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Paleo Recipes

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Breakfast Recipes

Paleo Cinnamon, Berry, and Chia Seed Muffins (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Cinnamon, Berry, and Chia Seed Muffins (GF)

Happy 1st day of Spring! As a Florida native, I never noticed Spring as a season, because we didn’t really have seasons haha, but now that I am living in New Jersey, I am SO excited for Spring. So excited, actually, that I made these Paleo Cinnamon, Berry, and Chia Seed Muffins. They are light, fluffy, grain-free
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Paleo + Gluten-free Mashed Blueberry Waffles | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo + Gluten-free Mashed Blueberry Waffles

If you have a waffle maker, and if Paleo blueberry waffles sound delicious to you, than you’ve got to try these Paleo + Gluten-free Mashed Blueberry Waffles! These bad boys are fluffy-on-the-inside, yet crispy-on-the-outside waffles that are grain-free and dairy-free. And they are full of mashed blueberries, which results in the prettiest blue colored waffle.
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Paleo Chestnut Flour Gingerbread Muffins (GF) | Perchance to cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Chestnut Flour Gingerbread Muffins (GF)

My chestnut flour baking obsession continues with these Paleo Chestnut Flour Gingerbread Muffins. They are light, cakey, grain-free gingerbread bombs of delight… and they taste amazing! They are basically a much healthier version of your typical gingerbread muffin, and are totally grain-free!
Bison Chorizo and Red Pepper Quiches (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Bison Chorizo and Red Pepper Quiches (Paleo, GF)

These Bison Chorizo and Red Pepper Quiches are scrumptious muffin-shaped quiches. They have a great spice to them (from the chorizo), which goes so well with the roasted red pepper and onions. Yum! They are also portable, which is super convenient, and thus make for a great on-the-go Paleo breakfast or snack! 
Paleo Chestnut Flour Coffee Cake | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Chestnut Flour Coffee Cake

This Chestnut Flour Coffee Cake is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G in a Paleo cake with real cake texture, crispy outside soft on the inside, chestnuts roasting on an open fire sort of way. It is my favorite coffee cake that I’ve ever made. Seriously! I promised to post this recipe on Instagram and Facebook a few days ago,
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These Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes are FLUFFY Fall deliciousness |Perchance To Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes (GF)

Fact: I will never get sick of Paleo pancake recipes. Especially these Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes! They are filling, fluffy, flavorful healthy pancakes that are full of healthy fats and protein, and are super quick to make! Plus, you kind of feel like you are eating Fall dessert for breakfast, which is always fun, especially when it’s healthy.
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Paleo Pumpkin Scones (GF) |Perchance To Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Pumpkin Scones (GF)

“In this town we call home. Everyone hail to the pumpkin song! This is Halloween! This is Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!” Anyone else get this Nightmare Before Christmas song stuck in their head around this time of year or every time they hear the word pumpkin??? I sure do, especially because I have had pumpkin on the
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Grain-Free Morning Matcha Loaf (Paleo, GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Grain-Free Morning Matcha Loaf (Paleo, GF)

It has been quite a while since I have posted a Paleo loaf on this blog (I blame my crazy old oven!). But now that I have a fully functioning reliable oven, I have found my desire to bake come back in full force. Well, it did until I got sick. I have had a cold
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Peach, Bacon, and Chocolate Chip Baked Paleo Pancakes (GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

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

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
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Treat your taste buds and your body to these Chocolatey Cocoa Paleo Pancakes (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Chocolatey Cocoa Paleo Pancakes (GF)

I always look forward to the weekends because it’s a time that I get to treat myself a bit. I can sleep in, watch some of my favorite tv shows (real housewives is my guilty pleasure!), go for nice long walks, chat with friends, experiment with recipes, meditate… the list goes on. I still like
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Baked Eggs with Mixed Veggies and Mushrooms (paleo, GF)

Making a dish involving baked eggs has been on my to-do list for a while now. The almost perfect way they seem to cook when baked is enticing, I’ve got to admit it. But I had not gotten around to it because there are just so many other ways to make and eat eggs! And I
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Raspberry, Blueberry, and Chocolate Chip Paleo Pancakes (GF)- the BEST Paleo pancakes around :) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Raspberry, Blueberry, and Chocolate Chip Paleo Pancakes (GF)

I originally planned another post for today (a massive Ireland update, which is coming very soon!) but then I made these Raspberry, Blueberry, and Chocolate Chip Paleo Pancakes over the weekend, and it was game over. These are my absolute favorite Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free pancakes, hands down. And I couldn’t let Easter go by without
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Paleo Caramelized Pear and Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake (GF)--- what more do you need in a dessert?!| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Caramelized Pear and Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake (GF)

Oh… my… goodness…this Paleo Caramelized Pear and Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake is UNREAL. In this recipe, sweet pears are cooked to caramelized perfection, and are then mixed into a dark chocolate chip cake batter (made with almond flour and coconut flour) and cooked until the smell makes it too hard to wait any longer… 

Banana Breakfast Sushi (paleo, GF)

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
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Chia Matcha Pancakes with Strawberry Maple Coulis (paleo, GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Chia Matcha Pancakes with Strawberry Maple Coulis (paleo, GF)

Pancakes and the weekend have always been a good pair. But, Chia Matcha Pancakes with Strawberry Maple Coulis plus the weekend is the ultimate match (or matcha) made in heaven. 🙂
Hello Thanksgiving table! Plum, Pear, and Apple Grain-Free Crumble (paleo, GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Plum, Pear, and Apple Grain-Free Crumble (paleo, GF)

I recently had a plum and apple crumble and found myself wondering, why don’t I bake with plums more during the Fall? Also, why don’t I just eat more plums in general? So I bought a carton of plums. (They come in cartons here 🙂 ) And I tweaked several of my prior crumble recipes to
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Grain-Free Strawberry Coffee Cake (paleo, GF), when dessert is totally acceptable for breakfast! | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Grain-Free Strawberry Coffee Cake (paleo, GF)

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
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Grain-free Blueberry-Banana Kale Muffins-- a delicious way to get more superfoods in your diet! | Perchance to Cook

Grain-free Blueberry-Banana Kale Muffins (paleo, GF)

What is better than a warm fragrant banana bread fresh out of the oven? When it’s grain-free! And what is better than a warm fragrant grain-free banana bread fresh out of the oven? When it’s full of the superfoods kale and blueberries… like in this Grain-free Blueberry-Banana Kale Muffins recipe.
French Tomato, Tuna, & Mustard Quiche-- a refined Paleo quiche made with a sweet potato crust. | Perchance to Cook

French Tomato, Tuna, & Mustard Quiche (paleo, GF)

I got the idea to make this quiche while sitting in a café in Bordeaux. Well, it actually wasn’t my idea. It was written on the chalkboard in front of me. “Plat du jour: Quiche thon, tomates, et moutarde”. How interesting! As I waited for my croissant and coffee to arrive, I couldn’t stop thinking
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Grain-free Mocha Chip Banana Bread (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Grain-free Mocha Chip Banana Bread (Paleo, GF)

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, I’d like you to meet your cousin… Mocha Chip Banana Bread, made with instant espresso, bananas, and chocolate chips. It’s grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and incredibly delicious!
Paleo Cinnamon Scones (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Cinnamon Scones (GF)

I feel like scones can be the answer to SO many questions. What should I eat with this coffee? Umm…scones. What should I make when a friend comes over for tea? Definitely scones. What can I bake that would be easy to grab and go? Mmmm, scones. And more recently… What should I bring on a
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Paleo Strawberry Almond Granola (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Strawberry Almond Granola (GF)

Sometimes, I miss cereal and granola in my life. There are lots of great gluten-free options, but I have yet to find Paleo options in the store. Which means… I have to make it at home. Starting with this spring-tastic Paleo Strawberry Almond Granola recipe.
Cinnamon Chia-Flax Protein Pancakes (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Cinnamon Chia-Flax Protein Pancakes (paleo, GF)

I’ve been really really loving these Cinnamon Chia-Flax Protein Pancakes lately. I say lately because I’ve made them about 6 times in the last month! They are moist, flavorful, healthy and SO filling. These chia-seed and flax-seed-full pancakes are packed with antioxidants, fiber, Omega-3s, and about 17 grams of protein! Pancakes for breakfast, anyone?
Mini Sweet Potato and Bacon Breakfast Quiches (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Mini Sweet Potato and Bacon Breakfast Quiches (paleo, GF)

Mini Sweet Potato and Bacon Breakfast Quiches are such a great on-the-go breakfast or snack option. They are full of roasted red peppers, onions, sweet potatoes, and spinach and they are topped with crumbled bacon, which makes them both satisfying and delicious. They have seriously been such a life saver for me lately, that it makes me wish
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Zucchini and Kale Quiche with a Sweet Potato Crust (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

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

Whoever 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
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Carrot, Broccoli, Pine Nut & Goat Cheese Quiche w/ a Sweet Potato Crust (Paleo friendly, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Carrot, Broccoli, Pine Nut & Goat Cheese Quiche w/ a Sweet Potato Crust (GF)

Carrot, Broccoli, Pine Nut and Goat Cheese Quiche with a Sweet Potato Crust… that was a mouthful! And an amazingly delicious one at that. This quiche has to be one of the best recipes that I have made in a long long time. Everything from the complimentary nutmeg, goat cheese and carrot flavors… to the
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Paleo Pumpkin Streusel Muffins (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Pumpkin Streusel Muffins (GF)

I’m thrilled to finally be posting a pumpkin muffin recipe! It has been a long time coming, especially since I love pumpkin bread so much. Nothing says Fall quite like a deliciously spiced pumpkin bread, am I right? 🙂
Cinnamon Cookie Caramel Apple Cobbler (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Cinnamon Cookie Caramel Apple Cobbler (paleo, GF)

I don’t really know if this is a cobbler, but I didn’t know what else to call it. I went through many name ideas for this recipe because what does one call diced caramel covered apples covered in a gooey cinnamon cookie layer? It’s not a crumble, it’s not a crisp, and it isn’t a
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Brussels Sprout Breakfast Hash w/ Sweet Potato & Cabbage (paleo,GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Brussels Sprout Breakfast Hash w/ Sweet Potato & Cabbage (paleo,GF)

Full of roasted brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, red pepper, onions, and cabbage, this Brussels Sprout Breakfast Hash couldn’t be more delicious or more perfect for Autumn.
Easy Caramel Caffe Latte (paleo, GF, dairy-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Easy Caramel Caffe Latte (Paleo, GF)

One small caramel flavored coffee, with a splash of coconut milk and no added chemicals or processed ingredients, please. Don’t you wish that this was actually something that you could order at a coffee shop? No need to fret because you can make this Caramel Caffe Latte at home.
Cinnamon Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins (Paleo, GF)

As 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
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Raspberry Pancakes (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Raspberry Pancakes (paleo, GF)

Pancakes. 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
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Banana Bread French Toast (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Banana Bread French Toast (Paleo, GF)

This is AMAZING. I don’t know why I never thought to do this before, especially because I am all about non-processed banana bread. Thick slices of moist banana bread are dunked in a mixture of egg, coconut milk, and cinnamon and then cooked on a pan until crispy and golden. My weekend breakfasts will never be
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Cinnamon Streusel Stuffed Baked Apples (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Cinnamon Streusel Stuffed Baked Apples (paleo, GF)

I’ve been all about finding healthy ways to spice up fruits and vegetables lately. Don’t get me wrong, apples are delicious all on their own, but sometimes you just want to add some sugar and spice (and everything nice) to them. Maple syrup and cinnamon are the perfect “sugar and spice” for apples. Especially when
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Banana Coffee Cake (Paleo, GF)

Cinnamon holds a special place in my heart. It is warm and inviting. It is uniquely sweet while strong in flavor. It can make many a food taste more delicious.  It also smells amazing! You know those cinnamon stick brooms that they sell during the holidays? Ya, I buy a very large one of those
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Apple-Pear Cinnamon Crumble (Paleo, gluten-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Apple-Pear Cinnamon Crumble (Paleo, GF)

When I was in Sweden, I had some of the best fruit, cinnamon, and oatmeal “crumbles”. Prior to going, I did some research and read about how there is something like a tea-time or coffee break there. I thus went out searching for places where I could take part in this coffee break and found
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Carrot Cake Breakfast Muffins (paleo, gluten-free)| Perchance to Cook

Carrot Cake Breakfast Muffins (Paleo, GF)

Nothing beats a good cup of coffee with a fresh baked muffin for breakfast. Well, nothing except for Paleo muffins because who wouldn’t prefer putting all-natural non-processed ingredients in their body? I’ve been on a mission to develop as many “non-processed only” baked goods recipes as possible lately. Which is how these Carrot Cake Breakfast
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Honey Banana Cake (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Honey Banana Cake (Paleo, GF)

Oh my…honey! This Paleo Honey Banana Cake makes me happy. I know this because when I eat it I have a smile on my face. And I know my stomach is smiling too because its just soooo good. The honey flavor is wonderful. Plus, you really can’t go wrong when honey, banana, cinnamon and almonds
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Bread and Muffins

Paleo Cinnamon, Berry, and Chia Seed Muffins (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Cinnamon, Berry, and Chia Seed Muffins (GF)

Happy 1st day of Spring! As a Florida native, I never noticed Spring as a season, because we didn’t really have seasons haha, but now that I am living in New Jersey, I am SO excited for Spring. So excited, actually, that I made these Paleo Cinnamon, Berry, and Chia Seed Muffins. They are light, fluffy, grain-free
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Paleo Chestnut Flour Gingerbread Muffins (GF) | Perchance to cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Chestnut Flour Gingerbread Muffins (GF)

My chestnut flour baking obsession continues with these Paleo Chestnut Flour Gingerbread Muffins. They are light, cakey, grain-free gingerbread bombs of delight… and they taste amazing! They are basically a much healthier version of your typical gingerbread muffin, and are totally grain-free!
Paleo Brownie Banana Bread Cake (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Brownie Banana Bread Cake (GF)

I did not know what to call this chocolate banana bread deliciousness. At it’s base, it is a banana bread. BUT it tastes more like a brownie/ chocolate cake hybrid. And I’m in love with it. This Paleo Brownie Banana Bread Cake is a grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free decadent chocolate banana bread made with a mixture of
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Paleo Pumpkin Chia Banana Bread (GF)- a healthy and flavorful Fall banana bread |Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Pumpkin Chia Banana Bread (GF)

I did not mean to make this Paleo Pumpkin Chia Banana Bread. The thought hadn’t even crossed my mind! But, I had a few ripe bananas in the kitchen, reaching the point of no return. I asked my husband if I should make banana bread with them or if I should toss them. He said
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Paleo Lemon Blueberry Banana Bread (GF)...Clean eating at it's most delicious! |Perchance To Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Lemon Blueberry Banana Bread (GF)

My best recipes always have no plan, rhyme or reason to them. I get a random urge to make something specific… caused by a craving, an experience, or seeing an ingredient, and I find myself drawn to the kitchen. Before I know it, I have ingredients out, notes scribbled, and off I go. Like for this recipe,
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Grain-Free Morning Matcha Loaf (Paleo, GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Grain-Free Morning Matcha Loaf (Paleo, GF)

