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    Thrive Free is dedicated to building a destination portal designed for the many millions of us who suffer from varying degrees of food allergies. From gluten, dairy, grains, eggs, nuts and more, food based allergies affect more than 50 million people, most of whom are unaware they even have a problem with food. Our mission is to provide general information related to food allergies and sensitivities and help guide you to more detailed resources for help. We intend to have the most robust recipe and shopping sections, helping you browse and shop for items that suit your unique needs, and eventually to launch a restaurant section where you can search local restaurants that support allergy-free dining options.

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Paleo curried shrimp and spinach

I ran across this recipe today and it sounded so good that I made it for dinner tonight; it was a hit with both myself and my son (yay!) I added some mushrooms in with the onions while sautéing (I’m a BIG fan of sautéed mushrooms) so when it came to the point of blending the onions and mushrooms mixture I … Continue reading

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Steve’s Original Paleokit

I haven’t posted in a while; been busy with my son’s sports schedule, work and life in general, but I ran across this today and wanted to share it! For those of you who are also trying to live the Paleo way, you may have noticed that it requires  a bit of prepping to have … Continue reading

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Gluten-free Chicken Tenders

These tasty gluten and grain free chicken tenders came from a recipe I found on Marksdailyapple and are super easy to make. They’re a great alternative for kids, and perfect to use atop a salad when you’re craving a bit of a salty/crunchy treat. Plus they’re perfect to pair with an asian-inspired or spicy-fruit dipping sauce (think … Continue reading

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BEATS – Bacon, egg, avocado & tomato salad

This is a quick and easy recipe for a side dish that I love to pair with meats and fish. It’s similar to the old-school wedge salads but doesn’t have all the fatty and high calorie badness from the Blue Cheese dressing, though it has the same creamy texture thanks to the avocado. And if you’re like us, you … Continue reading

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Paleo Jambalaya

This recipe was sent to me from a friend (thanks Kristy!) who said it was delish and easy to make. We’ll be testing it this weekend, but wanted to share in anticipation so I can follow up next week with a review. Enjoy!                  Paleo-friendly Jambalaya (submitted by Kristy Chadderdon) … Continue reading

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Carrot, kale, apple and ginger protein smoothie

I know many people who have a hard time eating breakfast in the morning, and though I’ve never ben one of those people, I understand why it’s hard to imagine eating a full meal first thing. So, as I changed up my daily breakfast routine today I thought it might be a good option for those of … Continue reading

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Pollo al mattone: Chicken under a brick

Some dinner inspiration, thanks to Michael Lomonaco of Porter House New York. It requires a bit of prepping as it  calls for soaking the chicken overnight, but as one of my favorite dishes, I plan to give this one a shot this weekend! As a Primal Blueprint diet devotee, I turn to chicken several times a … Continue reading

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Apple, carrot & ginger juice

Thanks to a recent gift from my parents, the fam and I are enjoying some delicious fresh juice on our new Jack LaLanne juicer.  Jack Lalanne was known for his incredible health and endurance and was one of the early pioneers of the benefits of exercising, eating right, and yes, juicing. He’s famous for swimming 1 1/2 miles in … Continue reading

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