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Tessa Simpson
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Lives in Hillsboro, OR
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Another week for me to find even more goodness to feed my family!  Every week I find at least one new thing to feed my family!!  Can't wait to try these cookies!  +Heather Resler 
It's only fair to share... August 5th-7th 2015 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…Read more ›
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open for submissions...this week lets find some summer goodness!
It's only fair to share... July 29-31st  2015 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…Read more ›
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Just had this for dinner...simply delicious!  A great combo of smoky, sweet, and savory! +Debra Worth 
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Looks amazing!!
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Part II of our saga and our progress!
It's only fair to share... In part I of this story, I detailed our food allergy struggles over the last 4 years.  I talked briefly about all of the medical professionals we worked with to try and heal my son.…Read more ›
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I have been wanting to write our progress report for sometime.  For years we have known our son COULD heal but were unsuccessful with everything we tried.  The last few years have been tough, but we are finally getting somewhere.  Please stop by read our story, and share your own!  
It's only fair to share...  Like a pipe dream that has been just out of reach for us for 4+ years.  Healing from food allergies? This blog was born almost 4 years ago when my son’s multiple  food allergies became…Read more ›
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A fun new recipe for you all!
It's only fair to share...  Cassava flour.  The new paleo flour on the block.  It’s deceiving…because tapioca flour comes from cassava root…but it is totally different.  Tapioca flour is the STARCH only.  Cassava flour uses the whole root, so the…Read more ›
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A new recipe to use up the zucchini making its appearance in droves in our gardens and markets!
It's only fair to share... One of my very favorite ways to enjoy the plethora of zucchini that comes from my garden!!  With just a few simple ingredients, this humble veggie is transformed. Zucchini is so versatile and has a…Read more ›
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Feels good to be a part of such a rich community.  I missed it...and blogging!!  xo
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looks yummy...a good hiking snack!
A friend of mine recently introduced me to these treats from Real House Mom. She is so good and always trying to find me gluten free treats that when she presented these to me and told me there was peanut butter in them I did...
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My third and final installment....
It's only fair to share...  Thanks for sticking with me on this.  You learned all about our struggles in Part I.  In Part II you learned how we stumbled onto two key professionals that have helped us finally start the…Read more ›
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Open for new submissions!  Please stop by and join us!
It's only fair to share... June 24th-26th 2015 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…Read more ›
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A favorite treat featured over @All Gluten Free Desserts +Shirley Braden , thank you!  Take advantage of all the fresh berries coming our way!
What a find! Use your fresh strawberries to make this Paleo Strawberry-Almond Coffee Cake. Gluten free, grain free, dairy free & vegetarian--it will please many!
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Thank you for creating such wonderful recipes that I can feature on http://allglutenfreedesserts.com, +Tessa Simpson!
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This is a reader favorite and always gets great reviews!
Tessa shows that you that it only takes a few quality ingredients to make healthy gluten free, paleo & vegan Mounds bars. You'll never want store-bought again!
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Oh good!!! Options are really limited with no coconut.:-)
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    Elementary Education, Spanish, 1994 - 1998
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Mom to 3, Food Allergy/Real Food Blogger. tessadomesticdiva.com, outdoor enthusiast, gardener, mountain lover
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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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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!
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I think Dr Thomas is open minded and know a lot about food allergies and food allergy testing. I appreciate that he considers this approach and other supplements before throwing pharmaceuticals at you. Not many MDs can say the same thing. Great bedside manner, office visits run on time, which I also appreciate!
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My favorite sushi place of all time. Authentic, quaint atmosphere, excellent food!
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Professional, on time, and work was done very well! Communication was great too. They cleaned and stained an existing fence.
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nice atmosphere, loved all the allergy-friendly fare. I also appreciated that that the vast majority of things were made from scratch. The hamburgers (I had a turkey, daughter had beef) were exceptionally moist and flavorful...really, really good! Loved the air baked french fries too..excellent, and SO much better than all the nasty oils most fries are cooked in.
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Great little park...BUT...because it is small and there are so few attractions, do yourself a favor and do not go during a peak/busy time. The highlight by far is all the waterslides, and on busy days you wait an hour (or more) for a ride. Makes this place a huge waste of money and time on busy days. One can only do so much wave pool and kid play structure!
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