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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Sweet and tangy cold slaw!

1 head cabbage(½ head red and ½ green cabbage if you like)1 large carrot, grated Dressing:½ cup agave nectar (more if you want it a little sweeter)¼ cup grape seed oil or olive oil¼ cup apple cider vinegar3/4 cup Mayo, the kind made with olive oil. *This is my variation on KFC’s cold slaw dressing […]

Spaghetti with Meatballs

 The boys went on a father and son’s camp out last night so I enjoyed a girls night with my girls! My 3 year old requested spaghetti with meatballs for dinner, followed by a litany of activities that included everything from a bike ride to a board game.  It was so fun to just hang out […]

Creamy Saffron Vegetable Soup

I first posted this soup almost a year ago and after making it for dinner recently I knew I had to give it the spot light again.  This soup is light yet so savory.  And here’s my tricky little secret…it’s creamy without using any cream.  So good for you and good tasting!   1 tbsp. extra […]

Stuffed Baked Apples

  The apples are soft, but still with a slight crisp and the stuffing is caramelized and crunchy.  Yummy!     4 apples (I used Fuji, but use whatever your favorite is) 1 cup water 1/8 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup agave nectar or honey 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds 1/2 cup craisins 1 tsp cinnamon a couple […]

Lemon Pasta & Chicken

I recently made this dinner for a friend who’d just had a baby.  All of my kids were colicy babies and the best remedy for their upset, gassy tummies was fennel. Rubbing some fennel essential oil onto their tummy helped a lot, but I’ve always had to be careful about what I eat.  I hope […]