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Homemade from Scratch Green Bean Casserole – NO CANS! Paleo & Gluten Free

Homemade Green Bean Casserrole- NO CANS!  Gluten Free & Dairy Free-6983

Green bean casserole was one my very favorites growing up.  When our focus on eating turned allergy friendly and real food based…I knew this was a casserole I had to reinvent for our holiday celebrations. I was shocked at how

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How to Roast a Spaghetti Squash – Perfectly

How to Roast a Spaghetti Squash - Perfectly-6857

  I am here to teach the best way to roast a spaghetti squash.  It wasn’t until three years ago I discovered this little gem of a squash…and I was supper eager to try it as a replacement to noodles.

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Paleo Roasted Squash Slices

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    This is a great side dish that comes together quickly and has everyone who has tried it swooning!  It tastes buttery, and almost cheesy….even though there is no cheese. I have even enjoyed it as a nest underneath

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Best Darn Pot of Beans EVER – Homestyle Pinto Beans w/ a Pressure Cooker Option

Best Darn Pot of Beans Ever - Homestyle Pinto Beans w- a Pressure Cooker Opt-4889

I never thought I could love beans so much. I mean, it is a pot of beans, how special could it be? But every single time I make these beans (Teacher-Appreciation week, parties, for the family & neighbors) people go

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Vegan Kale Pesto & Crazy For Kale Launch Party!

Vegan Kale Pesto - Paleo

Today marks the official launch of Hallie (from Daily Bites) new eBook, Crazy for Kale.  I was more than excited to participate in this fun party to celebrate a cookbook devoted entirely to one of my very favorite vegetables” KALE!!!! 

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Posted in Appetizers, Grain Free/Paleo, Main Dish, Recipes 4 Everyday & Everyone, Sides & Salads, Vegan

Hearty Mixed Green Salad w/ a Cranberry Vinaigrette

Hearty Green Salad w/ a Cranbeery Vinaigrette

     Sweet, tart, crunchy, and creamy.  A salad with all my favorites!  With the new year, we are all tightening our resolve, and my family is  no different.  Salads like these always make it easier to get your greens in,

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Crispy Paleo Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Paleo Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries have always been a favorite of mine.  I have made more versions than I can shake a stick at, and let me tell you…regardless of the ingredients, it is the technique that has proven the key.  I

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Homemade Sunflower Seed Butter, Extra Creamy

Homemade Extra Creamy Sunflower Seed Butter

  You may be thinking to yourself, “Really Tess?!  Make my own sunflower seed butter?!  As if I would go to the hassle to do THAT!!” Well let me convince you. This requires no special skills. It is done in

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Perfect Crispy Bacon – The Easy Way!

Crispy Bacon - The Easy Way

  It never occurred to me that most people didn’t cook bacon this way.  This is THE only way I have cooked my bacon for so long, I have learned to take it for granted!  I love this method for

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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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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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