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Tessa Simpson
Attended Washington State University
Lives in Hillsboro, OR
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a new recipe for you! A chocolate version of my popular lemon tart version!
It's only fair to share... In my quest to finally create a chocolate version of my ever popular “Hail Merry Knock-Off” series, I finally did it!! I was REALLY craving one of my lemon tarts with the coming of spring….so I killed two birds with one stone! Hail Merry Tarts are delicious raw tarts that […]
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I need to make these stat!!  Last few hours to enter a win a new Blend Tec or other great prizes, loads of winners!!  +Shirley Braden +Andrea Wyckoff 
Tasty Chocolate Hemp Protein Muffins full of those good fats we love for fuel and a healthy dose of fiber! Add cherries, chocolate chips, if you wish.
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Yippeeee!! I'm so happy that you won the +Blendtec in March Muffin Madness!
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Chocolate...but healthy enough to almost be called health food!!  
It's only fair to share... I have been enjoying this cookbook for many months now as I looked for time to write my review!! That means I got to cook lots of recipes, and today I get to share one with you too!! Andrea is a blogger over at Forest & Fauna, formally Betty Rawker. […]
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They ARE good +Ricki Heller! Thanks for sharing!
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LAST DAY!  Get it before it is gone, and please help support me and my time on this blog!  ALL FREE, NO OBLIGATION!
It's only fair to share... This is it! Last chance to get your hands on the greatest FREE bundle of high-quality Paleo resources ever compiled! This is the best free set of tools you can find anywhere on improving your health, achieving a healthy weight without starving yourself, and slaying modern-day nutrition myths for good! […]
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Open with new recipes to inspire and spark creativity!
It's only fair to share... February 3-5th, 2016 Hello and welcome to Allergy-Free Wednesdays (AFW). AFW is a weekly blog hop where folks can share their allergy-free cuisine, gain knowledge about allergy-related topics/issues, and connect with others living or caring for someone with food allergies. Visit previous AFW linky parties for even more delicious ideas! Your hostesses: Me & Nancy@Real Food Allergy Free, Please […]
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We had these for dinner tonight and everyone gobbled them up!!  Thanks +Raia Torn !! #hamburger   #gravy  #rice #glutenfree
Free of gluten, eggs, dairy, and sugar.
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We have made these multiple times, great recipe...see comments for how we kept it entirely paleo and all in my blender!!  +Brianna Hobbs   Today's wholesome after school snack!
Sweet Carrot Zucchini Muffins are gluten-free and low carb. They make a great protein-filled breakfast! You can even top them with cream cheese "frosting."
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I love getting veggies into my kid's foods wherever I can!
Eat your vegetables! We’ve all heard this from our mothers at some point or another and many of us have be known to say it all too often. Well, besides being good for you, vegetables add mois…
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This crust is amazing and made every family member happy tonight!!  And paleo to boot!
Finally! A paleo pizza crust that can pass the New York pizza snob test. Crispy, chewy, air-bubbly. Perfection.
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Another week!!  Come on by!
It's only fair to share... February 17-19th, 2016 Hello and welcome to Allergy-Free Wednesdays (AFW). AFW is a weekly blog hop where folks can share their allergy-free cuisine, gain knowledge about allergy-related topics/issues, and connect with others living or caring for someone with food allergies. Visit previous AFW linky parties for even more delicious ideas! Please read here for the rules and guidelines of […]
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LOVE this round up...so many options no matter what your restrictions and dietary needs!!  +Shirley Braden 
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This deal is too good to pass up, I have downloaded 10 books so far...really awesome stuff 100% free!!  Check it out, only good for a couple more days!