It has been quite a while since I have posted a Paleo loaf on this blog (I blame my crazy old oven!). But now that I have a fully functioning reliable oven, I have found my desire to bake come back in full force. Well, it did until I got sick. I have had a cold
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Paleo Caramelized Pear and Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake (GF)--- what more do you need in a dessert?!| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Caramelized Pear and Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake (GF)

Oh… my… goodness…this Paleo Caramelized Pear and Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake is UNREAL. In this recipe, sweet pears are cooked to caramelized perfection, and are then mixed into a dark chocolate chip cake batter (made with almond flour and coconut flour) and cooked until the smell makes it too hard to wait any longer… 
Paleo Chocolate Cranberry Sauce Loaf (GF)- a festive recipe for the holidays | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Chocolate Cranberry Sauce Loaf (GF)

The cranberry chronicles continue with this Paleo Chocolate Cranberry Sauce Loaf recipe. A rich, moist, chocolatey, and pretty grain-free loaf recipe that is great for anyone who loves cranberry sauce, has extra cranberry sauce they want to use up, or just wants more cranberries in their life.
Paleo Pumpkin Bread (GF, grain-free)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Pumpkin Bread (GF)

Pumpkin bread and October pretty much go hand-in-hand. Well, actually, pumpkin bread and all of Fall go hand-in-hand. And a good pumpkin bread recipe is a must! It’s one of those recipes that’s hard to find, but once you do, it’s carefully stored away and repeated for years to come. I’ve found that some of
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Grain-free Blueberry-Banana Kale Muffins-- a delicious way to get more superfoods in your diet! | Perchance to Cook

Grain-free Blueberry-Banana Kale Muffins (paleo, GF)

What is better than a warm fragrant banana bread fresh out of the oven? When it’s grain-free! And what is better than a warm fragrant grain-free banana bread fresh out of the oven? When it’s full of the superfoods kale and blueberries… like in this Grain-free Blueberry-Banana Kale Muffins recipe.
Grain-free Mocha Chip Banana Bread (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Grain-free Mocha Chip Banana Bread (Paleo, GF)

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, I’d like you to meet your cousin… Mocha Chip Banana Bread, made with instant espresso, bananas, and chocolate chips. It’s grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and incredibly delicious!
Blueberry Chia Banana Bread (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Blueberry Chia Banana Bread (Paleo, GF)

Fact: you can never have too many grain-free banana bread recipes. There are just too many variations to be made! Like this Blueberry Chia Banana Bread, for example. It’s soft, scrumptious, and full of bursts of juicy blueberries on the inside, and it has a lovely hard crust on the outside (thanks to the chia seeds).
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Fluffy Chocolate Chip Muffins (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Muffins (paleo, GF)

Chocolate chip muffins make mornings and snacking better. Fact. And because of this fact (I think it’s a fact haha), having more than one chocolate chip muffin recipes can’t hurt. Especially when each recipe is quite different from the other. And especially when each recipe is Paleo, Gluten Free and non-processed. These Fluffy Chocolate Chip Muffins are one of those
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Buttery Zucchini Banana Bread (without butter!) (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

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

I 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
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Cranberry Orange Pound Cake Muffins (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Cranberry Orange Pound Cake Muffins (Paleo, GF)

Every time I visit my parents during the holidays, my mother has a cranberry pound cake baking in the oven. The wonderful smell that fills the house and the “cake and catching up time” that quickly follows has unintentionally become a holiday family tradition. As I was eating this delicious cranberry pound cake over Thanksgiving break, I
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Paleo Pumpkin Streusel Muffins (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Pumpkin Streusel Muffins (GF)

I’m thrilled to finally be posting a pumpkin muffin recipe! It has been a long time coming, especially since I love pumpkin bread so much. Nothing says Fall quite like a deliciously spiced pumpkin bread, am I right? 🙂
Caramel Apple Banana Bread (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Caramel Apple Banana Bread (Paleo, GF)

I know I have posted a few banana bread recipes already, but I HAD to share this one. Diced fall apples covered in a rich caramel sauce are layered in between layers of banana bread, are slathered on top of the bread, and are baked to perfection. This Caramel Apple Banana Bread is the definition of decadent.
Applesauce Cake (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Applesauce Cake (paleo, GF)

My boyfriend and I recently bought tickets to Massachusetts to visit his family and go apple picking. I’ve never gone apple picking, so I’m excited to go and to taste fresh picked apples! Ever since our tickets were booked, I’ve had apples on the brain. I had the idea to make an “apple sauce” cake and
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Cinnamon Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Crumble Muffins (Paleo, GF)

As 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
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Rosemary Garlic Loaf (paleo, GF)

Rosemary Garlic Loaf (paleo, GF)

After 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
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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (paleo, GF)

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Paleo, GF)

Banana bread has consistently been a wonderful Paleo baked good in my house. It doesn’t taste like it has been “paleo-ized” or “healthified”… aka a shadow of it’s former unhealthy self. It just tastes delicious! Dare I say that banana bread tastes better when it is Paleo and non-processed?! I think so, especially this Chocolate
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4th of July Menu: Cherry-Vanilla Muffins w/ Whipped Cream & Berries (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

4th of July Menu: Cherry-Vanilla Muffins w/ Whipped Cream & Berries (Paleo, GF)

In 4th of Julys past, my dessert of choice has been a red, white and blue display made of vanilla cake topped with whipped cream and berries. YUM! But this 4th of July is different. This 4th of July is my first one while following the Paleo Diet. And rather than take the day “off” from Paleo, I decided
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Apple Cake Muffins (Paleo, GF)

This is another version of my favorite muffin recipe, full of apples and cinnamon. I’m a huge fan of apple and cinnamon flavors together and this flavor combination did not disappoint here. Moist, flavorful, and yummy, these Apple Cake Muffins did not last long… in fact, I had to make a second batch just so that
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Toasted Coconut Cream Muffins (paleo, GF)

Toasted Coconut Cream Muffins (paleo, GF)

It has been a while since I posted a muffin recipe, don’t you think? Friday seems like the perfect day to post a coconut muffin recipe. And not just any coconut recipe, a toasted coconut recipe! Toasted coconut is probably my absolute favorite way to eat coconut. I could probably eat it by the spoonful.
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Paleo Cinnamon Raisin Bread (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Cinnamon Raisin Bread (GF)

I am so in love with this recipe! I didn’t think that I could have Paleo bread. I had seen some Paleo breads made out of cashews, but since I am allergic to every nut except almonds, I thought that bread was just not in the cards for me. Not while I chose to eat non-processed foods anyway.
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Chocolate Chip Muffins w/ Chocolate Avocado Frosting (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Chocolate Chip Muffins w/ Chocolate Avocado Frosting (paleo, GF)

Based on my recent posts it may appear that I have gone muffin crazy…and the truth is that I have! I have a “to-do”or “to-bake” muffin list. Yes, I have a never ending Paleo muffin list that I am determined to get through. Does this qualify me as having gone muffin crazy? Surprisingly enough, chocolate chip
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All Seasons Blueberry Muffins (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

All Seasons Blueberry Muffins (Paleo, GF)

If you are looking for some great blueberry Paleo muffins, look no further! These All Seasons Blueberry Muffins are fluffy, light, soft pillows of blueberry goodness. I really don’t have a bad thing to say about them, except for how fast they disappear. Which isn’t the worst thing, since they are made of non-processed, all natural
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Raspberry Pear Muffins (paleo, gluten-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Raspberry Pear Muffins (Paleo, GF)

To me, raspberry is nature’s version of sour candy. There is just something so delicious about the velvety sweetness and sour tang flavor of raspberries. I could easily eat them by the cup-full. I could probably even eat them by the gallon-full if I had the chance. Good thing they don’t sell them in packages
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Chocolate Cherry Muffins (paleo, GF)

Making Paleo baked goods is a part of my Sunday ritual… Sunday does not feel complete to me without it. I like knowing that I can grab a muffin while running out the door or that I can have a sweet pick-me-up when I’m watching TV. It makes my work week that much better. Recently,
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Carrot Cake Breakfast Muffins (paleo, gluten-free)| Perchance to Cook

Carrot Cake Breakfast Muffins (Paleo, GF)

Nothing beats a good cup of coffee with a fresh baked muffin for breakfast. Well, nothing except for Paleo muffins because who wouldn’t prefer putting all-natural non-processed ingredients in their body? I’ve been on a mission to develop as many “non-processed only” baked goods recipes as possible lately. Which is how these Carrot Cake Breakfast
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Honey Banana Cake (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Honey Banana Cake (Paleo, GF)

Oh my…honey! This Paleo Honey Banana Cake makes me happy. I know this because when I eat it I have a smile on my face. And I know my stomach is smiling too because its just soooo good. The honey flavor is wonderful. Plus, you really can’t go wrong when honey, banana, cinnamon and almonds
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Paleo Bars

Strawberries n' Cream Grain-Free Bars (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Strawberries n’ Cream Grain-Free Bars (paleo, GF)

Strawberries n’ Cream flavor can take anything ordinary and make it way more fun and way more delicious. Like grain-free bars for example. Strawberries n ‘Cream add a twist, that make these bars hard to resist!

Paleo Granola Bars (GF)

I’ve been all about making my own granola bars for about two years now.  Over time, the ingredients that I use to make them have evolved. I started making granola bars the traditional way, with oatmeal. Then I experimented with quinoa versions. And now, I’ve been making and enjoying Paleo Granola Bars.

Paleo Mock Granola Bars

These mock granola bars are great. Great for breakfast, great as a snack, great before the gym, great to satisfy a chocolate craving…you name it. They may not be “strictly paleo” because theres quinoa and dried cherries in the recipe. However, if you are like me, and are ok with dried fruits and quinoa, then
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Paleo Appetizers

Paleo "Everything" Almond Crackers (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo “Everything” Almond Crackers (GF)

I had a few different recipes that I had intended on sharing, but I really really wanted to share these Paleo “Everything” Almond Crackers ASAP. They are my current favorite Paleo snack! And they are quickly going to become yours. Think “everything bagel” meets Paleo crispy cracker. I’m obsessed. These Paleo “Everything” Almond Crackers are lifesavers for when you are
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Paleo 7 Layer Ground Turkey Taco Dip (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo 7 Layer Ground Turkey Taco Dip (GF)

I have been making a lot of homemade plantain chips, guacamole, and taco bowls lately. They are satisfying Whole30 and Paleo dishes that are full of flavor, and that I can just keep eating over and over and over. I realized though that all of these recipes combined would create a Paleo 7 Layer Ground Turkey
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Baked Paprika Garlic Plantain Chips (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Baked Paprika Garlic Plantain Chips (Paleo, GF)

I had never made my own plantain chips before doing this Whole30. I always bought Paleo plantain chips at the grocery store. But in order to keep these crunchy, sweet, delicious chips in my life, oh and to stick with my Whole30 plans, I took a stab at making my own. This proved to be a
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This Grilled Pineapple Salsa (paleo, GF) is perfect for football season! | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Grilled Pineapple Salsa (paleo, GF)

I’m super excited to be sharing this Grilled Pineapple Salsa recipe today! For so many reasons. For starters, this Grilled Pineapple Salsa is so so delicious, and so easy to make, that it needs to be on your rotation. Especially now that football season is starting. Why avoid football party food, when you can just make
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Paleo Balsamic Tuna Dip/Salad (GF, Dairy-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Balsamic Tuna Dip/Salad (GF)

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
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Eggplant Bruschetta (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Eggplant Bruschetta (paleo, GF)

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.
Healthy Buffalo Turkey Meatballs (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Healthy Buffalo Turkey Meatballs (paleo, GF)

I had another recipe planned for today’s post, but I got so excited about these Healthy Buffalo Turkey Meatballs that I just couldn’t wait to post the recipe. I’m a huge buffalo sauce lover, so I may be biased…buuuut, these meatballs are honestly one of the best things that I have eaten in a long time! Seriously,
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Paleo Garlic and Sun-dried Tomato Hummus (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Garlic and Sun-dried Tomato Hummus (GF)

Good news… you can still have hummus while following the Paleo diet! All you have to do is replace chickpeas with roasted cauliflower. Thank goodness for cauliflower, right?! It’s a magic vegetable. I’ve used it to make Alfredo, cauliflower rice, pizza crust, and hummus. What would us Paleo people do without it?!
Mediterranean Hummus (paleo, GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Mediterranean Hummus (paleo, GF)

I’ve been needing a snack and appetizer makeover. I often overlook them because I focus so much time cooking or preparing for the main meal. So I decided that it’s time to spice things up! This Mediterranean Hummus was exactly what has been missing in my paleo life. It really tastes like hummus, and not just regular hummus, a
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Crispy Baked Eggplant with Sweet and Spicy Sauce (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Crispy Baked Eggplant with Sweet and Spicy Sauce (Paleo, GF)

One of my favorite parts about following a non-processed food diet has to be the amount of fruits and vegetables that are incorporated into my daily life. I’ve been discovering new ones and I’ve also been eating a lot of fruits fruits and vegetables that I rarely ate before. Like eggplant. I’d say that I
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Grapefruit Guacamole (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Grapefruit Guacamole (paleo, GF)

One of the best parts about following a Paleo diet is being able to eat avocado, which means… guacamole! Yum! One of the worst parts, however, would have to be not being able to have chips to dunk into said guacamole. Sighhh. There are lots of great chip replacements though– apple chips, carrots, red peppers…
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Paleo Soups & Sauces

Whole30 & Paleo alla Vodka Sauce | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Whole30 & Paleo alla Vodka Sauce

Simple recipes, especially simple Italian recipes, tend to be best. And this Whole30 & Paleo alla Vodka Sauce is living proof of that. This recipe is really just a base of cooked garlic, mixed into San Marzano tomatoes, and simmered with basil and coconut cream. Simple, creamy, and fresh. Which makes this sauce taste wonderful on top
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Paleo Cauliflower, Bacon, and Chestnut Soup (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Cauliflower, Bacon, and Chestnut Soup (GF)

This Paleo Cauliflower, Bacon, and Chestnut Soup is the ultimate cauliflower soup! It’s sweet and creamy, in a cauliflower and coconut cream way, but it is also full of the most delicious roasted nutty and bacon flavors. It’s divine! Plus, it’s dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free and Paleo. Why make cauliflower soup any other way this winter?
Cran-Apple Sauce (Paleo, GF) | Perchance To Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Cran-Apple Sauce (Paleo, GF)

Made with cranberries, apples, lemon juice, honey, nutmeg and cinnamon, this Paleo Cran-Apple Sauce recipe is a great and healthy way to change things up this Thanksgiving and holiday season. Ok, ok, this Cran-Apple Sauce is not that different. It tastes like homemade cranberry sauce upon first taste… sour, tangy and delicious. But it has a wonderful apple
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Hello Fall soup deliciousness! Butternut Squash & Chicken Soup (paleo, GF) | Perchance To Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Butternut Squash & Chicken Soup (Paleo, GF)

