Paleo Passover Brisket

Paleo Passover Brisket from

When it comes to Passover dinner, you must have brisket. This Paleo Passover Brisket is everything -- it's tender, falls apart, it's loaded with flavor, free of junk ingredients (have you seen those recipes where people put ketchup on brisket? Gag.), it's based on my Mom's old … [Read more...]

Homemade Onion Soup Mix

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In addition to all of the excitement surrounding the arrival of the new baby, Big Brother's birthday was last week. Of course, this is the year that he was gung-ho on having a huge party so we have been in birthday party planning mode behind the scenes. We, meaning I, and … [Read more...]

A Complete Paleo Thanksgiving Menu

A Complete Paleo Thanksgiving Menu from

Since I will be massively pregnant this year for Thanksgiving, not only are we not traveling to see family on the East Coast but I am not even cooking. Well, sort of. I am still making a side dish or two and maybe (we'll see how I feel!) a dessert. Luckily for us, my husband's … [Read more...]

How To Make Maple Bacon (in the Oven)

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This is not a new idea or even a remotely difficult thing to do. Making maple bacon in the oven couldn't be any easier. You simple baste some thick cut bacon in pure maple syrup, cook for a bit, flip over and baste the other side and finish cooking. Simple to execute but so … [Read more...]

Deviled Eggs with Truffle Salt

Deviled Eggs with Truffle Salt from

I've always loved Deviled Eggs but my obsession with them was solidified when I first met my husband's family. His Nana, who is unfortunately now deceased, made deviled eggs for most special occasions. I looked forward to indulging in some of Nana's deviled eggs at every family … [Read more...]

Mom’s Potato Salad (Paleo Friendly)

Mom's Potato Salad from

You guys have no idea how big of a deal it is that I am sharing this recipe with you. This is my mom's recipe and she is not a fan of sharing her tried and true recipes with ANYONE. When it comes to potato salad, this is seriously the best potato salad I have ever eaten in my … [Read more...]

Paleo Chocolate Pudding Pie

Paleo Chocolate Pudding Pie from

A couple of weeks ago I found myself in need of a relatively quick dessert that would feed a group and could be made in advance. My husband suggested I make a double batch of my Paleo Chocolate Pudding and make some interesting toppings to bring along but pudding just didn't seem … [Read more...]

Savory Pie Crust {Paleo}

Savory Paleo Pie Crust from

This is a very simple recipe for a Savory Paleo Pie Crust which is an adaption from my Paleo Pie Crust (base for my Paleo Pumpkin Pie!). There are obviously some changes, most notably, savory seasonings. Additionally, the amounts of both blanched almond flour and tapioca flour … [Read more...]

Mini Mocha Macaroons

Mini Mocha Macaroons from

Macaroons are a somewhat regular thing in my house. They are easy (read: dump everything in a bowl) to prep, don't take long to bake and can be endlessly flavored and customized. My son, who just turned four, loves to mix the ingredients in and can usually be counted on to help … [Read more...]

Stuffed Cabbage {Prakas}

Jewish Stuffed Cabbage from

Are you familiar with Prakas? Prakas is what my family has always called Stuffed Cabbage. It is an Eastern European dish that spans many ethnic cuisines and this version is based on my mom's traditional Jewish Stuffed Cabbage Recipe aka "Prakas". I was wondering a bit about … [Read more...]

Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Paleo Pumpkin Pie from

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may remember me posting some pictures of this Paleo Pumpkin Pie as I was testing the recipe the weekend after Thanksgiving. Essentially what happened is that I attempted to make a Paleo (Grain Free, Gluten Free and Dairy Free) … [Read more...]

Salted Maple Cashew Clusters Recipe

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Things have been so busy lately. I don't know if it's just that it is the holidays or I have piled too much on my plate but I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed the last couple of weeks. For the most part, I am pretty good with time management and organization but lately I … [Read more...]

Pepperoni Stuffed Mushrooms

Pepperoni Stuffed Mushrooms from

Stuffed Mushrooms are classic party food and with all of the holiday parties happening right now, there is no better time to share my Pepperoni Stuffed Mushrooms with you! Growing up, my mom always made some type of stuffed mushrooms for parties (she loves to host and … [Read more...]

Paleo Pie Crust

Paleo Pie Crust from

While we kept our Thanksgiving menu relatively simple this year,  it was a no-brainer that we were definitely going to have Pumpkin Pie for dessert. With this being our first holiday season eating grain-free and gluten-free, I was a bit stumped as to what type of pie crust to … [Read more...]

Rosemary Mixed Nuts with Cranberries

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Sometimes it's the most simple dishes that are the most successful. Like these Rosemary Mixed Nuts with Dried Cranberries! Last week, we hosted a small Hanukkah party for my son, some of his friends and their parents. I told my son he could invite four of his friends. This was … [Read more...]

Vegan Coconut Creamed Kale

Vegan Creamed Kale from

With Thanksgiving just a little over a week away, my mind is constantly thinking about side dishes so no better time than now to share an old favorite in case you are racking your brain thinking about side dishes as well! This Vegan Creamed Kale is a variation on classic … [Read more...]

{Whole Wheat} Gingerbread Biscotti

Whole Wheat Gingerbread Biscotti from

Happy 12/12/12. What a cool potential wedding anniversary or birthday right? Today is also the big reveal day for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012. Just a fun little holiday event where hundreds of food bloggers bake and send homemade cookies across the country to each … [Read more...]

10 {Healthy} Homemade Holiday Gifts

10 Healthy Homemade Holiday Gifts from

Time is flying! Tonight marks the third night of Hanukkah so if you celebrate - Happy Hanukkah! Plus, Christmas is just two weeks away. If you are still shaking your head thinking about a Hanukkah or Christmas gift for someone special, keep reading! I put together a list of … [Read more...]

Skinny Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Harvest Sangria

Do you have your Thanksgiving menu planned yet? Or the side dish you need to bring? We are staying in Seattle and keeping it really simple this year. We were originally hoping to go to the East Coast for a big family celebration but the timing  didn't work out. Then I was … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Mostly Make-Ahead Menu

Fourth of July Mostly Make Ahead Menu

Long holiday weekends are what summer is all about, hanging out with family and friends, catching up and having fun. Don't waste that precious time slaving over the stove! I pulled together some easy and delicious Everyday Maven recipes to create a "Mostly Make-Ahead Menu" for … [Read more...]

Everyday Brined + Roasted Turkey

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Brining and roasting a whole turkey can seem overwhelming but it's actually really easy.  This simple overnight brine adds a lot of flavor and assists to maintain a moist and succulent turkey. I used to be against the brine, I am not even sure why.  It might be because the … [Read more...]

Coffee & Kahlua Chip Brownies

Coffee and Kahlua Chip Brownies from

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...]

Coffee & Kahlua Chip Brownies

Coffee and Kahlua Chip Brownies from

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...]

Turkey Barley Soup

Turkey Barley Soup Recipe from

Yes, I am aware that Thanksgiving was almost one week ago and most of you Turkey cookers have already done something fabulous with your Turkey carcass BUT this Turkey Barley soup is too delicious not to share and since so many people also roast Turkey's for Christmas, I figured I … [Read more...]