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

Caramelized Apple & Cinnamon Cauliflower (paleo, GF)

Caramelized Apple & Cinnamon Cauliflower (paleo, GF)| Perchance to Cook,

Caramelized cauliflower is a go-to at my house. I’d say that I’ve been making it at least once a week ever since I discovered this Williams-Sonoma recipe. It’s a great way to transform cauliflower into a salty, delicious side-dish.

I love cooking it this way so much that it was inevitable for a Fall version, this Caramelized Apple & Cinnamon Cauliflower recipe, to make it’s way on this blog.  Read more

Grain-Free Strawberry Coffee Cake (paleo, GF)

Grain-Free Strawberry Coffee Cake (paleo, GF), when dessert is totally acceptable for breakfast! | Perchance to Cook,

I made it to Northern Ireland and am ready for the apartment hunt to begin! But first, I could use a scone… or two. And I could definitely go for this Grain-Free Strawberry Coffee Cake with a cup of coffee.

Layers of grain-free coffee cake, homemade strawberry jam, and paleo cinnamon coffee cake crumble topping really does sound perfect right about now. I love when a dessert recipe is totally acceptable for breakfast. :) Read more

Les Environs de la Rochelle- Saint Savinien, La Roche Courbon, Bordeaux, Fouras

Fouras, France| Perchance to Cook,

I’ve been in a state of disbelief today. For starters, am I really moving to Northern Ireland in two days?! Am I really still packing? Has it really been 3 months since my trip to France?? And have I really not posted about it yet!?

If you saw my La Rochelle post, you’ll know that I visited my sister in June to meet my new nephew. We spent quite a bit of time exploring “les environs de la Rochelle”. AKA the magical, beautiful, and historic towns and sites nearby.

A quick day-trip lead to the photo above, taken in Fouras, which looks like a real life Monet painting. This trip made me realize how day-trips can be a wonderful way to get to know an area well at your own pace.

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Paleo Chicken Burgers (GF)

Paleo Chicken Burgers (GF) | Perchance to Cook,

Sorry I haven’t been great at posting recently. I’m moving and it’s been a bit crazy. Well, it’s actually been very crazy. I’ve had to sell furniture on craigslist, pack my life into my car, drive 18 hours to my parents’ house, put things into their storage, and figure out what I actually will be bringing with me on my move. Why so complicated? Well, I’m moving to Northern Ireland! Ah!

Because of this big move, my kitchen has been a hot mess, and thus quick easy meals have been a must. But, as per usual, I haven’t wanted to sacrifice flavor or variety. Which is why these Paleo Chicken Burgers have been a wonderful lifesaver. Read more

Kickin Carrot Orange Juice + Juices & Smoothies Book Giveaway!

Kickin Carrot Orange Juice| Perchance to Cook,

Happy Monday! Today I’m sharing a classic juice recipe with a twist. This Kickin Carrot Orange Juice looks like your basic carrot orange juice, but it has a kick of cayenne pepper heat. Which means, it will definitely wake you up and get your metabolism moving.

I’m also doing my first Giveaway! Enter to win your copy of one of my favorite juicing books: Juices & Smoothies. :) Read more

Healthy Copycat Love Dip (GF, Grain Free)

Healthy Copycat Love Dip (GF, Grain Free)| Perchance to Cook,

Have you heard of Love Dip? If you aren’t from Texas, chances are you haven’t. But if you are from Texas, you’ll know that Central Market’s Love Dip is like crack. It’s a creamy, tomatoey, tangy dip with a cayenne pepper kick. And I’ve never had anything like it.

Since I have the ability to eat the whole tub in one sitting, I decided to make a homemade healthier version made with Chobani Greek Yogurt. Read more

Grain-free Turkey & Beef Fall Spiced Meatloaf (paleo, GF)

Grain-free Turkey & Beef Fall Spiced Meatloaf (paleo, GF)- a wonderful filling dish with a hint of Fall flavors. | Perchance to Cook,

I might be a little toooo excited about Fall. And not just because I love wearing boots and light jackets. It’s mostly because I love Fall foods and the Fall food mindset. Comfort-food becomes the norm, pumpkin everything is celebrated, baking with apples is expected, and cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves come out of the cupboard. Happy days!

I figured I should start putting those Fall spices to use and added some nutmeg and cinnamon to this Grain-free Turkey & Beef Fall Spiced Meatloaf. So perfect for Fall. Read more

The BEST Gooey Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF, grain-free)

The BEST Gooey Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF, grain-free)| Perchance to Cook,

One of my favorite things to do is to paleoify recipes. I’d say it’s a hobby of mine really, one that has become quite addicting! When I say “paleoify”, I’m really just saying that I take a recipe and attempt to recreate it without refined flours, refined sugars, dairy products or any processed ingredients. Which can be tough, but is totally doable. Read more

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Figs, Apples, and Carrots (paleo, GF)

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Figs, Apples, and Carrots (paleo, GF)  | Perchance to Cook,

I tend to be someone who always knows what they want to eat for dinner. I normally have my breakfast, lunch, and dinner planned in advance (is that weird?). But lately I haven’t wanted anything! Chicken? No. Burgers? No thank you. Fish? Nahhh. Now that is weird!

So I looked through recipes on Williams Sonoma (my go-to for recipe ideas). And I realized that I haven’t made a dutch oven pork tenderloin in soooo long! I saw some lonely apples and figs in the fridge and before I knew it, this Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Figs, Apples, and Carrots was born. Read more