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

Paleo Roasted Squash Slices


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

Pumpkin Blondies- Gluten Free & Vegan

Pumpkin Blondies - Gluten Free & Vegan-6432

Tis the season for all things pumpkin!!  My family (especially me) gets giddy with all the orange orbs I am pulling form the garden.  You can frequently find cookie sheets full of various pumpkins and winter squashes baking away in

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Posted in Cookies & Bars, Vegan

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie – A Healthy Before School Breakfast


With the start of school just around the corner (or here), finding some quick super nutritious breakfast options is forefront on many mom’s minds. Breakfast is so important as a foundation for building a successful learner! Smoothies are a great way

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Posted in Breakfast, Grain Free/Paleo, Recipes 4 Everyday & Everyone, Smoothies/Drinks, Vegan

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

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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Posted in Breakfast, 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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