I’m super excited about this Butternut Squash & Chicken Soup recipe for so many reasons… 1) I’ve developed an obsession with soup, that only began in the last year or so…. so I have a lot of catching up to do! 2) My friend Brooke made me the best butternut squash soup when I was at her house
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Lemony Turmeric & Pepper Egg Yolk Dressing (paleo, GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Lemony Turmeric & Pepper Egg Yolk Dressing (paleo, GF)

This Lemony Turmeric & Pepper Egg Yolk Dressing reminds me of summers in France and artichokes… well, it reminds me of eating artichokes in France in the summer. 🙂 This dressing tastes exactly like the sauce my mother makes and my grandmother used to make for dipping artichoke leaves into, and it is wonderful on salads or
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Paleo Chicken and Leek Soup (GF) will warm you right up! | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Chicken and Leek Soup (GF)

I’ve had a massive craving for soup for the past week or so… maybe it isn’t so much a craving as it is a need to warm my bones. It has been so cold! Well maybe it hasn’t been thaaaat cold but I did just visit my parents in Florida for a week over Easter and I think my body
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Mayo is SO MUCH BETTER homemade, don't you think? Caro’s Homemade Mayo (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Caro’s Homemade Mayo (paleo, GF)

Being the mayonnaise lover that I am, you would think that I’d already have a Paleo mayonnaise recipe on this blog. Especially because I’m all about the condiments and finding sauces that I can dunk paleo sweet potato fries into (re: paleo sweet and spicy sauce). I didn’t really have a good reason as to
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Zesty Lemon Mint Turmeric Dressing recipe. A healthy, Paleo dressing that is a great way to add Turmeric into your diet

Zesty Lemon Mint Turmeric Dressing (paleo, GF)

It’s never a good idea to go grocery shopping hungry… I end up buying way more than I need, and always struggle to not open something to snack on. And yet, I find myself in this predicament far too often. Like last weekend, when I went to Marks and Spencer (my new favorite grocery store), and all
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Paleo Beef and Winter Vegetable Soup (GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Beef and Winter Vegetable Soup (GF)

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
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Creamy Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Chicken Soup (paleo, GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Creamy Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Chicken Soup (paleo, GF)

I’m interrupting the cranberry chronicles to bring you this Creamy Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Chicken Soup (Paleo, GF) recipe. I originally had another cranberry recipe that I planned to post, but then it got really cold outside. And then I got a craving for broccoli soup. Around the same time, I walked by a Chinese grocery
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Spiced Cranberry Meat Sauce (paleo, GF)- a winter twist to a classic Italian dish | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Spiced Cranberry Meat Sauce (paleo, GF)

So you know how I said I have been experimenting with cranberries in the kitchen? Well, I’ve been putting them in pretty much everything! It was only a matter of time until I began to wonder how they would taste in meat sauce. Meat sauce is my all time favorite meal, after all, and I
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Mulled Cranberry Sauce (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Mulled Cranberry Sauce (paleo, GF)

I’ve been to a few Christmas markets recently and one of my favorite things about them is the smell of mulled wine! I also love the mulled wine. 🙂 Warm mugs of hot red wine full of winter spices just feels so wintery and Christmasy. I just love all things wintery right now! Like cranberries.
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Broccoli Asparagus Primavera (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Broccoli Asparagus Primavera (paleo, GF)

I’ve made this Broccoli Asparagus Primavera 3 times in the last two weeks, and I’m getting ready to make it again. 🙂 It is basically the perfect dish for me because it’s full of crunchy vegetables and tomato sauce, it only takes 15 minutes to make, and it tastes great on top of, or with, so many different healthy sides.
Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Chicken & Zoodles (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Chicken & Zoodles (paleo, GF)

I mentioned in my last post about how I just got back from visiting my sister and my new nephew (he’s one month old and so so cute!!). I tried to make myself useful during my stay… and so I baked lots of lactation cookies (which I couldn’t help eating myself… what? they are so good!) and
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Kale and Lemon Pesto Zoodles (paleo, GF)

I think it’s becoming clear how obsessed with zoodles I have become. As much as I genuinely like spaghetti squash, I much prefer zucchini noodles because they have a more neutral taste and a crunchier, more satisfying texture than spaghetti squash does. Plus, zoodles cook so much more quickly. ( 1 minute for zoodles vs. 30 minutes for spaghetti squash).
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Paleo Caesar Salad-like Dressing (GF, dairy-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Caesar Salad-like Dressing (GF)

I’ve been tasting, trying, and comparing different caesar salad dressings for the past few weeks now. My taste buds have been searching for the key to the distinct tangy flavor of caesar salad dressing. I thought that I’d figure it out rigghhht quick, but then I realized that maybe there is no “key”… Despite the garlicy, lemony, and creamy flavors
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Paleo Chicken Soup (...for the Caveman's Soul) (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Chicken Soup (…for the Caveman’s Soul) (GF)

I've been all about Spring and Summer recipes lately. Salads, fruit, and basically anything refreshing has been on my radar. And then spring allergies happened. Texas pollen allergies. Which is where this Paleo Chicken Soup a.k.a "Chicken Soup for the Caveman's Soul" comes into play.
Lemon Alfredo Spaghetti Squash (paleo, GF, dairy-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Lemon Alfredo Spaghetti Squash (paleo, GF)

I 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.
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Creamy Sweet Potato and Broccoli Soup (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Creamy Sweet Potato and Broccoli Soup (paleo, GF)

You 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.
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Homemade Mango BBQ Sauce (Paleo, GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Homemade Mango BBQ Sauce (Paleo, GF)

I don’t know where the time has gone, but it has just flown by! I mean it feels like only yesterday that I came up with my Paleo Sweet and Spicy recipe and vowed to come up with more Paleo condiment recipes soon.  Well, five months later and I’m finally posting another paleo condiment recipe. Better
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Mushroom Alfredo (Paleo, gluten-free, dairy free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Mushroom Alfredo (Paleo, GF)

Mushrooms and alfredo compliment one another so well. I always kind of knew that, but didn’t really realize it until I made this Mushroom Alfredo sauce the other day. The earthy mushroom flavor melts into the rich creaminess of this coconut cream and cauliflower based sauce. Making this Mushroom Alfredo sauce also solidified my belief
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Thai Red Coconut Curry Sauce and Vegetables (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchanctocook.com

Thai Red Coconut Curry Sauce and Vegetables (paleo, GF)

I just love grilled vegetables in Thai Red Coconut Curry Sauce! If I could slather it on vegetables every day I would. There really is no other flavor like it…sweet, spicy and rich… yum! It’s my favorite excuse for cooking a wide variety of vegetables. Now, I’m going to be upfront with you, this was
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Paleo Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce (GF)

Theres a restaurant in Rome called Spaghetteria L’Archetto, off of Via del Corso and down a windy cobbled stone street. I discovered it several years ago and have been back about a dozen times. Now, this is not because I have been to Rome that many times. Its because I have to go every single
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Paleo Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetcook.com

Paleo Sweet and Spicy Dipping Sauce (GF)

I miss condiments. A lot of the Paleo food that I am eating would be great with condiments! But unfortunately, those condiments would not be great for my Paleo diet. So I decided to make one that was. I knew that not just any condiment would do– it couldn’t be just ok or vaguely resemble
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Paleo Fruit and Vegetable, Sides and Dishes

Whole30 Mashed Potatoes | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Whole30 Mashed Potatoes

I’m just going to come out and say that my mashed potato game has been on point lately. I’ve figured out my favorite potato (Butter potatoes), add-ins ( almond milk, coconut cream, AND olive oil ), and seasonings ( garlic powder, salt, pepper, and parsley) for mashed potatoes and have used them to come up with this Whole30 Mashed
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White Asparagus with a Provençal Lemon Mustard Mayo (Paleo, GF) | Perchancetocook, www.perchancetocook.com

White Asparagus with a Provençal Lemon Mustard Mayo (Paleo, GF)

Have you ever completely forgotten about an experience, food, item… etc… until a random memory pops up in your mind? This happened to me recently and it’s primarily responsible for this White Asparagus with a Provençal Lemon Mustard Mayo recipe that I am now posting. Silky soft white asparagus, covered in a Provençal style homemade
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Creamy Black Pepper Paleo Mushrooms (GF, DF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Creamy Black Pepper Paleo Mushrooms (GF)

One of my all time favorite meals is steak au poivre. The reason for that is because of the black pepper sauce that the steak is slathered in. I’m such a sucker for creamy black pepper sauce! And so I experiment with making Paleo versions of it in the kitchen. This has resulted in this Creamy Black Pepper
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Spiced Poached Pears in Red Wine and Orange Juice (Paleo, GF)

This Spiced Poached Pears in Red wine and Orange Juice recipe is a French holiday recipe that my mother makes every single Thanksgiving and Christmas. Cooked in this way, the pears are sweet, tart, and full of holiday spices…It tastes like the pears have been cooked in an orange infused mulled wine. And I couldn’t
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Paleo Sausage, Apple, and Chestnut Stuffing (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Sausage, Apple, and Chestnut Stuffing (GF)

This Paleo Sausage, Apple, and Chestnut Stuffing is EVERYTHING. It’s savory and full of Fall holiday flavors! There’s cooked apples and fennel, hearty tasty sausage, homemade grain-free herbs de provence flaxseed bread, roasted chestnuts, chicken stock and ALL of the best spices–herbs de provence, sage, and bay leaves inside. It honestly reminds me of the stuffing that my mom makes every year
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My Mom's Ratatouille, a naturally Paleo healthy recipe. |Perchance To Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

My Mom’s Ratatouille (Paleo, GF)

I had some sad looking zucchini, squash, and tomatoes sitting in the fridge. I really did not want to throw them away and be wasteful, so I tried to think of what I could do with them… My Mom’s Ratatouille quickly popped into mind… a fresh, flavorful, French dish, that she makes often. It is sweet yet
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Squash Au Gratin (Paleo, GF), a healthy Fall side dish |Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Squash Au Gratin (Paleo, GF)

In the last few weeks, I have realized that I need more “sides” in my life. More creative options and recipes for side dishes, that is. I know that plain veggies will always be great as a side dish, but what if you want plain veggies, a meat, PLUS a healthy something else on your
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Paleo Fajita Salad with Chicken Taco Meatballs (GF) |Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Fajita Salad with Chicken Taco Meatballs (GF)

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

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

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
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Cinnamon & Maple Roasted Almonds (paleo, GF)- my almond snack soulmate! | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Cinnamon & Maple Roasted Almonds (paleo, GF)

I’ve found my almond snack soulmate with this Cinnamon & Maple Roasted Almonds recipe! Not only are these almonds absolutely delicious with a pop of cinnamon and maple flavor, but they are also crunchily satisfying, fill your house with the most wonderful maple roasted scent (seriously, your whole house will smell amazing!), and provide lots of nutrients, healthy
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Cool Cucumber Carrot Citrus Salad (paleo, GF)

If you know me (or follow my Instagram), you know that I love me some shredded carrot grapefruit salad. My mom’s recipe for Carrot Grapefruit Salad has been one of my favorite salad flavor combos since childhood. And after making her salad 3-4 times in the past 2 weeks, I decided to switch things up
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Creamy Asparagus, Leek, and Chicken Cauliflower Risotto (paleo, GF), Perchance To Cook www.perchancetocook.com

Creamy Asparagus, Leek, and Chicken Cauliflower Risotto (paleo, GF)

I have had images of paleo cream and asparagus dishes dancing through my head for a good week or two now. You see, I went to dinner recently with a friend, and as I perused the menu, a creamy asparagus and chicken risotto dish caught my eye. Cream + asparagus… why had I not been
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Naturally Sweet & Crunchy Paleo Kale Salad (gf)

I can’t get enough of kale lately. I used to mostly juice it, but now I can’t stop adding it to salads. Now that I think about it, I feel like kale was designed to be in salads. 🙂 Why? Well, it doesn’t wilt, even if it is covered in dressing. Salad dressing gets stuck
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Fresh Tuna Coleslaw Protein Salad (paleo, GF)

At my work there is a salad bar that I buy lunch from on days that I don’t bring my lunch from home. There are lots of healthy options to mix and match together, from broccoli and cherry tomatoes to hard boiled eggs, grilled chicken, or salmon…and of course, coleslaw. If you read my coleslaw post last week,
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Fresh Paleo Coleslaw (GF)- a healthier coleslaw alternative, with out sacrificing flavor | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Fresh Paleo Coleslaw (GF)

I know coleslaw isn’t Irish or anything, but one thing that I have noticed since moving to Ireland is that they sure love their coleslaw over here! I mean, they put it in their salads, they put it in their sandwiches and it seems to be a side for many a pub meal. Plus it’s especially delicious
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Maple Glazed Turmeric Carrots (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Maple Glazed Turmeric Carrots (Paleo, GF)

My quest to add more turmeric into my life continues with these Maple Glazed Turmeric Carrots. A sweet and savory recipe which makes carrots irresistible! This recipe is simple and delicious, which is why they have become a regular occurrence in my home.
The Ultimate Grilled Chicken Greek Salad with Lemon, Mint, Turmeric Dressing (paleo, GF)--- Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

The Ultimate Grilled Chicken Greek Salad with Lemon, Mint, Turmeric Dressing (paleo, GF)

This salad is my current obsession, along with the dressing that goes on top of it (re: Monday’s post). Not only is this Ultimate Grilled Chicken Greek Salad with Lemon, Mint, Turmeric Dressing absolutely delicious, flavorful, and dreamily summery, but it leaves me feeling energized and satisfied for hours.

Sweet & Crunchy Paleo Balsamic Tuna Salad (gf)

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
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Eggplant Bruschetta (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Eggplant Bruschetta (paleo, GF)

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.
French Kale Salad à la Moutarde (Paleo, GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

French Kale Salad à la Moutarde (Paleo, GF)

Say hello to your new favorite kale salad… French Kale Salad à la Moutarde! A simple yet tasty superfood recipe that is both delicious and really easy to make. I’m serious, all you need is 7 ingredients to make this provencal inspired salad, including the dressing! And the result is a crunchy, satisfying kale salad with a kick.
Paleo Champ (GF) + the Antrim Coast | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Champ (GF) + the Antrim Coast

It’s a bit strange to think that I wasn’t able to cook for over a month. In this time, I had far too many sandwiches, dreamt much too often about my old kitchen, and spent many hours planning the meals that I would finally make when I had a kitchen to call my own. This was not
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Nothing says "Hello Fall", like these Cinnamon-Apple Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts (Paleo, GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Cinnamon-Apple Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts (Paleo, GF)

Crispy brussels sprouts are the best. Especially when they are almost caramelized with maple flavor, are paired with crispy bacon and soft apples, and are seasoned with cinnamon goodness. Now that’s a veggie side-dish! Although, when these Cinnamon-Apple Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts are part of a meal, they aren’t so much of a side because they
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Caramelized Apple & Cinnamon Cauliflower (paleo, GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Caramelized Apple & Cinnamon Cauliflower (paleo, GF)

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 &
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Cherry Tomato Arrabbiata Zoodles (paleo, GF, vegan)- Italy in a bowl in 15 minutes! www.perchancetocook.com

Cherry Tomato Arrabbiata Zoodles (paleo, GF)

Have you ever craved tomatoes for days on end? I’ve noticed recently that all I want is tomatoes! Tomatoes in my salad, tomatoes in my sauce, tomatoes as a side, even tomatoes in my quiche (scroll down on my home page, and you’ll see). Luckily this has resulted in lots of delicious tomato recipe experimentation in the
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French Tomato, Tuna, & Mustard Quiche-- a refined Paleo quiche made with a sweet potato crust. | Perchance to Cook

French Tomato, Tuna, & Mustard Quiche (paleo, GF)

I got the idea to make this quiche while sitting in a café in Bordeaux. Well, it actually wasn’t my idea. It was written on the chalkboard in front of me. “Plat du jour: Quiche thon, tomates, et moutarde”. How interesting! As I waited for my croissant and coffee to arrive, I couldn’t stop thinking
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Broccoli Asparagus Primavera (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Broccoli Asparagus Primavera (paleo, GF)

I’ve made this Broccoli Asparagus Primavera 3 times in the last two weeks, and I’m getting ready to make it again. 🙂 It is basically the perfect dish for me because it’s full of crunchy vegetables and tomato sauce, it only takes 15 minutes to make, and it tastes great on top of, or with, so many different healthy sides.

