Skinny Italian Wedding Soup with Kale

Skinny Italian Wedding Soup from www.everydaymaven.com

You already know that I am all about soups, stews and chili's so the fact that this is yet another soup post is, I am sure, no surprise. But, it's time I fill you in on another little obsession that has been going on over here - meatballs. Beef, Chicken, Turkey, Shrimp, … [Read more...]

Vegan Red Bean Chili with Millet

Vegan Red Bean Chili with Millet from www.everydaymaven.com

Today is the day that feels like the holiday season is really over for me. All of the beautiful holiday lights are gone and the last traces of holiday clearance items have disappeared. Instead, Valentine’s Day cards, candies and items have begun filling up the shelves and store … [Read more...]

Punjabi Style Cabbage + Chickpeas

Punjabi Cabbage with Chickpeas

Do you like cabbage? If you already do, you are going to love this. If you don’t, I challenge you to give this a try, especially if you like Indian flavors and spices. This dish was inspired by the hot foods bar at our local Whole Foods Market. We go there all the … [Read more...]

Double Greens and Orzo Soup {Vegan}

Orzo Soup from www.everydaymaven.com

This is weird. It's Fall right? It isn't exactly Fall here in Seattle yet. And, it hasn't really rained since the end of June. Don't get me wrong - I AM NOT in any way shape or form complaining. I love it. I just don't know what to expect next. Could it possibly stay like … [Read more...]

Red, White and Green Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad with Vegetables

So you know how we had a little discussion the other day about how to soak, season and cook your own dried beans? Well, this is an example of what I like to do with the cooked beans. A simple grain salad with beans for protein and as many vegetables as I can shove in there. I … [Read more...]

The Great Big Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Pasta Salad from www.everydaymaven.com

Summertime is officially here, well maybe there and not here since it's still mostly in the upper 60's and cloudy HERE but you are having a great summer right? I hope so, because I am living vicariously through you and your tan, humidity, shorts and icy cocktails. You're … [Read more...]

Weeknight Black Bean Tacos

Vegan Black Bean Tacos from www.everydaymaven.com

These are the types of dinners I love during the week: easy to make, minimal prep work, packs a punch of flavor and most importantly, a dish that everyone loves! We eat a lot of variations of tacos around here. Sometimes it's Beef Lettuce Wrap Tacos, sometimes it is hard shell … [Read more...]

Healthy Huevos Rancheros

Healthy Huevos Rancheros from www.everydaymaven.com

Lets' get it out of the way and make it clear, this is my interpretation of Huevos Rancheros.  An interpretation based on what was available in my refrigerator and pantry when a friend graciously gave me half a dozen unbelievably fresh eggs from his very own chickens.  An … [Read more...]

Everyday Turkey & Black Bean Chili

Weight Watchers Turkey and Black Bean Chili Recipe from www.everydaymaven.com

Time for another Chili recipe (I make A LOT of Chili around here).  I promised my Vegetarian Chili (and it is coming!), in the meantime, here is a quick and easy adaption of my Everyday Beef + Bean Chili. This time I used ground Turkey Breast, Black Beans, Corn and some Ancho … [Read more...]

Everyday Turkey & Black Bean Chili

Weight Watchers Turkey and Black Bean Chili Recipe from www.everydaymaven.com

Time for another Chili recipe (I make A LOT of Chili around here).  I promised my Vegetarian Chili (and it is coming!), in the meantime, here is a quick and easy adaption of my Everyday Beef + Bean Chili. This time I used ground Turkey Breast, Black Beans, Corn and some Ancho … [Read more...]

Coffee & Kahlua Chip Brownies

Coffee and Kahlua Chip Brownies from www.everydaymaven.com

Brownies have always been one of my favorite desserts.  My mom made the most amazing brownies for the holidays and special occasions. They were perfectly moist, fudge-y, chocolate-y and loaded with 14 Points Plus EACH!!  Unbelievable right? Well, they taste that good too. But … [Read more...]

Coffee & Kahlua Chip Brownies

Coffee and Kahlua Chip Brownies from www.everydaymaven.com

Brownies have always been one of my favorite desserts.  My mom made the most amazing brownies for the holidays and special occasions. They were perfectly moist, fudge-y, chocolate-y and loaded with 14 Points Plus EACH!!  Unbelievable right? Well, they taste that good too. But I … [Read more...]

Spicy Red Lentil Chili

Wegmans Spicy Red Lentil Chili Recipe from www.everydaymaven.com

We used to live about ten minutes away from a grocery store called Wegman's.  Now, if you live near a Wegman's, there is no explanation necessary – it’s a great store!  If you don't live near one, the best way to describe it is a hybrid: they have the gourmet prepared … [Read more...]

Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Black Bean Veggie Burgers from www.everydaymaven.com

This is a really good veggie burger.  No, seriously this is a GREAT veggie burger!   There are so many options out there when it comes to homemade veggie burgers.   I have tried (way too many) a lot of recipes and variations and am just never happy with the outcome.  They are … [Read more...]

Lentil Soup {Slow Cooker}

CrockPot Lentil Soup (1)

Crockpots are a busy mom's best friend.  No Joke.  If you don't have kids, you may or may not appreciate what a relief a great crockpot recipe can be.  But when you have little ones, especially if you work, sometimes throwing dinner together is just such a hassle. The aroma of … [Read more...]

Beef Taco Lettuce Wraps

Beef Taco Lettuce Wraps from www.everydaymaven.com

Around here in the Fall, Saturday is Football, Sunday is Football and Monday nights... yeah, you guessed it.  As everyone knows, Football brings Football Food.  Now Football Food  is good as far as it goes, but its not usually the most health-conscious and certainly not the type … [Read more...]

Thai Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

weight watchers roasted chickpeas

What makes a good snack to you? To me, a good snack is some healthy protein (beans, nuts, turkey, etc.) paired with a veggie or a fruit.  And if you are also doing Weight Watchers Points Plus, I like my snacks to be under 2 Points. But, like many people, I often find myself … [Read more...]

Everyday Beef + Bean Chili

Quick Beef and Bean Chili

Chili is a popular meal in our house - we love to keep it in the freezer for an easy and healthy option.  So often, I come across Chili recipes that are too labor intensive and/or just have too much fat in them.  Creating a healthy and EASY Chili recipe has been on my radar for a … [Read more...]