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Grain Free Paleo Green Bean Casserole {paleo + vegan}

Being from the midwest, green bean casserole was always a very big part of our Thanksgiving spread. Right up there with my grandma’s famous layered raspberry jello whipped cream dessert 😉 Okay, so the times have changed and what fills our plates on Thanksgiving has changed with it, but there are some dishes that I refuse to say goodbye to. And so, healthier paleo-friendly and vegan versions are made! Top of that list? This grain free paleo green bean casserole. It’s insanely delicious, vegan friendly, and free of all the junky ingredients that are usually in this famous casserole.

Grain free paleo vegan friendly green bean casserole! Made with all the same comforting flavors that you love in the classic casserole, with ingredients that you can feel good about.
 
This was on last years menu as well, but I didn’t have the recipe fully developed, and so I hung onto it just waiting for this year’s festivities.

Green bean casserole can be a challenging casserole to make gluten free / paleo / vegan since most cream of mushroom soups (the standard base of green bean casserole) are thickened with cream and and flour. Not so paleo or vegan friendly…

But in the name of eating clean AND enjoying every minute of it I think it’s worth re-working this classic dish. Especially during this time of year when the struggle to eat for you health and enjoy shared meals is so real.

This green bean casserole is here to tell you that you can both indulge in your favorite dishes and stay on track with your health and well-being

 

Grain free paleo vegan friendly green bean casserole! Made with all the same comforting flavors that you love in the classic casserole, with ingredients that you can feel good about.

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Creamy Dairy Free Pumpkin Turkey Chili {paleo + dairy free}

Ahhh I’VE MISSED YOU! How did we go from rocking it out with easy dairy free cauliflower mac and cheese last week to not talking until now?! It’s my bad, I know. Somewhere in between travel and catching the worst head cold I’ve had in forever I just sort of lost some traction.

It happens, sometimes.

The season change struggle is real.

But it’s nothing we can’t fix with some creamy pumpkin turkey chili. Don’t ya think?

This creamy dairy free pumpkin turkey chili is a dream! Easy to make, dairy free, incredibly healthy and delicious!

 

I’ve been thinking about making this soup for a very long time. Dreaming of it’s creamy, cozy pumpkin perfection. And last week, mid-cold, post vacation vibes, it was time to bring it to our dinner table.

And it it was literally perfect. 

Like a so-totally-november-I-can’t-believe-it’s-already-snowing-luscious gift to ourselves. Because we all know the power of coming home to a delicious bowl of soup when the temperature starts to drop and changing leaves turn into falling flakes. I know Seattle might be a little ahead of other parts of the country on this one but I know you still feel me.

Soup = the best part about cold weather. Especially when it involves pumpkin.

This creamy dairy free pumpkin turkey chili is a dream! Easy to make, dairy free, incredibly healthy and delicious!

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The Ultimate Bunless Burger {paleo + gluten free}

The ultimate bunless burger! For those nights when you just NEED a burger in your life. Paleo, guilt free, and super satisfying.

I mean, how excited would you be about dinner tonight if this ⬆️ is what you were coming home to?

Especially if it’s as easy as forming some patties, seasoning them, searing them and loading them up with your favorite toppings.

The ultimate bunless burger! For those nights when you just NEED a burger in your life. Paleo, guilt free, and super satisfying.

There’s something about a burger that is so dang comforting and familiar. Perfect October food. Especially when the rain is coming down like it has been in Seattle. Gray skies are in full effect around here.

I have to say – I reaaaally really missed burgers when I gave up gluten and transitioned to a mostly paleo diet.

Obviously there’s gluten free (and even grain free) bun options out there for those who can no longer enjoy fluffy brioche rolls – (😭 yes I do still mourn the loss of these foods from time to time! I think that’s perfectly okay, and even healthy. Recognizing the weight of the thing that you’re giving up for health benefits has the ability to further strengthen your resolve and commitment to your positive lifestyle choices! They definitely have the ability to exist simultaneously and work in direct relation to each other), but it did take me awhile to find the same joy in them as I used to find in a classic OG burger.

Occasionally I do splurge in the gluten free bread option for a burger, but more often than not, I choose the bunless or lettuce wrapped option. I just FEEL better when I don’t have all those carbs added to an already indulgent meal.

This ultimate bunless burger = all the flavors of a classic burger and none of that heavy stomach feeling that can really weigh you down

 

AKA a guilt free win/win.

And now I’m here to tell you that this bunless burger will rescue you from any remaining bun-missing feels.

And that you can easily make it at home.

And that I SWEAR you won’t even think about what’s missing when you cut that first bite of this ultimate bunless burger, runny egg yolk and all.

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