Paleo German Chocolate Cake

paleo-german-chocolate-cake-perchancetocook-4This happened…about two weeks ago actually. I’ve been meaning to post this recipe, but I was out of commission for the past week. I’m hoping to be back to cooking and experimenting in the kitchen soon, but until then this Paleo German Chocolate Cake recipe should suffice.

This cake is soo good! Moist chocolate cake frosted in a rich caramel coconut sauce, why have I never made this before?! Normal german chocolate cake has pecans in it, but since I am allergic to them, I made it sans-pecans. And it was deliciously wonderful! So wonderful, that I forgot that it was Paleo.  Continue reading

Paleo Caramel Sauce

paleo-caramel-sauce-perchancetocook-8Rich buttery caramel sauce made without butter? Or sugar? And that is non-processed? I didn’t think it was possible, but it is!

All you need is maple syrup, coconut cream, coconut butter, salt and vanilla. It is so easy and simple, and so multi-purpose, that there is no reason not to make this! Continue reading

Smoked Salmon Quinoa with Cream Sauce (paleo friendly)

smoked-salmon-quinoa-cream-perchancetocook-3If you like creamy salmon pasta dishes, you will like this. Smoked salmon, creamy garlic white sauce, spinach, and quinoa are all tossed together creating a lighter and healthier version of the classic smoked salmon and cream pasta dishes. This was such a quick and easy meal for me to put together, that I almost feel guilty posting it. It was just soo good that I needed to share it. You can never have too many paleo dinner options!

As you noticed, this is a “paleo friendly” meal. The smoked salmon and the creamed spinach are paleo, but the quinoa is paleo friendly. Feel free to replace the quinoa with spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles or an assortment of grilled vegetables to make it completely paleo. Continue reading

Creamed Spinach (paleo)

creamed-spinach-perchancetocook-1I bought a huge pack of baby spinach at Costco in the hopes that I would have salad all week. I normally try to plan out my dinner and lunch meals in advance so that I don’t waste food, but for some reason I always forget about the salad sitting in the fridge. So this time, rather than waste it, I decided to cook ALL of it at once.

And I decided to make something comforting. Creamed spinach to be exact. This Creamed Spinach is a rich dish that tastes great with grilled chicken, salmon, steak or even mixed into quinoa. Luxurious non-processed comfort food at it’s best. Continue reading

Raspberry Pancakes (paleo)

Raspberry- Pancakes-paleo-perchancetcook-6Pancakes. Of all the recipes or foods that I attempt to paleo-ize, pancakes have been the most difficult for me. I’m not sure if it is the almond flour, or the coconut milk, but it has been quite tricky to make a good old non-processed pancake. I have attempted to make paleo pancakes maybe 11 times! I was about to give up, well actually, I did give up, but I was really in the mood for pancakes this weekend, so I decided to try one more time.

I’m glad that I did because these were great. This recipe is the first paleo pancake recipe that actually has made me say, “these are good!” Continue reading

Mediterranean Hummus (paleo)

Mediterranean-Hummus-paleo-perchancetocook-9I’ve been needing a snack and appetizer makeover. I often overlook them because I focus so much time cooking or preparing for the main meal. So I decided that it’s time to spice things up! This Mediterranean Hummus was exactly what has been missing in my paleo life.

It really tastes like hummus, and not just regular hummus, a wonderfully flavored roasted veggie one. Roasted peppers, cauliflower, and eggplant are seasoned with tahini sauce, lemon juice, cumin, olive oil and garlic and blended together to create a rich, creamy, and thick hummus alternative.  Continue reading

Key Lime Pie Popsicles (paleo)

key-lime-pie-popsicles-perchancetocook-1I’ve been kind of obsessed with key lime pie lately. I’ve made key lime pie chicken, key lime pie pulled chicken, and once I figured out how to make a paleo version, even an actual key lime mousse pie. The key lime mousse pie was so delicious frozen, that I wanted to have a whole back-up of it in the freezer just ready, fresh, and waiting for me.

So I turned the pie into Key Lime Pie Popsicles!  It’s genius really, creamy frozen key lime pie in perfectly sized proportions. You just can’t beat paleo, non-processed, dessert at your fingertips.   Continue reading

Crispy Lemon-Thyme Fish Cakes (paleo)

Crispy-Lemon-Thyme-Fish-Cakes-paleo-9I’ve been wanting fish lately but not the way that I normally prepare it. Do you ever just get bored of your food routine? Normally I bake fish in the oven drizzled in some lemon, which is great, but today I wanted something different. Then fish cakes popped into mind. I had never made them before, so I was up for the challenge.

I wasn’t exactly sure how to start. I thought of flavors that I love with white fish, such as garlic, lemon, and thyme… And before I knew it, these Crispy Lemon-Thyme Fish Cakes were born. These are so delicious that I felt like I had gone out to dinner and ordered them. I could just gobble them all up in one sitting! Continue reading

Creamy Spaghetti Squash Chicken Casserole (paleo)

Creamy-Spaghetti-Squash-Chicken-Casserole-paleo-6I went to Vegas over the weekend. I ate fried food, drank more than usual, and basically was surrounded by a processed foods party. My body wasn’t happy with me at first, but then it got used to it and started asking for more. Now that I’m back home and eating my normal non-processed diet, my body is kind of mad at me again. It’s asking: Where is the sugar? Where is the pasta?

And my answer is this Creamy Spaghetti Squash Chicken Casserole!  Continue reading

Paleo Granola Bars

paleo-granola-bar-perchancetocook-4I’ve been all about making my own granola bars for about two years now.  Over time, the ingredients that I use to make them have evolved. I started making granola bars the traditional way, with oatmeal. Then I experimented with quinoa versions. And now, I’ve been making and enjoying Paleo Granola Bars.

The main ingredients here are hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, shredded coconut, almond flour, sunflower seeds, and dried cherries. Almond butter and honey hold everything together and the whole thing is topped off with Enjoy Life chocolate chips. Continue reading