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

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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

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Posted in Breakfast, Recipes 4 Everyday & Everyone, Vegan

Fudgey Brownie Bites – Paleo, Nut Free, Egg Free

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  Here 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

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Posted in Cookies & Bars, Grain Free/Paleo, Vegan

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

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Brown Rice Crisps: Gluten Free & Vegan ‘Wheat’ Thins

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  I had the hardest time with crackers.  They are a great snack, but store bought ones are either: super duper expensive ($8 a box, ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!) not very tasty containing something my son can’t eat (which seems

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

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

How to Roast a Spaghetti Squash – Perfectly

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  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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Pumpkin Blondies- Gluten Free & Vegan

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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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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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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
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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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