I am Melissa, a Boston transplant living in Dallas, Texas.  Welcome to my blog!  My husband Marcus and I are very into eating and living as healthy as possible to set a good example for our girls, Meadow (3) and Olive (2).  I have been a vegetarian for 16 years, but in May of 2012, we both became vegan.  We also eat almost no processed foods and processed sugars.  Since changing our ways, Marcus saw his cholesterol drop 76 points in just 4 months.  His asthma and allergies almost completely cleared up.   We also feel better than ever.  I started this blog in hopes to inspire others to live a more healthy life.   You will find a lot of sweets on my blog because I love to bake.  Most of the savory dishes are Marcus’s creations.  I also have a passion for creating homemade healthy versions of unhealthy snacks. The blog is not really about being vegan. It’s more about adapting a healthier lifestyle in what ever way that may be.  If you wish to contact me, you can do so at If you like my recipes, you may also enjoy my cookbook!  It’s publishing on December 3oth of 2014, but you can pre-order it here.

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  1. Hi Melissa. I really enjoy your site. I have a question for you…..I am thinking about getting into juicing. Which one do your recommend?


  2. I have been enjoying your blog this summer. I wanted to take a minute to say thank you. I look forward to all your emails and enjoy Facebook also. I love to eat well and make my own food. Your recipes are fresh new ideas for me I have made just about all the muffin recipes I freeze them and enjoy one in the morning with my cappuccino . Keep blogging!
    Thank you

  3. Hello Melissa,

    I trust this email finds you both well!

    My name is Rebecca and I work for Froothie International, I am based at the Australian Head Office.

    I came across your website and I love your vision and amazing passion to help other through ‘My Whole Food Life’. I’m really interested to learn whether the opportunity exists to establish a solid relationship as Froothie are about to launch in the USA!
    Let me briefly introduce our company Froothie and what we do,
    Froothie is one of the fastest growing brands for healthy living worldwide, with over 100,000 Facebook followers and instantly growing more every day. We are proud to be the exclusive distributor of the incredibly successful Optimum High- speed Vortex Blenders and revolutionary Slow Cold Press Juicers. Froothie is an Australian owned company about to launch in the USA after amazing international success, partnering with globally-recognized blender and juicer brand: Optimum Appliances.
    Froothie’s goal is simple: Helping people lead a healthier lifestyle whilst promoting our exclusive range, Optimum. We share our knowledge and information for healthy living through workshops, YouTube videos, our new blog and various media outlets.
    The launch of Froothie in the USA is approximately 2 months away. In the mean time we hope to build a strong relationship and provide you with the opportunity to be one of the first to try one of our blenders from the Optimum range! You could have a first exclusive look, trial and possibly create a few videos or recipes that will be featured across our numerous social media platforms :-)
    Further opportunity with Froothie: the ambassador scheme is a strong win/win partnership for both parties as not only you will receive up to 20% commission on each blender / juicer that sells due to your recommendation, but also we will if you wish, feature your blog and some of your recipes on Froothie TV, in our recipes section allowing you to recruit some of our pages’ visitors, and on our Facebook page where we currently have 100,000 + fans.

    Please take a look at our website at (International website:, our Facebook page at and Froothie TV at for more information.

    Also our slow juicer has just been selected by T3 magazine as being the best 2014 juicer, and our blender voted #1 by Choice and Product Review Australia.

    Please let me know if you are interested, and hopefully if you are, I can work with the team on a proposal.

    Thank you for your time and have a great day! :-)


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