Hearty Tex-Mex Chicken Soup

Hi friends! I don’t know about you but I love, love, love Mexican food! I like the freshness of the ingredients, how quick it is to make and the diversity of it. I typically make lots of taco bowls at my house but with the arrival of cooler weather, I’ve been craving a comforting and

Turkey Filled Acorn Squash

Hi friends! This turkey filled acorn squash is one of my all time favorite recipes and I’m so excited to be sharing it with you! This rustic and flavorful dish will leave you feeling satisfied without a lot of fuss. The combination of raisins, apples and sage lend a delightful sweetness to the turkey that

Spice Cake with Italian Meringue Pumpkin Buttercream (SCD)

Hi friends! I’ve been trying to come up with a good alternative to a traditional pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. While I LOVE a good pumpkin pie, not everyone feels the same. I wanted to create a dessert that still looks and tastes like Fall and this cake really exceeded my expectations! The spice cake is

Roasted Red Pepper and Cauliflower Soup (SCD, Paleo and Whole 30)

Hi friends! I think a lot of people wait to eat soup until the weather cools down. I could eat soup (and do) anytime of year. It’s such an easy, comforting meal to make. This roasted red pepper and cauliflower soup is SO simple, it has only four ingredients! When you pick your red peppers and

Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja

Hi friends! Ropa vieja is shredded beef and vegetables that look like a pile of old rags. In Spanish ropa vieja means “old clothes”, so it makes sense that the dish actually looks like a pile of  colorful, old clothes! It’s traditionally made with flank or skirt steak that once cooked, is shredded. It’s a

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

Hi Friends! I think it’s safe to say that breakfast is my favorite meal. I feel like what you eat in the morning really sets the tone for the rest of your day. Personally, I find that when I take the time to eat a healthy, filling breakfast I’m less irritable and I make better

Seasons 52

  Hi friends! Anyone who knows me can tell you that I completely worship my mother! She is such an amazing woman and since having my babies it has made me love and appreciate her even more. I just don’t think I realized how much she loves me, or how much she sacrificed for me

Turmeric Meatloaf

Hi Friends! Growing up I never really liked meatloaf. I don’t know when that changed but now as an adult I love it! I find meatloaf to be comforting. Just the word conjures up images of a 1950’s Donna Reed type housewife in her apron, and since becoming a stay at home mom, I guess

Sweetened Almond Milk

Hi friends! Have you ever had store-bought almond milk? Have you ever glanced at the ingredients in that store-bought almond milk? It’s not pretty! The rule of thumb I try to follow is that if I can’t pronounce the ingredient and/or it’s not something I would typically find in my kitchen, I don’t eat it.

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