Kale and Lemon Pesto Zoodles (paleo, GF)

I think it’s becoming clear how obsessed with zoodles I have become. As much as I genuinely like spaghetti squash, I much prefer zucchini noodles because they have a more neutral taste and a crunchier, more satisfying texture than spaghetti squash does. Plus, zoodles cook so much more quickly. ( 1 minute for zoodles vs. 30 minutes for spaghetti squash).
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Sweet and Sour Summer Strawberries (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Sweet and Sour Summer Strawberries (Paleo, GF)

All you need to make these Sweet and Sour Summer Strawberries is a little apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, vanilla, and strawberries… simple as that! The play between the sweetness of the maple and the sourness of the apple cider vinegar, mixed with natural sweet/sour flavor of the strawberries is really refreshing! And it’s a great
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Simple Candied Rosemary Sweet Potatoes (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Simple Candied Rosemary Sweet Potatoes (paleo, GF)

Sweet potatoes are a pretty important staple in my diet (as you could probably tell by how often I cook with them). The reason for this isn’t just because they are healthy and filling (and Paleo)… it’s also because they are incredibly versatile. Baked, roasted, boiled, sliced, diced, or whole, sweet potatoes can do no wrong. I honestly thought
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Zucchini and Kale Quiche with a Sweet Potato Crust (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

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

Whoever 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
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Cauliflower and Bacon Au Gratin (paleo, GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Cauliflower and Bacon Au Gratin (paleo, GF)

I 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!
Creamy Sweet Potato and Broccoli Soup (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Creamy Sweet Potato and Broccoli Soup (paleo, GF)

You 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.
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Vegetable Stir Fry Surprise (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Vegetable Stir Fry Surprise (paleo, GF)

My 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
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French Beet Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

French Beet Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette (paleo, GF)

I’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
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Lightly Seasoned Baked Avocado (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Lightly Seasoned Baked Avocado (paleo, GF)

It’s kind of a shame that I have lived so long without baked avocado in my life. It may be the best thing ever! Crispy and lightly seasoned with garlic and chili powder on the outside. Warm and smooth avocado on the inside. This Lightly Seasoned Baked Avocado is so delicious and so versatile, that I
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Healthy Holiday Cranberry Sauce (paleo, GF) + 5 Paleo Thanksgiving Side Dish Ideas

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is around the corner! I feel like I have so much to do and not enough time to do it. I still have to shop for Christmas presents, figure out holiday plans… basically it’s a a never-ending list. Despite it all, I do have to admit that I love the craziness that
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Carrot, Broccoli, Pine Nut & Goat Cheese Quiche w/ a Sweet Potato Crust (Paleo friendly, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Carrot, Broccoli, Pine Nut & Goat Cheese Quiche w/ a Sweet Potato Crust (GF)

Carrot, Broccoli, Pine Nut and Goat Cheese Quiche with a Sweet Potato Crust… that was a mouthful! And an amazingly delicious one at that. This quiche has to be one of the best recipes that I have made in a long long time. Everything from the complimentary nutmeg, goat cheese and carrot flavors… to the
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Paleo Patatas Bravas (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Patatas Bravas (GF)

I 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
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Creamed Spinach (paleo)

I 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
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Pumpkin Cauliflower au Gratin | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Pumpkin Cauliflower au Gratin (paleo, GF)

My ears always perk up when they hear the words “au gratin”. Images of melted cheese and cream sauce pop into my head and my stomach always asks if it can please have some, now. “Au gratin” anything tends to be delicious, but I’d say that potato au gratin and cauliflower au gratin are my absolute
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Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries (paleo, GF)

Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries (Paleo, GF)

Sweet potato fries. One would think that they would be simple enough to make, but that has not always been the case for me. Some have turned out too soggy, some too sweet, and some just didn’t have that extra oomph that makes you feel like you are eating fries. Since I really really love
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Celery Root Mash (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Celery Root Mash (paleo, GF)

This Celery Root Mash reminds me of a French dish called “celri remoulade”. Celri remoulade is a salad of grated celery root which is seasoned in a wonderful dijon mustard and mayonnaise sauce. Yuuum! I am always happy to see it on the menu at French Restaurants and can’t help myself from ordering it. I
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Hungarian Cucumber Salad, "Uborkasalata" (paleo, dairy-free, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Hungarian Cucumber Salad, “Uborkasalata” (Paleo, GF)

I love hungarian cucumber salad or “Uborkasalata”, especially when it has been chilled and has a little extra kick of garlic. Growing up, this was a staple in my house. I always assumed that the way that my mother made it– with sour cream, garlic, vinegar, and paprika was the standard. But when I went
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Crispy Baked Eggplant with Sweet and Spicy Sauce (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Crispy Baked Eggplant with Sweet and Spicy Sauce (Paleo, GF)

One of my favorite parts about following a non-processed food diet has to be the amount of fruits and vegetables that are incorporated into my daily life. I’ve been discovering new ones and I’ve also been eating a lot of fruits fruits and vegetables that I rarely ate before. Like eggplant. I’d say that I
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Grapefruit Guacamole (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Grapefruit Guacamole (paleo, GF)

One of the best parts about following a Paleo diet is being able to eat avocado, which means… guacamole! Yum! One of the worst parts, however, would have to be not being able to have chips to dunk into said guacamole. Sighhh. There are lots of great chip replacements though– apple chips, carrots, red peppers…
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Perfectly Grilled Lemon Asparagus (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Perfectly Grilled Lemon Asparagus (paleo, GF)

This is the only recipe that I use to cook asparagus. I’ve been making it this way for the last 10 years or so. Why? Well, eating asparagus this way is kind of addicting. It is crispy, yet soft, and bursts with lemon, olive oil, and salt flavor…it’s amazing! I can’t take credit for this recipe. My
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Crispy Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook

Crispy Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts (Paleo, GF)

I had the best brussels sprouts of my life at this place called Uchi in Houston recently. They were sweet, they were crispy and they were gone in a few minutes. I asked the waiter how they were so delicious and he said, “Giiirrrlll, LOTS of brown sugar.” My first thought was…I need to figure
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Cooked Pears in Orange-Cherry Sauce (paleo, GF)

Is it possible for a food to remind you of Spring and of Christmas at the same time? These do. Warm cinnamon and fresh orange and cherries make these cooked pears such a versatile dish. This recipe was inspired by a classic French pears in red-wine dish that my mother makes quite often. Instead of using
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Carrot Grapefruit Salad (Paleo, GF)

This salad is so simple (it can’t get any more simple than 2 ingredients) and yet it has so much flavor! This was a regular appetizer at my house growing up and I absolutely loved it. I still love it— I could eat this every day! I do have to admit though, that I am
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Smoothies/Juices/Drinks

Homemade Clean Irish Cream Liqueur | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Homemade Clean Irish Cream Liqueur

So let’s talk about Irish cream. Most people think of Bailey’s when they think of Irish cream, but there are actually a plethora of brands that make it. Though I have to admit, I’ve always been partial to Baileys. And on top of that, you could actually make Irish cream at home, which is where my
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Strawberry-Citrus Beet and Carrot Juice (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Strawberry-Citrus Beet and Carrot Juice (paleo, GF)

I really wanted to name this juice “Love Potion”. Not only because this juice is the most beautiful color pink. A hue that brightens up my day and can’t help but put a smile on my face. ( And pink reminds me of the word “love”.)  But also because I LOVE this Strawberry-Citrus Beet and Carrot
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This Paleo Pumpkin Hot Chocolate will keep your body warm and your dessert cravings at bay this Fall |Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Pumpkin Hot Chocolate (GF)

Homemade hot chocolate, made without sugar, dairy, or processed ingredients, is a great way to treat yourself. Especially when it’s cold outside. And especially when it’s got a pumpkin hint to it. 🙂 Like this Paleo Pumpkin Hot Chocolate recipe.
Tropical Turmeric Summer Juice (paleo, GF)- not only will your body thank you (by feeling awesome), but your taste buds will too! |Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Tropical Turmeric Summer Juice (Paleo, GF)

Pineapple, oranges, mango, carrots, peaches, and turmeric powder make up this delicious Tropical Turmeric Summer Juice. It’s a sweet, fresh, and flavorful juice full of antioxidants and vitamins. AND it also has great anti-inflammatory properties and helps with digestion. Trust me, with this juice, not only will your body thank you (by feeling awesome), but your taste buds
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Kickin Carrot Orange Juice| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Kickin Carrot Orange Juice + Juices & Smoothies Book Giveaway!

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
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Frozen Strawberry Cocoa Pick-Me-Ups (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Frozen Strawberry Cocoa Pick-Me-Ups (Paleo, GF)

Hellooo Summer! And hello to these Frozen Strawberry Cocoa Pick-Me-Ups! I know we are currently well into summer, being almost August and all, but we’ve been reaching the triple digits here in Texas lately and the scorching heat is making it feel more like summer to me now than ever. It is just soooo dang hot! So, I’ve been escaping
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Beta-Carotene Antioxidant Boost (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Beta-Carotene Antioxidant Boost (paleo, GF)

Every time I come across a new favorite juice or a new juice discovery, I feel like I need to share it so that everyone can experience it too. Which is why I’m sharing this Beta-Carotene Antioxidant Boost recipe today! It’s full of sweet potato, carrot, mango and pineapple, and it just couldn’t be any more delicious. This juice get’s it’s
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Easy Caramel Caffe Latte (paleo, GF, dairy-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Easy Caramel Caffe Latte (Paleo, GF)

One small caramel flavored coffee, with a splash of coconut milk and no added chemicals or processed ingredients, please. Don’t you wish that this was actually something that you could order at a coffee shop? No need to fret because you can make this Caramel Caffe Latte at home.
Sour Cherry-Lime Juice | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Sour Cherry-Lime Juice

This is my summer-time, guilty pleasure juice. It tastes like a sour patch kid, or what I imagine a healthy sour patch kid should taste like. If you love sour candy, pineapples, cherries, and limes then this will really be an enjoyable vitamin-full treat for you. I make this drink more often in the summer during cherry season.
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Healthy Green Lemonade (paleo) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Healthy Green Lemonade (paleo)

For the last few weeks, I have been really craving lemons! I don’t know if it’s because I am getting sick or in need of some vitamins, but I have been wanting lemons like no other. I have a permanent lemon wedge on my cutting board and have been putting lemons in my water and in
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Refreshing Tomato Carrot Juice | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Refreshing Tomato Carrot Juice

I had far too many sweets over the weekend and my body isn’t too happy with me. So, it is detox time! Juicing is my favorite way to get back on track and to detox of body of bad habits. You can’t beat the nutrients, uplifting feeling, and motivation to be healthy that comes along
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Tropical Kale Carrot Juice | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Tropical Kale Carrot Juice

It’s time for another favorite juice post! So far I have posted 2 of my 5 absolute favorite juices. Fennel Immune Booster and Strawberry Beet Detox Juice. As I have previously mentioned, I alternate between my five favorite juices every week. I started after reading the inspiring book, The Juiceman’s Power of Juicing. After years of juicing, I have my
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Honey Strawberry Iced Tea (paleo)

When I first moved to Texas, I discovered this amazing all-natural iced tea brand called “Texas Tea”. Many of the fruits and ingredients in these iced teas are Texas-grown and the combinations of flavors offered is absolutely delicious. They have a blueberry iced tea, an arnold palmer tea made with grapefruit, a peach iced tea…the
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Strawberry Beet Detox Juice | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Strawberry Beet Detox Juice

Sometimes it can be hard to eat healthy on the weekends– especially when you are being social. It’s even harder when friends and family are visiting or when you go out of town.  You have a great time, but your body doesn’t end up feeling so great. Well, I had one of those weekends… and
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Fennel Immune Booster | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Fennel Immune Booster

This juice is one of my all time favorites. I discovered it at a breakfast place called Satsuma in New Orleans last year and instantly knew that I had to recreate something similar at home. So, I came up with my own version of it and have been drinking it ever since. One glass of
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Paleo Chicken and Turkey

Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps (Paleo, GF)

I have always loved egg salad. There’s just something so satisfying about the texture and flavor of hardboiled eggs mixed with mayonnaise. At least for a mayo lover like me, that is. I normally eat egg salad with bread, so I hadn’t had it in quite some time… I’ve been trying to limit my gluten intake and took a
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Paleo Ground Turkey Taco Zoodles (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Ground Turkey Taco Zoodles (GF)

This Paleo Ground Turkey Taco Zoodles recipe has been my most recent dinner obsession. It started while I was doing the Whole30 in January, and I have been unable to stop eating it ever since. I make this recipe at least once a week! And my husband and I literally lick the pan clean…. yup the pan… not our
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Paleo Green Pepper and Almond Pesto Zoodles & Chicken | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Green Pepper and Almond Pesto Zoodles & Chicken

This Paleo Green Pepper and Almond Pesto Zoodles & Chicken recipe was inspired by a dish that my husband and I ate during our honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast. One of the main reasons that my husband and I chose to go to the Amalfi Coast for our honeymoon was for the food. We both love
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Paleo 7 Layer Ground Turkey Taco Dip (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo 7 Layer Ground Turkey Taco Dip (GF)

I have been making a lot of homemade plantain chips, guacamole, and taco bowls lately. They are satisfying Whole30 and Paleo dishes that are full of flavor, and that I can just keep eating over and over and over. I realized though that all of these recipes combined would create a Paleo 7 Layer Ground Turkey
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Paleo Mushroom, Kale, and Spiced Ground Chicken Tomato Sauce (GF)

Over the holidays, I went to Florida to visit my parents. It was so nice to feel the Florida sun after my first winter in the Northeast. And it was great visiting with some good friends that I don’t get to see enough.  During this trip I went canoeing with my friend Jenna and in
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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders (Paleo, GF)

These Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders are a simple and delicious way to step up your chicken game! All you really need is bacon and chicken, ( though I added seasoning in this recipe because I love spices), and you have flavorful, juicy, bacon covered, chicken tenders. They are perfect for dinner, or you can cut them
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Add a little Provence to your Fall with this Cherry and Sun-Dried Tomato & Garlic Chicken (paleo, GF) |Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Cherry and Sun-Dried Tomato & Garlic Chicken (Paleo, GF)

I’d like to interrupt my normally scheduled programming (this Cherry and Sun-Dried Tomato & Garlic Chicken recipe) to tell you guys about something exciting! So you know how some of my recent posts have mentioned that I paired up with US Wellness Meats? Well, part of this partnership involves a giveaway that is just too good for
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Hello Fall soup deliciousness! Butternut Squash & Chicken Soup (paleo, GF) | Perchance To Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Butternut Squash & Chicken Soup (Paleo, GF)

I’m super excited about this Butternut Squash & Chicken Soup recipe for so many reasons… 1) I’ve developed an obsession with soup, that only began in the last year or so…. so I have a lot of catching up to do! 2) My friend Brooke made me the best butternut squash soup when I was at her house
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Baked Pineapple Salsa Chicken (paleo, GF)- an easy, delicious chicken dinner! |Perchance to Cook www.perchancetocook.com

Baked Pineapple Salsa Chicken (Paleo, GF)

Quick Friday post here! And I mean quick, because this dish is SO easy to make… especially if you have some Grilled Pineapple Salsa ready. (re: my last post 🙂 )
Red Coconut Curry Pulled Chicken | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Red Coconut Curry Pulled Chicken (Paleo, GF)

My favorite meal-prep meals to make are Paleo slow cooker recipes because they are an easy way to ensure that you have protein-rich meals throughout the week. Lately, pulled chicken has been my protein of choice because it’s light and it pairs well with everything from salads to veggies. I usually stick to a few of
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Paleo Fajita Salad with Chicken Taco Meatballs (GF) |Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Fajita Salad with Chicken Taco Meatballs (GF)

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

Paleo Chicken Taco Meatballs (GF)

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

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

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
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Spicy Ground Turkey Meat Sauce and Broccoli Rice Bowls (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Spicy Ground Turkey Meat Sauce and Broccoli Rice Bowls (paleo, GF)

I have been making ground turkey meat sauce quite often lately, as it keeps me full, satisfies my Italian cravings and has less calories and fat than meat sauce made with ground beef. Normally, I like to pair meat sauce with some sort of starch or side, whether it is paleo (sweet potatoes or zoodles), or not paleo
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Creamy Asparagus, Leek, and Chicken Cauliflower Risotto (paleo, GF), Perchance To Cook www.perchancetocook.com

Creamy Asparagus, Leek, and Chicken Cauliflower Risotto (paleo, GF)

I have had images of paleo cream and asparagus dishes dancing through my head for a good week or two now. You see, I went to dinner recently with a friend, and as I perused the menu, a creamy asparagus and chicken risotto dish caught my eye. Cream + asparagus… why had I not been
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Paleo Chicken and Leek Soup (GF) will warm you right up! | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Chicken and Leek Soup (GF)

I’ve had a massive craving for soup for the past week or so… maybe it isn’t so much a craving as it is a need to warm my bones. It has been so cold! Well maybe it hasn’t been thaaaat cold but I did just visit my parents in Florida for a week over Easter and I think my body
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The Ultimate Grilled Chicken Greek Salad with Lemon, Mint, Turmeric Dressing (paleo, GF)--- Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

The Ultimate Grilled Chicken Greek Salad with Lemon, Mint, Turmeric Dressing (paleo, GF)

This salad is my current obsession, along with the dressing that goes on top of it (re: Monday’s post). Not only is this Ultimate Grilled Chicken Greek Salad with Lemon, Mint, Turmeric Dressing absolutely delicious, flavorful, and dreamily summery, but it leaves me feeling energized and satisfied for hours.
Smokey Paprika Ground Turkey, Bell Pepper, Zucchini, and Eggplant Layered Casserole (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

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

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.
Baked Honey Mustard Paprika and Turmeric Chicken| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Baked Honey Mustard Paprika and Turmeric Chicken (paleo, GF)

I’ve been loving baked chicken dishes lately, can you tell? They are just so easy, and result in such moist flavorful chicken, that I find myself tempted to make as many recipes and variations that I can. Plus, I’m officially starting “wedding diet” mode (my wedding is in 5 months), so I’m trying to make sure my
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Creamy Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Chicken Soup (paleo, GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Creamy Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Chicken Soup (paleo, GF)

I’m interrupting the cranberry chronicles to bring you this Creamy Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Chicken Soup (Paleo, GF) recipe. I originally had another cranberry recipe that I planned to post, but then it got really cold outside. And then I got a craving for broccoli soup. Around the same time, I walked by a Chinese grocery
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Baked Chicken with Tomato Mustard Cream Sauce, Grapes, & Carrots (paleo, GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Baked Chicken with Tomato Mustard Cream Sauce, Grapes, & Carrots (paleo, GF)

It has been a really long time since I enjoyed a chicken dish as much as I have enjoyed this Baked Chicken with Tomato Mustard Cream Sauce, Grapes, and Carrots recipe. The combo may sound a bit weird, but I’m telling you, the flavors go sooo well together. Imagine a spicy, creamy, tomato sauce with aromas of
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Feeling hot, hot, hot with these Paleo Enchilada Stuffed Peppers (GF)! | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Enchilada Stuffed Peppers (GF)

Paleo enchilada sauce has kind of been a game changer for me. Ever since I discovered how easy it was to make, I’ve been making more enchilada casseroles and enchilada wraps than I can even remember. I mean, it’s really hard to pass up delicious, guilt-free, mexican-inspired food. I honestly didn’t think it could get any better…
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Paleo Chicken Burgers (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Chicken Burgers (GF)

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

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

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.
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Clean Ground Turkey Roasted Stuffed Peppers | what you should be having for dinner tonight! #paleo #gf #clean http://www.perchancetocook.com/2015/08/20/clean-ground-turkey-roasted-stuffed-peppers-paleo-gf/

Clean Ground Turkey Roasted Stuffed Peppers (paleo, GF)

I’ve got an answer to the age old question of, “what should I make for dinner tonight?”. These Clean Ground Turkey Roasted Stuffed Peppers are what you should be making for dinner tonight! This recipe only requires 15-20 minutes of prep work. Then, you put the stuffed peppers into the oven for an hour, and that’s all
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Healthy Buffalo Turkey Meatballs (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Healthy Buffalo Turkey Meatballs (paleo, GF)

I had another recipe planned for today’s post, but I got so excited about these Healthy Buffalo Turkey Meatballs that I just couldn’t wait to post the recipe. I’m a huge buffalo sauce lover, so I may be biased…buuuut, these meatballs are honestly one of the best things that I have eaten in a long time! Seriously,
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Dutch Oven Peach & Maple Chicken Thighs (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Dutch Oven Peach & Maple Chicken Thighs (paleo, GF)

I recently visited my parents in Florida, which is always the best time. The air is fresh, the sunsets are beautiful, and I get to eat lots of yummy homemade food. 🙂 My mom spoils me with her home cuisine and I love it! During this visit, she made the best chicken thighs recipe. I literally found myself
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Easy Apricot-Mustard Chicken Bake (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Easy Apricot-Mustard Chicken Bake (paleo, GF)

My main meal requirements, as of late, are that they have to be 1) easy to put together, 2) filling, 3) flavorful, and 4) healthy. Which is why I’ve been testing out delicious ways to bake various proteins and veggies so often. (Is it obvious by my recent posts?) I recently came up with this Easy Apricot-Mustard Chicken Bake and just
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Sweet Summer Salad Bowls with Lemon-Honey Chicken (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Sweet Summer Salad Bowls with Lemon-Honey Chicken (paleo, GF)

Now THIS is what I call a salad. These Sweet Summer Salad Bowls with Lemon-Honey Chicken are full of so many delicious and complimentary flavors! Chopped dates, shredded almonds, dried goldenberries, crunchy jicama, shredded carrots, diced white peaches, roasted lemon-honey chicken, spring salad, and a lemon honey vinaigrette. Yum, yum, yum!
Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Chicken & Zoodles (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Chicken & Zoodles (paleo, GF)

I mentioned in my last post about how I just got back from visiting my sister and my new nephew (he’s one month old and so so cute!!). I tried to make myself useful during my stay… and so I baked lots of lactation cookies (which I couldn’t help eating myself… what? they are so good!) and
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Paleo Zoodle Chicken Stir Fry (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Zoodle Chicken Stir Fry (GF)

Life has been moving so quickly lately. I’ve been having to make an effort to stop, breathe, and enjoy the moment. Which is easier said than done, but thinking of my favorite things definitely helps. Well at least thinking of my current favorite things… 🙂 My favorite things change with the seasons and right now, I
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Sneaky Broccoli Bolognese (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Sneaky Broccoli Bolognese (Paleo, GF)

Looking for a way to sneak broccoli into your or your loved one’s diet? I may have a solution for you. A scrumptious Italian solution. In the form of bolognese! I call it Sneaky Broccoli Bolognese.
Thyme Infused Roasted Chicken +Root Veggies (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Thyme Infused Roasted Chicken +Root Veggies (Paleo, GF)

I’m in love with this Thyme Infused Roasted Chicken +Root Veggies recipe. It is so incredibly flavorful and so incredibly easy to make, that I’m convinced it is the perfect meal. I made it last Sunday and then I made it again this Sunday. And basically, I’m thinking that roasting a chicken is going to be my new
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30 minute Enchilada Lettuce Wraps (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

30 minute Enchilada Lettuce Wraps (Paleo, GF)

After coming up with a Paleo version of enchilada sauce, it really was only a matter of time before enchilada lettuce wraps were on my dinner table. Especially with all the potential toppings that can come with it. Re: avocado, tomatoes, peppers, goat cheese, salsa, hot sauce…basically everything delicious!
Paleo Chicken Soup (...for the Caveman's Soul) (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Chicken Soup (…for the Caveman’s Soul) (GF)

I've been all about Spring and Summer recipes lately. Salads, fruit, and basically anything refreshing has been on my radar. And then spring allergies happened. Texas pollen allergies. Which is where this Paleo Chicken Soup a.k.a "Chicken Soup for the Caveman's Soul" comes into play.

Lemony Spring Cobb Salad (paleo, GF)

As the weeks get warmer, and the sun shows itself more and more, I find myself wanting heartier hot foods less and less and wanting fresh filling salads more and more. In particular, salads FULL of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. In my opinion, the more fruits and vegetables, the better and this Lemony Spring Cobb Salad
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Creamy Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Casserole (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Casserole (paleo, GF)

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Casserole…yeah, you heard that right! Buffalo + Paleo + Casserole all in the same sentence… And it’s good. It’s realllll good. This casserole is FULL of shredded chicken, cauliflower florets, baked spaghetti squash, and shredded carrots topped in a creamy Paleo buffalo sauce and goat cheese crumbles. Drool.
Sweet Potato and Ground Turkey Enchilada Casserole (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Sweet Potato and Ground Turkey Enchilada Casserole (paleo, GF)

I woke up the other morning thinking, “I need enchiladas…”. True story. And rather than think about how weird that is (at least for someone who rarely eats enchiladas), I went on a mission to create an enchilada inspired Paleo dish that I could eat that day. The result was this Sweet Potato and Ground Turkey Enchilada Casserole.
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Apple Sage Turkey Chili (Paleo, GF, delicious) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Apple Sage Turkey Chili (Paleo, GF, delicious)

I don’t know if I have ever liked a chili as much as I like this Apple Sage Turkey Chili. It’s full of roasted apples and onions covered in sage and cinnamon, crunchy carrots and zucchini for healthy good measure, and hearty ground turkey mixed with the chili necessities of chili powder and tomato sauce. It’s a
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Pesto Spaghetti Squash, Chicken & Zucchini Bowls (GF, paleo-friendly) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Pesto Spaghetti Squash, Chicken & Zucchini Bowls (GF)

I am in love with the Pesto flavor of this spaghetti squash bowl! Crushed pine nuts, fresh basil, and dried goat cheddar make a wonderful paleo-friendly sauce, if I do say so myself. Add this pesto to some spaghetti squash, onion garlic chicken, and some roasted zucchini and you’ve got a delicious “pasta” bowl full
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Cranberry Spiced Turkey Burgers (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchanceetocook.com

Cranberry Spiced Turkey Burgers (paleo, GF)

If you are wondering what to do with some of your cranberry sauce Thanksgiving leftovers, or if you are looking for an excuse to keep the Thanksgiving spirit alive, these Cranberry Spiced Turkey Burgers are right up your alley!
Creamy Pumpkin Pie Pulled Chicken (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Creamy Pumpkin Pie Pulled Chicken (paleo, GF)

I have a problem, I think. I keep trying to make chicken influenced by my favorite pies. I’ve made Key Lime Pie Chicken, Key Lime Pie Pulled Chicken and now this Creamy Pumpkin Pie Pulled Chicken. I guess it’s not really a problem if it turns out to be delicious! This pulled chicken is creamy, sweet,
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Pumpkin Pot Pie (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Pumpkin Pot Pie (paleo, GF)

Paleo Pumpkin Pot Pie. That’s right… A creamy chicken pot pie made from a rich pumpkin sauce base. My mouth waters just thinking about it! This Pumpkin Pot Pie is overflowing with shredded rosemary chicken, sweet potato, carrot, broccoli and cauliflower… and is topped with an almond flour, flax seed crust. Healthy comfort food at its best.
Shredded Chicken Ratatouille Chili (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Shredded Chicken Ratatouille Chili (paleo, GF)

This flavorful dish is a life saver. Not only is it wonderfully addicting… (I keep scraping my bowl to get every last drop), but it also cooks itself in the slow cooker. This is great when you are running low on time or when you just want to spend your time doing something besides cooking. If
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Strawberry-Kiwi Chicken Tender Salad (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Strawberry-Kiwi Chicken Tender Salad (paleo, GF)

Remember 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
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Orange Marjoram Chicken (paleo, GF)

I’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
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Creamy Spaghetti Squash Chicken Casserole (paleo, GF). Now THIS you need for dinner! | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Creamy Spaghetti Squash Chicken Casserole (Paleo, GF)

I went to Vegas over the weekend. I ate fried food, drank more than usual, and basically was surrounded by a processed foods party. My body wasn’t happy with me at first, but then it got used to it and started asking for more. Now that I’m back home and eating my normal non-processed diet, my body is kind
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Quick Provençal Red Pepper Chicken (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Quick Provençal Red Pepper Chicken (paleo, GF)

These last few months have been jam packed… so much to do, so little time! Despite not having much time, I still like to eat at home. It’s cheaper and healthier. Plus, I feel so much better, which I think is my body’s way of letting me know to keep cooking at home. Which is why
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20 minute Caramelized Orange Chicken (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

20 minute Caramelized Orange Chicken (paleo, GF)

