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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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 […]

3 Natural Ways to Manage Inflammation

Inflammation is the body’s natural and helpful response to injury or illness. Basically, it means that the body is alerted to a problem and sends reinforcements via added blood (and white blood cells). However, when inflammation becomes chronic then it begins doing more damage than good. Doctors and researching have been working on new ways […]

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Orange Spiced Pecans

  Hello beautiful! Yes, you…and this dish! If there’s anything that makes me feel fed, both body and soul, it’s healthy beautiful food. Have I mentioned that I love this time of year and it’s bounty of produce? Fall is the ripe pinnacle of a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds that are all […]

Feeding the Soul

  Feeding your body and feeding your soul seem to go hand in hand. If one portion is sick the other needs just as much attention and care. I spend a lot of time feeding my family foods that will help their bodies be healthy, and have been really trying to feed their souls as […]