Strawberry-Kiwi Chicken Tender Salad (paleo, GF)

Strawberry-Kiwi-Chicken-Tender-Salad-paleo-perchancetocook-8Remember when strawberry-kiwi flavor was all the rage? I don’t know about you, but my 7 year old self loved anything strawberry-kiwi flavored. Candy, drinks, you name it.

My food preferences have changed a lot since then (thank goodness!), but I still love when sweet and sour flavors are paired together. Which is why I wanted to give strawberry-kiwi a grown-up try. Continue reading

Orange Marjoram Chicken (paleo, GF)

Orange-Marjoram-Chicken-paleo-perchancetocook-2I’ve been in kind of in a chicken rut. I haven’t wanted to make anything that I’ve made before, but I also can’t think of anything off the top of my head. Normally I try to think of ideas on my own, but sometimes I just need inspiration. So I searched Williams-Sonoma for some ideas.

I came across this Chicken in Orange-Riesling Sauce recipe, which looked delicious, so I decided to paleo-ize it. Continue reading

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins (Paleo, GF)

Cinnamon-Coffee-Cake-Crumble-Muffins-paleo-perchancetocook-11As summer winds down, I find myself wanting Fall to be all around me. And not just the brisk air and fallen leaves (and the cute jackets and boots that come along with the weather) … I want pumpkin, apples, and cinnamon aromas filling my kitchen and my home.

I didn’t realize how much I missed Fall until I made these. My whole apartment turned into a baker’s cinnamon heaven and I instantly felt cozy and warm and like Fall had begun. Continue reading

Rosemary Garlic Loaf (paleo, GF)

Rosemary-Garlic-Loaf-perchancetocook-7After making Paleo Cinnamon Raisin Bread, I knew that I wanted to try making a savory bread. Since garlic and bread are perfect together, I decided that I needed to make one with roasted garlic in it.

Roasted garlic is one of my favorite things. I absolutely love when garlic cloves are so perfectly roasted that you can spread them like butter onto a slice of bread. And having them inside of bread was fantastic idea. Yummm! Continue reading

Paleo Patatas Bravas

paleo-patatas-bravas-perchancetocook-2I love Spanish tapas! It is just so fun to try many flavors and to share several dishes during a meal. I’ve found that good tapas restaurants are hard to find, or at least they have been hard to find for me! So, I was beyond thrilled when I went to the Julian Serrano restaurant in Las Vegas last month. It was soo delicious! I just loved the chicken croquettes and the patatas bravas there… yum yum yum! I’ve had spanish tapas on my mind ever since!  Continue reading

Paleo German Chocolate Cake

paleo-german-chocolate-cake-perchancetocook-4This happened…about two weeks ago actually. I’ve been meaning to post this recipe, but I was out of commission for the past week. I’m hoping to be back to cooking and experimenting in the kitchen soon, but until then this Paleo German Chocolate Cake recipe should suffice.

This cake is soo good! Moist chocolate cake frosted in a rich caramel coconut sauce, why have I never made this before?! Normal german chocolate cake has pecans in it, but since I am allergic to them, I made it sans-pecans. And it was deliciously wonderful! So wonderful, that I forgot that it was Paleo.  Continue reading

Paleo Caramel Sauce

paleo-caramel-sauce-perchancetocook-8Rich buttery caramel sauce made without butter? Or sugar? And that is non-processed? I didn’t think it was possible, but it is!

All you need is maple syrup, coconut cream, coconut butter, salt and vanilla. It is so easy and simple, and so multi-purpose, that there is no reason not to make this! Continue reading

Smoked Salmon Quinoa with Cream Sauce (paleo friendly)

smoked-salmon-quinoa-cream-perchancetocook-3If you like creamy salmon pasta dishes, you will like this. Smoked salmon, creamy garlic white sauce, spinach, and quinoa are all tossed together creating a lighter and healthier version of the classic smoked salmon and cream pasta dishes. This was such a quick and easy meal for me to put together, that I almost feel guilty posting it. It was just soo good that I needed to share it. You can never have too many paleo dinner options!

As you noticed, this is a “paleo friendly” meal. The smoked salmon and the creamed spinach are paleo, but the quinoa is paleo friendly. Feel free to replace the quinoa with spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles or an assortment of grilled vegetables to make it completely paleo. Continue reading

Creamed Spinach (paleo)

creamed-spinach-perchancetocook-1I bought a huge pack of baby spinach at Costco in the hopes that I would have salad all week. I normally try to plan out my dinner and lunch meals in advance so that I don’t waste food, but for some reason I always forget about the salad sitting in the fridge. So this time, rather than waste it, I decided to cook ALL of it at once.

And I decided to make something comforting. Creamed spinach to be exact. This Creamed Spinach is a rich dish that tastes great with grilled chicken, salmon, steak or even mixed into quinoa. Luxurious non-processed comfort food at it’s best. Continue reading

Raspberry Pancakes (paleo)

Raspberry- Pancakes-paleo-perchancetcook-6Pancakes. Of all the recipes or foods that I attempt to paleo-ize, pancakes have been the most difficult for me. I’m not sure if it is the almond flour, or the coconut milk, but it has been quite tricky to make a good old non-processed pancake. I have attempted to make paleo pancakes maybe 11 times! I was about to give up, well actually, I did give up, but I was really in the mood for pancakes this weekend, so I decided to try one more time.

I’m glad that I did because these were great. This recipe is the first paleo pancake recipe that actually has made me say, “these are good!” Continue reading