Have you ever craved something and not known what you wanted until it was right in front of you? This happened to me with this Caramelized Orange Chicken. I was in the mood for something, but nothing in particular…. and I felt compelled to buy pencil onions. What could I do with that? Well, fast
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Key Lime Pie Pulled Chicken (paleo, GF, slow cooker) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Key Lime Pie Pulled Chicken (Paleo, GF)

I’ve really been inspired by limes lately. I don’t know if it’s because they are so hard to come by these days or if it’s because I have a slight obsession with my Key Lime Pie Chicken recipe. Maybe a mixture of the two? I’ve been wanting to use the same flavors from the Key Lime Pie Chicken
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Key Lime Pie Chicken (Paleo, gluten-free, delicious) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Key Lime Pie Chicken (Paleo, GF, delicious)

I know Key Lime Pie Chicken sounds weird, but trust me– this is good, this is reaaal good! The chicken is coated in a graham cracker inspired mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika and almond meal and then drenched in a lime and maple syrup glaze. These sweet and tangy flavors bake into the chicken creating the
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Paleo Buffalo Chicken Strips w/ Whipped Goat Cheese Dipping Sauce (GF) | Perchance to Cook

Paleo Buffalo Chicken Strips w/ Whipped Goat Cheese Dipping Sauce (GF)

I don’t know about you, but I think buffalo chicken strips are amazing. They always have been and always will be! For those of you who follow a Paleo diet, this recipe will be such a treat! It is great even for those of you who do not follow a Paleo diet, because buffalo chicken
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Garlic Chicken in Cherry Tomato Sauce (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Garlic Chicken in Cherry Tomato Sauce (Paleo, GF)

During my middle school and high school years my mom had a genius plan. Each sibling (there were three of us) would be responsible for cooking dinner one night of the week. Besides helping my family have a home-cooked meal those nights, the best thing about it was that we learned how to cook.We would
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Dried Cherry Turkey Burgers (paleo, GF)

As I was daydreaming about turkey burgers (I’m serious, this really happened), I thought about Thanksgiving… and how I love cranberries and turkey… and how great it would be to have those flavors in a turkey burger. Which lead to the genius idea of putting dried cranberries into a turkey burger and making home-made cranberry
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St. Patrick's Day Menu:Paleo Shepherd's Pie (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

St. Patrick’s Day Menu: Paleo Shepherd’s Pie (GF)

I write down recipe ideas throughout the day in this little notebook. Inspiration seems to strike me at the oddest times (while driving, as I drift off to sleep…etc), so I keep this notebook handy in order to remember food combination or Paleo ideas. “Make a Paleo version of Shepherd’s Pie” has been on my
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Paleo Pulled Chicken Salad (GF)

This is the perfect Valentine’s Day salad! Sliced strawberries, shredded carrots, chopped tomatoes, half an avocado, strawberry maple pulled chicken, and home made dressing…does it get any better?! This simple and refreshing salad really hits the spot…its crunchy, its sweet, its tangy…its wonderful! I honestly think that I could never get sick of eating or looking at
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Paleo Strawberry Maple Pulled Chicken (GF)

This is just what I needed! A lightly sweetened pulled chicken recipe that can complement any meal from salads to omelets. Sweet strawberries, flavorful maple syrup and tart lemon combine perfectly for this slow cooker recipe. Delicious!

Paleo Crispy Coconut Chicken Fingers (GF)

These chicken fingers are awesome! Sweet, crunchy, tender, satisfying, baked AND Paleo! They were inspired by another non-paleo baked coconut chicken finger recipe that I had made in the past. Those were good; these are even better! The coconut flavor and spices work perfectly together here. These will definitely become regulars at my house…

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Paleo Ground Lamb Shepherd's Pie (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Ground Lamb Shepherd’s Pie (GF)

I have a pretty obvious confession to make: I love shepherd’s pie. Why is this obvious? Well… 1) Who doesn’t love shepherd’s pie? and 2) I’ve posted a few shepherd’s pie recipes on this blog already.
Whole30 Shepherd's Pie | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Whole30 Shepherd’s Pie (Paleo, GF)

I’m on day 6 of the Whole30 and I have been surprised by how much I have gotten out of it so far. One of the main things that I have realized is that I don’t need to use natural sweeteners (like honey, or maple syrup), as much. For example, normally, I would have thought to add honey
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Paleo Pumpkin Meat Sauce Ragu, a velvety rich authentic Fall sauce with seasoning that is ON POINT. |Perchance To Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Pumpkin Meat Sauce Ragu

You know that feeling when you finally perfect a recipe?? The one that makes you want to yell, “Eureka, I’ve got it!” Well, I’ve made pumpkin meat sauce before, and it’s been delicious, but…. This. Paleo Pumpkin Meat Sauce Ragu. Is Perfection. It is rich and velvety and just feels and tastes soooo good! The key is
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Paleo Italian Meatballs and Sauce (GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Italian Meatballs and Sauce (GF)

Do you ever get inspired to eat something after watching an actor eat that food in a movie or TV Show? This happens to me ALL the time. For example, when I used to watch the Gilmore Girls, I always wanted coffee and pizza. And most recently, I have been watching the Sopranos and thus have
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Ratatouille Meat Sauce Stuffed Peppers (paleo, GF)

I realized that I had not eaten red meat in a little while and so I tried to think of the best way that I could deliciously add some into my diet. My usual go-to for this is meat sauce. But, I was in the mood for ratatouille… which is all vegetables. So, I decided
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Quick and Tasty Paleo Chili (gf)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Quick and Tasty Paleo Chili (gf)

It’s been rainy and cold over here in Northern Ireland lately. Actually, the weather has been kind of crazy. Yesterday, for example, it snowed on my way to work. Then before lunch, it rained at an angle which hit the windows hard enough to make people look up from their computers. The afternoon was incredibly sunny
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Paleo Beef and Winter Vegetable Soup (GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Beef and Winter Vegetable Soup (GF)

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
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Spiced Cranberry Meat Sauce (paleo, GF)- a winter twist to a classic Italian dish | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Spiced Cranberry Meat Sauce (paleo, GF)

So you know how I said I have been experimenting with cranberries in the kitchen? Well, I’ve been putting them in pretty much everything! It was only a matter of time until I began to wonder how they would taste in meat sauce. Meat sauce is my all time favorite meal, after all, and I
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Grain-free Turkey & Beef Fall Spiced Meatloaf (paleo, GF)- a wonderful filling dish with a hint of Fall flavors. | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

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

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

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

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
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Sweet and Spicy Maple and Tomato Pulled Pork (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Sweet and Spicy Maple and Tomato Pulled Pork (paleo, GF)

This Sweet and Spicy Maple and Tomato Pulled Pork is the new and improved version of my old favorite. It’s bursting with warm tomato, hot cayenne pepper, and chili powder flavors, which is complimented by a delicate maple sweetness. It’s juicy, it’s tender, and it’s so dang delicious! I’m not sure I need another pulled pork recipe after
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Baked Paleo Meatballs (gf) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Baked Paleo Meatballs (GF)

I’ve always liked baking meatballs instead of frying them. You use less oil, the meat is a bit drier (which I like), and making them is a lot less work. These Baked Paleo Meatballs are a quick and easy way to add protein to any meal. Which is why I’ve been eating them so much lately.
Buffalo Taco Salad Bowl (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Buffalo Taco Salad Bowl (paleo, GF)

When it comes to ordering at a restaurant, I feel like there are two types of people… those that are decisive and can easily choose what they are going to order with no regret. And those that are indecisive and take FOREVER deciding what to order, always wondering if they made the right choice. At least that’s the
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Sneaky Broccoli Bolognese (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Sneaky Broccoli Bolognese (Paleo, GF)

Looking for a way to sneak broccoli into your or your loved one’s diet? I may have a solution for you. A scrumptious Italian solution. In the form of bolognese! I call it Sneaky Broccoli Bolognese.
Creamy Beef, Kale, and Tomato Stew (Paleo, GF, dairy-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Creamy Beef, Kale, and Tomato Stew (Paleo, GF)

I’m a HUGE fan of beef stew. I probably make one every 6 weeks as part of my Sunday meal-prep ritual. This past week, however, I decided to switch things up by adding coconut cream, rutabaga, kale, and red pepper to my stew. Best decision ever! This Creamy Beef, Kale and Tomato Stew is probably the best
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Zucchini Lasagna with Meat Sauce & Mushrooms (paleo-friendly, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Zucchini Lasagna with Meat Sauce & Mushrooms (paleo-friendly, GF)

I’ve jumped on the zucchini pasta bandwagon y’all! I made this Zucchini Lasagna with Meat Sauce and Mushrooms and now I’m hooked on using zucchini in the place of pasta. It just works so well and is sooo satisfying! Especially in the form of lasagna… and especially in the form of this fantastic zucchini lasagna recipe.
Pumpkin Meat Sauce (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Pumpkin Meat Sauce (paleo, GF)

It was only a matter of time before I made a pumpkin meat sauce.With a heart full of Fall spirit, I’ve been pumpkinizing all of my favorite foods. This Pumpkin Meat Sauce is a delicious version of one of my all time favorites. The pumpkin adds a rich creamy warmth to the sauce, which is
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Hearty Hungarian Beef Stew (paleo, GF) |Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Hearty Hungarian Beef Stew (Paleo, GF)

I don’t know if it’s the rain or my desire for Fall weather, or a combination of the two, but I have been wanting warm comfort foods for weeks. It started with my desire for cinnamon everything, then my need for pumpkins galore, and now my yearning for slow cooked beef stew! It’s hard to find a meal
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Caramelized Pineapple Pork Loin (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Caramelized Pineapple Pork Loin (paleo, GF)

I’ve been buying lots of pineapple for the past few months due to it’s anti-inflammatory effects… it also doesn’t hurt that it’s really delicious. I normally juice it or eat it freshly cut, but I don’t often cook with it. Which is a shame because pineapple is so great to cook with!So when I had
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Simply Delicious Tomato Maple Pulled Pork (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Simply Delicious Tomato Maple Pulled Pork (paleo, GF)

Sometimes keeping it simple really is better. This seems to be the case with slow cooker recipes… in particular pulled pork or pulled chicken. I’ve tried more elaborate recipes and it just doesn’t work. Which is the secret for how this Tomato Maple Pork is so delicious! It is simple and the end result is
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Paleo Mushroom Meatloaf (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Mushroom Meatloaf (GF)

Nothing like meatloaf on a Monday! I got the idea for this recipe from the January/February 2014 Cooking Light magazine. They had a recipe for a mushroom meatloaf and mentioned that halfing the meat, and replacing it with mushrooms is a great way to cut calories and fat. What a great idea! Since meatloaf is easily
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Pear and Orange Pork Roast (paleo, GF)

I bought a big bag of pears and have been trying to incorporate them into lots of meals so that I don’t waste any. I didn’t really know what to do next so I started to think of pear recipes that I do like. My Cooked Pears in Orange-Cherry Sauce recipe came to mind and
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Grape Goulash (Paleo, GF)

There is just something about goulash that soothes you to the bone. It is the perfect cold day meal and it becomes even more perfect when made with completely non-processed ingredients. This grape goulash recipe is delicious! The meat cooks for so long that it falls apart and just melts in your mouth. Each bite
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Lightly Sweet Pulled Pork (paleo, GF)

Pulled pork has been a life-saver during the Paleo diet. As I’ve mentioned before, it has been quite the challenge incorporating so much meat into my new Paleo life. But I’ve slowly adjusted and found that I really like it— as long as I have a wide variety of options. Which is where this pulled pork
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paleo, stuffed peppers, ground beef, cauliflower rice

Stuffed Peppers with Cauliflower Rice (Paleo, GF)

I hate those nights when you don’t know what to make for dinner, you don’t really want to put much effort into it and yet you still want something savory. Well that was me the other day…I kept opening the fridge wishing that something delicious would magically appear. I finally noticed 5 red peppers tucked
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Paleo Carrot Meatsauce with Roasted Eggplant and Zucchini (GF)

I’ve always loved both making and eating meat sauce. I’ve prided myself in having a very good meat sauce recipe and have always thought that I couldn’t make a better one. But I was wrong! This has to be the absolute best meat sauce that I have ever made– I quite honestly can’t see myself
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Paleo Fish

Broiled Salmon with Apple Cranberry Compote (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook

Broiled Salmon with Apple Cranberry Compote (Paleo, GF)

Broiling salmon has been my new favorite way to cook it! Besides the fact that broiling salmon only takes 8-10 minutes to cook, the result is a fillet of salmon that is crispy on the outside and perfectly flakey on the inside. YUM. This Broiled Salmon with Apple Cranberry Compote recipe takes broiling salmon to
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Poached Halibut in San Marzano Tomato Sauce with Olives (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Poached Halibut in San Marzano Tomato Sauce with Olives (Paleo, GF)

I’ve decided that poaching fish is the way to go. Not only because it is easy to do, but also because it results in perfectly cooked fish every time. Like in this Poached Halibut in San Marzano Tomato Sauce with Olives recipe. The halibut gets poached in a dreamy sauce made of San Marzano tomatoes, onions, shallots, and
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The Tastiest Paleo Paprika Garlic Shrimp! (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

The Tastiest Paleo Paprika Garlic Shrimp! (GF)

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

Grilled Lemon Tuna Steak and Asparagus (paleo, GF)

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

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

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
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Sweet Lemon-Pepper Turmeric Salmon (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Sweet Lemon-Pepper Turmeric Salmon (paleo, GF)

This Sweet Lemon-Pepper Turmeric Salmon has been a go-to in my house lately. And when I say go-to, I mean that I have it at least twice a week. I really can’t get enough of it! Plus I love that it only takes 12 minutes to cook because this really opens up my evenings so
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Fresh Tuna Coleslaw Protein Salad (paleo, GF)

At my work there is a salad bar that I buy lunch from on days that I don’t bring my lunch from home. There are lots of healthy options to mix and match together, from broccoli and cherry tomatoes to hard boiled eggs, grilled chicken, or salmon…and of course, coleslaw. If you read my coleslaw post last week,
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Sweet & Crunchy Paleo Balsamic Tuna Salad (gf)

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

Paleo Balsamic Tuna Dip/Salad (GF)

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
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Green Onion and Orange Asian Salmon (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Green Onion and Orange Asian Salmon (paleo, GF)

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I don’t have many salmon recipes on this blog. There’s two to be exact. One recipe with smoked salmon in it, and one salmon fishcake recipe. Since this blog is a pretty accurate reflection of what I eat at home, and of my likes and dislikes… I guess it’s safe to say
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25 Minute Lemon Tilapia and Asparagus (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

25 Minute Lemon Tilapia and Asparagus (paleo, GF)

On busy nights, or even on regular nights, I love being able to put a dish or two into the oven, and then 25 minutes later, a complete meal is ready. This gives me time to clean up a bit, to catch up on emails, or to just relax. I love it all even more when minimal prep work
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25 minute Tilapia Provençal (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

25 minute Tilapia Provençal (paleo, GF)

Tomatoes, peppers, and herbs de provence were meant for tilapia! The mixture of these flavors in this 25 minute Tilapia Provençal results in a warm, rich, and savory Paleo meal. Add a glass of rosé and you’ll feel like you are in the south of France!
Creamy Garlic and Tuna Zucchini Noodles (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Creamy Garlic and Tuna Zucchini Noodles (paleo, GF)

I am super excited about this recipe for so many reasons. For starters, it’s majorly delicious! It reminds me of a creamy tuna pasta dish that my mother would make growing up, except this recipe is Paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Woop!
Sweet Potato Salad Niçoise (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Sweet Potato Salad Niçoise (paleo, GF)

I’ve always love, love, loved Salad Niçoise. It’s fresh, it’s filling and it’s delicious. It reminds me of so many nice things… France, gardens, and my family. My mom makes an amazing version of this salad, much like this one, but made with white potatoes and it’s fantastically delicious. I had not attempted to paleo-ize
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Salmon Fishcakes with an Asian Flair (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Salmon Fishcakes with an Asian Flair (paleo, GF)

I’ve been really into fishcakes lately. Ever since I came up with this Crispy Lemon-Thyme Fish Cake recipe, I’ve kind of been obsessed… making them at least once a week. In an effort to mix things up a bit this week, I bought some salmon.

