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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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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 […]

Smokey Southwestern Rice Wraps

4 strips bacon 1 garlic clove, pressed 2 ½ cups chicken broth 1 cup brown rice Red pepper flakes to taste 1 cup frozen corn1 can black beans, drained and rinsed1/2-1 cup {Homemade} Salsa 2 green onion, chopped 6-8 corn  tortillas, heated in a non-stick pan 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 ripe avocado Combine […]