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Fudgey Brownie Bites – Paleo, Nut Free, Egg Free

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  Here is a cookie I experimented with to get it just how I wanted.  I have never tried avocado as a fat replacement before…and chocolate and avocado are always amazing together! These are little morsels of dense chocolate

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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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Gluten & Egg Free Swedish Spritz & Shortbread

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A quintessential holiday cookie:  the spritz!  A SUPER simple, buttery cookie that dates its beginnings back to Germany were the word spritzen referred back to the word meaning “to squirt”.  This is of course referring to the cookie press method

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Pumpkin Blondies- Gluten Free & Vegan

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Tis the season for all things pumpkin!!  My family (especially me) gets giddy with all the orange orbs I am pulling form the garden.  You can frequently find cookie sheets full of various pumpkins and winter squashes baking away in

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Gooey S’Mores Blondies – Gluten Free & Vegan

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Here is a recipe I am very excited to share with you! We eat pretty healthy around here, and since cutting out refined sugars….our sweet threshold has definitely gone down.  It was a gradual process…and really I don’t notice except

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The Paleo Sweet Tooth Review & A Homemade Paleo Chocolate Recipe

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Tis the season to bake and have treats…but what if you are following a Paleo diet….or you don’t want the drag of all the SUGAR??!!  And what if you ALSO have sensitivities to eggs or maybe nuts? My friend Alison

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Posted in Breads & Muffins, Cookies & Bars, Soups

Gluten Free & Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

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Thumbprint cookies have always been one of my most favorite Christmas cookies.  That always seemed bizarre.  I was never really into nuts, especially walnuts, and jelly I could take or leave in most instances.  But somehow…when these few ingredients come

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Healthy Christmas Cookie Round Up


Today I get to share a great round up of cookies put together by Sandra from With Christmas cookie baking upon us all…finding a cookie that won’t sabotage your best intentions is important! Here is compilation of cookies with a little

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Soft Pumpkin Cookies – Gluten Free & Vegan

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  Anyone who has followed me for any length of time knows how much we adore pumpkin in all of it forms.  When the Fall rolls around, we have a veritable pumpkin frenzy!  I madly bake up all our garden’s

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Pumpkin Bars w/ Caramel Frosting – Gluten Free & Vegan

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  With the kick off of the Fall season looming ever nearer, I baked up the first of my winter squash/pumpkins.  Have you ever tried fresh pumpkin puree?  The flavor is so mild and sweet compared to the strong canned

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Posted in Cookies & Bars, Dessert, 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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