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Gluten-Free, Raw, and Vegan Sweet Treats

Earlier this summer I wrote about the Hippie Lane healthy dessert app. Ever since eliminating gluten and dairy from my diet, I was missing out on desserts. Through this app I learned about the healthy ingredients involved in raw and vegan desserts. It was so refreshing to purge the bad stuff like refined sugars out of […]

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Hip Hotspots Dot the Passageways of Barcelona’s Barri Gotic

Even for newbie travelers, it’s unnecessary to bring a guidebook to Barcelona, because the crowds roll from Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia in the morning to Montejuïc in the afternoon. Afterwards, tourists waste their precious evening hours hoofing it up and down La Rambla in a vain attempt to score an open seat at a restaurant. Take […]

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Summertime DIY

Seeing as it’s only the first week of August, you still have time for some summer DIY projects, so I thought I would send some inspiration your way. Although our apartment is large by San Francisco standards, Shane and I have struggled within the confines of our 800 square foot unit. My shoe collection was […]

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Today I was tagged to #stopdropandyoga for the first time on Instagram. Apparently this is a huge milestone in any Instagrammer’s life. I had quite the field day with it. Basically what you’re meant to do is stop whatever you’re doing, drop down, strike a yoga pose, get it photographed, and post it to Instagram […]

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Where Will Your Yoga Practice Take You?

As I consider the majority of my San Francisco photos, I realize that I’m doing yoga in most of them. What parts of my very own city would I have missed out on if I hadn’t been practicing yoga? When I’m out on a run and want to stop, drop, and yoga, I try to […]

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Top 4 Activities for Sunny Charleston in Summertime

Shane and I were excited when we were invited to a wedding in Charleston! Not only were we obviously excited about celebrating our friend’s marriage, we were stoked that it was a really cool destination! Neither of us had never been to Charleston. In fact, it was my very first time in South Carolina. I […]

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Hippie Lane: the app that saved my dessert life

Nov. 1, 2014 was a huge day. My dear friends Kay and Dan got married, and I had the honor of presiding over their wedding ceremony! Earlier that morning, I vowed to make Nov. 1 a big day for myself as well. I woke up feeling exhausted and bloated, like most days. I decided it […]

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Top 5 Summer Salads

I really appreciate when healthy food bloggers are honest about when they’re not eating healthy. My favorite food bloggers have spent the last week preaching forgivness for unhealthy slip-ups during 4th of July celebrations. They’re all about enjoying yourself and then getting back on track with seasonal and local meals. Well I’ll join them in […]

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Marisa’s Pesto Recipe for Chicken Zoodles!

For my parents’ wedding anniversary this past weekend I bought them what every couple wants— a Ninja blender from Bed Bath and Beyond! I have been wanting my parents to start drinking smoothies, and they had this ancient little bullet-type blender thing that had a hard time shredding even a piece of lettuce. I knew […]

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Garnished with maple syrup, frozen Safeway berries, and shredded coconut

Marisa’s GF / DF Chocolate Mousse!

I’ve been gluten-free and dairy-free for 7 months. My life has improved in uncountable ways. Some friends find gf and df particularly distressing— but only when we’re talking about dessert. You gave up pasta? NO problem. You gave up bread? NO problem. But DESSERT? Controversy arises when we discuss dessert. In fact, there was so […]

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