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The Paleo Sweet Tooth Review & A Homemade Paleo Chocolate Recipe

Paleo Fudge

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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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

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Today I get to share a great round up of cookies put together by Sandra from candidadietplan.com. 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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Posted in Cookies & Bars, Grain Free/Paleo, Vegan

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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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies – Gluten Free & Vegan

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  Here is another recipe I worked and tinkered with for quite awhile.  Although it was good every time, I wanted to to achieve a dense cookie texture.  I knew I needed to lose as much of the moisture as

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Gluten Free, Vegan, & Ultra Moist!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - GF & Vegan

  I love oatmeal cookies for their wholesome profile. I struggled finding a recipe that I was pleased with, so I played around with this recipe for awhile. These cookies are not overly sweet and have a soft, moist crumb

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Posted in Cookies & Bars, Snacks, Vegan

Dense & Fudgey Chocolate Brownies – Paleo, Vegan & Nut Free!

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This post was shared on Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten Free over at And Love It Too.  Sunny’s theme this month was Paleo Travel Foods!! I learned something about my body during my 100% Paleo trial last summer: me and

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Raw Paleo Strawberry Macaroons – Hail Merry Knock-Off

Raw Paleo Strawberry Macaroons

    This post is part of May 2013 Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten Free over at Shirley’s GFE!  Come visit to see all the recipes under the theme” “When You’re Grain Free and Feeling Like a Nut, But Don’t

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Crowd-Pleasing Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crowd-Pleasing Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I created this recipe for the purpose of pleasing the average crowd.  Like it or not, Most people have taste buds that are used to super sweet refined sweeteners.  So don’t think this recipe was one I tried to make

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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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