Sweet & Crunchy Paleo Balsamic Tuna Salad (gf)

Get creative with your meal prep, try this Sweet & Crunchy Paleo Balsamic Tuna Salad (gf) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

When I think of a salad, I don’t think of just some green leaves with a few tomatoes scattered about. I think of a mixture of veggies and fruit with lots of flavor, that is filling, and that is also satisfying. Basically something that won’t leave me hungry and feeling like I need to raid my kitchen when I get home from work.

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Paleo Balsamic Tuna Dip/Salad (GF, Dairy-free)

Paleo Balsamic Tuna Dip/Salad (GF, Dairy-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

I recently went to an Italian restaurant here in Belfast where I discovered the inspiration for this Paleo Balsamic Tuna Dip/Salad. You see, instead of there being bread at the table, there was a bowl of creamy tuna dip and hard breadsticks (almost like croutons) that you were supposed to use to dunk into the dip.

At first my friends and I were like “ehhhh not sure what to think about this”, but when we tried it, we were all very pleasantly surprised at how delicious it was! And we found that we couldn’t stop eating it! Read more

My Top 10 Valentine’s Day Desserts Roundup, The Paleo Edition

A few things lead me to write this post. For starters, I recently made freezer fudge (see post below) and my first thought was “this would be perfect for Valentine’s Day!” This got me thinking about Valentine’s Day recipes in general and all of my favorite Paleo dessert recipes that I have made in the past.

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Around the same time, I kind of had a kitchen tantrum. My current oven is a pain in the butt and is not cooperating with my desire to experiment with desserts. I miss my old oven that I could set to 350 degrees and get a trusted result. Now I have to select if I want heat from the top or the bottom or both and I think that it heats food at a much hotter temperature that it should be. This has really messed with my baking mojo and had me reminiscing about the days where I could experiment more easily… which lead me to thinking about some of those recipes. Read more

Nutty Chocolate Almond Butter Freezer Fudge (paleo, GF)

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I didn’t know that I could love coconut oil any more than I already do, until I made this Nutty Chocolate Almond Butter Freezer Fudge.

It’s rich and it’s chocolatey, and it tastes like chocolate almond butter deliciousness that melts in your mouth (literally). Read more

Paleo Beef and Winter Vegetable Soup (GF)

Paleo Beef and Winter Vegetable Soup (GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

I had the urge to make a beef soup recently, which is unusual because I have never made a beef soup before. Chicken soup? Yes. Beef stew? Yes. But not a beef soup. The last time that I slurped down a big bowl of beef soup, it was the kind that comes from a can. And that was about 15 years ago!

So when the desire to make a beef soup lasted for more than 10 minutes, I knew it was time to give it a go. Read more

Banana Breakfast Sushi (paleo, GF)

Make your breakfast more fun! Banana Breakfast Sushi (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Banana Breakfast Sushi is something that I had been meaning to make for a long time now. I saw a photo on Pinterest a while back of what appeared to be slices of bananas covered in a nut butter of sorts topped with all kinds of goodies. It looked really fun, and so I put it on my never-ending “recipes to try for the blog” list.

So last weekend, when I was about to cover a banana in almond butter for breakfast, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to give Banana Breakfast Sushi a try. :) Read more

Smokey Paprika Ground Turkey, Bell Pepper, Zucchini, and Eggplant Layered Casserole (paleo, GF)

Smokey Paprika Ground Turkey, Bell Pepper, Zucchini, and Eggplant Layered Casserole (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

You know what happens when you crave stuffed peppers, zucchini lasagna, and eggplant all at the same time?? This Smokey Paprika Ground Turkey, Bell Pepper, Zucchini, and Eggplant Layered Casserole happens.

It’s a delicious grain-free and veggie-full casserole made of alternating layers of sliced eggplant, bell pepper, and zucchini… with scrumptious smokey paprika ground turkey meat sauce in-between each layer. Major yum! Read more

Eggplant Bruschetta (paleo, GF)

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This Eggplant Bruschetta has been making a regular appearance at my house lately. I’ve been really enjoying the flavors of grilled eggplant mixed with fresh tomato, garlic, onion, and basil. When topped with some olive oil and spices, this certainly adds a Mediterranean warmth to winter. :) In a delicious veggie-filled form.  Read more