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578 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

On the menu

After an extended period of zero interest in making edible things in the kitchen, my cooking mojo came back just as Mercury emerged from retrograde (and what a doozie that was). I made a sort of freehand pea soup, Galician Garbanzo soup (Mollie Katzen recipe), and West African Peanut Chicken. And then on the sweet side: Cathe Olson’s applesauce cake recently featured on Mothering.com, peanut butter biscuits for the doggies, and CINNAMON ROLLS. The cinnamon roll recipe came from the new Sur La Table cookbook Baking Kids Love by Cindy Mushet. I have had... read more

today's very important production aid

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans. Chocolate, DARK chocolate. And caffeine. Just about says it all. I can always give up caffeine again in February. . . # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # Tags: caffeine, chocolate, espresso beans This entry was posted on Monday, January 25th, 2010 at 10:19 pm and is filed under production tips, the making of a magazine. You can follow any responses to this entry through the... read more

In the Kitchen with Baby

  By Cynthia Lair of Cookus Interruptus Issue 91, November/December 1998 As parents, we are given an opportunity to revisit what it means to nourish. Babies and young children wait expectantly for their parents to feed them. The choice of what goes into an infant’s mouth is up to us, at least while our children are small. Most of us want to feed our children the best food possible, but often the line between nutrition education and advertising is thin. Americans fork over $1.25 billion every year buying commercially prepared baby food. Many parents take their... read more

This no-cook tomato sauce is rocking my world!

Francis Lam’s 5-Minute Summer Tomato Pasta Recipe Thank you, Francis Lam, for revolutionizing my idea of tomato “sauce” in the summertime. One less burner going…one less pot to wash…so perfect for this season. It’s a lycopene bonanza. We made it for the second time this week last night. I used some heirloom tomatoes, which made it even more divine, plus fresh basil as part of the greens layer, and about 1/4 cup of pignole nuts, rough-chopped and mixed in at the end. Instead of letting the pasta sit on top of the whole deal for 2 minutes, I upped... read more

Easy Granola Bars

Easy to Make Granola Bars These are great-tasting and good for you, and make an excellent breakfast, dessert, or quick snack on the go. They are also a perfect way for breastfeeding moms to stay energized.  Grab the recipe in our Peggy’s Kitchen section. If you love wholesome recipes, sign up for a copy of our weekly Peggy’s Kitchen newsletter. Enjoy! About Melanie Mayo-Laakso is the Content Manager for Mothering.com. Mothering is the birthplace of natural family living and attachment parenting. We celebrate the... read more

Pasta a la Piattaforma

We’re building a deck. Last week, we rented a concrete mixer and a “two-man auger” with a 12-inch wide drilly thing. I felt pretty sassy that morning. Two-man auger. Isn’t that a little outmoded? Here we were, two women. Was it was confidence-leaching to go along with that particular name? I comforted myself by seeing that two-man has a woman in it, t(wo-)man. I am sooooo dorky. Well. I think it should be called a “two WWF (could be World Wrestling Federation, could also be What Whuh F$%&) auger, because that sucker was insane. It has a smelly, fumey... read more

Pura Vida Pantry Cookbook Giveaway

My delightful cousin-in-law (is that the right term?) Cassidy André Barbeau, is a mompreneur living in beautiful Costa Rica with her cutie husband Paul and two darling children, Paisley and Satori. She is the creator of Pura Vida Pantry, located on facebook, which provides delicious daily recipes for people who want to add more vegetarian and vegan meals to their lives. Many of her recipes are also made from raw, living foods. She makes it look easy! And…she makes it easy, too. I have a big detector for needlessly complicated recipes–I won’t... read more

Q&A with Myra Goodman + Breakfast Bar Recipe

  Oatmeal, Carrot and Apple Breakfast Squares I received Myra Goodman’s new cookbook galleys for The Earthbound Cook a few months ago, and it aced my cookbook test: when I’m going through a cookbook, I fold down the corners of recipes I want to go back and try. I must have dog-eared sixty pages. I think we’re kindred spirits, in that we both have the same sensibility when it comes to cooking: use simple, fresh ingredients in ways both novel and comforting-familiar. I got the opportunity to ask Goodman some questions about her relationship to... read more

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Teeccino, Chocolate flavor. It’s like drinking a doughnut. A no-sugar added, herbal, liquid doughnut. I mean this in the best possible way. It also reminds me of General Foods International Coffee commercials…that’s the feeling I get drinking it–without actually imbibing crappy, Euro-fetishizing, chemically laden, processed junk. It’s marketed as a coffee substitute. I actually really just like it for what it is (especially since I drink coffee already). Mung beans. About 15 minutes after I eat them, I get the most amazing feeling of well-being. I boil... read more

addictive salad

Everyone’s been loving it. I’m not exactly a big salad person, but I eat this one as if it’s a big bowl of ziti. Incidentally, it tastes great with ziti. Or Shirl’s lasagna (which is made with artichoke pasta, divine).   Spinach, Roasted Red Pepper, Goat Cheese and Pinon Nut Salad (with optional chicken) Big bag o’ spinach jar of roasted red peppers, drained and sliced (a nice extra: a caramelized roasted onion)  2 T. crumbled goat cheese handful of pinon nuts (preferably toasted) just-cooked chicken tenderloins (about 1/4... read more

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