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Oatmeal Pancakes – Gluten Free w/ Dairy & Egg Free Options

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One of the the most hearty pancakes I have yet to make….they have made their way into our pre-hiking repertoire for their packability and ability to satiate! I discovered this recipe YEARS ago in a newspaper and had to work

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Posted in Breakfast, Recipes 4 Everyday & Everyone, Vegan

Fudgey Cocoa Brownies – Gluten Free, Paleo & Egg Free Options

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I had a lot of fun playing with this decadent recipe.  Deep, rich, and udderly satisfying to the most fiendish chocoholics. This recipe is also very easy to play with and make it work for almost any special diet or

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

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

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

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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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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Posted in Recipes 4 Everyday & Everyone, Smoothies/Drinks, Vegan
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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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