Baked Chicken with Tomato Mustard Cream Sauce, Grapes, & Carrots (paleo, GF)

Baked Chicken with Tomato Mustard Cream Sauce, Grapes, & Carrots (paleo, GF)| Perchance to Cook,

It has been a really long time since I enjoyed a chicken dish as much as I have enjoyed this Baked Chicken with Tomato Mustard Cream Sauce, Grapes, and Carrots recipe. The combo may sound a bit weird, but I’m telling you, the flavors go sooo well together.

Imagine a spicy, creamy, tomato sauce with aromas of thyme and bay leaf… that is mixed with sweet carrots and grapes, and that tops warm juicy chicken. It’s satisfyingly delicious!

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Plum, Pear, and Apple Grain-Free Crumble (paleo, GF)

Hello Thanksgiving table! Plum, Pear, and Apple Grain-Free Crumble (paleo, GF)| Perchance to Cook,

I recently had a plum and apple crumble and found myself wondering, why don’t I bake with plums more during the Fall? Also, why don’t I just eat more plums in general?

So I bought a carton of plums. (They come in cartons here :) ) And I tweaked several of my prior crumble recipes to come up with something different. Then I baked this Plum, Pear, and Apple Grain-Free Crumble, a delicious cinnamon laced grain-free crumble full of protein and caramelized Fall fruit. And all I have to say is…Hello Thanksgiving table! Read more

Paleo Enchilada Stuffed Peppers (GF)

Feeling hot, hot, hot with these Paleo Enchilada Stuffed Peppers (GF)! | Perchance to Cook,

Paleo enchilada sauce has kind of been a game changer for me.

Ever since I discovered how easy it was to make, I’ve been making more enchilada casseroles and enchilada wraps than I can even remember. I mean, it’s really hard to pass up delicious, guilt-free, mexican-inspired food.

I honestly didn’t think it could get any better… until… I made these Paleo Enchilada Stuffed Peppers.

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Paleo Champ (GF) + the Antrim Coast

Paleo Champ (GF) + the Antrim Coast | Perchance to Cook,

It’s a bit strange to think that I wasn’t able to cook for over a month. In this time, I had far too many sandwiches, dreamt much too often about my old kitchen, and spent many hours planning the meals that I would finally make when I had a kitchen to call my own.

This was not an ideal situation, but I did learn a few things from this experience: 1) Change is good. It may not always be easy, but I’ve found that often times the easy solution isn’t always the right solution. 2) Being out of your comfort zone can connect you to who you are. Learning and figuring things out in a completely different setting  can teach you a lot about yourself and your limits. Which is one of the reasons that I love traveling so much!  3) It can be easy to take what you have or had for granted. And 4) I think about meat sauce… a lot.

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Falltastic Desserts Roundup, The Paleo Edition

You didn’t think that I would do a Fall Savory Roundup without doing a Sweet one, do you? As a notorious sweets lover, I find seasonal and holiday inspired desserts to be super exciting!

Fall and winter seem to be the time when “warmth” and “comfort” go hand-in-hand with dessert. Or at least they do with my desserts. :) And right now, I have pumpkin, cinnamon, apple, and pear everything on the brain. Read more

The Chocolatiest Paleo Brownies (GF, grain-free)

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I’m sorry for the radio silence lately. I’m still without a home here in Ireland, so I haven’t been able to create any new recipes. Man do I miss having a kitchen! And everything that comes with it… like home cooked meals, meditation baking (I tend to get into a peaceful trance when I bake), and the smell of food filling the home. Sigh…

Luckily I move into a new place at the end of the month! And luckily I have this recipe for The Chocolatiest Paleo Brownies recipe to share. :) It’s a recipe that I actually came up with while I was over here… well actually a recipe that I came up with during an impromptu visit to France… I’ll have to explain…

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Paleo Pumpkin Bread (GF, grain-free)

Paleo Pumpkin Bread (GF, grain-free)| Perchance to Cook,

Pumpkin bread and October pretty much go hand-in-hand. Well, actually, pumpkin bread and all of Fall go hand-in-hand. And a good pumpkin bread recipe is a must! It’s one of those recipes that’s hard to find, but once you do, it’s carefully stored away and repeated for years to come.

I’ve found that some of my best recipes, are those passed down from generation to generation. And I was lucky to have a fantastic pumpkin bread passed down to me by a family friend, a grandmother figure in my life.

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Cinnamon-Apple Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts (Paleo, GF)

Nothing says "Hello Fall", like these Cinnamon-Apple Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts (Paleo, GF)| Perchance to Cook,

Crispy brussels sprouts are the best. Especially when they are almost caramelized with maple flavor, are paired with crispy bacon and soft apples, and are seasoned with cinnamon goodness.

Now that’s a veggie side-dish! Although, when these Cinnamon-Apple Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts are part of a meal, they aren’t so much of a side because they kind of steal the show. Read more

Savory Fall Recipe Roundup, The Paleo Edition

Sometimes I get so excited about Fall desserts, that I almost forget about all of the wonderful savory Fall recipe possibilities. Ok, “almost” is probably an exaggeration because I could never forget about savory comfort food. Especially when it involves the best of what Fall has to offer: carrots, root vegetables, pumpkins, pears, brussels sprouts, pomegranate, sweet potatoes, apples…the list could go on and on. Oh, and any and all Fall seasonings.

I also get really excited about Fall clothes. Sometimes I wish I could wear light jackets and booties for half the year. As it has been getting cooler outside, and I’ve been getting my cute Fall clothes out, I’ve been finding myself yearning for warm comfort food a little more each day. Which makes it the perfect time for this Savory Fall Recipe Roundup! Read more

Paleo Apple Cookies (GF, grain-free)

Ultimate. Fall. Cookie = Paleo Apple Cookies (GF, grain-free)| Perchance to Cook,

These Paleo Apple Cookies are the! They taste like warm, buttery, apple pie cookies that just melt-in-your mouth. Ultimate. Fall. Cookies. And the best part is they are made without any butter, flour, or sugar. I’m in love. Seriously, they are my favorite new Fall cookie, you’ve got to try them! Read more