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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 […]