Homemade Chicken Wild Rice Soup

 Shout it, scout it, read all about it, “COLD WEATHER HAS STRUCK THE MIDWEST and EAST COAST” causing cold bodies, runny noses, and frost bite! The remedy?This Homemade Crockpot Wild Rice Soup recipe!! It is absolutely delicious and ...more

So I'm a Vegan. How Do I Explain This to a Teenager?

My teenaged niece has expressed interest in learning about the vegan lifestyle. As honored as I feel, I’m not sure I even knew that being a vegan is a lifestyle. Image via Shutterstock ...more

Gluten-free Pierogi with Potatoes & Cheese

Any tradition I was exposed to growing up was related to Polish culture. My dad's parents were from Poland, so growing up around Polish food and customs was of course a heavy part of my dad's upbringing. My dad shared a slice of his upbringing during ...more

10 Healthy Snacks for Lazy People Who Want to Eat Healthy

This post was inspired by my good friend, Melissa, who recently reached out to me needing some "EASY, HEALTHY snack ideas for LAZY people."In a perfect world we'd all have time to spend hours playing Top Chef in our kitchens, whipping up gourmet ...more

The Gluten-Free Pie That Will Make Any Man Propose

This pie recipe will always be near and dear to my heart. You may have seen it floating around the internet under the name Shoney’s Strawberry Pie, but in our home,  we call it "The Engagement Pie" or "The Pie That Will Make Any Man Propose".  ;-)...more

Celebrating Chinese New Year & The Year of the Monkey

A little known fact – Way back in the 80's, before the world became this crazy place, I spent many of my informative years living in Saudi Arabia with my family. It was an interesting and culturally different place to live, and it provided so many opportunities to explore the world and learn about other cultures.  ...more

13 Whole30 Super Bowl Recipes

Hey y'all! Super Bowl 50 is upon us, and I have to tell you that I am SO excited! Not only am I a huge football fan in general, but Peyton Manning is one of my all time favorite celebrities. His career, philanthropy, and cheesy TV commercials have all been absolutely cherished by my family. The fact that this is (probably) his last season to play makes his Super Bowl appearance that much more exciting! GO PEYTON - VFL! ...more
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Pretty in Pink Layered Brownies

Valentines are great. But me, I'm more concerned about tines. As in, of my fork, and what dessert will be gracing them on February 14 ....more

Favorite Valentine's Breakfasts & Blender Crepes with Cranberry Cream Cheese Filling

Before the weekend comes, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite breakfast recipes that would be perfect for your sweetheart this weekend. Who wouldn't want to start out Valentines Day with a warm, homemade breakfast brought to them in bed? Here are some of my all-time favorite breakfast recipes for you to enjoy! ...more

Mini Pancakes with Fruit, Coconut, and Chocolate AND a Giveaway!

In honor of National Pancake Day, I was recently sent some Hungry Jack Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix along with Hungry Jack Maple Syrup, measuring cups, and T-fal’s...more

Valentine’s Day Mocha Chocolate Chip Bread

This Mocha Chocolate Chip Bread will quickly become a favorite! Moist and light with a hint of coffee and a healthy dose of chocolate. Great for breakfast or a snack! ...more

Healthy Pizza Pretzels

These savory, whole wheat, made-from-scratch soft pretzels are surprisingly easy to whip up, making the perfect afternoon snack or healthy alternative to pizza....more

20 Best Chocolate Desserts

Thank you for stopping by and checking out these delicious chocolate recipes. Are you here looking for a special dessert? ...more

grain-free, paleo, vegan breakfast porridge

WAIT, before you scratch your head and wonder to yourself, “what the heck is Marin mama posting and making these days,” just read through this post a bit and you will gain a bit of insight into my insanity. Since I started Natural Chef school, my eyes have been opened, like literally opened! So much of what we’ve been told over the past few decades of what’s good for us, is not really good for us, and that’s why we’re seeing so much illness and disease ....more

Slow-Cooker French Onion Chicken

Boneless chicken breasts are topped with gooey Swiss cheese on a bed of thinly sliced onions in this crock-pot French onion chicken recipe. The crock-pot does all the work of coaxing the onions into... [[ This is a content summary only ....more

Free Recipe E-Book: Vegan Breakfast Recipes. Plus a Super Fruit 'n Veggie Giveaway!

Vegan breakfast time is probably my favorite part of the day. Colorful smoothies that pop in colors of pink, orange, green or purple. Lively fresh cut fruit in big beautiful bowls ....more

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

A weeknight staple of chicken along with a few Asian ingredients come together in these insanely delicious Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Sign up for my...more