White Bean and Bacon Chili – Real and Nourishing

White Bean and Bacon Chili - Real, Nourishing and Grain Free!

This delicious bowl of chili is perfect for those chilly fall and winter months, with a game of football or a bonfire with friends! It’s made with all real ingredients and is grain and dairy free! Who doesn’t love a bowl of hearty chili on a cold afternoon? It always makes me think of when […]

Kielbasa Fried Rice – Real & Gluten Free

Kielbasa Fried Rice - Gluten Free, Real, Healthy, Easy and Delicious

Looking for a Asian food dinner that’s real, healthy and delicious? I’ve got just the thing for you – kielbasa fried rice! Of course, it could be cooked with shrimp, beef, chicken or pork, but the kielbasa adds an amazing amount of flavor and body. Plus, it’s 100% real, no chemicals or artificial anything. Pure, delicious […]

Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers – A Real Food, Grain-Free and GAPS Recipe

Stuffed Bell Peppers - A Delicious, Real Food Recipe that's GAPS Friendly

A delicious, real food recipe that even my children will eat, that’s also GAPS diet friendly! It’s very nutritious and not a single preservative, canned food or chemical in sight. DINNER’S READY! I’ve shouted that to playing children more than once, okay maybe more like 700 times, but who’s counting? When I cook this meal, […]

Mexican Huevos Rancheros – Grain-Free Recipe

Recipe for Huevos Rancheros by My Merry Messy Life - REAL, Nutritious and Delicious!

This hearty delight is perfect for a gourmet weekend breakfast or to spice up dinnertime and it’s full of vegetables and loaded with protein from eggs. It is also all real food, nutritious, grain-free and GAPS or Paleo diet approved! When you’re on a grain and sugar free diet like I am, it can be […]

Chicken à la King – Real, Grain, Gluten and Dairy-Free!

Chicken a la King Recipe - Real Food, GAPS and Paleo approved, and Delicious!

A delicious, French-style meal loaded with nutrition from organic veggies and chicken. It can be dairy and grain free if you so choose, or add those back in if you like! It’s loaded with nutrition from superfoods like coconut milk and oil, with a touch of turmeric, which has been shown to reduce inflammation in […]

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe – Guest Post at the Grain Mill Wagon

Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe with Real Ingredients

I’m excited to be sharing one of my favorite comfort foods over at the Grain Mill Wagon today – good ole’ chicken pot pie, southern style! It’s hearty and very tasty, with added spices and a homemade multigrain baking mix that’s sure to please the whole family. I cut out the canned cream of condensed […]

Coconut Cornmeal Tilapia with Rice & Veggies – Gluten Free & Vegetarian {free recipe}

Cornbread and Coconut Tilapia and Vegetables

Here is another mouthwatering recipe made with the all-amazing coconut oil! Did you know coconut oil can be a vegan alternative to butter? It also makes a great paste for adding breading to meat and fish because it adds a wonderful coconut flavor and fills the kitchen with a heavenly scent! Mine is still lingering […]

Vegetarian & Vegan Three Bean Soup {recipe}

Vegetarian and Vegan Three Bean Soup

A recipe for a quick, delicious and very healthy soup using three different kinds of beans – pinto, northern and black. It’s the middle of May and it’s cold and raining outside. No fun! Perfect day to make soup with my sous-chef, Gabriel. This is the easiest, yummiest healthiest soup there is, and it has become […]

Macaroni & Cheese – Family Friendly & Real {recipe}

Real and Kid-Friendly Macaroni and Cheese Recipe with Salad and Cumin Vinagrette

Here is a recipe for a kid-friendly, delicious and nutritious macaroni and cheese recipe. It contains all real ingredients – no Velveeta or processed anything! It can be made even more nutritious by sneaking in some shaved carrots, cauliflower or squash. It is easy to make it in just 30 minutes or less, and is […]

Grilled Turkey Ranch Burgers Recipe

My Merry Messy Life: Grilled Turkey Ranch Burgers for a Cookout

A simple recipe for savory, flavorful, low-fat turkey burgers that’ll impress your cookout guests! You’ll never be satisfied with plain ole burgers again! We’re having unusually fantastic March weather in the northeast this year, which brings with it the desire to grill out, at least in our house. Kevin was home from work on spring […]