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Chocolate Raspberry Creme Smoothie – Paleo & Vegan

Chocolate Raspberry Creme Smoothie

Another full meal deal smoothie.    This one is thick and creamy thanks to the addition of avocado, and the chocolate flavor disguises the baby greens!  Slurp! This post is part of May 2013 Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten Free over

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

Paleo Key Lime Pie Smoothie

Paleo Key Lime Smoothie

When we do smoothies in this house, they are almost always full-meal deals.  With my oober picky son…smoothies have provided a valuable way to get some much needed variety into his diet.  This smoothie is meant to be a full

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Creamy Paleo Maple-Nut Porridge w/ Banana

Creamy Paleo Maple-Nut Porridge

  Anyone on a Paleo diet knows this feeling:  I want something besides eggs and vegetables for breakfast!!  Thus someone, who knows how long ago,  came up with a brilliant idea: porridge made from nuts!  I have seen more versions

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls – Gluten Free & Vegan

Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Finally, a cinnamon roll recipe my whole family can enjoy!  Free of all top 8 allergens, one would wonder how anything so delicious and wholesome could exist: but they do and it IS possible! A beautiful thing about gluten free

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Chocolate Pumpkin Pancakes w/ Berry Drizzle – Gluten Free & Vegan

Pumpkin Chocolate Pancakes

A sneaky serving of vegetables for those kids who shy from them.  My daughter asked for chocolate pancakes, and I wanted to offer them to her.  But they needed to be as nutritious as I could make them and still

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Creamy Pumpkin-Cranberry Smoothie – Dairy Free

Pumpkin- Cranberry Smoothie

With Fall in full swing and fresh pumpkin puree up the wazzu, I wanted to create a smoothie that highlighted some of  my very favorite flavors from this season: pumpkin, apples, cranberries, and cinnamon. This tempting smoothie was a tinkering

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Paleo Dark Chocolate Granola w/ Berries

Paleo Dark Chocolate Granola w/ Berries

I have made this recipe SO many times, I knew that I was long overdue in sharing it with you.  It is so incredibly delicious, the perfect marriage of dark chocolate and tart berries, all in a healthy Paleo, GAPS

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Posted in Breakfast, Grain Free/Paleo, Snacks, Vegan

Buttery Lemon Blueberry Muffins @ The Balanced Platter

Buttery Lemon Blueberry Muffins - GF, V, & Sugar Free

My quest for a blueberry muffin reminiscent of my younger days has been a long one.  And no wonder.  The muffins of  my youth came in a box, had a crumbly topping, were all refined flour and sugar, and of

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Perfect Crispy Bacon – The Easy Way!

Crispy Bacon - The Easy Way

  It never occurred to me that most people didn’t cook bacon this way.  This is THE only way I have cooked my bacon for so long, I have learned to take it for granted!  I love this method for

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Posted in Breakfast, Miscellaneous, Recipes 4 Everyday & Everyone, Sides & Salads

Grain Free Strawberry-Almond Coffee Cake

Paleo Strawberry Almond Coffee Cake

Here is another lovely recipe I had pinned from one of our Allergy Free Wednesday submissions.  This recipe originated at Simply Living Healthy. I really appreciate all the recipes on this blog, as like me, she avoids cane sugar, as

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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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