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From baby foods to snacks for teens, find mealtime inspiration from our community cooks.

578 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

Cabbage Heals

As the local produce wanes, it’s the perfect time to make your own sauerkraut to last through the cold months.  These fermented foods give us immunity-enhancing properties via probiotics.  Quite easy to make.  If we can do it – well, you can do it for sure!  Get written instructions here. I love the stuff on our Grilled Smoked Salmon Reuben (you will too). About Cynthia Lair Cynthia Lair's web cooking show Cookus Interruptus brings humor to healthy family eating with over 160 recipe videos. Cynthia hails from Seattle, WA... read more

Whole Grain Pumpkin Muffins

  Thanks to Mothering sponsor Bob's Red Mill for sharing this recipe!   Enjoy this holiday season with a super tasty and healthy pumpkin muffin recipe using Bob's Red Mill 10 Grain Hot Cereal and Organic Whole Wheat Flour. These muffins are high in fiber, lactose free and low calorie.   WHOLE GRAIN PUMPKIN MUFFINS 2 ripe ripe Bananas 2 Eggs 15 oz can Pumpkin 1/2 cup all-natural Applesauce 1/2 cup Honey 1/2 cup EVAPORATED CANE JUICE 2 cups ORGANIC WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR (can sub 1 cup Organic Unbleached... read more

Roasted Kabocha and Chicken in Chocolate Enchilada Sauce

(Steve needs a confidence boost) Deeply satisfying dish.  For our vegan friends, skip the chicken and replace with warm spiced pinto beans and the sauce we got going here.  You’re going to love this.  Click here for printable recipe.   About Cynthia Lair Cynthia Lair's web cooking show Cookus Interruptus brings humor to healthy family eating with over 160 recipe videos. Cynthia hails from Seattle, WA where she is assistant professor and culinary director at Bastyr University, School of Natural Medicine. She is the... read more

Jeff's Potato Pancakes

(Jane practices for a date) Everybody Loves Potato Pancakes.  It’s true.  This recipe comes from Jeff Basom, chef at Bastyr University and it is quite the favorite among the students for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  I love them served with sausage and homemade applesauce. Perfect.  Printable recipe?  Click here. About Cynthia Lair Cynthia Lair's web cooking show Cookus Interruptus brings humor to healthy family eating with over 160 recipe videos. Cynthia hails from Seattle, WA where she is assistant professor and culinary... read more

Smoked Salmon Reuben

(Jane loses her gloves) Hands down the best comfort-food sandwich ever. The sauerkraut adds the magic. Use 100% rye if you’re going wheat-free. Pair this with Tomato Basil Soup. Mmm-good. For printable recipe click here. About Cynthia Lair Cynthia Lair's web cooking show Cookus Interruptus brings humor to healthy family eating with over 160 recipe videos. Cynthia hails from Seattle, WA where she is assistant professor and culinary director at Bastyr University, School of Natural Medicine. She is the author of... read more

Nappa Cabbage Slaw with Toasted Almonds

(Ward arrives with baggage) Delicate Napa Cabbage all decked out in a lime, soy and sesame oil dressing. Toasted almonds add crunch. This slaw rocks. For printable recipe click here. About Cynthia Lair Cynthia Lair's web cooking show Cookus Interruptus brings humor to healthy family eating with over 160 recipe videos. Cynthia hails from Seattle, WA where she is assistant professor and culinary director at Bastyr University, School of Natural Medicine. She is the author of Feeding the Whole Family with foreword by... read more

Steel Cut Oats

(Steve boldly alters the recipe) What are most American breakfasts missing?  Fiber, fat and protein.  Not on Cookus Interruptus.  Man up to a big bowl of hot oat cereal in the morning. Add raisins, nuts or do it the Steve way with peanut butter. To save time, soak oats the night before.  Cynthia splains it in the recipe…click here. About Cynthia Lair Cynthia Lair's web cooking show Cookus Interruptus brings humor to healthy family eating with over 160 recipe videos. Cynthia hails from Seattle, WA where she is assistant... read more

Poached Pears in Pomegranate Sauce with Mascarpone

(Steve solves the puzzle) Sexy pear halves take a bath in pomegranate juice than the deep red juice is reduced down to make a syrupy topping. Steve knows how to please.  These make a sweetheart Valentine’s Day dessert.  For printable recipe click here.     About Cynthia Lair Cynthia Lair's web cooking show Cookus Interruptus brings humor to healthy family eating with over 160 recipe videos. Cynthia hails from Seattle, WA where she is assistant professor and culinary director at Bastyr University, School of... read more

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (Tom Ka Gai)

(Steve rebounds for soup) This traditional Thai soup uses coconut milk, lemon grass and fish sauce to form a flavorful base.  The ginger garlic influence make it a perfect kill-the-cold  soup.  A popular family favorite.  We also give instructions for how to make this a vegetarian/vegan dish in the recipe and for how to cut lemongrass. Enjoy! Printable recipe?  Click here . About Cynthia Lair Cynthia Lair's web cooking show Cookus Interruptus brings humor to healthy family eating with over 160 recipe videos.... read more

Thai Steak Salad

(Ginger causes two pies worth of trouble) Spring is the time to load your plate with greens.  Refreshing, cleansing and energizing. Try this recipe.  Lime, cilantro, garlic and some heat rubbed into some grass fed beef.  Medium rare strips served over salad with cucumber.  I’m salivating, how about you? Want to print the directions?  Click here. About Cynthia Lair Cynthia Lair's web cooking show Cookus Interruptus brings humor to healthy family eating with over 160 recipe videos. Cynthia hails from Seattle, WA... read more

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