About Me

Hello! I’m Dominique. The founder, recipe developer and photographer behind Perchance to Cook.

I love creating healthier versions of classic foods that no one would suspect are made with better-for-you ingredients. I grew up watching my French mother make from-scratch recipes using fresh, real food ingredients, and I now cook this way myself.

Here on Perchance to Cook, you’ll find that many of my recipes are Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Whole30, or just made with more protein and less sugar than other similar recipes. I don’t stick to just one diet, though.

I am a firm believer that “healthy” means different things for different people and that our bodies are all different and benefit from different ways of eating. However, everyone benefits when processed ingredients, chemicals, and preservatives, are minimized and my recipes are in line with this concept.

My inspiration

My biggest inspiration for why I create healthy recipes, however, is for health reasons. In December 2013, my husband was diagnosed with vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels of the head), which is caused by an autoimmune disease. For months, he had intense headaches and rashes, and then one day, his body seemed to give up. His face and hands went numb, he forgot where he was and common words. It was really scary!

He was incredibly inflamed, and his body was unable to deal with it anymore. During this time, one of my best friends, who also has an autoimmune disease, recommended the Paleo diet to help with inflammation.

After several months of eating clean, my husband’s rashes and fevers went away. We saw how much of an impact eating nourishing, non-processed foods had on not only his health, but also my own.

We now don’t follow any specific diet, but eat wholesome recipes made from scratch. If he ever has a health flare, then we go back to eating strictly Paleo and Whole30.

Fun fact: The Perchance To Cook name was inspired by Hamlet’s “to be or not to be” soliloquy. I hope if you are wondering whether to cook today that this blog will help you decide… to cook!

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Work with Dominique

I have been featured in Greatist, Country Living, Yummly, Paleo Hacks, Paleo Grubs, Buzzfeed, and USWellness Meats, to name a few.

I love working with brands and companies, and am available for the following services:

  • Sponsored content
  • Recipe development
  • Content creation
  • Brand ambassadorship
  • Reviewing products
  • Giveaways
  • Food photography
  • Editorial Content
  • ( I’m also open to other ideas!)

A media kit is available upon request.

If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question or comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email at perchancetocookblog (at) yahoo.com.

About Me FAQs

Do you cook all of these recipes?

Yes! I usually cook 3 meals a day at home for my family. This includes my husband, and two daughters. So I have lots of different tastes and preferences I try to cook for.

Who taste tests your recipes?

My husband, my kids, my neighbors, friends, and even strangers. haha I have been asked to make these gluten-free cookie bars for a friend’s birthday party and to make this pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving. And guests that I do not know have tried those recipes and given me feedback. 🙂

What is your favorite recipe on your blog?

That is so hard to say. I would say these zucchini egg muffins, this pumpkin olive oil cake, this butternut squash soup, and these olive oil chocolate chip cookies.

What are Your kids favorite recipes on your blog?

They love my apple juice gummies and these small batch strawberry cupcakes.

Have you ever done a whole30?

Yes! You can read about my experience here.

Disclosure Statement

Dominique Fasano and Perchance to Cook 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.