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578 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

Flourless Sesame Almond Cookies

By Cathe Olson This cookie combines ground sesame seeds, almonds, and arrowroot to make a delicious crispy cookie that is high in calcium. The lauric acid in the coconut oil increases calcium absorption.1/2 cup sesame seeds 1 cup almonds 1/2 cup softened coconut oil or butter 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 cup arrowroot 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons dehydrated cane juice (Rapadura) 1 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla1 tablespoon grated orange rind (optional) 2 to 3 tablespoons water or orange juice Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Oil 1 or 2 large cookie sheets. In food... read more

Pumpkin Granola Bars

By Jean McFadden Layton, ND These fruit-filled treats, lightly sweetened and laced with orange rind and cinnamon, make a delicious dessert or afternoon treat. For a vegan version, just use soy flour instead of eggs and agave syrup instead of honey.              1 10 ounce can pumpkin puree or an equivalent amount of puree made from fresh pumpkin2 eggs or 2 tablespoons soy flour as a vegan alternative1/2 cup butter or organic soy margarine at room temperature1/4 cup honey or agave syrup2 tablespoons molasses, preferably blackstrap2 1/2 cups rolled oats3/4 cup... read more


Minestrone means "big soup" in Italian and there are as many variations as there are cooks. I've used some of the classic minestrone vegetables, but my friend Elena says don't hesitate to add any vegetable your heart desires. Serve this with lots of freshly grated parmesan and good hearty bread to build momentum for that next practice or game.1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 large onion, diced2 medium carrots, sliced 2 stalks celery, diced1 medium potato, diced 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes 1 teaspoon oregano 2 teaspoons salt 4... read more

Moroccan Tagine

An exotic warm stew that is loved by all and is very easy to make. It's a fabulous as a vegetarian dish, without chicken. A must over couscous.1 tablespoon olive oil 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into chunks 1/2 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 small butternut squash, peeled and chopped 1 (15.5 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 1 carrot, peeled and chopped 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice 1 (14 ounce) can vegetable broth 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 dash cayenne... read more

John's Burritos

By John McMahon, General Manager, Mothering The easiest burrito recipe you'll ever make!1 lb ground beef or turkey 1 can refried pinto beans ½ pound grated cheese Flour tortillas Chopped lettuce and tomatoes Green Chile SauceFry ground beef or turkey in skillet. Drain grease. Add refried pinto beans to ground beef mixture. On a flour tortilla place a good amount of ground beef/bean mixture, sprinkle with cheese, roll and place on baking sheet. Repeat until you use up all the mixture. Smother burritos with green chile sauce. Sprinkle remaining cheese over... read more

Raw Seed Wafers

By Cathe Olson A friend of mine during her first trimester of pregnancy asked me why no one sold a cracker that contained all the nutrients she needed since crackers were the only thing she could keep down. Here is that cracker! It provides protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. These are actually dehydrated rather than baked to keep from destroying enzymes and nutrients. Feel free to substitute any grain, bean, nut, or seed you have on hand.1/3 cup lentils1/3 cup whole buckwheat groats1/3 cup sunflower or pumpkin seeds1/4 cup sesame seeds1/4 cup... read more

Grandma Marie's Pot Roast

This can be prepared on the stovetop and then transferred to a slow-cooker to welcome you home at the end of a long day.2 1/2 rump roast 2 Tbs. oil 2 bay leaves 1/2 head celery sliced thin 4-6 carrots peeled and sliced thin 2 cups boiling water 1 Tbs. unbleached flour 1 large onion chopped fine 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepperMix salt and pepper and flour together rub mixture into . Heat the oil and saute onion until light brown; add meat and sear on all sides to keep in the juices. Pour on the boiling water, add bay leaves, carrots and celery, cover tightly, then... read more

Maple Carrots and Cashews

From Cheryl Tallman, founder, Fresh Baby Baby carrots are very toddler-friendly and most children love cashews. We’ve teamed up these two great tastes in a simple side dish that will appeal to both the young and old.1 pound baby carrots 1 cup chicken/vegetable broth2 Tbsp butter1 Tbsp maple syrup2 Tbsp chopped cashews In a saucepan bring the chicken (or vegetable) broth to a boil. Add the baby carrots and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and pour carrots and broth into a colander to drain. With the saucepan still hot, add... read more

Super Yummy Vegan Ginger Cookies

These delicious treats contain flax seed, making them a nutritious snack.2 cups wheat flour (buckwheat flour works really well too)2 teaspoons baking soda (I use the kind with out aluminum)1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon organic cinnamon 2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder1/2 teaspoon cloves)3/4 cup organic coconut oil 1 cup raw turbando sugar1/4 cup of Flax goo ( 2 tablespoons of milled flax with 1/4 cup boiling water allow to sit for 10 minutes)1/4 cup molasses2 tablespoons apple saucea small bowl of turbando sugar for dippingPreheat oven to... read more

Chicken Paprikash

1 free-range chicken, cut-up in pieces. 1 onion, sliced in rings 6 garlic cloves12 to 15 mushrooms, cremini or button 4 fresh tomatoes ½ cup fresh salsa 4 cups of water 4 to 6 Tablespoons chicken bouillon 2 Tablespoons paprika 4 Tablespoons flour 4 Tablespoons parsleySauté the pieces of chicken in butter until brown, turning often. Lay the chicken pieces on the bottom of a large casserole dish. Layer onion rings over the chicken Add garlic and mushrooms Sprinkle with salt and pepper Top with sliced fresh tomatoes and fresh salsa Whisk together the water, bouillon,... read more

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