Beef Chili with Butternut Squash

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Beef Chili is a rite of passage in our house. A predictable way to mark the beginning of Fall and really start to embrace it. You know I fight that transition and hang on to every last bit of summer for as long as possible, but there comes a time (hello reality) when I must … [Read more...]

Rotisserie Chicken Soup

Rotisserie Chicken Soup from

This Rotisserie Chicken Soup is perfect for those of you who want to make a quick chicken soup without a lot of work or are looking for more ways to use up rotisserie chicken! A couple of weeks ago, my local Whole Foods Market (I think it was all Seattle area stores) had a one … [Read more...]

Beef and Vegetable Soup

Beef and Vegetable Soup from

Are you ready for Fall? I'm not but I'm never really ready. I am a summer die-hard. I love basking in the hot, glorious sun, romping on the beach, swimming in the pool and every single other thing that comes along with warm summer days. I always feel a slight bit sad when the … [Read more...]

How To Make Shrimp Stock

How To Make Shrimp Stock from

You may remember a couple of weeks ago when I posted this Shrimp in Green Sauce over Zucchini Noodles. Well, I saved all of the uncooked shrimp shells (5 pounds) and tossed them in the freezer. Fast forward to last week, I pulled them out and added another pound of shrimp shells … [Read more...]

Quick Beef Pho (Paleo)

Quick Beef Pho (Paleo) from

I have heard people say that Pho or Teriyaki are the "official" foods of Seattle and now that I've lived here for over three years, I would have to say I would definitely agree to that about Pho. It's pretty much impossible to get even a couple blocks in any part of town without … [Read more...]

How To Make Beef Broth

How To Make Beef Broth from

Even though I use my homemade slow cooker chicken stock most frequently in my kitchen, homemade beef broth is actually my favorite. I love the taste and have to confess to drinking it by the mug. My husband thinks I am nuts, but I seriously love the taste. I told him last week … [Read more...]

Italian Sausage and Cabbage Soup

Italian Sausage and Cabbage Soup from

Have you noticed I have been making a lot of soups with sausage or ground meat lately? I have and I have to say, I don't see this trend stopping anytime soon. It is just so convenient and makes throwing together a pot of soup so much quicker. This Italian Sausage and Cabbage … [Read more...]

Chicken Sausage Soup with Vegetables

Chicken Sausage Soup with Vegetables from

Why is it that every single time I post a soup recipe I want to scream, "SOUP!!!!" I have mentioned this like 20 times (and I am sure it won't be the last) but my husband continually reminds me that I mention how much I love soup constantly on here (at least I know he is reading … [Read more...]

{Slow Cooker} Basic Chicken Stock

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock from

I'll be the first to admit that I used to buy chicken stock (or broth or whatever you want to call it) almost as often as I made it. I've mentioned some of my favorite brands before and while I do still keep a carton or two in the pantry for emergencies, it is now rare that I use … [Read more...]

Economical {Paleo} Steak Chili

Paleo Steak Chili Recipe from

It was only a matter of time. Paleo Chili needed to happen. Specifically, Paleo Steak Chili. If you have been following this blog for any length of time, you know that I have a mild obsession with soup (and yes, I have been making soups all summer, I’ve just not been posting … [Read more...]

Spiced Vegetable Soup with Quinoa

Weight Watchers Quinoa Soup. Gluten Free Quinoa Soup.

This soup was a happy accident of having too many vegetables needing to be used up and craving some intense flavors. I didn't have any plan or guideline when I went into the kitchen to make this soup. I just knew that I was hungry, wanted to use up all those vegetables and … [Read more...]

Skinny Italian Wedding Soup with Kale

Skinny Italian Wedding Soup from

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

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...]

Indian Chicken Stew

Indian Chicken Stew from

Argghhh, this is one of those dishes that is so freaking good, however the current picture doesn't do it justice. Next time I make it, I am going to snap some new pictures and quietly update it so if you come back to print the recipe, don't get freaked out if there is a new {and … [Read more...]

Double Greens and Orzo Soup {Vegan}

Orzo Soup from

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...]

Vegetarian Hot and Sour Soup

Vegetarian Hot and Sour Soup from

Today seems like a good day for soup. Vegetarian Hot and Sour Soup that is. Now, I am going to spend the next five minutes professing my undying love for Hot & Sour Soup. This is serious comfort food folks; at least for me. If you have been following my blog for a … [Read more...]

Spring Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup from

Yes, I am making soup again.  What can I say - I'm a soup addict. I love soup so much, I just can't bear to be without it for extended periods of time. So what if it's been in the high 70's every day for the last week? You can still eat soup! Especially "Spring" soup. … [Read more...]

Beef and Mushroom Barley Soup

Beef and Mushroom Barley Soup from

Since we have already established that I clearly love soup and I have already posted two barley soup recipes (Mushroom Barley with Kale and Turkey Barley), it should come as no surprise to see yet another barley concoction! This time I am bringing you an old family favorite - … [Read more...]

Spicy Loaded Miso Bowl with Kelp Noodles

Miso Soup with Kelp Noodles from

This soup is not fancy or difficult in any way whatsoever.  It is simply delicious.  Just a little bit of chopping, barely any cooking and one unusual ingredient.  An unusual ingredient that is worth seeking out and buying in bulk or ordering from the internet - whichever gets it … [Read more...]

Everyday Turkey & Black Bean Chili

Weight Watchers Turkey and Black Bean Chili Recipe from

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

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...]

Spicy Red Lentil Chili

Wegmans Spicy Red Lentil Chili Recipe from

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...]

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...]

Sunday Suppers: Skinny Beef Stew

Weight Watchers Beef Stew Recipe from

Welcome to Sunday Suppers - a new feature on Everyday Maven! Sunday Suppers is where I will post recipes that are still wholesome and delicous but not quite "Everyday" recipes - they may need a bit more prep time, cooking time, or be a fabulous treat for a relaxing weekend … [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...]

Coconut-Curry Soup with Shrimp

Thai Coconut Curry Soup from

This is such a delicious and addictive soup - if you like Thai flavors, you have to try this!  It is near impossible to believe that a hefty serving with rice noodles, shrimp and an amazing, creamy coconut-curry broth only has 7 Points Plus. It is fabulous! I found the … [Read more...]