Naked Truth Recipes


Welcome to my Edible Chest! A collection of recipes, created by me, borrowed or borrowed and modified for my own pleasure. I will include some pics of great restaurant finds, like the one to the right. I’ll never forget this delicious brown bag fish entree near the pier in Santa Monica- all ingredients fresh from the Farmer’s Market that day!

Healthy, clean cooking is the way to a person’s longevity.



Protein Appetizers and Other Quick Bites

Keep your blood sugar regulated and your appetite satisfied with these yummy treats!


Honey Mustard Curried Meatballs

(gluten free)

Lightly Curried Meatballs with Chopped Kale

Lightly Curried Meatballs with Chopped Kale

These are my favorite appetizers I like to serve for guests or just keep in my freezer and thaw for occasional snacking! This recipe is found in a Fat Free Cookbook I purchased a long time ago when I was a chiropractic student. This one is Dr. Melanie modified- I added the fat by using a whole egg, some olive oil and not completely lean meat (80% lean is good). Also sneak in some greens -spinach or kale for those fussy ones. Click here for full recipe!

 Crispy Lemon Kale Chips

The healthy chip! Season it just right and you won’t know you’re eating crispy veggies!


2 bunches of of organic kale, rinsed and dried and cut into bite size pieces
Olive oil
Unrefined sea salt (I use Real Salt)
1 lemon
crushed red pepper flakes or a dry herbal season blend


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place kale in a large bowl and dress very lightly with the olive oil to barely coat the leaves. Sprinkle with salt. Spread leaves on a cookie sheet so they are not stacked. Roast in oven for 12 to 15 minutes until crispy but still green in color. Remove from oven and dress with a squeeze of lemon juice and the dry seasoning.









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Delicious Entrees

Seared, Pan-Roasted Steakseared pan roasted steak

Once I plated it, I was quite pleased with my mouth watering work of art. Your piece of meat should be an inch in a half thick (he recommended rib eye, I had organic grass fed NY sirloin on hand), Bring it to room temperature first by allowing it to sit for one hour before cooking . Click HERE for full recipe!

Slow Cooker Stewed Beef and Roasted Veggies. 

Slow stewed beef with roasted veggies.

Slow stewed beef with roasted veggies.

Sometime I even surprise myself. This impromptu meal deserved a photo and a blog post! And perfect comfort food for our rainy, cooler weather recently.  This is a high protein, nutrient dense meal that warms the soul and is easy to digest. Minimal spices and basic herbs allow the natural beef flavoring to come through. Click HERE for full recipe!

Gluten Free Banana Blueberry Flax Pancakes

GF Flax, Coconut Blueberry pancakes with protein boost!

GF Flax, Coconut Blueberry pancakes with protein boost!

Completely clean, sweet treat with mostly organic ingredients and a nice way to replenish carbs after a workout. Freestyle recipe (meaninig I did not quite measure ingredients. Click HERE for full recipe!

Grass Fed Organic Ground Beef Skillet.

Grass Fed Organic Beef Skillet

A satisfying source of protein and nutrients to feed the Brain and Gut! Click HERE to access the recipe and explanation of how beef feeds the brain and the immune system.


“Not So Sinful” Sweets


Here’s a growing list of Dr. Melanie approved desserts- most of course, are gluten free with minimal sugar.




Dr. Melanie’s Ultimate Protein Infused Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dr. Melanie's Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF)

Dr. Melanie’s Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF)

(gluten free)

This is my own creation – a result of  years of toying around with other recipes. They are soft, chewy, gluten free and not overly sweet. Click HERE for full recipe!


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