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578 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

Fruity Quinoa Breakfast Cereal

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers Warm breakfast cereals are a great start on a cold winter morning. Quinoa cooks quickly which makes it a perfect choice for breakfast. It's also packed with nutrition that will energize your child for a busy day.1/2 cup quinoa1 cup water1/4 cup diced apples1/4 tsp. cinnamonMilkMaple SyrupIn a saucepan add quinoa and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add apples and cinnamon; cover and simmer until water is absorbed (about 10 more minutes). Serve with milk and sweeten to taste with maple syrup.Makes 4... read more

Ginger Butternut Squash

By Tamara Flanders This recipe is vegan and gluten free. Tamara made it up one morning while doing some improvisational cooking at the winter market—and fell in love!1 butternut squash 1-inch nub of ginger, grated 1 clove garlic Peel and de-seed squash. Cut into very thin bite-sized pieces using either a knife or by running through a food processor or slicer.Cover the bottom of a large sauté pan with water. Add the garlic, ginger and squash. Sauté for 3 to 4 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally. Serve hot. read more

Enchilada Sauce

By Cathe Olson This may not be totally authentic but it is easy and it tastes great.1 small onion, minced1 tablespoon olive oil2 teaspoons chili powder1 teaspoon ground cumin2 teaspoons dried oregano2 cloves garlic, minced3 cups tomato puree1/2 cup water1/2 teaspoon sea saltHeat oil in medium pan over medium-low heat. Add onion and sauté 5 to 7 minutes, or until onion is golden brown. Stir in chili powder, cumin, oregano, and garlic. Sauté 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer 15 minutes. Makes 3 1/2 cups read more

Milwaukee Salad

Here's a simple, hearty salad from my college days. Serve it with rice and veggies.1 finely sliced red onionrice vinegar2-4 eggs, hard-boiled1/4-1/2 pound green beansmixed salad greens of your choice1-2 ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges1/2 cup walnutsThousand Island Dressing Ingredients:1/2 cup mayonnaise or vegenaise1/4-1/3 cup chile sauce (or spicy ketchup) 1-3 tablespoons sweet relish or India relish1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (optional) salt and pepper to tasteMarinate red onion in rice vinegar to cover. Let set a couple of days in refrigerator. Refrigerate... read more

Cauliflower Soup

Soup is a terrific meal for toddlers. Smooth soups or broths are the best starter soups, because their textures are easily managed in the mouth. Soup also offers a great opportunity to develop "spoon" skills. For those less patient or more hungry, serve soup in a cup and sip away. Never serve soup hot, always room temperature or slightly warm.1 head of cauliflower, cored, and chopped into florets1 medium potato, peeled and diced4 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth1/2 teaspoon herbs de Provence (or a pinch each of rosemary, parsley, oregano, and thyme)Place all... read more

Quinoa and Arugula Salad with Lemon & Garlic

By Cynthia Lair Quinoa, a unique whole grain, was the staple food of the Incas. It is rich in calcium and iron, and has 10.5 grams of protein per cup. I find myself getting very hungry for this salad.Salad1 cup dry quinoapinch sea salt1 3/4 cups water1/2 bunch arugula1/2 cup carrots, chopped1/3 cup parsley, minced1/4 cup sunflower seedsDressing2-3 cloves garlic, minced1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil2 tablespoons tamari or shoyuRinse quinoa well with warm water and drain. (Quinoa has a natural coating of saponin, the bitter taste... read more

Tempeh Burgers

By Cathe Olson These are the easiest, most delicious veggie burgers I have ever had. My family doesn’t normally like tempeh, but they love these.1/4 cup chopped onion1 clove garlic, minced1 slice dry bread, crumbled or 1/2 cup breadcrumbs8 ounces tempeh, crumbled1 egg2 tablespoons tomato sauce or marinara sauceIf you have a food processor, use it to mince the onion and garlic. Add bread and grind to crumbs. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until combined. If you don’t have a food processor, place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well with your... read more

Summer Salad

Here are two fresh, summer salads from our Articles Editor, Ashisha.4 Tablespoons cassis (a currant liqueur) 2 Tablespoons white (or rice) vinegar2 Tablespoons vegetable oil (or any light oil) 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 garlic clove, finely chopped1 teaspoon grainy mustard 1 teaspoon honey 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil1 large ripe avocado, diced Spinach Salad Wash 2 to 3 bunches of fresh spinach. Set aside. For the dressing, mix 4 Tablespoons cassis (a currant liqueur) 2 Tablespoons white (or rice) vinegar 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil (or any light oil) Shake the... read more

Garbanzo Salad

Cathe OlsonThis salad will keep in the refrigerator for several days and is perfect for a lunch or snack.2 cups cooked garbanzo beans1 large carrot, shredded2 cups cooked brown rice1/4 cup minced parsley1 tablespoon light miso1 tablespoon tahini3 tablespoons lemon juice (1 small lemon)1/4 cup bean cooking water or plain water1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped1/3 cup fresh peppermint leavesPlace garbanzo beans, carrot, brown rice, and parsley in large bowl. Puree dressing ingredients together in blender. Pour over salad and toss until evenly coated. Chill at least one... read more

Super Yummy Vegan Ginger Cookies

These delicious treats contain flax seed, making them a nutritious snack.2 cups wheat flour (buckwheat flour works really well too)2 teaspoons baking soda (I use the kind with out aluminum)1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon organic cinnamon 2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder1/2 teaspoon cloves)3/4 cup organic coconut oil 1 cup raw turbando sugar1/4 cup of Flax goo ( 2 tablespoons of milled flax with 1/4 cup boiling water allow to sit for 10 minutes)1/4 cup molasses2 tablespoons apple saucea small bowl of turbando sugar for dippingPreheat oven to... read more

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