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578 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

Almonds -- Why Soaked is BEST and How-To

Years ago I learned from a nutritionist that best way to consume almonds is to soak them first and then dehydrate them again.  Oh well, I did soak them but started eating them just that way … Please read the full article here, and the how-to which is SUPER EASY:  almond+water … About Pardis Amirshahi Pardis Amirshahi is the editor of Living Crafts magazine and also writes for their popular blog. Although she always enjoyed sewing and other crafts, Pardis discovered the true joy of handwork when she became a mother. You can... read more

13 Bean Chili

  Sponsored by Bob's Red Mill   Bob's Red Mill 13 Bean Soup Mix contains 14 different kinds of beans - this is good hearty soup at its finest. Try this simple and delicious recipe for 13 Bean Chili. Beans are high in fiber, rich in protein, low in fat, and contain no cholesterol.      13 BEAN CHILI 1-1/4 cups 13 BEAN SOUP MIX 1 lb Ground Beef 1 medium Onion, chopped Garlic , as desired 2 - 8 oz cans Tomato Sauce 1 tsp SEA SALT 1 pinch Pepper 1 - 2 Tbsp Chili Powder Directions Step... read more

Arugula Salad with Tofu Goddess Dressing

(Jane stars in Phil’s commercial) Spring is the time to load your plate with greens.  Refreshing, cleansing and energizing. Crisp clean arugula dressed with a creamy herbal dressing.  Sounds nice to us!  The dressing can be used as a topping on pasta or grains too.  Gluten-free. Vegan. Want to print 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... read more

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

(Is Robert Plant organic?) Strawberry and rhubarb together make a stairway to heaven.  Watch and you’ll see what we mean. The oat nut topping is quite versatile; it can also be pressed into a crust.  It can be made with gluten free flour too! Need to print 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 professor and culinary director at Bastyr... read more

Chocolate Covered Coconut Macaroons

(Steve friends an old flame) Steve reminisces while making this heavenly flour-free dessert. Coconut, honey, egg white and baking chocolate are all you need. Gluten-free. Need 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 professor and culinary director at Bastyr University, School of Natural Medicine. She is the author of Feeding the Whole... read more

Creamy Asparagus Soup (non-dairy)

(Benjamin Franklin amuses Jane) A revitalizing dairy-free  soup using fresh, local asparagus, cumin and dill.  Fun way to utilize asparagus.  Serve it hot or cold.  Want to print 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 professor and culinary director at Bastyr University, School of Natural Medicine. She is the author of Feeding the Whole Family... read more

Triple A Salad

(so you wanna do something?) Toasted almonds, creamy avocado and mineral-rich arame team up to create this flavorful salad that is low in calories and high in calcium while Jane re-interprets dating word nuance. This happy salad is vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free. To print 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 professor and culinary... read more

Mango Noodles: from the $100/week Menu

As promised, here is a star dish in our $100 a week grocery budget. I love knowing a recipe’s story, so I’ll mention that a near and dear friend made this for me back when it was one of the only dinners she could cook. She was many years away from becoming a mother, while I had just had my first baby. She served it with shredded chicken, but I include it here with crispy fried tofu – a very cost-effective protein. Sometimes we like it with sauteed shrimp. Over the years I’ve bulked it up with kale and carrot in an attempt to get more vegetables into my kids. Let... read more

Sweet Potato Lime Salmon Cakes: from the $100/week Menu

A piece of (salmon) cake to make These zesty salmon cakes are another hit in our $100 weekly grocery menu. They’re delicious served with roasted potatoes or rice, or as burgers or sandwich filling. The kids love them (although maybe it’s because they contain the word “cake”). They like to help me form the cakes into different sizes (itty bitty ones for our 2 year old, big daddy sized ones for my husband). My 7 year old brings them to school for lunch the next day. SWEET POTATO LIME SALMON CAKES What you need: 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 cans wild sockeye... read more

Romaine Chopped Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing

(Phil finds feasible floor plan) The sharp sweet basil salad dressing poured over crisp lettuce, ripe tomatoes, blue cheese, yummy chickpeas and the reliable hard boiled egg make this chop salad win over anybody’s taste buds.  Vegetarian, gluten-free main dish salad. printable recipe?  Right 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... read more

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