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578 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

feel like making quinoa!

what are your favorite recipes? Subscribe to the Mothering.com Blogs Feed This entry was posted on Thursday, January 8th, 2009 at 2:29 pm and is filed under greener pastures, the flavor. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.     read more

Perfect Hash Browns

The secret to perfect hash browns is to use cold baked potatoes.                  3 tablespoons butter1 cold baked potato, finely gratedsalt and pepper to tasteMelt 1 tablespoon butter in cast-iron or other skillet. Evenly distribute potatoes in pan. Fry potatoes slowly and dot with rest of butter as they cook. Cook on only one side. Remove from pan when potatoes are cooked through and bottoms are browned. Serves 2. read more

christmas cookies, anyone?

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  It’s no secret that I don’t like to cook. However, I do love to bake—especially with enthusiastic, energetic people . . . like kids. While I was in Ohio a couple of weeks ago visiting my sister and her gang, we made our family’s favorite Christmas cookies. My nephews, Ian, 9, and Graham, 4, did most of the work, but we managed to get my sister to help when it came time to “paint” the cookies. Here that top-secret family recipe and some photos of our baking team in action. Laura’s Mom’s Roll-Out-and-Paint Christmas... read more

Asian Noodle Salad

By Cynthia Lair. Visit Cynthia's website, Cookus Interruptus, for more wholesome recipes for the family. I have taught a class called "Whole Foods Salads" many times and Asian Noodle Salad is often the favorite dish. You can create a most impressive meal by serving this with cooked beets and a leafy green salad. Nutritionally impressive too!Salad: 1 8-ounce package soba noodles 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds Dressing: 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 3 tablespoons tamari or shoyu 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1... read more

Asian Spinach Salad

The healthy benefits of a spinach salad flavored with unique, Asian-inspired flair.1 cup canola oil1/4 cup red wine vinegar1/4 cup brown sugar (or less, to taste) 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 package baby spinach, washed and dried 1 package fresh bean sprouts, washed and drained 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbed 3 hard boiled eggs, slicedMix canola oil, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and onion in blender, blend one minute. Set aside. Toss spinach and bean sprouts in medium size bowl. Sprinkle... read more

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

By Cathe Olson This is one of my family’s very favorite dinners. Try it with other beans too.Filling:1 tablespoon olive oil1 onion, diced2 cloves garlic, minced2 carrots, diced2 cups cabbage, broccoli, or kale, finely chopped1/2 cup water, vegetable stock, or lentil cooking water2 cups cooked lentils1 cup peas (fresh or frozen)1 cup corn (fresh or frozen)1 tablespoon soy sauceCrust::4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed1/3 to 1/2 cup milk (dairy or nondairy)1 tablespoon miso2 tablespoons minced fresh parsleyPaprikaPreheat oven to 400ºF. Heat oil in large skillet over... read more

Tofu "Fish" Sticks

1 pound firm tofu1/2 cup fine bread or cracker crumbs3 tablespoons sesame seeds1 tablespoon nutritional yeast1/4 teaspoon paprika1/2 teaspoon powdered kelp3 tablespoons olive oil or 1 egg, beatenEasy Tartar Sauce:1/4 cup mayonnaise2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish or chopped sweet picklesPlace tofu in shallow pan. Press out water by placing a weighted cutting board on tofu. Let tofu sit 15 to 30 minutes. Drain water. In a pie plate or shallow bowl, combine crumbs, seeds, nutritional yeast flakes, paprika, and kelp. Turn block of tofu on its side, and cut tofu... read more

Time-Out For Teriyaki

Serve this easy-to-make, kid-pleasing dish heaped atop mounds of rice. It's a perfect blend of carbohydrates, vitamin-rich vegetables, and protein to fuel active bodies. Use any combination of vegetables. Wheat-free, dairy-free.Teriyaki Sauce: 1/3 cup wheat-free tamari soy sauce2-3 tablespoons honey1 tablespoon brown sugar1 small clove garlic, minced1/2 cup waterChicken:1 pound of chicken breast, boneless, skinless1/2 head green cabbage, shredded1 carrot, diagonally sliced1/2 medium onion, cut into chunks2-3 tablespoons high-oleic safflower or peanut oil2-3 teaspoons... read more

Homemade Refried Beans

2 tablespoons olive oil1 onion, finely chopped3 garlic cloves, finely chopped1 green chile, chopped (or small can can of green chiles)1-14 ounce can kidney beans, drained1-14 ounce can pinto beans, drained2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped2/3 cup vegetable stock8 whole wheat, corn or flour tortillas1/4 cup cheese, cheddar or Monterey JackSalt and pepperHeat oil in large skillet. Add onion and sauté 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and chile and cook 1 minute. Mash beans with a potato masher in a large bowl. Stir the beans into the pan and add cilantro. Stir the vegetable stock... read more

Sweet Tomato Salad

Tomatoes are not often a child's favorite food. Here's a great summer salad with a little touch of sun-kissed sweetness that may win over a hesitant child. To further gain kid approval, we also recommend seeding the tomatoes, which removes the slippery texture. If your child is OK with the seeds, leave them in—they have lots of nutrients.1 cup fresh tomatoes, seeded and cut into bite-sized pieces1 cup cantaloupe, seeded and cut into bite-sized piecesDressing:1/4 cup olive oil1 Tbsp lime or lemon juice1 Tbsp brown sugarDash of saltPlace tomato and cantaloupe in a bowl. In... read more

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