Tag: Walnuts

Vanilla Almond Protein Granola
Breakfast

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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Buckwheat Banana Bread
Breakfast

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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Lemon Energy Balls with Poppy Seed Coconut Glaze
Breakfast

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. We’ve added these cuties to our energy ball recipe arsenal, which has grown quite a bit, since we love to

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Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Balls
Breakfast

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 these little guys, not only because they taste like summer, but because they are so mightily nutritious! One ball and you get your energy fix, nourishment boost and cravings

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Coconut Cardamom Bliss Balls
Desserts

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 Balls. ? These little guys have the power to give you comfort, brighten up your day, satiate your cravings…and (best part) nourish you! What a treat! And, aren’t they lovely? They are

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Banana Nut Protein Squares
Breakfast

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 can’t even. What are Protein Squares? You may ask. Well, they are protein bars. Only fluffier and more cake-like. I  made these a little while back; I want to say

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Cheesecake in a Jar
Desserts

Cheesecake in a Jar

Cheesecake in a Jar is where’s it’s at! Because, who doesn’t need some sweet and creamy comfort food in the form of a to-go glass once in a while? Cheesecake is one of those treats that gives you all the feels; one that should be eaten slowly and in smaller bites, so that it’s creamy and rich texture

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3 Layer Paleo Carrot Cake
Desserts

3 Layer Paleo Carrot Cake

Many things in life make me happy. My husband, my family, my girlfriends, hosting parties, a good fiction book, a glass of wine after a long day, the beach, swimming in the ocean, blue skies & sunny days, 90 degree weather, the place where my husband and I got married (my aunt’s vacation farm on the Andes),

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Creamy Paleo Waldorf Salad
Paleo-Vegan

Creamy Paleo Waldorf Salad

I have a thing for creamy foods. For example, I am a total sucker for yogurt (dairy-free ones, like: cashew, coconut, etc.), Paleo smoothies (obvs — see why here!), thick curries, and creamy desserts (like cheesecake, fudge and brownies). I don’t know exactly what it is about feeling that smooth creaminess in my mouth, but alls I know is that I loooooves it.

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Kale and Golden Beets Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette
Paleo-Vegan

Kale and Golden Beets Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Who doesn’t crave salads during the Spring and Summer months? I know I do! I love how refreshing and light they feel, how delicious they can be and how easy they are to make! Also, the seasonal produce that is available this time of year makes for fantastic salads; not only are salads made beautiful and colorful

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Pumpkin Walnut Protein Bars
Breakfast

Pumpkin Walnut Protein Bars

Say hello to my Pumpkin Walnut Protein Bars! Boy, are these good. I created this beautiful recipe because first, I was needing a mid-afternoon snack that I could look forward to and enjoy along with a nice cup of coffee, and second, I was needing a tasty snack that was healthy and was a good source of protein. So, it

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RAW Raspberry Chia Paleo Cheesecake
Desserts

RAW Raspberry Chia Paleo Cheesecake

To honor National Cheesecake Day I am sharing an all Paleo cheesecake recipe today! I think most of us secretly love cheesecake, but are afraid to have a piece. Whether it be for weight gain reasons, for dairy intolerance reasons, or for gluten intolerance reasons, we feel intimidated to enjoy a delicious, creamy, sweet piece all to ourselves. And that’s 100% understandable. The uncomfortable

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Hippie Paleo Granola
Breakfast

Hippie Paleo Granola

One of my favorite things is having a delicious snack to munch on while working, taking a break, or hanging out with friends…specially those that are crunchy and full of flavor! My favorite type of snack is one that not only provides an amazing taste bud experience, but that also nourishes the body. I love efficiency, and this type of

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Cherry Walnut Summer Salad
Poultry

Cherry Walnut Summer Salad

When the days get longer and hotter, and one starts sweating seconds after stepping outside, one knows summer is RIGHT around the corner. Everyone loves summer…especially this Ecuadorian girl right here! I am used to lots of direct sunlight and humidity, which means I am totally okay with tan lines and perspiration. In fact, I crave both bad

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Mini Paleo Banana Bread Loaves with Chocolate Chips and Honey
Breakfast

Mini Paleo Banana Bread Loaves with Chocolate Chips and Honey

I have a fun Paleo recipe for you guys today; my Mini Paleo Banana Bread Loaves with Chocolate Chips and Honey! This lil’ one will make your house smell great, satisfy your cravings and make your heart happy. There is something about baking that brings comfort and peace our way; something that makes it so therapeutic and soothing. I can’t put my finger on

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No Bake Double Layer Brownies
Desserts

No Bake Double Layer Brownies

These No Bake Double Layer Brownies is one of the desserts I took to our Easter family get together this year. I promised I’d post it, and so here it is…in all of its chocolate-y glory. It’s incredibly rich, decadent and satisfying. One for the books for sure! These brownies do not require baking; the ingredients don’t need

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Dino Kale Super Salad
Veggies

Dino Kale Super Salad

I’ve been craving a good kale salad lately. Kale salads can be so satisfying, so healthful, so scrumptious. With this deep desire to create an epic kale salad in mind, I went ingredient shopping to Whole Foods. The perfect place to start such a quest, wouldn’t you agree? When I got to the produce section, I saw they offered

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Paleo Nut and Berry Crunch
Breakfast

Paleo Nut and Berry Crunch

This Paleo Nut and Berry Crunch will change your way of looking at brunch. It is a phenomenally sweet, crunchy and satisfying side dish to serve your friends and family on a fun Sunday brunch. But who are we kidding…you can really have this berry crunch anytime! And if you’re anything like me, you’ll have

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Holiday Paleo Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Appetizers

Holiday Paleo Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Who is down for a fabulous holiday side dish recipe? If you are, then this post is right for you! Today you’ll learn how to make a scrumptious herb and walnut sweet potato recipe; you’ll find that it is the perfect side dish for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or for any other date during the

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Banana Coconut Paleo Muffins
Breakfast

Banana Coconut Paleo Muffins

It has been FOREVER since my last blog post. I’ve missed you all so much. I’ve been so busy, but it’s still no excuse to not share my recipes with all of you. Bad Mariel. Bad. Let me tell you what’s been going on in my life… My husband and I finally moved into our

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