Smoked Salmon Quinoa with Cream Sauce (paleo friendly, GF)

If 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
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Paleo Crispy Lemon-Thyme Fish Cakes (GF)- a restaurant-quality way to eat healthy fish. | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Crispy Lemon-Thyme Fish Cakes (paleo, GF)

I’ve been wanting fish lately but not the way that I normally prepare it. Do you ever just get bored of your food routine? Normally I bake fish in the oven drizzled in some lemon, which is great, but today I wanted something different. Then fish cakes popped into mind. I had never made them before,
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Sweet Orange Tilapia with Mango Salsa (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook

Sweet Orange Tilapia with Mango Salsa (Paleo, GF)

This is such a light and refreshing meal. The tilapia fillets are baked in a sweet and spicy orange sauce and are topped with a mango salsa made of fresh mango, peppers, onion, cucumber, and some warm spices. Of all the flavors, I’d say that the mangoes are the star of this dish— especially the
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Paleo Fruit Desserts

Paleo Cinnamon, Berry, and Chia Seed Muffins (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Cinnamon, Berry, and Chia Seed Muffins (GF)

Happy 1st day of Spring! As a Florida native, I never noticed Spring as a season, because we didn’t really have seasons haha, but now that I am living in New Jersey, I am SO excited for Spring. So excited, actually, that I made these Paleo Cinnamon, Berry, and Chia Seed Muffins. They are light, fluffy, grain-free
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Small Paleo Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cake with Raspberry Frosting | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Small Paleo Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cake with Raspberry Frosting

Oh my goodness, this Small Paleo Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cake with Raspberry Frosting is raspberry cake heaven! I can’t get enough of the tart yet sweet raspberry flavor speckled with melted chocolate chips. And I can’t get enough of the delightful thick coconut cream raspberry frosting.I’m serious, I ate half the cake in one sitting. Which sounds worse
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Paleo Snickerdoodles (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Snickerdoodles (GF)

Snickerdoodles, snickerdoodles, snickerdoodles… I love me some snickerdoodles! This Paleo Snickerdoodles recipe will be my last cookie or baked goods recipe for a little while (we’ll see how long I last! haha). I’m going to do a Whole 30 starting this weekend and don’t want to tempt myself anymore than need be. So, I will
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Paleo Chestnut Flour Gingerbread Muffins (GF) | Perchance to cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Chestnut Flour Gingerbread Muffins (GF)

My chestnut flour baking obsession continues with these Paleo Chestnut Flour Gingerbread Muffins. They are light, cakey, grain-free gingerbread bombs of delight… and they taste amazing! They are basically a much healthier version of your typical gingerbread muffin, and are totally grain-free!
Paleo "Sugar" Cookies (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo “Sugar” Cookies (GF)

These Paleo “Sugar” Cookies are soft, fluffy, vanilla flavored, delicious grain-free cookies. They are reminiscent of the type of sugar cookies that are really fluffy… the kind that taste really good with sprinkles inside of them… but these are a healthier non-processed version! YUM. They would be perfect to leave for Santa… or to share with those you
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Spiced Poached Pears in Red Wine and Orange Juice (Paleo, GF)

This Spiced Poached Pears in Red wine and Orange Juice recipe is a French holiday recipe that my mother makes every single Thanksgiving and Christmas. Cooked in this way, the pears are sweet, tart, and full of holiday spices…It tastes like the pears have been cooked in an orange infused mulled wine. And I couldn’t
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These Paleo Apple Chocolate Chip Blondies (GF) are like a chocolate chip cookie cake topped with tart crisp apples! |Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Apple Chocolate Chip Blondies (GF)

I just moved to the northeast about 6 weeks ago and have been loving the Fall spirit up here. Outside of pumpkin patches and festive decor, it helps that the leaves have started turning hues of gold and rust, and there is a crispness to the morning air. I’ve honestly found that this change of
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Paleo Candied Orange Peels (GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Candied Orange Peels (GF)

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
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Berry Chocolate Mousse Brownies (paleo, GF)- low calorie, sweetener-free, Paleo brownies | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Berry Chocolate Mousse Brownies (Paleo, GF)

I know I keep talking about trying to be healthy for my upcoming wedding, but it’s all about balance, right?! Which means… I need my chocolate from time to time. And even though Paleo desserts are healthier for you than those with processed foods in them, they can still have their fair share of calories.
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Paleo Caramelized Pear and Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake (GF)--- what more do you need in a dessert?!| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Caramelized Pear and Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake (GF)

Oh… my… goodness…this Paleo Caramelized Pear and Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake is UNREAL. In this recipe, sweet pears are cooked to caramelized perfection, and are then mixed into a dark chocolate chip cake batter (made with almond flour and coconut flour) and cooked until the smell makes it too hard to wait any longer… 
Hello Thanksgiving table! Plum, Pear, and Apple Grain-Free Crumble (paleo, GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Plum, Pear, and Apple Grain-Free Crumble (paleo, GF)

I recently had a plum and apple crumble and found myself wondering, why don’t I bake with plums more during the Fall? Also, why don’t I just eat more plums in general? So I bought a carton of plums. (They come in cartons here 🙂 ) And I tweaked several of my prior crumble recipes to
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Paleo Apple Cookies (GF, Grain-Free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Apple Cookies (GF)

These Paleo Apple Cookies are the bomb.com! 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!
Grain-Free Strawberry Coffee Cake (paleo, GF), when dessert is totally acceptable for breakfast! | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Grain-Free Strawberry Coffee Cake (paleo, GF)

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
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Frozen Strawberry Cocoa Pick-Me-Ups (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Frozen Strawberry Cocoa Pick-Me-Ups (Paleo, GF)

Hellooo Summer! And hello to these Frozen Strawberry Cocoa Pick-Me-Ups! I know we are currently well into summer, being almost August and all, but we’ve been reaching the triple digits here in Texas lately and the scorching heat is making it feel more like summer to me now than ever. It is just soooo dang hot! So, I’ve been escaping
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Paleo Peach Crumble (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Peach Crumble (GF)

I can’t get enough of peaches lately. They are just so beautiful! They smell beautiful, filling my kitchen with the distinct aroma that only peaches have. They taste beautiful; nothing tastes better than a ripe summer peach! And they bake beautifully… Hello Paleo Peach Crumble!

Vanilla Avocado Cake w Whipped Coconut Cream & Berries (paleo, GF)

Hello! I’m back from my trip! I went to Ireland to search for a wedding venue and then to France to visit my new nephew… and now that I am home, I’m ready to share lots of Paleo recipes! It was actually a really inspiring trip for me because I came across so many unique food combinations
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Paleo Cherry Clafoutis (GF, dairy-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Cherry Clafoutis (GF)

These little cherry-filled ramekins of French deliciousness are the essence of summer. Creating a flan-like texture without using milk or flour is no easy feat, that’s for sure. It took me, ohh, about 10 tries to get this recipe right! Luckily cherry season is in full swing, and cherries have been on sale at the store… Which means, I’ve been able to recipe
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Sweet and Sour Summer Strawberries (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Sweet and Sour Summer Strawberries (Paleo, GF)

All you need to make these Sweet and Sour Summer Strawberries is a little apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, vanilla, and strawberries… simple as that! The play between the sweetness of the maple and the sourness of the apple cider vinegar, mixed with natural sweet/sour flavor of the strawberries is really refreshing! And it’s a great
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Coconut Flour Ginger Cake Cookies (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Coconut Flour Ginger Cake Cookies (paleo, GF)

I tend to bake with almond flour and I really love how it works in baked goods, but I have been making an effort to experiment with nut-free flours. So…I’ve been playing around with coconut flour recipes and have really been enjoying what I’ve been learning. Such as…coconut flour results in a nice cake consistency. Maybe
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Ginger Cookie Apple Cobbler (Paleo, GF) (coconut flour only!) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Ginger Cookie Apple Cobbler (Paleo, GF)

I’m finally posting a coconut-flour ONLY recipe! Yay! I usually mix almond flour and coconut flour together when making Paleo baked goods, but after several comments asking how to make some of my current recipes without almond flour, I decided to start making some coconut flour recipes. I wasn’t sure what coconut-flour recipe to make first. And then
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Mixed Berries and Cream (paleo, GF, dairy-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Mixed Berries and Cream (paleo, GF)

You 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
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Easy Paleo Pumpkin Mousse (GF)

I’ve been on quite the pumpkin kick lately (if you couldn’t tell from my last few posts). I blame November… and Fall.. and the color orange. I normally don’t even like the color orange but once Fall rolls around, I just want to be surrounded by shades of orange and red!And I do have to
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Blueberry-Pear Cobbler with a Soft Pumpkin Cookie Crust (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetcook.com

Blueberry-Pear Cobbler with a Soft Pumpkin Cookie Crust (paleo, GF)

Blueberry-Pear Cobbler with a Soft Pumpkin Cookie Crust…the name of this cobbler alone makes me want to make it all over again! This delicious cobbler is a version of my Caramel Apple Cobbler.
Paleo Pumpkin Streusel Muffins (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Pumpkin Streusel Muffins (GF)

I’m thrilled to finally be posting a pumpkin muffin recipe! It has been a long time coming, especially since I love pumpkin bread so much. Nothing says Fall quite like a deliciously spiced pumpkin bread, am I right? 🙂
Cinnamon Cookie Caramel Apple Cobbler (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Cinnamon Cookie Caramel Apple Cobbler (paleo, GF)

I don’t really know if this is a cobbler, but I didn’t know what else to call it. I went through many name ideas for this recipe because what does one call diced caramel covered apples covered in a gooey cinnamon cookie layer? It’s not a crumble, it’s not a crisp, and it isn’t a
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Strawberry Citrus Granita (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Strawberry Citrus Granita (paleo, GF)

It’s October 1st and you know what that means…Halloween is coming! Which marks the start of some of the most festive and fun holiday months of the year. It’s my favorite time to bake and to decorate… and to decorate my baking. I couldn’t resist adding a ghost or two to these glasses of Strawberry Citrus Granita.

Dutch Plum Tart (paleo, GF)

\When I think of fruit tart, I often overlook the plum. Apricot, apple, strawberry-rhubarb, and peach are the fruits that quickly come to mind, and after this recipe, I will never forget about plums again!
Applesauce Cake (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Applesauce Cake (paleo, GF)

My boyfriend and I recently bought tickets to Massachusetts to visit his family and go apple picking. I’ve never gone apple picking, so I’m excited to go and to taste fresh picked apples! Ever since our tickets were booked, I’ve had apples on the brain. I had the idea to make an “apple sauce” cake and
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Paleo Caramel Sauce (GF)- made out of coconut oil, maple syrup and coconut cream/milk. | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Caramel Sauce (GF)

Rich 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 oil, salt and vanilla. It is so easy and simple, and so multi-purpose, that there is no reason not to make this!
Key Lime Pie Popsicles (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Key Lime Pie Popsicles (paleo, GF)

I’ve been kind of obsessed with key lime pie lately. I’ve made key lime pie chicken, key lime pie pulled chicken, and once I figured out how to make a paleo version, even an actual key lime mousse pie. The key lime mousse pie was so delicious frozen, that I wanted to have a whole back-up of
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Key Lime Mousse Pie (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Key Lime Mousse Pie (paleo, GF)

I’ve been craving key lime pie lately, and I have had the hardest time finding it! I’m from Florida and am used to seeing it on the menu. Now that I live in Texas, key lime pie is not the dessert norm, which almost makes me want it more! I decided not to wait any longer
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4th of July Menu: Cherry-Vanilla Muffins w/ Whipped Cream & Berries (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

4th of July Menu: Cherry-Vanilla Muffins w/ Whipped Cream & Berries (Paleo, GF)

In 4th of Julys past, my dessert of choice has been a red, white and blue display made of vanilla cake topped with whipped cream and berries. YUM! But this 4th of July is different. This 4th of July is my first one while following the Paleo Diet. And rather than take the day “off” from Paleo, I decided
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Paleo Berry Apple Tart (naturally gluten-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Berry Apple Tart (naturally gluten-free)

Nothing quite says summer or, summer dessert, like a fruit tart. Fruit tarts are beautifully sweet, versatile and inviting. They are brimming with summer fruit and can satisfy any summer mood, both indoors and out. To me, fruit tarts are the perfect backyard, BBQ, dinner at your friend’s/family’s/co-worker’s house, breakfast on the porch, fourth of july dessert.
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Toasted Coconut Cream Muffins (paleo, GF)

Toasted Coconut Cream Muffins (paleo, GF)

It has been a while since I posted a muffin recipe, don’t you think? Friday seems like the perfect day to post a coconut muffin recipe. And not just any coconut recipe, a toasted coconut recipe! Toasted coconut is probably my absolute favorite way to eat coconut. I could probably eat it by the spoonful.
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All Seasons Blueberry Muffins (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

All Seasons Blueberry Muffins (Paleo, GF)

If you are looking for some great blueberry Paleo muffins, look no further! These All Seasons Blueberry Muffins are fluffy, light, soft pillows of blueberry goodness. I really don’t have a bad thing to say about them, except for how fast they disappear. Which isn’t the worst thing, since they are made of non-processed, all natural
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Raspberry Pear Muffins (paleo, gluten-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Raspberry Pear Muffins (Paleo, GF)

To me, raspberry is nature’s version of sour candy. There is just something so delicious about the velvety sweetness and sour tang flavor of raspberries. I could easily eat them by the cup-full. I could probably even eat them by the gallon-full if I had the chance. Good thing they don’t sell them in packages
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Cinnamon Streusel Stuffed Baked Apples (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Cinnamon Streusel Stuffed Baked Apples (paleo, GF)

I’ve been all about finding healthy ways to spice up fruits and vegetables lately. Don’t get me wrong, apples are delicious all on their own, but sometimes you just want to add some sugar and spice (and everything nice) to them. Maple syrup and cinnamon are the perfect “sugar and spice” for apples. Especially when
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Banana Coffee Cake (Paleo, GF)

