What’s New

Hello, dear friends! I’m back and excited to share with you my new adventure. This is something I’ve been dreaming of for years and it was back-burnered by “after Nicks travel slows down” and “after my kids are out of the toddler stage” and “after we get Nick healthy again” and “after all the kids are in school”. But guess what? I’m done waiting because if there is anything in this life I’ve learned it’s that there will always be an “after…”. So in full-blown Melissa fashion, I will dive in head first and hope and pray for the very best!

With that, I give you my Kitchen Offerings of Custom Charcuterie Boards!

Want a delicious statement piece for your next gathering? I’ve got you! I am so thrilled to announce that I am officially offering custom appetizer or meal boards!
Hosting a wine night with your girlfriends or a couples holiday gathering? There’s a board for that! Asked to bring dessert? Wow your hosts by taking a stunning sweet board. Or if you simply want to do something kind for a friend these boards are such a fun, unique way to break and share bread with others. Just tell me your preferences, how many guests you’d like to accommodate and a little bit about your event/recipients and we will work to bring you something you will be so proud to serve or share!

I will be using this space to share some of the boards I create so you have ideas to choose from. Contact me for more info or to schedule and customize your own charcuterie board. I would absolutely love to help you make your next special occasion beautiful, delicious and unforgettable for your guests! Spaces may be limited. All orders must be placed a minimum of 7 days in advance. Dietary restrictions can typically be accommodated.

As always, your support is why I am blessed enough to still have this active community together to be able to share and grow this idea. Many of you have been with me for years and years…from growing my food blog to supporting my family during very trying times. I hope you know how grateful I feel to be able to launch this new adventure knowing the strength and support of this Nourished Peach community. What a gift you are🤍

xo
Melissa
612.432.8478
melissaoprish@yahoo.com

Spiced Plum Cake

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If you have been following along here for a while you have probably realized that refined sugar and flour recipes don’t come around Nourished Peach much.  Quite frankly, this could be the very first one I have ever written about.  But just hear me out.

We eat well.  And by we, I mean my family at home and you, my NP family.  We do, we pack our every day diets with color and nutrients and protein and diversity.   Not because we want to see the scale drop or because we are trying to stay hip to new diet trends; because we care for our bodies, we care about the food we eat and because we get pleasure from gorgeous, enjoyable meals.  Food, with NP, is not only about fueling our bodies.  It’s about seriously enjoying the process of preparing the food and the gratification of the finished, delicious product.  And more than anything, to me, it is about sharing that finished product with the people I love most.  It’s about feeding bellies and souls.  Cooking is my favorite way to show love, and enjoying a meal with my friends and family is my favorite way to spend time.   Having all of those wonderful reasons we eat well allows us the ability to avoid diet rollercoasters, deprivation and unhealthful relationships with food.   Continue reading

Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Clusters

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These are a real thing, you guys.  They happened in my kitchen just yesterday.  I saw them with my own two eyes.  I tasted them with my very own tastebuds.  I shared them with a few small grateful children and a couple friends.  And now, they are gone.  Today, no more.  So I’ll be making another batch just as soon as I get this recipe into your hands.   Continue reading

Sweet, Salty, Antioxidant Rich Snack Mix + Thanksgiving Meal Inspiration

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I planned on just leaving you with a bit of Thanksgiving meal inspiration today.  I did.  But it felt wrong, you know, not sharing a new recipe and all.  It felt like going to a dinner party empty handed.  No dish to share, no bottle of wine or even fresh flowers.  It felt icky.  So it’s not going to happen.  This snack mix is your hostess gift.  I hope you like it 😉 Continue reading

Roasted Spaghetti Squash Pie

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Spaghetti Pie.  My guess it’s graced your family’s table in some way, shape or form.  Think baked ziti, with spaghetti noodles.  It’s casserole-ish.  Hot dish-ish, to my Minnesotan friends.  It’s comforting, rich, gooey and just plain welcomed in my home.

So, how about Spaghetti Pie with roasted spaghetti squash?  Have you?  Would you?  You should.  You totally should.  Heres why… Continue reading

Maple Coconut Snack Nuts

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‘The Holidays’.  Is it safe to say they are upon us?  I’m going to  go ahead and declare a yay on that.  It is November, after all.  And the hustle and bustle is right around the corner.  I’ll be the first to admit, I love it.  Most of it.

I love it because of the constant gathering around the table with loved ones. People just tend to get together more often, at least in my world.  Whether it’s a group of couples having  a fun dinner out on the town, old friends who are hosting a gathering in an effort to get the ‘gang’ back together, or simply having dinner at other families houses, we just tend to do it more often around this time of year.  And I’m TOTALLY cool with that. Continue reading