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

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

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

Crustless Zucchini Quiche

Hi friends! 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

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,

Tuna Cakes with Remoulade Sauce

I was faced with a situation the other night that I’m sure we’ve all been in at some point…I had almost no food in the house and three people staring at me wanting to eat dinner. Then, in the deepest darkest corner of my pantry I saw it, tins of tuna! We were saved from

Cheesy Smashed Cauliflower

One of the foods I miss most while on my SCD journey is mashed potatoes. To me it is such a comfort food and while smashed cauliflower is good, I was never able to make it with the same richness and texture of potatoes. After a lot of trial and error I’ve come up with

Braised Italian Style Chicken

In my household we tend to eat a lot of chicken and unfortunately that can get old really quick! I’m constantly trying to mix things up with new flavors and recipes. This chicken is baked in a combination of tomatoes, mushrooms and thyme and takes no time at all to prepare. When served with a