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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Vegan White Bean Chili

Chili is a hit at almost any time of the year, but especially during the doldrums between Christmas and New Years. This vegan chili is especially good for the after-the-holiday-food-coma we sometimes succumb to once all the festivities and goodies have been consumed with reckless abandon. Clean eating can be as simple as using nothing […]

Baked Pears With Orange Caramel Sauce

We all love baked apples, but have you ever tried baked pears? How about warm tender pears covered in a creamy homemade orange caramel sauce? They are soooo good and great for entertaining guests or just entertaining the kids. The sauce is made from coconut cream, pure maple syrup, and fresh orange juice. Combine that with […]

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 […]