Jersey Tomato Salad

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When you grow up in Philadelphia, PA, you spend a good portion of the year looking forward to Jersey tomato season. Then, for a magical couple of weeks smack in the middle of a properly hot and humid East Coast summer, you do nothing but eat Jersey tomatoes. And, maybe hit the … [Read more...]

Turmeric Cilantro Magic Sauce

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I seriously struggled with what to call this Turmeric Cilantro Magic Sauce. It's not quite a chimichurri, way too far away from a pesto, and a bit different than what I would consider a green sauce.  What it is though, is good. On everything. No joke. Broken record … [Read more...]

Spiced Mango Popsicles with Ginger

Spiced Mango Popsicles with Ginger from

It's been H-O-T here. I'm talking upper 70's and low 80's since May, which, for Seattle, is a bit strange. The warm summer weather doesn't usually reliably kick in until right around July 4th. Now, don't get me wrong - I am not complaining. Not at all. I live for this weather … [Read more...]

Mocha Ice Cubes for Iced Coffee

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I am back on the caffeine train. Nothing crazy but after not having any caffeine for my entire pregnancy, I was hoping I would be able to abstain permanently. But, there is just something about both having an infant and living in Seattle that make you feel like you NEED to drink … [Read more...]

Moringa Lactation Bites

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I've been meaning to post this recipe for weeks now and I've even told some of you that it was being posted weeks ago, so if you were waiting for this recipe, I sincerely apologize. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or know someone who is, then you must share this recipe for … [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...]

How To Make Elderberry Syrup

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When it comes to winter preparedness in my house, one thing that I almost always stock up on is Elderberry Syrup. I have found that the real brands (not mixed berry blends - just elderberry!) are pretty expensive even when bought in bulk. I am so sick of paying $15 to $18 per … [Read more...]

Quick Crispy Home Fries

Quick Crispy Home Fries from

There is nothing like good crispy home fries. A couple of weeks ago, I was making breakfast and mentioned to my mom that I felt like having home fries but didn't feel like waiting 45 minutes for the potatoes to cook properly. She asked me why I didn't par-cook the potatoes in the … [Read more...]

Jicama Slaw (Vegan)

Jicama Slaw (Vegan) from

Do you buy a lot of jicama? I find we go through phases with it. It is such a perfect summer vegetable - crunchy, water-rich and very versatile. It's also pretty inexpensive which is always a huge plus. Last week I bought a monster-sized jicama and needed to figure out how to … [Read more...]

Watermelon Margaritas + My Birthday!

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It's my birthday today! This is my 3rd birthday posting to Everyday Maven. For my 2012 birthday, I shared one of my favorite sweet treats - Prosecco Soaked Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Last year, it was Blackberry Margaritas and this year, in keeping with tradition, … [Read more...]

Easy Pickled Jalapeños

Easy Pickled Jalapenos from

We eat a lot of burgers in our house. Most commonly, it is these Truffle Salt Burgers that grace our table, after that, it depends on mood and what we have in the house. Almost all of the burgers we eat share a couple of common things: we usually use lettuce in place of a bun, … [Read more...]

Spicy Nacho Kale Chips {Vegan, Paleo}

Spicy Nacho Kale Chips from

Kale chips are a regular occurrence in my house. I started out making them plain but have evolved to making these Spicy Nacho Kale Chips as well as a handful of other variations. Since I love spicy food and have a serious love / hate with all foods cheese related, I started … [Read more...]

Vegan Hot Chocolate

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We have had a cold snap for the past week or so and have finally had to turn our heat on. Now, I know that most of the US and Canada has been buried under snow and ice, so I don't expect you to feel bad for me in any way, shape or form. But, whenever it gets really cold, I like … [Read more...]

How To Make Perfect Baked Potatoes

How To Make Perfect Baked Potatoes from

This is less of a recipe and more of a technique, an important one at that! There are many ways to make baked potatoes but few result in an absolutely perfectly cooked (inside and outside) potato in my opinion. While I don't eat nearly as many potatoes as I used to, when the … [Read more...]

Ginger Coconut Cauliflower Rice

Ginger Coconut Cauliflower Rice from

One of the most popular recipes on my website is, "How To Make Cauliflower Rice" and lately I have been experimenting with how to cook the cauliflower rice more efficiently, in larger batches and with the intention of achieving a more "rice-like", fluffy texture. Since … [Read more...]

Vegan Coconutty {Grain Free} Granola

Paleo Granola Recipe from

The last couple of years I've really gotten into making homemade gifts. This year my two homemade gifts were supposed to be this Paleo Granola Recipe and my Homemade Chinese Chili Oil. My son, however, fell madly in love with this granola and pretty much forbid me from taking … [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...]

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

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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...]

Paleo Steak Sauce {Homemade A1}

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Do you like A1 Steak Sauce? If you are anything like me, you probably have a love-hate relationship with it. On one hand, you love the taste and probably grew up with it as a staple in your house but on the other hand, you hate the low-quality ingredients that they choose to use … [Read more...]

Old Bay {Parsnip} Fries

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Parsnips are underrated and a really useful fall and winter vegetable. One of my family’s favorite ways to eat them is "french fried", doused with Old Bay Seasoning aka Old Bay Parsnip Fries! Plus, these Old Bay Fries are Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo, Low-Carb and Whole30 … [Read more...]

How to cook Broccolette

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If  you aren't familiar, you may be thinking, "What exactly is Broccolette (also called Broccolini and Baby Broccoli)?" Well, Broccolette is a cross between Broccoli and Chinese Broccoli; it has long thin stalks and much smaller florets. It is something I buy a lot of and if … [Read more...]

Homemade Chinese Chili Oil

Homemade Chinese Chili Oil from

Homemade Chinese Chili Oil is where it's at. Once you make this, you will never be tempted to buy chili oil again. It's just way toooo easy and provides instant hot-sauce gratification. Meaning it's ready in 5 minutes, done. No simmering, no layering, no additional anything. … [Read more...]

Zucchini Noodles with Fresh Tomato Sauce

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A quick, easy, Vegan and Paleo "pasta" dish screaming summer! I like to serve these Zucchini Noodles with Fresh Tomato Sauce as an appetizer, or as the “Primo” for a traditional Italian multi-course meal. If you’re planning a traditional Italian meal my Herb Marinated Grilled … [Read more...]

How to Make Kombucha

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Kombucha wasn't something I instantly fell in love with but when I did fall, I fell hard. Initially, I wasn't crazy about the slightly sour and fizzy taste. Maybe I just tried the wrong brands or wrong flavors? But I kept trying different ones and then something snapped for … [Read more...]

How To Make {Good Tasting} SunButter

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Have you ever made really good homemade Sunbutter (aka - sunflower seed butter)? If not, you are in for a treat! As a long-time peanut butter lover (understatement), I have really picky ideas of what sunbutter should taste like. I have made a bunch of variations on this recipe … [Read more...]

Paleo Pesto Recipe

Paleo Pesto Recipe from

Summer is here (it feels so good to say that!) and in my house that means one thing -- Basil Pesto. You might remember we talked about it last year at the end of the summer when I posted my Lightened Up Basil Pesto. I grew basil plants all summer just to make homemade pesto … [Read more...]