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Homemade from Scratch Green Bean Casserole – NO CANS! Paleo & Gluten Free

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Green bean casserole was one my very favorites growing up.  When our focus on eating turned allergy friendly and real food based…I knew this was a casserole I had to reinvent for our holiday celebrations. I was shocked at how

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Paleo Pumpkin Pie

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  My whole family was in absolute heaven when I created this recipe…a pie you can swoon over, and not feel too guilty about eating!  My daughter exclaimed, “If all my vegetables tasted like this, I wouldn’t even eat my

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Posted in Dessert, Grain Free/Paleo, Recipes 4 Everyday & Everyone

How to Roast a Spaghetti Squash – Perfectly

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  I am here to teach the best way to roast a spaghetti squash.  It wasn’t until three years ago I discovered this little gem of a squash…and I was supper eager to try it as a replacement to noodles.

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Posted in Grain Free/Paleo, Miscellaneous, Recipes 4 Everyday & Everyone, Sides & Salads, Vegan

Paleo Roasted Squash Slices

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    This is a great side dish that comes together quickly and has everyone who has tried it swooning!  It tastes buttery, and almost cheesy….even though there is no cheese. I have even enjoyed it as a nest underneath

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Skillet Tamale Pie – Gluten Free

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  Long before our kids came into the picture, I found a recipe in a magazine for a tamale skillet pie.  It was instantly a husband favorite. Somehow, the recipe disappeared…and I tried modifying recipe after recipe to recreate this

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Posted in Main Dish, Recipes 4 Everyday & Everyone

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie – A Healthy Before School Breakfast

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With the start of school just around the corner (or here), finding some quick super nutritious breakfast options is forefront on many mom’s minds. Breakfast is so important as a foundation for building a successful learner! Smoothies are a great way

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Posted in Breakfast, Grain Free/Paleo, Recipes 4 Everyday & Everyone, Smoothies/Drinks, Vegan

Green Mango Smoothie – Paleo, Nut Free, Full Meal

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  Another smoothie brainstorm to keep my son nourished and satisfied! Lemon is a great ingredient to have on hand when using leafy greens: it cuts their bitterness and hides them nicely so it does not feel like you are

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Posted in Breakfast, Grain Free/Paleo, Recipes 4 Everyday & Everyone, Smoothies/Drinks, Vegan

Paleo Mango Lime Kombucha Smoothie/Ice Cream

Mango, Lime & Kombucha Smoothie - Paleo, Nut Free, Whole 30-5283

This one of those times when the stars align and BAM!  Magic happens. I have been relying very heavily on smoothies for my son for his best dose of nutrient dense foods…this means one meal a day is frequently a

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Best Darn Pot of Beans EVER – Homestyle Pinto Beans w/ a Pressure Cooker Option

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I never thought I could love beans so much. I mean, it is a pot of beans, how special could it be? But every single time I make these beans (Teacher-Appreciation week, parties, for the family & neighbors) people go

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Gluten Free & Dairy Free Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch

Gluten Free & Dairy Free Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch-4772

Comfort food!  I worked out a recipe for this some months back when I had a plethora of tuna in the pantry to be used.  I have tried multiple recipes over the last couple of years and just kept tweaking.

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My name is Tessa, and I have learned to cook without almost all major allergens! I have a focus on making family foods as healthy as possible. Real food is my obsession. Gluten free, casein free, vegan, Paleo, sugar free: I have a little of something for anyone with restrictions., Take a peek, you're sure to find something delicious, and if you need any help, I am always willing to help you tweak things to YOUR tastes and dietary needs!
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