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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Black Friday Deals 2015

Hope everyone had a wonderful and festive Thanksgiving with lots of food, family, and good times. Just to be clear up front, I am not a fan of standing in lines and fighting someone for the last “in” thing on Black Friday. However, I am a fan of shopping online in my jammies. Now that […]

Banana Oatmeal Muffins (gluten free)

A quick and simple breakfast muffin that’s perfect for any busy morning. This Thursday, however, I’ll be serving them as a light breakfast before Thanksgiving appetizers and dinner (gotta save room for pie!) They’re simple to make the night before and ready to eat by morning. I have to tweak the recipe for Miah who […]


  It was a happy day when we got to take Miah’s feeding tube out! It’s like she was never even sick. She looks and acts healthy and happy again. Although I’m rejoicing a big part of me is still on high alert. Watching as the immune suppressant medication takes effect to calm her immune […]

Honey Caramel Hard Candy

Honey caramel hard candies remind me of simpler days: horse drawn carriages, petticoats, and books that were only read on paper – never on a screen. You may decide to go a little Down Town Abby with your Halloween costume after making a batch. Whatever they remind you of they’ll take care of your sweet […]

Italian Lentil Soup With Meatballs

With a single day of cool breezes summer was blown away and autumn took it’s place. Alex has laughed at me since we were dating about my love and over-anticipation that comes with each change of season. But in all honesty, fall is my favorite….or spring…no, it’s fall for sure. Oh, but the first snow […]