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578 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

Starting Baby on Foods - Video

Find out how to get baby started on food straight from the table from food expert Cynthia Lair of Cookus Interruptus. Get full instructions and comments at the Cookus Interruptus website. read more

Three Sisters Stew

When Native Americans grew corn, they planted beans at the base of the stalks, which served as bean poles; in the ground between the stalks they grew squash. The three sisters—corn, beans, squash—lived harmoniously. This is a satisfying, flavorful dish to prepare when the winter squash and corn are ready for harvest.1 cup dried pinto or kidney beans, soaked*3 cups water2 cloves garlic2 teaspoons dried oregano1 teaspoon cumin seeds1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or ghee (clarified butter)1 medium onion, chopped1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt2-3 cloves... read more

Milwaukee Salad

Here's a simple, hearty salad from my college days. Serve it with rice and veggies.1 finely sliced red onionrice vinegar2-4 eggs, hard-boiled1/4-1/2 pound green beansmixed salad greens of your choice1-2 ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges1/2 cup walnutsThousand Island Dressing Ingredients:1/2 cup mayonnaise or vegenaise1/4-1/3 cup chile sauce (or spicy ketchup) 1-3 tablespoons sweet relish or India relish1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (optional) salt and pepper to tasteMarinate red onion in rice vinegar to cover. Let set a couple of days in refrigerator. Refrigerate... read more

Chicken Taco Soup

A one pot, slowcooker dish, this one is a family-pleaser. Serve with a vegetable salad for a complete meal.1 onion, chopped 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans 1 (15 ounce) can black beans 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer 2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning 3 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese1 (8 ounce) container sour cream1 cup crushed tortilla chipsPlace the onion, chili beans, black... read more

Video- Cooking Soba Noodles

Find out how to properly cook your soba noodles from food expert Cynthia Lair of Cookus Interruptus. Get the full instructions and comments for cooking soba noodles at the Cookus Interruptus website. read more

Quinoa and Arugula Salad with Lemon & Garlic

By Cynthia Lair Quinoa, a unique whole grain, was the staple food of the Incas. It is rich in calcium and iron, and has 10.5 grams of protein per cup. I find myself getting very hungry for this salad.Salad1 cup dry quinoapinch sea salt1 3/4 cups water1/2 bunch arugula1/2 cup carrots, chopped1/3 cup parsley, minced1/4 cup sunflower seedsDressing2-3 cloves garlic, minced1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil2 tablespoons tamari or shoyuRinse quinoa well with warm water and drain. (Quinoa has a natural coating of saponin, the bitter taste... read more

Creamy Dreamy Hemp Milk

By Kristen Suzanne of KristensRaw.com Raw vegan milk, made with raw nuts or seeds, is easy, healthy, and wonderful. It's cholesterol free, full of nutrients, and it's much gentler on the planet. Raw vegan milk is a great addition to smoothies, is yummy poured over raw granola (or any cereal!), or is perfect on its own, When I make a nut or seed milk I usually make it with hemp seeds, because they're packed with nutrition and I love their flavor. Hemp seeds' amino acid profile dominates with the eight essential amino acids (ten if you're a child or your are elderly),... read more

John's Green Chile Sauce

By John McMahon, General Manager, Mothering This makes a great sauce for grilled chicken, fish, tofu or vegetables.¼ cup vegetable oil 1 clove garlic - finely chopped ½ cup onion - finely chopped 2 tbs flour 1 cup chopped green chile (fresh, frozen or canned) 1 cup water Heat vegetable oil in fry pan. Sauté garlic and onions in oil Add flour and stir in for two minutes Add green chile Add water Stir and simmer for ½ hour or so until mixture thickens a bit. Use to top burritos, eggs, or just about anything! read more

Bone Building Trail Mix

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.1/2 cup of raw almonds1/2 cup raw cashews1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds1/2 cup seedless raisins read more

Baked Veggie Treats

By Laura Goeller This time of year, sticky sweet snacks are everywhere. Here is a healthy and tasty option to tempt little hands. 1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potato¼ cup cooked pureed spinach 1 egg 2 tbs milk 1 cup crushed whole wheat bread crumbs Mix sweet potato, spinach, egg and milk Form mixture into balls Roll balls in crushed bread crumbs and place on cookie sheet Bake until egg is thoroughly cooked. read more

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