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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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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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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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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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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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Easy No-Peel Creamy Applesauce

Easy, Creamy No Peel Applesauce

I have always loved making my own applesauce..but it was such a time consuming adventure removing ALL THOSE PEELS!  Not anymore! Let me introduce you to the easiest applesauce ever: no peeling, AND the fiber of the peel is blended

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

Paleo 5 Minute Muffins – High Protein, Grain Free, Sugar Free!

5 Minute Paleo Muffins - Banana Chocolate Chip-4920

This post was shared on Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten Free over at And Love It Too.  Sunny’s theme this month was Paleo Travel Foods!! Here we have a grain free, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free….well pretty much free of everything except

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10 Super Smoothies: A Roundup!

Creamy Nutty Berry Smoothie Smoothies are an excellent way to get so many healthy foods into your body all at once.  With the christening of my new Blendtec, I have been just a bitmanic in my smoothie creations.  Lately I

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Posted in Breakfast, Grain Free/Paleo, Smoothies/Drinks, 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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