Paleo Pumpkin Meat Sauce Ragu

Paleo Pumpkin Meat Sauce Ragu, a velvety rich authentic Fall sauce with seasoning that is ON POINT. |Perchance To Cook,

You know that feeling when you finally perfect a recipe?? The one that makes you¬†want to yell, “Eureka, I’ve got it!”

Well, I’ve made pumpkin meat sauce before, and it’s been delicious, but…. This.¬†Paleo Pumpkin Meat Sauce Ragu. Is Perfection.

It is rich and velvety and just feels and tastes soooo good!

The key is mixing grass-fed lean beef, with ground bison, and ground pork. AND mixing your pumpkin puree with ground nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger prior to adding it to the sauce. Read more

Paleo Apple Chocolate Chip Blondies (GF)

These Paleo Apple Chocolate Chip Blondies (GF) are like a chocolate chip cookie cake topped with tart crisp apples! |Perchance to Cook,

I just moved to the northeast about 6 weeks ago and have been loving the Fall spirit up here. Outside of pumpkin patches and festive decor, it helps that the leaves have started turning hues of gold and rust, and there is a crispness to the morning air.

I’ve honestly found that this change of seasons and weather has directly affected my tastes. I’ve been wanting soup more than ever before, and I have been all about the apple desserts lately. So much so, that I came up with these Paleo Apple Chocolate Chip Blondies, aka chocolate chip cookie cake-like batter, topped with tart Granny Smith apples. Read more

Butternut Squash & Chicken Soup (paleo, GF)

Hello Fall soup deliciousness! Butternut Squash & Chicken Soup (paleo, GF) | Perchance To Cook,

I’m super excited about this Butternut Squash & Chicken Soup recipe¬†for so many reasons…

1)¬†I’ve developed an obsession with soup, that only began in the last year or so…. so I have a lot of catching up to do!

2) My friend Brooke¬†made me the best butternut squash soup when I was at her house recently and I’ve been dying to make my own¬†ever since.

3) I’ve partnered up with US Wellness Meats¬†and have come up with several Fall Harvest themed recipes using their products. I had¬†the pleasure of testing out several of their grass-fed and all natural meat and poultry items. In this recipe, I use their Smoked Uncured Bacon, their Farm Fresh Fryer Chicken Breast, and their naturally paleo Chicken Stock.

4) And lastly, this recipe is so delicious and rich that my husband thought that I had used butter to make the soup. To which I replied, “Of course not! I cook dairy-free and Paleo for you, DUH!” But I was flattered. ūüôā

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Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes (GF)

These Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes are FLUFFY Fall deliciousness |Perchance To Cook,

Fact: I will never get sick of Paleo pancake recipes. Especially these Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes!

They are filling, fluffy, flavorful healthy pancakes that are full of healthy fats and protein, and are super quick to make! Plus,¬†you kind of feel like you are eating¬†Fall dessert for breakfast, which is always fun, especially when it’s healthy. ūüôā
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My Mom’s Ratatouille (Paleo, GF)

My Mom's Ratatouille, a naturally Paleo healthy recipe. |Perchance To Cook,

I had some sad looking zucchini, squash, and tomatoes sitting in the fridge. I really did not want to throw them away and be wasteful, so¬†I tried to think of what I could do¬†with them…

My Mom’s Ratatouille quickly popped into mind… a fresh, flavorful, French dish, that she makes often. It is sweet yet spicy, full of vegetables, and flavored with¬†fresh thyme and bay leaves. In other words, her¬†ratatouille is simply the BEST.¬† Read more

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF)

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF)|Perchance To Cook,

If pumpkin pie and chocolate chip cookies had a baby, the result would be these Paleo Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Seriously, these grain-free, paleo, gluten-free, clean-eating cookies are gooey pumpkin spiced chocolate chip cookie deliciousness and I love it! Read more

Squash Au Gratin (Paleo, GF)

Squash Au Gratin (Paleo, GF), a healthy Fall side dish |Perchance to Cook,

In the last few weeks, I have realized that I need more “sides” in my life. More creative options and recipes for side dishes, that is.

I know that plain veggies will always be great as a side dish, but what if you want plain veggies, a meat, PLUS a healthy something else on your plate? Like a veggie casserole, perhaps?¬†This¬†Squash Au Gratin is a creamy yet non-dairy paleo dish¬†made¬†with zucchini, yellow squash, and butternut squash, and topped with crumbled plantain chips… I mean, does that not sounds like the¬†perfect side dish for Fall?! Read more

Paleo Pumpkin Scones (GF)

Paleo Pumpkin Scones (GF) |Perchance To Cook,

“In this town we call home. Everyone hail to the pumpkin song! This is Halloween! This is Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!”

Anyone else get this Nightmare Before Christmas song stuck in their head around this time of year or every time they hear the word pumpkin???

I sure do, especially because¬†I¬†have had pumpkin on the brain lately… so much so that I¬†have found myself banned from singing the pumpkin song in my house. ūüôā Read more

Paleo Italian Meatballs and Sauce (GF)

Paleo Italian Meatballs and Sauce (GF)| Perchance to Cook,

Do you ever get inspired to eat something after watching an actor eat that food in a movie or TV Show? This happens to me ALL the time.

For example, when I used to watch the Gilmore Girls, I always wanted coffee and pizza. And most recently, I have been watching the Sopranos and thus have been wanting Italian food all the time, or more specifically, “spaghetti and gravy”. MAN does watching that show make me want to eat Italian food… so much so that I ended up making¬†this¬†Paleo Italian Meatballs and Sauce recipe. ūüôā
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