Chia Chocolate Pudding Pie (paleo, GF)

chia-chocolate-pudding-paleo-perchancetocook-9I’ve always preferred chocolate pudding pie over pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. Maybe I just haven’t tasted that many great pumpkin pies, or maybe I am too much of a chocolate person, but the combination of chocolate pudding + pie crust + chocolate chips is just a winner in my book.  Continue reading

Healthy Holiday Cranberry Sauce (paleo, GF) + 5 Paleo Thanksgiving Side Dish Ideas

healthy-holiday-cranberry-sauce-paleo-perchancetocook-5I can’t believe Thanksgiving is around the corner! I feel like I have so much to do and not enough time to do it. I still have to shop for Christmas presents, figure out holiday plans… basically it’s a a never-ending list. Despite it all, I do have to admit that I love the craziness that entails the holiday season. The best part, to me, is family time AND, of course, the food!

Thanksgiving always takes the cake in the food department. It is a beautiful feast– full of fantastic home cooking, which tends to be very time consuming. I have found that the key to tackling Thanksgiving is making some things in advance, like this Healthy Holiday Cranberry Sauce, for example. Continue reading

Chocolate Caramel Cookies (Paleo Rolo Cookies, GF)

Chocolate-Caramel-Cookies-paleo-perchancetocook-14I love when kitchen experiments work out. It’s such a rush! Getting inspired by a random thought, craving, or suggestion and then trying to turn that idea into a reality is so much fun for me.

I particularly love getting ideas from your comments. Hearing how you tweaked things, what you liked, or what you didn’t like, helps me with future recipes and keeps my inspiration going! Continue reading

Carrot, Broccoli, Pine Nut and Goat Cheese Quiche with a Sweet Potato Crust (Paleo friendly, GF)

carrot-quiche-paleo-perchancetocook-6Carrot, Broccoli, Pine Nut and Goat Cheese Quiche with a Sweet Potato Crust… that was a mouthful! And an amazingly delicious one at that. This quiche has to be one of the best recipes that I have made in a long long time. Everything from the complimentary nutmeg, goat cheese and carrot flavors… to the sweet potato crust texture was just perfect!

Add a fresh salad to your plate and you’ve got the ultimate healthy meal with a French flair. It’s honestly so good, you’ll be done with your first slice and onto your second before you can even say “Carrot, Broccoli, Pine Nut and Goat Cheese Quiche with a Sweet Potato Crust.” Continue reading

Easy Paleo Pumpkin Mousse (GF)

paleo-pumpkin-mousse-perchancetocookI’ve been on quite the pumpkin kick lately (if you couldn’t tell from my last few posts). I blame November… and Fall.. and the color orange.

I normally don’t even like the color orange but once Fall rolls around, I just want to be surrounded by shades of orange and red!And I do have to say that this Paleo Pumpkin Mousse fits right in with my Fall color mood! Continue reading

Creamy Pumpkin Pie Pulled Chicken (paleo, GF)

Creamy-Pumpkin-Pie-Pulled-Chicken-perchancetocook-2I have a problem, I think. I keep trying to make chicken influenced by my favorite pies. I’ve made Key Lime Pie Chicken, Key Lime Pie Pulled Chicken and now this Creamy Pumpkin Pie Pulled Chicken.

I guess it’s not really a problem if it turns out to be delicious! This pulled chicken is creamy, sweet, and pumpkiny. It’s creamy tasting without actually being creamy in texture and it tastes good on pretty much anything! Continue reading

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Processed! Caramel Fondant (Paleo, GF, dairy-free)

caramel-fondant-perchancetocook-9Now this is what my Halloween dreams are made of. Caramel Chocolate Fondant.

The ultimate paleo, gluten-free, clean Halloween treat. Who needs candy, when you have a warm ooey gooey melted chocolate fondant full of oozing caramel at your fingertips? Continue reading

Sweet Potato Salad Niçoise (paleo, GF)

Sweet-Potato-Salad-Niçoise-paleo-perchancetocook-5I’ve always love, love, loved Salad Niçoise. It’s fresh, it’s filling and it’s delicious. It reminds me of so many nice things… France, gardens, and my family. My mom makes an amazing version of this salad, much like this one, but made with white potatoes and it’s fantastically delicious. I had not attempted to paleo-ize her salad until recently and I loved the result so much that I ate it three times in one week! Continue reading