Moringa Lactation Bites

Moringa Lactation Bites from

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

Homemade Onion Soup Mix from

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...]

Grain Free Vanilla Bean Birthday Cake

Grain Free Vanilla Bean Birthday Cake from

While I love to cook, I have never really fancied myself as much of a baker. Don't get me wrong, I know a thing or two about baking, I just don't enjoy it as much as cooking savory food. When you become a mom, you need to start thinking about birthday cakes whether you want to or … [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...]

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...]

Watermelon Margaritas + My Birthday!

Watermelon Margaritas from

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...]

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...]

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...]

Paleo Cashew Pancakes

Paleo Cashew Pancakes from

My husband and son are major pancake lovers. MAJOR. They could happily eat some type of pancakes with bacon or sausage and fruit every day for breakfast and never get bored. Me, on the other hand, I get bored with food and like to continually switch things up. Even though I do … [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...]

Paleo Peppermint Patties

Paleo Peppermint Patties from

You may have noticed that while I don't post a tremendous amount of desserts, I do have a thing for making candy. I am not sure when it started but for the last couple of years, I regularly find myself making some type of homemade candy every couple of weeks. These Paleo … [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...]

Vegan Hot Chocolate

Vegan Hot Chocolate from

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...]

Paleo Chocolate Pudding

Paleo Chocolate Pudding from

Let's get one thing out of the way - this Paleo Chocolate Pudding is freaking awesome but there is a catch. It's silky smooth, light, and incredibly airy with a deep taste of dark chocolate. You don't taste the coconut milk at all (I know that matters to some of you!). The … [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...]

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

Cashew Clusters Recipe from

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...]