It's only fair to share... This opportunity is too good NOT to pass along to you guys!! By signing up to get daily Paleo deals (think Groupon for Paleo products!), you get a FREE bundle valued at over 1k!! THIS DEAL ENDS FEBRUARY 15th, so HURRY!! 62 e-books, 26 weeks of meal plans, videos, and […]
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Mom to 3, Food Allergy/Real Food Blogger. tessadomesticdiva.com, outdoor enthusiast, gardener, mountain lover
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I tried to have my daughter's birthday party here. Let me list the ways I attempted to communicate with this business: - phone call 1 - left message -phone cal 2 - left a message of a different person's voicemail -phone call 3 - left a message on yet another person's email (i wasn't getting any return calls, so I just kept going down the list of voicemail options. -emailed them through their contact form online -since I visit the space regularly for a bootcamp run by another company, I left a HANDWRITTEN note on their desk asking them to contact me. -I had a friend visiting there for another birthday party, and she ALSO gave them my name and contact info. Would you believe after all this, I did not receive ONE SINGLE CONTACT from them? I didn't. Desperate to get my daughter's birthday wish and party scheduled, I put their phone number on speed dial and kept calling back during their business hours until someone FINALLY answered!! This took three weeks since initially attempting to contact them, and so I was FINALLY put on the schedule a month after my daughter's actual birthday. I was told "The party planner will contact you to finalize the details." No phone call. Then 2 weeks later, I get a phone message asking if I am still interested in a party on the 13th. I immediately call back and leave a message confirming that yes, we are planning on it, INVITATIONS HAVE been sent!! (On a side not, this is where I probably messed up, I should have found a way, albiet I am not sure how since no one was returning my messages, to make TRIPLE sure we were all good) Fast fwd to party day. I am there in the morning for bootcamp, and a coach is on site preparing for a private lesson. I approached him and asked if he would be the coach for the party at 11? He said he had no idea, but that he would double check for me. So he texted someone, and was assured that someone would be there. 11:00. I pull up with boxes of Chipotle catering for the party to find all 10 kids, and their parents standing outside. NO ONE SHOWED UP TO FACILITATE THE PARTY!! And of course, the only phone number goes right to the very voicemails I have already left messages on. After 15 minutes I had to make a decision and we drove all the kids back to my HOUSE for a totally unplanned, unprepared party. And half my food for the food allergic kids was still at Impact as I had brought it there that morning knowing my hands would be full of tacos later. An hour into the party, one of the owners gets a hold of me. She did apologize. I'll give her that. But her only solution/make up gift? "We have an opening at 3:00 if you would like to come in?" This is at 12:45, 15 minutes before the end of the party. Oh sure. These kids have been at my house for almost 2 hours now, the food is eaten, the cake is eaten. Let's have these parents pick up their kids at 1:00 only to turn around 2 hrs later for another go....because no one else has plans in their schedules???!! It was a really silly suggestion. Plus, I knew I would be spending the at least next 2 hours cleaning my house up after a 10+ kid party!! That was the one amend they offered, and I have not heard from them since. The space is great, thus the 2 instead of 1 stars (although it is a bit dirty in the bathrooms and the areas surrounding the floor), but the business side of this was a complete nightmare for me. Completely horrific on so many fronts.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
I purchased a Groupon for 2 weeks here and really enjoyed all the classes I took. I love the small size, and I always left feeling energized, in tune, and sometimes quite sweaty (which kind of surprised this boot camp die-hard!) I would recommend them and will purchase a class pass to drop in at least once a week! Love Jasmine's classes!
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
The quick and tasty food with a conscience is what keeps us coming back. The space is always clean, the food is always good. Several of my online to go orders have been messed up, so I have learned to check before I leave...and they are always gracious and apologetic. Hopefully they will iron out the kinks!
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
I have never had a more frustrating experience. After having swollen glands/thyroid for over month I decided to get checked out, I was overdue for a physical anyways. I got childcare for 2 of my 3 children, woke my son up early from his nap and went in. I had to wait almost an HOUR to see the dr (mind you, I was the ONLY person in the waiting room the entire time I was there), after I I told them I needed to leave soon, my childcare was ending. Dr races in rushes through a super brief discussion with me...5 minutes, I have to leave. I was hoping it was a fluke, signed up for patient portal as they suggested, sent a LENGTHILY email with loads of questions that I had since I did not get the time to ask them in my appt. BUT I NEVER heard back. Then 4 or five months later, I get a $300 bill. Of course I am wondering what in the heck I am being charged for. No one has yet to answer any of my questions, even when it was brought to their attention. No one knows why my email was not answered. I am on call #4 now to try and resolve this bill, and still no response from dr. (UPDATE: She reduced the bill by 30%, but I am still out over $200 for this experience...one i have invested more time in than her) The whole experience has been a HUGE waste of time for me and so utterly frustrating. I wanted to like this dr.....I needed to establish a relationship with a dr besides my midwives since I am now past that part of my life. The reviews look promising, but I have been totally disappointed.
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reviewed a year ago
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I have been very happy with Learning Years. My son is 5 and is in their preschool program, he had attended two other preschools where circumstances changed, so we needed to find a new school quickly at the end of the summer. I toured over 10 local schools...they all had roughly the same prices. But none gave me to good vibes like THIS Learning Years did. This is my third child, and I was school teacher...so I feel like I am a hard customer. I wanted a space that was warm, welcoming, not too uptight, and full of creativity. I did not want a super rigid educational curriculum like some schools pushed, but I still wanted him learning and being exposed to new things and having lots of opportunity for social growth. My child has multiple food allergies, and they have ALWAYS been super accommodating and understanding. They have worked with me every step of the way. I would recommend this place to anyone, we have been very happy here.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
We absolutely love this place. We come with our 3 kids and get the gluten free pizzas. Service is always good, we always get our food quickly, and we LOVE it! So great to customize to your own tastes with so many great toppings to choose from. We leave spending $26, which for an allergy family of 5 is unheard of! We love love the super thin crusts....pizza without the giant carbo load!
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Over the last 15+ years I have purchased over 10 appliances from Hutchins.While I still shop around every time i need to get a new appliance, I always come back to Hutchins. They meet and beat prices, bend over backwards to help me out, are courteous. I recommend them to everyone..no need to shop at a big box store (and their infinite number of clueless sales people) when you can get a small business service for equally as good of prices!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago