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Creamy Paleo Pumpkin Soup – Dairy Free

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A lovely, creamy soup to warm you up on any cool Fall day. It took me awhile to find the perfect pumpkin soup, I tried loads of variations. The key to any good pumpkin soup is the pumpkin you are

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Posted in Grain Free/Paleo, Main Dish, Recipes 4 Everyday & Everyone, Soups, Vegan

One Healthy Chocolate Cake – Gluten Free & Vegan

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This has quickly become a favorite cake in our household.  Be it for a healthier after school snack, or slathered in some frosting for a birthday cake treat. In fact we did that recently for my son’s birthday, and all

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Paleo Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (Nut Free)

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    Perfect timing for Fall!  I have been using this recipe since last Winter and never got around to posting it in time for the season. I tried more pumpkin pie smoothie recipes than I can count until I

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

Soft Pumpkin Cookies – Gluten Free & Vegan

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  Anyone who has followed me for any length of time knows how much we adore pumpkin in all of it forms.  When the Fall rolls around, we have a veritable pumpkin frenzy!  I madly bake up all our garden’s

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Posted in Cookies & Bars, Vegan

Pumpkin Bars w/ Caramel Frosting – Gluten Free & Vegan

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  With the kick off of the Fall season looming ever nearer, I baked up the first of my winter squash/pumpkins.  Have you ever tried fresh pumpkin puree?  The flavor is so mild and sweet compared to the strong canned

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Posted in Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Vegan

Vegan Chocolate Truffles by Ali Larter

Vegan Truffle Balls w/ Paleo Option

Today’s recipe comes to you via Ali Larter, author of a new and upcoming book, Kitchen Revelry. Many of you may know her in a completely different capacity: actress extraordinaire!  My favorite roll of her was in the now gone

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies – Gluten Free & Vegan

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  Here is another recipe I worked and tinkered with for quite awhile.  Although it was good every time, I wanted to to achieve a dense cookie texture.  I knew I needed to lose as much of the moisture as

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Blender Zucchini Chocolate Chip Pancakes -Gluten Free & Vegan

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Nothing better than a recipe you can compile all within the convenience of your blender or food processor!  These were born of a desire to use up more my garden’s zucchini.  And since my kids are OBSESSED with pancakes and

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Gluten Free, Vegan, & Ultra Moist!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - GF & Vegan

  I love oatmeal cookies for their wholesome profile. I struggled finding a recipe that I was pleased with, so I played around with this recipe for awhile. These cookies are not overly sweet and have a soft, moist crumb

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SuperSeedz: A New Nut Free/Paleo Snack on the Market!

I am loving my SuperSeedz!!  It is always fun to discover new and delicious snacks that I can afford AND eat!  Kathy’s Kitchen has put out a whopping 7 flavors of these perfect snackers: pumpkin seeds at their finest! There

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Posted in Grain Free/Paleo, Miscellaneous, 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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