or Connect
Mothering › Recipes


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

578 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

Bone Building Trail Mix

Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by loss of bone mass, deterioration of bone structure and increased risk of fracture. It is often known as "the silent thief" because if not prevented or if left untreated, bone loss can occur and progress without symptoms. "Prevention of osteoporosis throughout a lifetime is essential" says women's health expert Dr. Cathy Carlson-Rink ND.1/2 cup of raw almonds1/2 cup raw cashews1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds1/2 cup seedless raisins read more

Gluten-Free Caribbean Pork Roast

By Carol Fenster, Ph.D. You can create this flavorful entrée with an amazingly short list of ingredients. The secret is to use flavor-intensive ingredients, such as Jamaican jerk seasoning. This recipe calls for a large roast that serves ten people, creating lots of intentional leftovers. If you don't need or want this much pork, choose a smaller tenderloin and reduce the other ingredients accordingly1 (3 pounds) boneless pork loin or tenderloin 1/3 cup purchased gluten-free Jamaican jerk seasoningPreheat the oven to 325 F. Coat a roasting pan with cooking spray. Pat... read more

Gently Spiced Fried Tofu

This tofu dish adds just enough spice to perk up your next meal.1 package(16 ounces) extra-firm tofu, drained and pressed 2 cups vegetable broth 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon sage 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper Cut tofu into 1/2-inch wide sticks. Place in a medium bowl, and cover with the broth. Set aside to soak. Meanwhile, stir together flour, yeast, salt, pepper, sage, and cayenne in a separate bowl. Warm oil in a large skillet over medium-high... read more

Gluten-Free Caribbean Pork Roast with Cinnamon Apples

1 (3 pounds) boneless pork loin or tenderloin1/3 cup purchased gluten-free Jamaican jerk seasoning2 tablespoons dry mustard2 teaspoons salt1 tablespoon unsalted butter5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped1/4 cup sugar1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamonPreheat the oven to 325 F. Coat a roasting pan with cooking spray. Pat the pork loin dry with paper towels. In a bowl, combine the jerk seasoning, ground mustard, and salt. Sprinkle the mixture on all sides of pork loin.Roast 50 to 60 minutes, or until the internal temperature reads 150 F when an instant-read... read more

Peasant Kasha and Potatoes

By Cynthia Lair Whole grains and vegetables have been the chief food of common people for centuries. Kasha and potatoes combine here for a rib-sticking meal. (Kasha is made of toasted buckwheat groats, which have no relation to wheat.) Wheat-free, dairy-free.2-3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil1 small onion, chopped fine2 cloves garlic, minced1 teaspoon sea salt2 cups boiling water1 small red or yellow potato, cut into 1/4-inch cubes1 shiitake mushroom, cut into very thin slivers1 cup kashafreshly ground pepperHeat oil in a cast-iron skillet. Add onions, garlic, and... read more

Baked Veggie Treats

By Laura Goeller This time of year, sticky sweet snacks are everywhere. Here is a healthy and tasty option to tempt little hands. 1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potato¼ cup cooked pureed spinach 1 egg 2 tbs milk 1 cup crushed whole wheat bread crumbs Mix sweet potato, spinach, egg and milk Form mixture into balls Roll balls in crushed bread crumbs and place on cookie sheet Bake until egg is thoroughly cooked. read more

Video- Cooking Soba Noodles

Find out how to properly cook your soba noodles from food expert Cynthia Lair of Cookus Interruptus. Get the full instructions and comments for cooking soba noodles at the Cookus Interruptus website. read more

Food for Families Archive

Issue 138 September-October 2006 Power Up Your Diet By Kimber PasqualiLast week, I was lunching with a friend at a local bistro. "Mmmm... salad à la niçoise, or creamy asparagus soup with focaccia?" I mused. They sounded equally appealing. After a moment's consideration, I opted for the salad because it contained two power foods: salmon and hard-boiled eggs. The soup, while a fine and tasty choice, offered none. That morning I'd had a scant breakfast also bereft of power foods, and I needed my lunch to really feed me. Ordering the salad was a natural, easy decision... read more

Tofu Sloppy Joes

Contributed radmomma, member of the Mothering discussion boardsThis dish is so quick, and so yummy. Kids love it and it takes about 10 minutes to make. Always keep a few block of extra firm tofu in your freezer for this quick dinner.2 containers of defrosted organic extra firm tofuBragg's amino acids or soy saucenutritonal yeast 2 c organic ketchup2-4 tsp organic wet mustard1-2 tsp raw apple cider vinegar (or other vinegar)4 tbsp of brown sugar2 containers of defrosted organic extra firm tofu-the texture of this dish is better if the tofu is previously frozenBreak... read more

Vegetable Pie

Contributed by Persephone on the Mothering Discussion Forums 2 tbsp butter2 c slices mushrooms (I used cremini) 2 c chopped zucchini 1 c chopped yellow onion1/2 c chopped green bell pepper (I used shredded carrots instead, cause my mom has fibromyaliga, and nightshade plants make her hurt... and I think I like it better with carrots anyway.)1 clove minced garlic2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley4 large eggs2 c cottage cheese2 c grated Monterey Jack cheese12 oz chopped fresh spinach or 10 oz chopped frozen squeezed dry (I used frozen)1/4 tsp dried dill1/2 tsp saltfreshly ground... read more

Mothering › Recipes