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Melissa-profile This is more than just a recipe blog. I am not a chef. I am a mom of four children, one of whom has an autoimmune disease, wife of a Crossfit junkie, and healthy food lover. I love learning about and cooking new, healthy and delicious food. This is simply me sharing the ways I take care of my family by being aware and mindful of the food I feed them and as a result making lots of Gluten Free & Paleo Recipes by Melissa.

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Double Chocolate Cake {Gluten Free, Dairy Free, No Refined Sugar}

Birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, Wednesdays… there are so many good reasons to eat chocolate cake. In fact, this recipe came to be this week as we were celebrating my birthday. Earlier this week I had hastily jotted down a recipe for chocolate cake to bring for me and my sister’s double birthday party happening later […]

Orange Marmalade – Sweetened with Honey

Remember the Paddington books? Well, orange marmalade may be all the vitamins and minerals a bear needs, but it happens to be pretty good for people too – that is, when you swap out all that sugar for some local, raw, unfiltered honey. We all know oranges are full of vitamin C, but they also […]

Spring Salad and Strawberry Vinaigrette

Thanks to some spring rain and mild temperatures my little garden is already starting to produce spinach and green onions. Yay! I’ve been working on finishing my bachelors degree in nutrition and with a busy family I’m so glad my garden has been able to handle some neglect – I mean just look at this beautiful […]

Recycling Healthy Meals Throughout the Week

Ever wonder how to consistently eat real, healthy, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, clean eating food on a daily bases? Me too. I mean, I did when I first started. I tried meal prepping for hours one day a week (great for one person, but not as plausible for a family). I felt like […]

Revamp Your Diet: A Healthy Eating Plan You Can Stick To

Butternut squash for Quinoa & Roasted Vegetable Salad The problem with most New Years resolution is that there usually isn’t much planning involved to produce success. I should know…I’ve done the whole talk the talk, but never made a plan to walk the walk, and by January 14th had completely forgotten about what it was […]