About

Hey there! Welcome to The Hungry Dragonfly! I’m Mariela, the writer, photographer and recipe developer behind The Hungry Dragonfly! I’m from Puerto Rico but currently living in the beautiful state of New Hampshire.

Enjoying a sunny day around Winter Park Florida.

I share vegetarian and vegan recipes that are simple to follow and require friendly ingredients that are easy to find. Because life is about having a balance. I create healthy recipes and also some comforting dishes, as well. What else can you find here on my blog? I share seasonal baking recipes and tips, lifestyle ideas, pet friendly road trips and coffee shops.

Lola, Olivia, Kathy and Cocoa.

About Me:

I’m a teacher, photographer, baker and animal rescuer from Puerto Rico, but currently living in New Hampshire. I come from a family that loves to cook and bake. I’ve been experimenting and learning in the kitchen from a young age. I’m a self-taught baker, although I have a Wilton certificate in baking and cake decorating.

My Journey:

I opened a home-based bakery named Libelula’s Delights in 2011 when I was living in Puerto Rico. I started making cupcakes, cake pops and marshmallow figurines. Then we were stationed in Fort Campbell, KY and I started making custom cakes and desserts. In 2015, we started a new journey in Florida, and I was having a hard time adapting to the place, so I created “Healthy Delights by Libelula” on Instagram with the purpose of tracking my diet and sharing healthy vegan recipes. Then after posting healthy smoothies for a while, I changed my name to “The Hungry Dragonfly.” I started posting a variety of recipes but mostly baking and desserts. Even though I don’t follow a vegan diet 100%, I share a lot of vegan and vegetarian dishes.

We moved to New Hampshire two months ago and I’m so excited about our new journey. This place brings me a lot of inspiration. My goal is to make your life easier with simple delicious recipes and cooking tips.

Find My Work In:

Thrive Magazine

New Hampshire Magazine

Driscoll’s


Fun Facts About Me:

  • We have twelve rescued pets, including 4 dogs, 3 cats, 3 sugar gliders, 1 bearded dragon and 1 snake.
  • I love road trips, coffee shops and hiking with my dogs.
  • I go hiking every weekend and we take Olivia with us.
  • My favorite kind of shoes are boots… all year around.
  • I mostly wear black but shh I like pink sometimes.
  • I’m scared of cockroaches and airplanes.
  • I prefer animals over people.