The Absolute Best Summer Crisp! (refined-sugar free, gluten-free, flour-free, dairy-free) (Paleo option provided)

The Absolute Best Summer Crisp! (refined-sugar free, gluten-free, flour-free, dairy-free) (Paleo option provided) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

This is one of my “best of” recipes, one of my secret recipes that I finally perfected and that I just had to share! This Absolute Best Summer Crisp recipe is honestly my best crisp recipe to date and it is refined-sugar free, gluten-free, refined flour-free, and dairy-free. I also provided a Paleo option in my post as well.

On top of being absolutely delicious, this crisp is beautiful. It is so bright and colorful, it just brings a smile to my face just looking at it. I mean, who doesn’t love eating a naturally pink dessert? 🙂

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Peach, Bacon, and Chocolate Chip Baked Paleo Pancakes (GF)

Peach, Bacon, and Chocolate Chip Baked Paleo Pancakes (GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

If you haven’t tried baking Paleo pancakes before, you need to ASAP. It’s the ultimate way to get fluffy pancakes, but with no pancake flipping involved.

And if peaches, bacon, and chocolate chips are your cups of tea, then this Peach, Bacon, and Chocolate Chip Baked Paleo Pancakes recipe needs to be on your morning or weekend to-do/ to-eat list.

Trust me, your taste buds, and everyone else’s, will thank you.

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The Tastiest Paleo Paprika Garlic Shrimp! (GF)

The Tastiest Paleo Paprika Garlic Shrimp! (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Something truly magical happens when you cook shrimp with garlic, paprika, parsley, lemon juice, and coconut milk. A fabulous OMG THAT IS DELICIOUS sauce forms, that makes you just want to lick your plate clean.

And if you pour said sauce on top of cauliflower rice, and mix it all together so that the cauliflower rice absorbs all the flavor… it’s game over. Read more

Paleo Fajita Salad with Chicken Taco Meatballs (GF)

Paleo Fajita Salad with Chicken Taco Meatballs (GF) |Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

This Paleo Fajita Salad with Chicken Taco Meatballs is a fabulous summer salad that has all the same great flavors found in fajitas, but without the tortillas. AKA you get all the flavor with less calories, no gluten, and way more veggies… sign me up!

See, Paleo doesn’t have to be boring… and salads don’t have to be boring either!

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Paleo Chicken Taco Meatballs (GF)

Paleo Chicken Taco Meatballs (GF)- a taco party in your mouth! |Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

I just can’t get enough of homemade taco seasoning lately! I’ve been adding it to ground turkey and ground chicken almost every day and have been loving how the seasoning flavors pair with vegetables, especially avocado. Yum!

To avoid making the same dish toooo often, I took the ingredients that I normally use, but put them into a different form. A meatball form, to be exact. A high-protein, taco-party in your mouth, meatball form… to be super exact!
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Paleo Chocolate and Candied Orange Peel Freezer Fudge (GF)

Paleo Chocolate and Candied Orange Peel Freezer Fudge (GF)- sophisticated, flavorful, Paleo dessert |Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

You know how in my last post I opened up about my obsession with the flavor combo of chocolate and candied orange peel? Well, once I had the Paleo Candied Orange Peel recipe down, it was time to bring my idea for this Paleo Chocolate and Candied Orange Peel Freezer Fudge to fruition.  Read more

Paleo Candied Orange Peels (GF)

Paleo Candied Orange Peels (GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Have you ever tried a chocolate covered candied orange peel or a chocolate bar full of candied orange peels? It’s my new flavor combination obsession! And it inspired me to learn how to make Paleo Candied Orange Peels… which has been on my post wedding to-do list for a long time now.

And I do have to say, it’s really not that hard to do! 3 ingredients is all you need to make a non-processed, Paleo version of candied orange peels. 🙂 Read more

Taco Hot Sauce Ground Chicken and Kale Salad (paleo, GF)

Taco Hot Sauce Ground Chicken and Kale Salad (paleo, GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

I have been cooking up a storm recently! Since I did not have the most functional kitchen over the last 9 months, I have been really enjoying using my current kitchen. Ah, it’s the small things! 🙂

One of the first things that I made in my new kitchen was homemade ground chicken tacos and I have not been able to stop thinking about how good the ground chicken was! YUM! I had planned on using this ground chicken recipe to make a salad, but then I was in the mood for hot sauce. So I kind of combined both flavors to make this Taco Hot Sauce Ground Chicken and Kale Salad… and it is deliiicous!

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Grilled Lemon Tuna Steak and Asparagus (paleo, GF)

My kind of steak! Grilled Lemon Tuna Steak and Asparagus (paleo, GF) |Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

After quite the hiatus, I am happily back to the blog! In a nutshell, I got married in Ireland, went on my honeymoon in Italy, and moved across the ocean back to the United States. It was nothing short of amazing and I am still in awe of how wonderful the last few weeks have been.

I am also very grateful that I was on that whole wedding diet for 5-6 months because… ITALY haha We ate all of the burrata, pizza, pasta, and tiramisu during our honeymoon and it was delightful. But now that I am back to reality, I’ve been enjoying getting back on the Paleo bandwagon and back in the kitchen. I still have to get my bearings, but I did make this delicious Grilled Lemon Tuna Steak and Asparagus the other day and wanted to share. Read more

Beet, Cherry Tomato, Tuna, and Egg Salad with Creamy Dressing (paleo, GF)

Beet, Cherry Tomato, Tuna, and Egg Salad with Creamy Dressing (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

This Beet, Cherry Tomato, Tuna, and Egg Salad with Creamy Dressing recipe is my last wedding diet salad recipe that I will be posting… because I am getting married at the end of May!

Don’t worry, I will be posting many more salad recipes in the future and these wedding diet salads aren’t really that different than salads I would normally make. It has just been fun for me to share my go-to salads with you leading up to my wedding, as this blog does represent what I eat on a regular basis. These salads have been the ones that have kept me full the longest, were easily adaptable to bring to work, and that did their job over the last 5 months. 🙂 Read more