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578 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

Really Raw Fruit Cake

  Looking for a totally raw, gluten-free fruit cake to make for your family's healthy holiday dinner? Here's one that disappears as fast as you can make it!     1 cup dates   1 cup raisins 1 cup prunes 1 cup pecans 1 cup walnuts 1 cup shredded coconut Honey   Place the dates, raisins, and prunes in a food processor and mix until combined well. Finely chop the nuts and then mix them along with the coconut, by hand. Add enough honey to moisten then place into a cake pan or mold of your choice. Turn out onto a cake plate and serve!   read more

Turkey Apple Walnut Salad

  Crunchy, delicious, perfect for lunch or picnics. Serve over greens for a low-carb meal.   2 cups diced cooked turkey breast   1 stalk celery, diced 1 apple, cored and diced 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage, thyme, oregano, or tarragon 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley Sea salt and black pepper to taste   Place turkey, celery, apple, cranberries, and walnuts in mixing bowl. Add lemon juice and toss to coat. Add remaining ingredients and toss until... read more

Video - Holly's Pilgrim Stuffing

  Holly's Pilgrim Stuffing from Cookus Interruptus   A colorful and healthy spin on a Thanksgiving favorite. Get full information and comments on this video at the Cookus Interruptus website.   read more

Cookie Cutter Cookies

  Cookie baking is an essential part of the holidays. Here's a wheat-free, egg-free recipe with no refined sugar. You can frost these if you like but they are delicious plain.     1 cup almonds   1 1/2 cups brown rice flour 3/4 cups barley flour 1/4 cup arrowroot 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 2 teaspoons lemon zest 1/4 cup cold butter or coconut oil 1/3 cup maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup water   Grind almonds in blender or food processor to powder. Mix with flours, arrowroot, sea salt, and lemon zest. Cut in butter (if using food processor, put all that... read more

Halloween Pasta for Kids

  Thank you to Mothering member fayebond for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   This is fun to make with kids, frugal, and makes an excellent party dish.   Ingredients 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 4 eggs 2 ounces squid ink   NOTE: Do not have kids wear anything irreplaceable during this process. Its quite messy. Directions Mound the flour in the center of a nice big counter top space. Make a well in the middle of the flour, then add the eggs and squid ink. Using a fork, beat together the eggs and ink and start to add the flour... read more

Frugal "Apple" Pie - Made with Zucchini

  Thank you to Mothering member fayebond for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   This recipe uses zucchini instead of apples to save on money! You'll never know the difference.   Ingredients   filling: 3 large baseball bat zucchini or 4 medium zucchini, peeled, seeds removed, and cut into 1/4 inch squares 1 cup maple syrup or substitute 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup molasses 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon cardamon 1/8 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons flour   crust: 1/2 cup shortening or... read more

Kale Chips

Thank you to Mothering member LorienIslay for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Super easy and kids eat them without asking the ingredients! :)   Ingredients one large bunch kale 1t black pepper (fresh cracked is best) 1t sea salt 1T olive oil   Directions 1. wash kale and spin/pat dry with paper towel 2. tear into 2" x 2" pieces and de-rib 3. put kale in large mixing bowl 4. pour over oil, sea salt and pepper and toss until all leaves are coated 5. spread leaves onto cookie sheet in a thin layer 6. cook in a 350C oven for 15 minutes... read more

Dairy Free Veggie Based Chocolate Pudding or Super Fudge Pops

Thank you to Mothering member mphillips for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Serves 4-6 generously as pudding. Makes quite a few frozen pops. I love serving this to my picky toddler who will currently rarely eat fruits or veggies for me unless I find a way to disguise them - but who would eat nothing but chocolate if I allowed her to!  She frequently asks for "chocolate pudding."   Ingredients 1 16oz package silken tofu 2 large handfuls (about 4 oz) baby spinach (washed) 1 large overripe banana 1 ripe avocado 6 pitted dates 3 heaping... read more

Simple Peanut Butter Cookies

Thank you to Mothering member mphillips for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   This recipes makes about 30 cookies.   Ingredients 1 Cup Natural Peanut Butter (salted - add 1/4 t salt if using unsalted) 1 egg 1 Cup Sugar   Directions Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.   Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Stir together the peanut butter and the egg, then add the sugar and stir until thoroughly combined. Roll into small walnut-ish sized balls and place on prepared baking sheet.  Flatten slightly with the back of a... read more

Favorite Macaroni and Cheese

Thank you to Mothering member fayebond for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   A great make-ahead party dish the kids will love!   Ingredients 1 pound cooked sprouted macaroni noodles 2 cups cubed white cheddar cheese 2 cups frozen peas, drained and rinsed 4 hardboiled eggs, chopped 4 T sour cream 4 T mayonaise 1 T brown sugar pinch salt   Directions Combine ingredients in a large bowl.   Serve within 48 hours   read more

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