Apple Sage Turkey Chili (Paleo, GF, delicious)

Apple-Sage-Turkey-Chili-paleo-perchancetocook-3I don’t know if I have ever liked a chili as much as I like this Apple Sage Turkey Chili. It’s full of roasted apples and onions covered in sage and cinnamon, crunchy carrots and zucchini for healthy good measure, and hearty ground turkey mixed with the chili necessities of chili powder and tomato sauce.

It’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and full of wonderful flavor. Continue reading

Rustic Sablés Sugar Cookies with Coconut Oil Frosting (dyed with beet juice!)

Rustic-Sablé-Sugar-Cookies-perchancetocook-5This recipe is a change from most of the recipes that I have been posting for the past year or so because…it’s not Paleo!  I had to share this recipe, though, because these Rustic Sablés Sugar Cookies are my FAVORITE holiday sugar cookies. I have been making them for Christmas every year for over the last 10 years!  They taste like a combination of a French tart crust and sablés cookies (French butter cookies).

I love this recipe because it’s healthier than your average sugar cookie recipe and the cookies are decorated with no food coloring or chemicals. Which results in a very natural, rustic, and beautiful look. Continue reading

Zucchini Lasagna with Meat Sauce and Mushrooms (paleo-friendly, GF)

Zucchini-Lasagna- paleo-perchancetocook-8I’ve jumped on the zucchini pasta bandwagon y’all!

I made this Zucchini Lasagna with Meat Sauce and Mushrooms and now I’m hooked on using zucchini in the place of pasta. It just works so well and is sooo satisfying! Especially in the form of lasagna… and especially in the form of this fantastic zucchini lasagna recipe.

Layers of beautifully seasoned meat sauce, sliced zucchini, melted goat cheese, and sauteed mushrooms. It’s healthy lasagna heaven! Continue reading

Cran-Orange Pulled Pork (paleo, GF, slow cooker)

Cran-Orange-Pulled-Pork-paleo-perchancetocookI’ve been on a Cranberry Orange kick lately. I mean, the flavors taste good in so many forms! In sauces, baked goods, and… on meat. Like this pulled pork recipe.

Made with maple syrup, orange zest, and cranberries, this Cran-Orange Pulled Pork is lightly sweet with hints of rosemary and orange. Continue reading

Cranberry Orange Pound Cake Muffins (Paleo, GF)

Cranberry-Orange-Pound-Cake-Muffins-paleo-perchancetocook-7Every time I visit my parents during the holidays, my mother has a cranberry pound cake baking in the oven. The wonderful smell that fills the house and the “cake and catching up time” that quickly follows has unintentionally become a holiday family tradition.

As I was eating this delicious cranberry pound cake over Thanksgiving break, I thought, “why have I not tried to make a Paleo version?!” And a week later these Cranberry Orange Pound Cake Muffins emerged from my oven. Continue reading

Pesto Spaghetti Squash, Chicken and Zucchini Bowls (GF, paleo-friendly)

Pesto-Spagetti-Squash-Chicken-and-Zucchini-perchancetocook-14I am in love with the Pesto flavor of this spaghetti squash bowl! Crushed pine nuts, fresh basil, and dried goat cheddar make a wonderful paleo-friendly sauce, if I do say so myself.

Add this pesto to some spaghetti squash, onion garlic chicken, and some roasted zucchini and you’ve got a delicious “pasta” bowl full of vegetables and protein at your fingertips. Continue reading

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