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578 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

Tasty Quick Salad

 A fresh, vibrant alternative to plain green salad.3 large red peppers, seeded finely chopped 5 large green peppers, seeded and finely chopped1/2 small red onion, finely chopped 6 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped1/2 cup olive oil5 tablespoons wine vinegar1 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon pepper1 large package of mixed salad greens3 medium tomatoes, chopped1 medium cucumber, seeded and finely slicedMix red pepper, green pepper, onion, parsley, olive oil, vinegar and salt in a covered container. Let stand at least one hour.Toss salad greens, tomatoes and cucumber in a... read more

Tamale Pie II

My husband and little boy love this recipe! It's very easy to make, and a great meal on a cold day.1 tablespoon oil1 pound lean ground beef or 1 14-ounce block of firm tofu, crumbled1 yellow or white onion, chopped1 green or red bell pepper, chopped1 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons chili powder1 teaspoon paprika2 teaspoons cumin1 14-ounce can fire-roasted tomatoes1 4-ounce can green chilies1 15-ounce can corn, drained1 4-ounce can sliced black olives1 14-ounce can kidney beans1 cup grated cheddar or jack cheese1/4 cup water (delete if using tofu)1 pound package cornbread mix... read more

Telluride Pasta Salad

Like gorgeous Colorado in the fall, this salad is colorful and rich with flavor and spirit.4 cups multi-colored pasta swirls, cooked, drained and cooled to room temperature 2 scallions, finely chopped 2 stalks of celery, finely chopped ½ red pepper, thinly sliced ½ can pitted black olives, drained 2 tablespoons capers 2 medium red potatoes, steamed, cooled and cut in medium chunks 2 to 4 artichoke hearts, chopped in medium sized pieces ½ cup toasted pine nuts. 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped fine 1 tablespoon basil chopped fine 1 tablespoon oregano, chopped fine Toss all... read more

Tofu Sloppy Joes

Contributed radmomma, member of the Mothering discussion boardsThis dish is so quick, and so yummy. Kids love it and it takes about 10 minutes to make. Always keep a few block of extra firm tofu in your freezer for this quick dinner.2 containers of defrosted organic extra firm tofuBragg's amino acids or soy saucenutritonal yeast 2 c organic ketchup2-4 tsp organic wet mustard1-2 tsp raw apple cider vinegar (or other vinegar)4 tbsp of brown sugar2 containers of defrosted organic extra firm tofu-the texture of this dish is better if the tofu is previously frozenBreak... read more

Rice Balls Rolled in Sesame Salt

By Cynthia Lair Rice balls travel well in a lunch box or backpack, and give children the nutritional boost they need to stay on the go.3/4 cup brown rice1/4 cup sweet brown rice1 1/2 cups waterPinch of sea salt1 cup brown sesame seeds1 teaspoon sea saltTo make rice: Because boiled rice will not hold together to form balls, it is best to pressure-cook it. Rinse and drain rice. Place rice, salt, and water in pressure cooker. Close cooker, place on medium heat, and bring up to pressure. When cooker is up to pressure, you'll hear a gentle, steady hissing sound. Lower heat... read more

Hungarian Mushrooms Over Toast

By Peggy O'Mara You can use any kind of mushrooms for this or a combination of your favorite kinds. I use simple button mushrooms.1 1/2 pounds of mushrooms4 tablespoons olive oil4 tablespoons chopped parsley2 to 4 minced garlic clovessalt pepper 2 1/2 tablespoons butter2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar2 tablespoons cilantro, choppedtoastchili powder or black pepperWash and dry mushrooms, and slice thinly. Mix with oil, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper. Melt butter in a skillet until sizzling. Add mushrooms to butter and sautéfive to eight... read more


By Peggy O'Mara A veggie sukiyaki recipe that's easy and economical.1/3 Chinese cabbage 1 whole onion (cut in crescents)6 to 12 shitake mushrooms 6 scallions 2 bunches of spinach½ half package ramen noodles ¾ of a block of tofu. Cut into cubes.1-cup water ½ cup soy sauce ¼ cup mirin2 tablespoons sugarDash of rice vinegarcellophane noodlesPrepare the following ingredients. Slice or chop separately: 1/3 Chinese cabbage 1 whole onion (cut in crescents) 6 to 12 shitake mushrooms 6 scallions 2 bunches of spinach Sauté lightly each of the chopped or sliced vegetables... read more

Pink Potatoes

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers They might not be exactly pink, but more a delightful shade of peach. The addition of a sweet potato adds the color, but also a terrific flavor, your kids may never want the plain ones ever again. Using the potato's cooking water, instead of milk, adds back some of the nutrients that cook out the potatoes, and are a big hit for anyone with a diary allergy (or lactose intolerance).4 medium sized white potatoes1 medium sized sweet potato1-3 garlic cloves, peeled4 Tbsp butter or margarineSalt and pepper to taste Scrub and peel the potatoes... read more

Summer Salad

Here are two fresh, summer salads from our Articles Editor, Ashisha.4 Tablespoons cassis (a currant liqueur) 2 Tablespoons white (or rice) vinegar2 Tablespoons vegetable oil (or any light oil) 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 garlic clove, finely chopped1 teaspoon grainy mustard 1 teaspoon honey 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil1 large ripe avocado, diced Spinach Salad Wash 2 to 3 bunches of fresh spinach. Set aside. For the dressing, mix 4 Tablespoons cassis (a currant liqueur) 2 Tablespoons white (or rice) vinegar 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil (or any light oil) Shake the... read more

Vegetable Pie

Contributed by Persephone on the Mothering Discussion Forums 2 tbsp butter2 c slices mushrooms (I used cremini) 2 c chopped zucchini 1 c chopped yellow onion1/2 c chopped green bell pepper (I used shredded carrots instead, cause my mom has fibromyaliga, and nightshade plants make her hurt... and I think I like it better with carrots anyway.)1 clove minced garlic2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley4 large eggs2 c cottage cheese2 c grated Monterey Jack cheese12 oz chopped fresh spinach or 10 oz chopped frozen squeezed dry (I used frozen)1/4 tsp dried dill1/2 tsp saltfreshly ground... read more

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