Mint Pea Soup

I know it’s the middle of summer, so posting a soup recipe might seem a bit silly but this one is just too good not to post! For me, summer in Florida means hibernating inside with the A/C cranked! Then when those afternoon/evening thunderstorms come rolling in I always end up craving something comforting, and

Paleo Lemon Tart

  Hi Friends! I don’t know if anyone else is a fan of The Great British Baking Show, but I’m obsessed. I stumbled upon it on Netflix one night and now I can’t get enough of their British accents, affinity for tea or the delicious looking baked goods they make. They’re genuinely nice to each

Paleo Lemon Curd

  I don’t know about you but summer makes me crave food and drinks that leave me saying “Ahhhhh!”. I just want refreshing! Well, this lemon curd is just that. It’s not too sweet and it leaves you with a bit of a puckered mouth, which is exactly what I want! The lemon curd is

Easy Whole Roast Chicken

A Life of Happenstance is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. True confession…I despise touching raw chicken. Like REALLY, REALLY despise it! Beef and seafood don’t bother me at all, but

Coconut Flour Vanilla Mug Cake

  I’ve always had a huge sweet tooth, so giving up sweets when I started on this new dietary lifestyle a few years ago was very difficult! Even now I have a tendency to eat too many “healthy” sweets and baked goods. That’s why I love the idea of a mug cake. It satisfies my

Picadillo

  Whenever I’m in a time crunch for dinner, this is my go to dish. It’s super fast to make, incredibly flavorful and we almost always have enough for leftovers! Picadillo is a Cuban dish that is traditionally served over white rice. Growing up, it was my FAVORITE meal! When it comes to the olives,

Crustless Zucchini Quiche

Now that it’s summer, zucchini season is in full swing. I use zucchini for EVERYTHING! I use my spiralizer to make noodles out of it, I hide it in homemade bread and even make pizza crust out of it. During the week my breakfast is typically a quick scrambled egg or homemade yogurt with fruit. On

Lemon-Blueberry Cheesecake

  A few months ago I was flipping through a Home & Garden magazine and came across a recipe for delicious looking lemon-raspberry cheesecake bars. I of course can’t have any of the ingredients needed to make them (cream cheese, sugar, graham crackers, brown sugar etc.) but I used that recipe as inspiration for this

Riced Cauliflower Tabbouleh

While feeding my 8 month old the other day I stumbled upon an old episode of the Barefoot Contessa. This is easily my favorite cooking show! I find Ina Garten’s voice to be very soothing and even my baby is mesmerized by her! Ha! She made some delicious looking Middle Eastern dishes, including tabbouleh. Well,