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578 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

Nori-Wrapped Salmon

When you wrap salmon in mineral-rich nori seaweed, the wrapping not only adds nutrients to the dish but also keeps the salmon moist. Serve atop brown rice, quinoa, or kasha, with sauteed baby bok choy on the side. Wheat-free, dairy-free.1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon finely chopped mixed herbs: thyme, basil, garlic, parsley, mintsalt and pepper to taste2 8-ounce salmon fillets1 tablespoon Dijon mustardpinch wasabi2 sheets noriPreheat oven to 450 degrees F. Mix oil, herbs, salt, and pepper. Rub salmon with mixture. Mix mustard and wasabi together. Spread on nori.... read more

Indian Dhal Curry

This is a rich and filling lentil curry is wonderful as a main meal rather than as a side dish. It's a really easy dish to make and is great served with basmati rice.2 cups red lentils 1 large onion, diced 1 tablespoon vegetable oil2 tablespoons curry paste 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 teaspoon ground turmeric1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon white sugar 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon ginger root, minced1 (14.25 ounce) can tomato pureeWash the lentils in cold water until the water runs clear (this is very important or the... read more

Quick and Easy Winter Vegetables

By Peggy O'Mara These veggies will warm the coldest of winter evenings.2 leeks whole (clean well)2 potatoes peeled and thickly sliced2 carrots peeled, break in half if large2 to 3 baby bok choy½ head of red cabbageSoy sauceSesame seedsPreheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter a rectangular baking pan Layer vegetables in the pan, but don't overcrowd. Dribble olive oil lightly over the vegetables. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and red chili powder. Pour 1 cup of water in the bottom of the pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve with a sprinkling of soy sauce and sesame seeds. This dish... read more

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

By Jill Robins Dry Ingredients:1 1/4 cup oat flakes (old fashioned)1 cup oat flour1/2 cup sugar1/3 cup brown sugar (tightly packed)1 Tbsp tapioca starch1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp cream of tarter1/2 tsp saltWet Ingredients:1/2 cup canola (or safflower) oil 2 Tbsp apple sauce2 Tbsp water1 Tbsp maple syrup (preferably grade B)1 Tbsp molasses1/2 tsp vanilla extractAdditional Ingredients:1/2 cup raisins (small size)Preheat oven to 350°F. Oil large cookie sheet. Mix dry ingredients with fork. Add raisins, mix, and set aside.Put wet ingredients into a bowl. Beat with a fork... read more

Coconut & Carrot Macaroons

These nutritious, brown rice flour cookies, filled with coconut and grated carrot, are vegan delights your whole family will love.2 cups grated coconut, slightly roasted2 cups finely grated carrot1 1/2 cups brown rice flour (grind 1 cup of brown rice to get 1 1/2 cups ground)1/4 cup oil of your choice1 cup brown rice syrup1/4 cup fresh orange juice1 tsp vanilla Zest of one small orangeCombine all ingredients together. Form balls with a scoop or drop rounded spoonfuls onto baking sheet (preferably lined with baking paper). Bake at 375 F for 15-20 minutes. read more

Vegetable Soup

Don't worry if you don’t have every vegetable listed; this soup recipe is very flexible. Use whatever you have on hand. Frozen vegetables are okay too.1 onion, diced 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced2 carrots, thinly sliced 2 teaspoons olive oil 8 cups water or vegetable stock 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 sweet potato or rutabaga, diced 1 white potato, diced 1 cup green beans, cut into bite-size pieces 1/4 cup arame, hiziki, or wakame, crushed 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas1 cup chopped cabbage, kale, collards, or other green 1 tablespoon fresh or 1 teaspoon dried herbs (thyme,... read more

Easy Peanut Butter Snack

By Mothering Community Member Kelly Kenoyer This quick and easy snack is simple for mom and loved by kids of all ages. Let children mix the ingredients and form the balls themselves for hands-on fun before eating!6 Tablespoons organic peanut butter6 Tablespoons cereal (like Cheerios not powdered)Mix the two ingredients together in a bowl. You can form it around a popsicle handle (the kind that comes with a pour-it-yourself mold, not a stick), make little balls, or feed with a spoon. Makes enough for three or four snacks. read more

Popeye's Stuffed Eggs

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers This recipe is a flavorful and interesting twist on deviled eggs. Serve them for lunch, snack or as a party appetizer. They are sure to be hit with kids--and adults, too.3 oz frozen chopped spinach thawed6 hard-boiled eggs1/4 cup parmesan cheese2 Tbsp. milk (dairy or soy)2 Tbsp. mayonnaiseDash of nutmegDash of black pepperCook spinach in the microwave for 3 minutes. Chop finely and set aside. Slice the eggs in half (lengthwise). Remove the yolks and place them in a small mixing bowl. Mash yolks with a fork. Add milk, mayo, cheese,... read more

Fresh Raspberries & Peanut Butter Sandwich

By Laura Pasetta This delicious, very berry, sandwich is a fresh alternative to the traditional PB& J sandwich.¼ cup smooth peanut butter2 tablespoons raspberry jam, 100% pure fruit ½ teaspoon maple syrup, 100% pure ½ teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup raspberries, freshMethod: Mix together peanut butter, syrup, vanilla and raspberry jam until well blended. Spread nut butter mixture on both top and bottom pieces of bread. Press fresh raspberries into spread. Press sandwich gently together (this will keep berries from falling out). Options: Try using other types of nut... read more

Tempeh Rueben

This is a very hearty and delicious sandwich. Tempeh and sauerkraut contain beneficial bacteria and enzymes that aid digestion. Rinse the sauerkraut to eliminate most of the sodium.2.6 ounces (1/3 of an 8-ounce package) tempeh 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard2 to 3 teaspoons Thousand Island Dressing or mayonnaise (regular or vegan)1/4 cup sauerkraut2 thin slices Swiss cheeseSlice tempeh into 1/2-inch slices. Warm skillet over medium-high heat. Pour in enough oil to coat. Brown tempeh on both sides. While tempeh is cooking, preheat toaster oven or conventional oven. Spread... read more

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