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Mexican Quinoa Salad

Mexican Quinoa Salad - Gluten & Dairy Free

I have a good friend that likes to make a version of this salad that is fondly referred to as, “Crack Salad.”  It is an apt name, as quinoa salad, in all it’s variations is incredibly delicious AND addicting! Not

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Quick Oven Roasted Cauliflower w/ Lemon & Garlic

Quick Roasted Cauliflower w/ Lemon & Garlic

  I just about died and went to heaven.  For a vegetable. Me?! This was a spontaneous throw together last minute side dish.  I had two heads of cauliflower to use, so it was a logical choice. Problem was, cauliflower

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Simple Sauteed Broccoli w/ a Kick

Simple Garlic Broccoli w/ A Kick

  Fresh broccoli bursting with flavor, and ready in less than 10?  In a veggie rut and want something a little more zangy?  This side dish was born of these two desires.  I get SO sick of plain old steamed

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Easy No-Peel Creamy Applesauce

Easy, Creamy No Peel Applesauce

I have always loved making my own applesauce..but it was such a time consuming adventure removing ALL THOSE PEELS!  Not anymore! Let me introduce you to the easiest applesauce ever: no peeling, AND the fiber of the peel is blended

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Broccoli Salad w/ Bacon & Cranberries

Paleo Broccoli Bacon & Cranberry Salad

I have made this salad more times than I can count.  It was a salad we had picked up at our local deli one night for an easy side to our BBQ.  I loved the combo, but hated that everything

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Vietnamese Salad Rolls w/ Dipping Sauce

Vietnamese Salad Rolls w/ Dipping Sauce - Gluten & Soy Free

Salad rolls are an absolutely dear food to my taste buds.  I have had them so many different ways, each restaurant has their own style.  I love making my own at home for many reasons. It’s WAY cheaper!  I usually

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Paleo Homemade Mayonnaise

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This is one thing that is so ridiculously easy to make, and so delicious, you’ll wonder why you’ve never attempted it before! Even better, there are so few ingredients in homemade mayo, it is easy to control the allergens, and

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

Sauteed Kale w/ Caramelized Onions

Sauteed Kale w/ Caramelized Onions

I think I am in love.  It seems so hard to believe I once hated dark greens.  I still am averse to chard, and spinach has a weird texture for me…but kale?  I just can’t seem to get enough of

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Frugal, Low Sugar Pancake Topping

Paleo Low Sugar Pancake Topping

This recipe was born out a desire not load my kids up on massive amounts of sugar for what would otherwise be a healthy meal: homemade pancakes and waffles. Almost all kids LOVE pancakes, and it can’t be a coincidence

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

Crunchy Paleo Cabbage Salad

Crunchy Paleo Cabbage Salad

Like many of you out there..I am CRAVING greens right now!! After the deluge of the holidays, I am content to avoid sugar and overeating for a very long time (I’d like to say forever..but then I probably wouldn’t be

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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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