An Update From Melissa: Publishing Fiction & Traveling The World


Camilla and I always love hearing from our readers. The messages that they send us, help us make a personal connection that we may never have had the chance to make otherwise. While these messages are often Paleo related they also include stories from the lives of our readers.

We love learning about our readers so much that we decided it would be a great idea to share a little about what’s going on with us…outside of crafting Paleo recipes for you!

So here’s whats new with me…

Publishing Fiction

It’s been a dream of mine for a while to publish a fiction novel. Well…I finally managed to put my head down, work hard and get the job done.

My debut romance novel, The Marked One is currently available for pre-order on Amazon! I’m hard at work on the second book in the series and I’m looking forward to publishing more books before the end of the year.

EBOOKIf you like romance novels or know someone who does, I’d love for you to take a look at or share The Marked One with a fellow reader.

I’m even running a GIVEAWAY right now for a FREE Amazon Fire Tablet and 5 signed, copies of The Marked One. If you’re interested, click here to learn how to enter for your chance to win!


Traveling The World

From September 2015 – April 2016, my husband and I had the chance to go on one giant adventure! We sold our house, I quite my day-job and my husband graduate from school…then we were off.

We spent 8 months traveling around the world, we planned a little but most of our adventure was based off of last minute decisions. We ended up spending 4 months in Europe, 2 months in Asia, 1 month in New Zealand and tagged on South America and the Caribbean.

We hiked to the Base Camp of Everest, visited the Great Wall of China, hiked the Inca trail, rock climbed a waterfall and much more. It was amazing. We learned a lot. But most importantly we had a blast.

Here’s a quick look at some of our adventures, but if you want to see more you can check out or daily blog @

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So that’s what has been going on with me. I’d love to hear about what’s been going on with you, sound off in the comments below!

Now…I’m looking forward to cooking up some great, new recipes.

Talk with you soon,

Melissa Van Dover

@melissavandover |

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Frozen Mochachino


Who doesn’t love a tasty Mochachino to sip on happily during the summer months?

The thing is, most coffee shops make their frozen coffee drinks with genetically modified cow milk, whipped cream, cane sugar and artificial syrup. It’s hard to justify that when there’s a home-made Frozen Mochachino solution right here!

This recipe is not only dairy and refined sugar-free, it’s packed with fiber and antioxidants.

There goes the guilt…now you can really enjoy your summer! 😉


Ice (about 6 cubes)
1 cup coconut milk
2 teaspoons instant coffee (or a shot of espresso and a little less coconut milk)
1 teaspoon cacao powder
1 teaspoon honey or raw agave nectar


In a blender or food processor, pulse the ice until finely crushed.
Add the coconut milk, coffee, cacao powder and honey/agave and pulse for about a minute, or until very well blended.
Pour into a glass and enjoy while cold.

It’s so simple and yet every bit as good as a coffee shop Frozen Mochachino!


Camilla Carboni

@camillacarboni |

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