Lemon Alfredo Spaghetti Squash (paleo, GF, dairy-free)

lemon-alfredo-paleo-perchancetocook-9I can remember the first time that I had lemon alfredo sauce like it was yesterday. I was in a restaurant tucked away from the busy Via del Corso in Rome. I had already ordered several other spaghetti dishes from this place and loved them so much that I didn’t want to try anything else. And yet, the foodie in me did.

I was intrigued with the idea of lemon alfredo…cream and lemon? I imagined that the sauce may not turn out quite right, but the waiter at Spaghetteria L’Archetto insisted that it was delicious.

He was right. It was more than delicious, it was phenomenal. The lemon turned a normally heavy meal into something refreshing. And I’ve kind of been obsessed ever since. Continue reading

Red Velvet Drop Cookies (Paleo, GF)

Red-Velvet-Drop-Cookies-Paleo-perchance-7Whether I have been single or off the market, I have always liked making baked goods around Valentine’s Day. I guess I can’t resist baking with heart shapes or baking goods that are pink and red in color. Or maybe I can’t resist just baking in general. :)

I have recently been trying to come up with some non-processed Valentine’s dessert options. And in the process, I came up with these Red Velvet Drop Cookies. Continue reading

Zucchini and Kale Quiche with a Sweet Potato Crust (Paleo, GF)

Zucchini-and-Kale-Quiche-paleo-perchancetocook-2Whoever came up with the idea of using sweet potatoes to make a quiche crust is a genius. A genius that has changed my life.

I went from eating quiche about once a year to becoming a quiche making machine! I’ve made two just in this past week alone. And one of them (this Zucchini and Kale Quiche with a Sweet Potato Crust) was so delicious, and added such lovely warmth to my meal, that I had to share. Continue reading

Buttery Zucchini Banana Bread (without butter!) (paleo, GF)

Buttery-Zucchini-Banana-Bread-paleo-perchancetocook-9I keep seeing all of these news articles about the “Monday blues” and it got me thinking about how I could make the start of my week better. I normally organize my planner and make sure that I have a good view on the week to come.

But this Monday, I did something different…something that brings me (and my fiance) great joy. I filled the house with the smell of a freshly baked Buttery Zucchini Banana Bread. Continue reading

Cauliflower and Bacon Au Gratin (paleo, GF)

Cauliflower-and-Bacon-Au-Gratin-paleo-perchancetocook-1I couldn’t get Cauliflower Au Gratin out of my mind. You see, I’ve been on a creamy winter food kick. A satisfying delicious creamy winter food kick. And there really isn’t anything that quite soothes the winter soul, like a Cauliflower and Bacon Au Gratin.

Especially when it’s Paleo! Continue reading

Creamy Sweet Potato and Broccoli Soup (paleo, GF)

Creamy-Sweet-Potato-and-Broccoli-Soup-perchancetocookYou know what I realized today? I have never posted a soup recipe on this site! And with all the rain and cold gloomy weather lately, I decided that a creamy, thick soup (my favorite type of soup) would be perfect for my first Paleo soup post. Especially if it has mashed sweet potatoes in it.

Anything with mashed potatoes in it is good in my book- which is why I love this Creamy Sweet Potato Broccoli Soup so much! Continue reading

Mixed Berries and Cream (paleo, GF, dairy-free)

mixed-berries-and-cream-paleo-perchancetocook-9You really can’t go wrong when you put berries and cream together. The tart, sweet, rich, creamy flavors compliment each other so well. There’s no wonder so many desserts incorporate the two.

I personally like eating berries and cream in a way that focuses mostly on the flavors of fresh berries and homemade whipped cream (a.k.a- with no other distractions). And there is no better way to do that than to eat them all by themselves! Continue reading

Vegetable Stir Fry Surprise (paleo, GF)

Vegetable-Stir-Fry-Surprise-paleo-perchancetocookMy sister insisted that I add the word “surprise” to the title of this recipe. Why? Well, this Vegetable Stir Fry Surprise tastes like it has soy sauce and/or some sort of Asian bottled sauce in it. BUT it doesn’t!

The delicious and simple sauce in this recipe is light, healthy, non-processed and all natural. The taste is “surprising” because it has a delicious spicy Asian flair to it without any soy sauce at all. Yum! Continue reading

Paleo Raspberry Chocolate Banana Cake (GF, dairy-free)

Paleo-Raspberry-Chocolate-Banana-Cake-perchancetocook.-5Happy New Year! I should probably be posting something healthy like a salad or something detoxifying like a juice for my first post of 2015, but instead, I’m posting a non-processed cake recipe. Paleo Raspberry Chocolate Banana Cake, to be exact. Which is fitting for me. Continue reading

French Beet Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette (paleo, GF)

French-Beet-Salad-with-Mustard-Vinaigrette-paleo-perchancetocook-1I’ve been trying to incorporate more salads into my diet lately. Not so much because I feel like I should, but because my body has been asking for them. It could be all the cookies, peppermint bark, and buche de noel that I ate over Christmas, but I have been just craving salads like no other!

Day and night, salads have been on the menu in my house for the last few days. To keep them versatile and tasty, I’ve been adding my favorite side salad to them: French Beet Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette. Continue reading