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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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Paleo Raspberry or Strawberry Ice Cream w/ Chocolate Sauce


Some of you may or may not know, but I have been a contributing writer over the The Happy Housewife for some months now.  And since my blogging schedule has screeched to a halt with the craziness of summer and

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Posted in Dessert, Vegan

Gooey S’Mores Blondies – Gluten Free & Vegan

Gooey S'mores Blondies - Gluten Free & Vegan (1 of 1)

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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Posted in Cookies & Bars, Vegan

Cranberry Orange (Blender) Coffee Cake – Gluten Free & Vegan

Gluten Free & Vegan Blender Coffee Cake - Cranberry & Orange-5683

An amazing coffee cake that is just moist with a perfect crumb.  And all in your blender?  Yup!  (Don’t worry, if you do not have a high powered blender, you can still make this!) I saw a recipe via the

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Posted in Breads & Muffins, Breakfast, Vegan

Paleo Chocolate Raspberry Tart & The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook #Giveaway

Paleo Chocolate Raspberry Tart (1 of 1)

We have another home run folks!! The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, 3rd Edition is out and better than ever!  (To win your own copy, go the bottom!) It is THE bible of anyone trying to use food to feel well.

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Posted in Dessert, Grain Free/Paleo, Reviews & Giveaways, Vegan

Paleo Banana Bread – Egg & Nut Free

Paleo, Egg Free, Nut Free Banana Bread Muffins-5560

  I am very excited to share this recipe with you all!  I have made it more times than I can count, but each time the muffins get scarfed down so quickly, I don’t get a picture in!  I plan

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Posted in Breads & Muffins, Grain Free/Paleo, Snacks, Vegan

Homemade Hamburger Helper Beef Noodle Skillet – Gluten & Dairy Free

Homemade Hamburger Helper Beef Noodle Skillet - Gluten & Dairy Free-5047

As a mom, I absolutely ADORE one pot (or skillet) meals!  They are convenient and super easy to clean up. As a child, I loved all the variations of Hamburger Helper…but today the frightening ingredient list means even withOUT allergies,

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Gluten Free ‘Cream of NOT Wheat’ Hot Cereal

Gluten Free Cream of NOT Wheat Cereal

  I finally figured it out.  I have made several gluten free hot cereals…but none closely resembled the cream of wheat I remember so fondly from my youth. Then we figured out that oats were out too (grrr!!), and so

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Green Mango Smoothie – Paleo, Nut Free, Full Meal

Green Mango Smoothie - Pale, Nut Free, Whole 30-5255

  Another smoothie brainstorm to keep my son nourished and satisfied! Lemon is a great ingredient to have on hand when using leafy greens: it cuts their bitterness and hides them nicely so it does not feel like you are

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Paleo Mango Lime Kombucha Smoothie/Ice Cream

Mango, Lime & Kombucha Smoothie - Paleo, Nut Free, Whole 30-5283

This one of those times when the stars align and BAM!  Magic happens. I have been relying very heavily on smoothies for my son for his best dose of nutrient dense foods…this means one meal a day is frequently a

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Posted in 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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