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Skillet Tamale Pie – Gluten Free

Tamale Skillet Casserole- Gluten Free-6755

  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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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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Green Mango Smoothie – Paleo, Nut Free, Full Meal

Green Mango Smoothie - Pale, Nut Free, Whole 30-5255

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

Best Darn Pot of Beans Ever - Homestyle Pinto Beans w- a Pressure Cooker Opt-4889

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

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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Paleo Pumpkin Persimmon Smoothie or Pudding

Paleo Pumpkin Persimmon Smoothie or Pudding-4700

I have been sitting on this recipe since last year.  Persimmons were a totally new fruit to me last year.  I had heard of them, but never tried them.  When I saw a recipe featuring these vibrant orange fruits, I

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

Butter Beer – Pumpkin Apple Cider

Butter Beer - Pumpkin Apple Cider

Here is another one of those ‘recipes’ that came about as away to get more goodness into my kids without them necessarily knowing it. Hot cocoa and hot apple cider seem synonymous with cold weather when you have kids. I

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

Paleo Brazil Nut, Lime, & Hemp Power Bars

Paleo Brazil Nut, Lime, & Hemp Power Bars-4073

This recipe was born of a flavor combo of some shortbread cookie I had in my past.  A magical combination of Brazil nuts and lime.  Before those cookies…Brazil nuts were very under appreciated in my world.  Now I wonder how

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Creamy Paleo Pumpkin Soup – Dairy Free

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  A lovely, creamy soup to warm you up on any cool Fall day. It took me awhile to find the perfect pumpkin soup, I tried loads of variations. The key to any good pumpkin soup is the pumpkin you

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Posted in Grain Free/Paleo, Main Dish, Recipes 4 Everyday & Everyone, Soups, 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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