Cinnamon holds a special place in my heart. It is warm and inviting. It is uniquely sweet while strong in flavor. It can make many a food taste more delicious.  It also smells amazing! You know those cinnamon stick brooms that they sell during the holidays? Ya, I buy a very large one of those
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Apple-Pear Cinnamon Crumble (Paleo, gluten-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Apple-Pear Cinnamon Crumble (Paleo, GF)

When I was in Sweden, I had some of the best fruit, cinnamon, and oatmeal “crumbles”. Prior to going, I did some research and read about how there is something like a tea-time or coffee break there. I thus went out searching for places where I could take part in this coffee break and found
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Strawberry Shortcake (Paleo, gluten-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Strawberry Shortcake (Paleo, gluten-free)

Mmmm! Strawberry shortcake— I almost forgot what this tasted like! Until now! Part cake, part biscuit— this Paleo Strawberry Shortcake is the best crumbly, sweet, and refreshing strawberry dessert that I have had in a loonng time. Topped with some Paleo whipped cream and some fresh cut strawberries,  this truly is the perfect strawberry dessert.
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Quick Berry-Mango Sorbet (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Quick Berry-Mango Sorbet (Paleo, GF)

One thing that I have noticed about my body while eating Paleo is that I don’t want dessert as often. I must clarify though, that I still probably want dessert more than the average person. Which is why I have been spending so much time trying to come up with easy Paleo dessert recipes. And
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Paleo Chocolate Desserts

Small Paleo Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cake with Raspberry Frosting | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Small Paleo Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cake with Raspberry Frosting

Oh my goodness, this Small Paleo Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cake with Raspberry Frosting is raspberry cake heaven! I can’t get enough of the tart yet sweet raspberry flavor speckled with melted chocolate chips. And I can’t get enough of the delightful thick coconut cream raspberry frosting.I’m serious, I ate half the cake in one sitting. Which sounds worse
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Paleo Chocolate Mousse Balls (GF, Grain-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Chocolate Mousse Balls

If these Paleo Chocolate Mousse Balls aren’t a Christmas miracle, I don’t know what is!! Seriously… I wasn’t sure if I could make a Paleo version of my favorite holiday party accessory but, I did! And just in time for the holidays! This Paleo Chocolate Mousse Ball recipe is decadent chocolate mousse made out of coconut cream and
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Paleo Brownie Banana Bread Cake (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Brownie Banana Bread Cake (GF)

I did not know what to call this chocolate banana bread deliciousness. At it’s base, it is a banana bread. BUT it tastes more like a brownie/ chocolate cake hybrid. And I’m in love with it. This Paleo Brownie Banana Bread Cake is a grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free decadent chocolate banana bread made with a mixture of
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Paleo Skinny Brownies (GF)- healthier and lower in calorie than your average brownie! |Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Skinny Brownies (GF)

I like to call these fudgey, chocolatey, so-good-you-don’t-know-their-paleo brownies, my “skinny brownies”. Why? Well, these Paleo Skinny Brownies are “skinny” themselves! The recipe yields a thin layer of gooey brownies, that are healthier and have less calories than your average brownie. Plus they are gluten-free, dairy-free, and clean. Talk about a Halloween miracle!
These Paleo Apple Chocolate Chip Blondies (GF) are like a chocolate chip cookie cake topped with tart crisp apples! |Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Apple Chocolate Chip Blondies (GF)

I just moved to the northeast about 6 weeks ago and have been loving the Fall spirit up here. Outside of pumpkin patches and festive decor, it helps that the leaves have started turning hues of gold and rust, and there is a crispness to the morning air. I’ve honestly found that this change of
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Paleo Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF)|Perchance To Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF)

If pumpkin pie and chocolate chip cookies had a baby, the result would be these Paleo Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Cookies. Seriously, these grain-free, paleo, gluten-free, clean-eating cookies are gooey pumpkin spiced chocolate chip cookie deliciousness and I love it!
Paleo Almond Joy Cookies (GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Almond Joy Cookies (GF)

Um, yes, hi! You need to make these delicious Paleo Almond Joy Cookies ASAP… if you know what’s good for you. 🙂 These cookies are gooey, coconutty, chocolatey, almond-full tasty treats that are dairy-free, grain-free, gluten-free, and Paleo.
Chia Chocolate Raisin Clusters (paleo, GF)- if you like chocolate covered raisins, this healthier version is for you! | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Chia Chocolate Raisin Clusters (paleo, GF)

If you like chocolate covered raisins, these Chia Chocolate Raisin Clusters are for you! And if you also like chia seeds, then these are absolutely without a doubt totally for you!
Paleo Chocolate and Candied Orange Peel Freezer Fudge (GF)- sophisticated, flavorful, Paleo dessert |Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Chocolate and Candied Orange Peel Freezer Fudge (GF)

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.
Berry Chocolate Mousse Brownies (paleo, GF)- low calorie, sweetener-free, Paleo brownies | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Berry Chocolate Mousse Brownies (Paleo, GF)

I know I keep talking about trying to be healthy for my upcoming wedding, but it’s all about balance, right?! Which means… I need my chocolate from time to time. And even though Paleo desserts are healthier for you than those with processed foods in them, they can still have their fair share of calories.
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Nutty Chocolate Almond Butter Fudge (paleo, GF)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Nutty Chocolate Almond Butter Freezer Fudge (Paleo, GF)

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).

Chewy Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies (Paleo, GF)

I caved. 10 days into January and I had to make a cookie recipe. These Chewy Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies, to be exact.
Paleo Chocolate Cranberry Sauce Loaf (GF)- a festive recipe for the holidays | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Chocolate Cranberry Sauce Loaf (GF)

The cranberry chronicles continue with this Paleo Chocolate Cranberry Sauce Loaf recipe. A rich, moist, chocolatey, and pretty grain-free loaf recipe that is great for anyone who loves cranberry sauce, has extra cranberry sauce they want to use up, or just wants more cranberries in their life.
Get your hands on The Chocolatiest Paleo Brownies (GF, grain-free)! | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

The Chocolatiest Paleo Brownies (GF)

I’m sorry for the radio silence lately. I’m still without a home here in Ireland, so I haven’t been able to create any new recipes. Man do I miss having a kitchen! And everything that comes with it… like home cooked meals, meditation baking (I tend to get into a peaceful trance when I bake),
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The BEST Gooey Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF, grain-free)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

The BEST Gooey Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF)

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
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Grain-free Raspberry Fudge Brownies (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Grain-free Raspberry Fudge Brownies (paleo, GF)

I’m kind of a chocolate addict. Ok, I’m totally a chocolate addict. To be honest, if I had to give up delicious savory or salty foods for the rest of my life, in order to keep eating chocolate, I would. I’m one of those. One of those who would choose these Grain-free Raspberry Fudge Brownies over fries
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Frozen Strawberry Cocoa Pick-Me-Ups (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Frozen Strawberry Cocoa Pick-Me-Ups (Paleo, GF)

Hellooo Summer! And hello to these Frozen Strawberry Cocoa Pick-Me-Ups! I know we are currently well into summer, being almost August and all, but we’ve been reaching the triple digits here in Texas lately and the scorching heat is making it feel more like summer to me now than ever. It is just soooo dang hot! So, I’ve been escaping
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Grain-free Mocha Chip Banana Bread (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Grain-free Mocha Chip Banana Bread (Paleo, GF)

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, I’d like you to meet your cousin… Mocha Chip Banana Bread, made with instant espresso, bananas, and chocolate chips. It’s grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and incredibly delicious!
DIY Dried Fruit and Chocolate Lollipops (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

DIY Dried Fruit and Chocolate Lollipops (Paleo, GF)

I recently ran out of space on computer because there were thousands of food photos in my iPhoto. Food blogger problems… haha. My only external hard drive was already full because I recently filled it with 15,000 photos from college and the following years after… (maybe I just have a photo problem?), so I bought another hard drive. In
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Toasted Coconut Chocolate Cookies (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Cookies (Paleo, GF)

If you love coconut and if you love chocolate, these Toasted Coconut Chocolate Cookies are for you! Seriously! They have the perfect balance of chocolate and coconut flavors, without one flavor taking over the other.
Dulce de Leche Cookie Dough Balls (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Dulce de Leche Cookie Dough Balls (paleo, GF)

I love when making one recipe leads to the discovery of another. It’s like an unseen recipe discovery roadmap that almost feels like fate. This was most certainly the case with these Dulce de Leche Cookie Dough Balls. Let me explain.
Paleo Red Velvet Fondant Cakes (for 2) (naturally gluten-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Red Velvet Fondant Cakes (for 2) (naturally gluten-free)

These Paleo Red Velvet Fondant Cakes are delicious pots of red velvet chocolate goodness for two! They are made with almond flour and coconut flour, which makes them grain-free and naturally gluten-free. They are also non-processed, which means that there is no red food-dye in the ingredient list, just some freshly juiced beet juice! I had
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Molten Chocolate n' Espresso Cakes (for two) (Paleo, GF, dairy-free)| Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Molten Chocolate n’ Espresso Cakes (for two) (Paleo, GF)

I know that I’ve already posted two Paleo Valentine’s day dessert recipes on the blog this month. Buuuuut- what’s the harm in one more? One more chocolate-full, decadent, lovely dessert. Having options doesn’t hurt! 🙂 These Molten Chocolate n’ Espresso Cakes are the epitome of ooey-gooey chocolate goodness, with a hint of espresso. They pull
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Salted Caramel Paleo Bark (GF, dairy-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Salted Caramel Paleo Bark (GF)

Looking for an easy, delicious, and healthier dessert to make? Saaay around February 14th? What about one that doesn’t require baking and that can easily be turned into pretty presents? Well, look no further because this Salted Caramel Paleo Bark is calling your name!
Red Velvet Drop Cookies (Paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Red Velvet Drop Cookies (Paleo, GF)

Whether 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
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Paleo Raspberry Chocolate Banana Cake (GF, dairy-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Raspberry Chocolate Banana Cake (GF)

Happy 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.
Minty Paleo Frozen Hot Chocolate (GF, dairy-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Minty Paleo Frozen Hot Chocolate (GF)

It’s frozen hot chocolate time! Minty Paleo Frozen Hot Chocolate to be exact. 🙂 Full of creamy, chocolatey, minty, icey goodness…this quick blender dessert is a chocolate craving lifesaver.

Mint Chocolate Paleo Custard Pudding (GF)

Confession: I just ate this Mint Chocolate Paleo Custard Pudding for breakfast. It is so fluffly, mousse-like and creamy, I couldn’t help it! Plus I like that it’s festive and has local mint leaves in it. It’s the small things… haha
Chocolate Caramel Cookies (Paleo Rolo Cookies, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Chocolate Caramel Cookies (Paleo Rolo Cookies, GF)

I love when kitchen experiments work out. It’s such a rush! Getting inspired by a random thought, craving, or suggestion and then trying to turn that idea into a reality is so much fun for me. I particularly love getting ideas from your comments. Hearing how you tweaked things, what you liked, or what you
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I Can't Believe It's Not Processed! Caramel Fondant (Paleo, GF, dairy-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Processed! Caramel Fondant (Paleo, GF)

Now this is what my Halloween dreams are made of. Caramel Chocolate Fondant. The ultimate paleo, gluten-free, clean Halloween treat. Who needs candy, when you have a warm ooey gooey melted chocolate fondant full of oozing caramel at your fingertips?
Clean "Dirt" (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Clean “Dirt” (paleo, GF)

This Clean “Dirt” is a wonderful kid-friendly (and very adult-friendly) recipe that can be a fun and healthy Halloween Activity. It has layers of Chia Chocolate Pudding, Coconut Whipped Cream, and crumbled up Paleo Chocolate Crumble Cookies on top. Oh, and organic gummy worms! As much as I love Halloween and Halloween candy, it’s nice
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Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Cookies (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Cookies (Paleo, GF)

An interesting cookie chain of events occured recently, which resulted in these wonderfuly fluffy paleo, gluten-free, and non-processed Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Cookies.
Chia Chocolate Pudding (paleo, GF, dairy-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Chia Chocolate Pudding (paleo, GF)

I recently watched a food documentary on Netflix. Of all of the information crammed into this two hour film, the thing that stuck out the most to me was how amazing chia seeds are for you. This made me want to start adding more chia seeds into my life… starting in the form of pudding!
Paleo Fondant au Chocolat et Cerises--For Two! (GF)

Paleo Fondant au Chocolat et Cerises–For Two! (GF)

I saved a very special recipe for a very special day! My 100th post! I had debated when to share this recipe. Not because it isn’t good, but because it is THAT good. It’s my secret weapon. It’s so amazing that you certainly would never guess that it is Paleo/ GF/ Grainfree/ Clean/ Non-processed and
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Paleo German Chocolate Cake (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo German Chocolate Cake (GF)

This 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
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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (paleo, GF)

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Paleo, GF)

Banana bread has consistently been a wonderful Paleo baked good in my house. It doesn’t taste like it has been “paleo-ized” or “healthified”… aka a shadow of it’s former unhealthy self. It just tastes delicious! Dare I say that banana bread tastes better when it is Paleo and non-processed?! I think so, especially this Chocolate
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Black Forest Brownies (paleo, gluten-free) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Black Forest Brownies (Paleo, GF)

I have been wanting to make a paleo black forest cake for a while now. Something about the mixture of chocolate, whipped cream, and cherries is so irresistible to me! I have also been wanting to make my Fudgy Paleo Brownies and have not been able to stop thinking of all the delicious versions of them that I could make.
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Chocolate Chip Muffins w/ Chocolate Avocado Frosting (paleo, GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Chocolate Chip Muffins w/ Chocolate Avocado Frosting (paleo, GF)

Based on my recent posts it may appear that I have gone muffin crazy…and the truth is that I have! I have a “to-do”or “to-bake” muffin list. Yes, I have a never ending Paleo muffin list that I am determined to get through. Does this qualify me as having gone muffin crazy? Surprisingly enough, chocolate chip
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Paleo Fudgy Chocolate Avocado Frosting (GF) | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.com

Paleo Fudgy Chocolate Avocado Frosting (GF)

This week is going to be dedicated to frosting. To this Paleo Fudgy Chocolate Avocado Frosting to be exact. It is smooth and creamy and delicious! The smooth texture is thanks to the avocado, which I think pairs really well with chocolate. I came up with this frosting a while back when I wanted to
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Fudgy Paleo Brownies (GF)

Fudgy Paleo Brownies (GF)

A few days ago, I had some eggs and half of an avocado for dinner, but I still wanted something more afterwards. Something chocolatey… and then brownies came to mind. I realized that I had not tried to make brownies or even eat brownies since I started the Paleo diet. Whhhat?? I immediately decided to
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Paleo Frozen Hot Chocolate (GF)

I have been experimenting with Paleo recipes a lot lately. Which is how all of this came about. I was trying to make a Paleo chocolate milkshake… and ended up with a Paleo frozen hot chocolate. This was a pleasant surprise because I love frozen hot chocolate! It reminds me of the first one that
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