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578 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

Pumpkin Tart with Pecan Crust

  Few things are more appropriate for the holiday season than pumpkin. Combine it with pecans and you have a tasty fall treat.   Ingredients to make crust:   3/4 cup pecan halves 3/4 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 pinch salt 1/4 cup vegetable oil 3 tablespoons real maple syrup Ingredients to make filling: 1 cup soy milk 1/4 cup arrowroot powder 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree 1/2 cup real maple syrup 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly... read more

Spiced Sweet Potatoes with Apple & Kale

Recipe by Cynthia Lair of Cookus Interruptus    Loved the comment we got last week regarding this dish:   “I have made dozens of recipes from your site and they always turn out great, but this might actually be the best thing I’ve ever eaten. I had it for lunch today with some toasted pecans on top for protein. It was totally incredible.” ~Rebecca Hip hip hooray, brightly colored vegetables!  Roasting sweet potatoes makes them super sweet.  Combining apples and kale is divine.  Put them together and what can we say?  Fabulous vegetable dish coming your way. Perfect... read more

Cranberry Chutney

Happy Holidays! From Peggy's Kitchen - Try this delicious cranberry chutney made with tart cranberries. It's just one way to spice up your spread this Thanksgiving.3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries1 1/2 cups peeled, finely diced pears1 small onion, finely chopped1 cup packed brown sugar1/2 cup orange juice1/2 cup cider vinegar1/2 cup golden raisins1 tablespoon grated orange rind1 teaspoon ground gingerIn a large saucepan, combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes or until mixture has... read more

Homemade Hummus

Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink This recipe is good for Bone Health.Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by loss of bone mass, deterioration of bone structure and increased risk of fracture. It is often known as "the silent thief" because if not prevented or if left untreated, bone loss can occur and progress without symptoms. "Prevention of osteoporosis throughout a lifetime is essential" says women's health expert Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink ND.2 cup cooked chickpeas (reserve water)1/2 cup tahini (sesame paste)1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice1Tbsp. each olive and flax... read more

Gingerbread Molasses Cookies

The weather is nippy and crisp and these super duper cookies sound great to me. I’m going to make a batch. Fresh ginger root and molasses and teff flour (say what?) give these chewy cookies many flavor tones.  Teff flour is one of the base ingredients for injera – that stretchy bread that comes with Ethopian food.  Teff is also high in iron content for a grain.   Maybe all that iron, calcium and B vitamins will help Jane get her voice back?  For the printable recipe, go here.     About Cynthia Lair Cynthia... read more

White Bean and Kale Soup

This soup was inspired by a recipe for minestrone in one of my favorite cookbooks, the Moosewood Collective's Sundays at Moosewood (Fireside, 1990). The kale adds energy-boosting vitamins and minerals, while the beans provide a simple protein base.          2 cups kale, finely chopped1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil2 large cloves garlic3 cups cooked cannelloni beans2 1/2 cups stock1 tablespoon tomato paste4 fresh sage leaves1 teaspoon sea saltblack pepper, freshly ground1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juicepecorino cheese, freshly gratedWash kale, remove stems from... read more

New Gluten-Free Recipes for Halloween from Elana's Pantry

Thank you to Elana Amsterdam for these guest recipes. Check out her website, Elana’s Pantry, and her books for more scrumptious gluten-free delights. Pumpkin Cinnamon Cheesecake Ingredients 1 medium pie pumpkin, acorn squash or butternut squash (how-to roast squash) 1 quart whole milk yogurt, strained overnight or up to 24 hours (discard whey) ½ cup agave nectar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon celtic sea... read more

Ginger Carrot Soup

I make this once a week or so and then freeze it in single serving portions. It makes a great lunch easily heated up on the stove top or the microwave. I always put a large spoonful of organic plain yogurt on top, or even cottage cheese.4 cups (about 2 cans) organic chicken broth or vegetable broth1/2 cup orange juice 1 pound carrots, chopped (I use a one pound bag of organic baby carrots--no chopping or peeling!) 1 russet potato, peeled and chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger (don't leave this out--it makes the flavor and ginger is good for... read more

Vegan Pumpkin Nog

  With the holidays quickly approaching, this nog is a tasty treat without the dairy.   1 can pumpkin puree   4 cups vanilla rice milk 1 cup vanilla flavored rice milk ice cream 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg   Combine the pumpkin, rice milk, rice milk ice cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add additional milk for a thinner consistency.   read more

Must-Try Recipe: Gluten-Free Cornbread

For the past few years, it has seemed as if every couple of months a friend announces that they’re going gluten-free. Sometimes this would be the result of a doctor’s Celiac diagnosis, but most of the time it was just a *feeling* that gluten wasn’t suiting their system. I admit it, I usually rolled my eyes (on the inside) at the practice of self-diagnosis and felt as if gluten-free living had become a necessary lifestyle for some and a trend for many others. I mean, how do you live without bread? In hindsight, I probably felt very threatened by the practice... read more

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