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Oatmeal Pancakes – Gluten Free w/ Dairy & Egg Free Options

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One of the the most hearty pancakes I have yet to make….they have made their way into our pre-hiking repertoire for their packability and ability to satiate! I discovered this recipe YEARS ago in a newspaper and had to work

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Posted in Breakfast, Recipes 4 Everyday & Everyone, Vegan

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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Posted in Cookies & Bars, Grain Free/Paleo, Vegan

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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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls w/ A Caramel Glaze – Gluten & Egg Free

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  My mom always made THE best cinnamon rolls growing up…they were well known around our parts.  There was a time I even peddled custom orders of the bread around our neighborhood to earn some extra money.  Of course, then

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Posted in Breads & Muffins, Breakfast

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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Paleo Pumpkin Pie

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  My whole family was in absolute heaven when I created this recipe…a pie you can swoon over, and not feel too guilty about eating!  My daughter exclaimed, “If all my vegetables tasted like this, I wouldn’t even eat my

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

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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Posted in Cookies & Bars, Vegan

Skillet Tamale Pie – Gluten Free

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  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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Posted in Main Dish, Recipes 4 Everyday & Everyone

Crispy Chicken Fingers – Gluten & Egg Free


I am not sure what it is about chicken fingers and nuggets that kids go nuts over, but the vast majority of kids seem to relish in this simple meal!  When we first had to cut out so many foods,

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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie – A Healthy Before School Breakfast


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