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578 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

Jack-O'-Lantern Cookies

Have some sweet and spooky fun with these great natural Jack-O'-Lantern cookies for Halloween. How: Make the spelt cookie recipe (listed below) Roll out dough and cut into pumpkin shapes Bake cookies and let cool Make yam frosting recipe (listed below) Spread the yam frosting on the cookies to color your jack o' lanterns orange Use black and green icing, or use raisins, for the eyes, nose, mouth, and stem (natural food coloring ideas) Enjoy your festive Halloween cookies!   Spelt Cookie Recipe 1 cup butter1 cup honey or sugar4 egg yolks¼ cup rice, soy or... read more

Mayim Bialik Speaks Up About Huge Beef Recall

You’ve got to love Mayim Bialik’s passion for speaking up about what she believes in. Whether she’s setting the record straight regarding attachment parenting or responding to one of the largest beef recalls in history, she does it in style. Check out her recent campaign for PETA in response to the E. coli found in large amounts of Canadian beef distributed across the US. What do you think? Does the beef recall make you want to go vegan or vegetarian? About Melanie Mayo-Laakso is the Content Manager for... read more

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Nutrition for Kids Playing Sports

Do any of you have children that play on sports teams?  Do you want to provide good nutrition to help them play well? My daughter played soccer from age 6 to 21. I was often disheartened by the snacks that I saw parents bring to games and give to young, tired players.  Often what I saw were big boxes of pre-packaged junk food from Costco.  At a time when their bodies crave replenishment, parents were giving out the worst food possible.  Arg.  That propelled me into wanting to learn more and write on the subject.  The result was the book Feeding the Young... read more

Almond Shortcake

By Cathe Olson This dessert can be made with or without dairy products. Either way, it's delicious and good for you.1/2 cup almonds 3/4 cup rolled oats1 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/8 teaspoon sea salt (omit if using salted butter) 5 tablespoons unsalted butter or coconut oil, cut into small pieces1 egg or equivalent egg replacer 1/2 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy) 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey 1 to 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup Preheat oven to 375º. Oil baking sheet. Grind almonds and oats to coarse meal in food processor or... read more

Renew by Sharing Soup

Soup is the perfect gift for a new family, a new neighbor, a sick friend. Leave the trinkets and potted plants behind and get down to what will truly offer healing and love. Pair a pot of homemade soup or a big jar of nourishing stock  with a loaf of warm whole grain bread and you’ll never be forgotten. Parents can support each other by trading soup. It’s just as easy to make a big pot as a small pot. Work out an arrangement with another family where you swap soups once a week. Help each other. Create peace and renewal.  Nourishment on many... read more

Vegetarian Chili

3 cups cooked pinto or kidney beans 1 medium chopped yellow onion 1 green or red diced bell pepper 2 chopped tomatoes 1 cup tomato sauce 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 minced gloves garlic 1 roasted, peeled & minced chile 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantroCombine all the ingredients, except the cilantro, in a large Dutch oven. Cover and bring to a slow boil. Remove the cover and reduce the heat to a low simmer. Cook for 40 minutes. Add the cilantro just before serving. Garnish with grated cheese and red onion. Serve with Cornbread. read more

Vegetarian Italian Pinhead Torta with Steel Cut Oats

sponsored post This Italian Pinhead Torta is the winning recipe from the Bob’s Red Mill 2012 Spar for the Spurtle contest. Try this savory Italian-inspired dish that incorporates Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats for dinner tonight. High fiber, low sugar, soy free and vegetarian.  This post is brought to us by Bob’s Red Mill. ITALIAN PINHEAD TORTA 1 oz dried Portabella Mushrooms 1-1/2 cups boiling Water 1-1/2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats 6 Tbsp Butter, divided 1 cup diced Onion 1 cup coarsely... read more

Natural Peanut Butter Recalled After Salmonella Outbreak

An outbreak of salmonella in 18 states has prompted a recall of peanut butter and other products from a number of popular natural brands. Find the full list of potentially contaminated foods here. Sunland, Inc. today announced a voluntary recall of its Almond Butter and Peanut Butter, which it has now expanded to include its Cashew Butter, Tahini and Roasted Blanched Peanut Products. This recall is limited to products manufactured between May 1, 2012 and September 24, 2012. The products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The voluntary recall... read more

My three favorite environmentally and toddler friendly dinners

I admit that I am very lucky.  My toddler will eat pretty much anything that we are eating.  Don’t hate me.  It’s just luck.  And it might not last.  Here are a few of our favorite meals for now.  They are all vegetarian, since eating low on the food pyramid is good for your carbon footprint.  They also all avoid the oven, since it’s the biggest energy hog in the kitchen, other than an old refrigerator. #1 Loaded potato salad:  I microwave the potatoes to save energy and time.  For six potatoes, poke three or four fork holes per potato and microwave ~six... read more

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