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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.

Whole Grain Baby Cereal

I don’t like calling this "baby cereal" because this cereal is for everyone. Adults and older children can dress it up with bananas, date sugar, toasted nuts, sliced apples, milk, maple syrup, blueberries, or whatever. The grains were chosen because they are the least allergenic and the easiest to digest. Try to find organic varieties if possible. Choose one: 1 cup short-grain brown rice 1 cup millet 1 cup quinoa 1 cup sweet brown rice Toast grain Place grains in a fine strainer; rinse and drain. Oven toasting: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread grains on a cookie... read more

Easy Holiday Egg Nog

    1-cup organic milk   1 raw egg* 1 Tablespoon honey (never serve honey to a baby under 1 year old) Grated fresh nutmeg to taste.   Mix all ingredients (except nutmeg) in a blender. Chill well. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg before serving. Make as much as you like. Just keep the same proportions. For each cup of milk you use, use 1 egg and 1 tablespoon honey.   *If you are uncomfortable using raw egg, you can use prepared frozen egg batter or egg substitute.   Vegan? Try our vegan pumpkin nog!  read more

Breakfast Spinach Quiche

Quiche is quick to make, and makes a healthy breakfast for children and adults. Make it ahead of time, cut it into single serving pieces, wrap the individual pieces in foil or plastic wrap and freeze them. In the morning just defrost and reheat. Simple and very tasty.¾ cup of shredded swiss cheese¾ cup of shredded cheddar cheese¼ cup of finely chopped onion1 (10oz.) package of frozen chopped spinach, squeezed dry4 eggs1 cup of half & half or milk1 tablespoon flour½ teaspoon salt½ teaspoon pepper1 prepared 9-inch pie crustPreheat oven to 375ºF. Sprinkle spinach and... read more

Sausage Apple and Cabbage Hash

If you’ve seen any of my previous recipes, you might have noticed I’m a big fan of stir-frys. Anything that has great flavor and doesn’t take hours in the kitchen but is nourishing for my family gets an “A” in my book. This budget friendly stir-fry is a favorite of my husband. It combines the salty flavors of sausage with the sweet flavors of red onions and apples. It cooks in under 20 minutes and is a great meal for busy nights. Prep Time: 5 minutes     Cooking Time: 20 minutes     Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: 1 pound ground sausage... read more

Broccoli Soup

This easy, nutritious soup contains no dairy or soy.1/2 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic 1 stalk celery, sliced 1 large carrot, sliced3 cups coarsely chopped broccoli3 cups water 1/2 cup raw cashews1 tablespoon arrowroot 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or to taste1 tablespoon miso 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon dried basil Place onion, garlic, celery, carrot, broccoli, and water in soup pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Remove 8 to 10 small broccoli florets and set aside. Place cashews in... read more

White Bean and Kale Soup

This soup was inspired by a recipe for minestrone in one of my favorite cookbooks, the Moosewood Collective's Sundays at Moosewood (Fireside, 1990). The kale adds energy-boosting vitamins and minerals, while the beans provide a simple protein base.          2 cups kale, finely chopped1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil2 large cloves garlic3 cups cooked cannelloni beans2 1/2 cups stock1 tablespoon tomato paste4 fresh sage leaves1 teaspoon sea saltblack pepper, freshly ground1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juicepecorino cheese, freshly gratedWash kale, remove stems from... read more

Three Sisters Stew

When Native Americans grew corn, they planted beans at the base of the stalks, which served as bean poles; in the ground between the stalks they grew squash. The three sisters—corn, beans, squash—lived harmoniously. This is a satisfying, flavorful dish to prepare when the winter squash and corn are ready for harvest.1 cup dried pinto or kidney beans, soaked*3 cups water2 cloves garlic2 teaspoons dried oregano1 teaspoon cumin seeds1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or ghee (clarified butter)1 medium onion, chopped1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt2-3 cloves... read more

Truly Citrony Lemon Bars

Contributed by Parismaman, member of the Mothering discussion boards1/4 pound butter 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1 cup flour 2 eggs 1 cup sugar (white or raw cane) 1/4 tsp. salt the juice of 3 lemons 1/2 tsp. baking powder 2 tbs. flour, heaping Cream butter and sugar. Add flour. Press into bottom and sides of 9x9 inch pan (I have made it in a shallow tarte pan; the result is rather elegant). Bake at 350° F for 15 minutes. Combine eggs, sugar Bake on gas temp 5 for 15 minutes. Mix 2 eggs, 1 cup of white or raw cane sugar, salt, lemon juice, baking powder,... read more

Granola Bars

By Emily Rozell These are great-tasting and good for you, and make an excellent breakfast, dessert, or quick snack on the go.2 cups oats 1 cup flour 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup raisins 1/2 cup wheat germ 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup honey1 egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract optional: a handful of nuts, chocolate chips, dried fruit (like cranberries, bananas, or blueberries), flax seeds, etc.Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9x13 pan with foil or parchment paper then coat with a little oil. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl: oats, flour,... read more

Outta Here Oat Waffles

This unique waffle has no flour but uses highly digestible, soaked whole grains. The recipe was adapted by Bastyr student Ronit Gourarie from the cookbook The Splendid Grain, by Rebecca Wood, with a change or two from my friend Gay Stielstra. The batter will also make hearty and delicious pancakes. Wheat-free, optionally dairy-free.2 cups rolled oats2 1/2 - 2 3/4 cups milk (cow, goat, soy, rice, nut, or buttermilk)2 eggs1/4 teaspoon sea salt2 tablespoons brown sugar or Sucanat (dehydrated cane juice)1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg2-4 tablespoons melted... read more

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