays great! What do...