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Paleo Dark Chocolate Granola w/ Berries

Paleo Dark Chocolate Granola w/ Berries

I have made this recipe SO many times, I knew that I was long overdue in sharing it with you.  It is so incredibly delicious, the perfect marriage of dark chocolate and tart berries, all in a healthy Paleo, GAPS

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Posted in Breakfast, Grain Free/Paleo, Snacks, Vegan

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

Healthier Zucchini Bread – Gluten Free & Vegan

Healthy Zucchini Bread- Gluten Free & Vegan

With so many zucchinis spurting forth from my garden, I needed to create zucchini bread recipe, I am long overdo!  Sometimes you get lucky the very first go around, and this time, I did! Ultra moist and fragrant with a

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Posted in Breads & Muffins, Snacks, Vegan

Real-Food Hot Nacho Cheese Sauce – Dairy & Gluten Free

Real Food Nacho Cheese Sauce - Gluten Free, Dairy Free

A couple of times in her short life, my daughter had the ‘pleasure’ of partaking in one this country’s nastiest creations: powdered,  fake nacho cheese sauce.  When I tried to explain how it was made and why it was something

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Posted in Appetizers, Snacks, Vegan

10 Days of Gluten Free – Dips & Spreads For a Lunchbox

Thank you to Linda @ Gluten Free Homemaker for putting together such a great event!  Linda has pooled together 10 experts who each have chosen an area to focus on for daily, brief tips relating to starting or maintaining a

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Posted in 10 Days of Gluten Free, Grain Free/Paleo, Snacks

10 Days of Gluten Free: Stocking Up & Healthy Oatmeal Snack Cookies

Healthy Oatmeal Snack Cookies - Gluten Free & Vegan

In celebration of Celiac Awareness Month, Linda @ Gluten Free Homemaker  has put together a great event full of resources!  Linda has pooled together 10 experts who each have chosen an area to focus on for daily, brief tips relating

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Posted in 10 Days of Gluten Free, Breakfast, Cookies & Bars, Recipes 4 Everyday & Everyone, Snacks, Vegan

Dark Chocolate Brownies – Flourless & Vegan

Dark Chocolate Brownies - Flourless & Vegan

I have seen more recipes with black beans baked into luscious chocolate treats than I can shake a stick at.  This is not an original idea, by a long stretch!  But every time I make these, everyone always wants the

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Posted in Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Grain Free/Paleo, Recipes 4 Everyday & Everyone, Snacks, Vegan

Paleo Smoked Turkey & Crunchy Vegetable Salad

Paleo Smoked Turkey & Crunchy Vegetable Tapenade

Call it an appetizer  Call it an awesome dip or salad.  Call it whatever you want.  This recipe is so refreshing and perfect for a snack or a lunch. Fresh vibrant vegetables set off by a bright lemon dressing. This

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

Cold Artichoke Dip w/ Homemade Garlic Crostinis

Cold Artichoke Dip w/ Garlic Crostinis - Gluten Free & Paleo

While I haven’t given you a traditional hot artichoke dip yet, this dip is just as delicious and heart healthy!  I love how a few simple ingredients can marry and create something so divine.  This tapenade has an Italian flare,

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

Double Chocolate Muffins or Cupcakes- Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Vegan

Double Chocolate Muffins/Cupcakes - Gluen Free & Vegan

  These muffins are low enough in sugar that they make a great healthy snack, but are so delicious they could be passed off as a chocolate cupcake- only 6 grams of sugar per large muffin, or about 30 calories

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Posted in Breads & Muffins, Snacks, 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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