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This week's tester is Melissa Deziel from Brooklyn, NY. She works as a product manager and also has an engineering degree. Her box of choice is CrossFit Virtuosity. When she has spare time and she's not in the gym, she enjoys playing video games and working on hardware and software projects. She lives in a tiny New York apartment and managed to make the recipes she chose all by herself, but her friends did benefit from her work/travel schedule while she tested her meals.

Melissa heard about Paleo Nick when she joined her gym and found some of his videos on the CF YouTube channel. She has previously tried the Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers and Twiced Baked Sweet Potato recipes.

Here are the photos Melissa had to share from her recipe choices for this week:

17.5 Groceries

Shrimp and Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

Scallion Thai'd Chiang Mai Cabbage Wraps

Lemon Ginger Chicken Soup

Kelp Noodle Curry

Corned Beef and Cabbage Breakfast Skillet

For having a tiny kitchen and limited cooking supplies, you did a GREAT job Melissa! Thanks for busting it out and sharing your feedback with all of us! I am sure your friends were happy that you shared your meal prep meals with them. I know I would love to have a friend who shared their cooking with me :)

From Nick:

Melissa! Living the New York City life and "Keeping It Paleo!" is not an easy task. My family and I were there in August and I found it more difficult than expected. Thank you for pitching in and leading by example with this week's plan. The fact that you did it in cramped quarters is as impressive as your amazing meal selection and beautiful pictures. 

If you're ever in Reno, be sure to stop by the kitchen. Keep up the good work in the gym and...

"Keep It Paleo!"

Your Pal,


(Melissa killing it in the gym and out on the town)




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I have been a cook for the past 20 years and a CrossFitter since 2008.  It is my passion to share my cooking knowledge through the videos on this site.  I want to turn you into a Culinary Ninja while helping you "Keep it Paleo!"

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