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Gluten Free Vegan Banana Blondies



I love having nourishing snacks on hand for kiddos so they fill their bodies with things the provide real nutrition and health benefits.  Of course, they have to like they way something tastes to make it happen, and these gluten free and vegan blondies fit the bill. … Read more

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Paleo AIP Strawberries & Cream Popsicles

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Probably one of the easiest treats you will ever whip up…and with stunning results!

We simply adore this creamy popsicle…when dessert is THIS easy, there are no excuses!  All of my kids love this recipe!  Totally allergy friendly, and optional nutritional boosts for those who want them!… Read more

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Paleo Chocolate Cherry Cream Smoothie

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Smoothies are a busy mom’s best friend.  They are also a life saver when it comes to getting LOADS of nutrients into our picky kiddos.

My 3rd child has pushed me further than I ever thought I could be when it comes to the finickiness of most children’s palates.  … Read more

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Raspberry Streusel Muffins – Gluten Free

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These muffins were an instant hit with my kiddos.  They slicked up the whole batch before I was able to snap a picture!!  While we have chosen raspberries…any berry will work well in this muffin!

We imagined these would be a perfect muffin to greet mom with on Mother’s Day morning.… Read more

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Gluten Free & Vegan Empañadas or Hand-Pies

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I am not sure when I figured out that kids love almost anything in a pocket.  It’s novel, it’s cute.

Lately, my son has been totally obsessed with my Homemade Gluten Free Cereal Bars, and since we have been making them frequently, there have been many instances when I have had a touch of dough left.  … Read more

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

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Leftover Oatmeal Pancakes w- Walnut Butter - Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free Option-7389

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 on making it allergy friendly. … Read more

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Fudgey Brownie Bites – Paleo, Nut Free, Egg Free

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Paleo Brownie Bites - Nut & Egg Free-7422Here 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 a convenient and packable form. … Read more

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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 restriction.… Read more

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

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Gluten Free Egg Free Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls w-A Caramel Glaze-7108My 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 I didn’t realize how unfair THAT deal was for my mom…she did ALL the making, I just took orders and delivered to lots of happy customers! … Read more

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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 of “squirting” dough through the press in an infinite number of designs!… Read more

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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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