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578 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

Cilantro Crusted Chicken

This is a recipe my whole family loves, which is rare. It's good for regular evening meals, or for a nice company dinner. And it's easy to make too! This recipe feeds about five people, with some leftovers usually. I make it with a side of rice, and veggies.3 chicken breasts, cut into 2 inch strips1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp pepper1/2 c olive oil1/2 c flour6 cloves garlic, minced2-3 tbsp minced cilantro (3 if fresh)4 tbsp butter cut into pieces1/4 c white cooking wine (putting wine in the oven can be dangerous, please use caution)3/4 waterPreheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix... read more

Mayim Bialik Speaks Up About Huge Beef Recall

You’ve got to love Mayim Bialik’s passion for speaking up about what she believes in. Whether she’s setting the record straight regarding attachment parenting or responding to one of the largest beef recalls in history, she does it in style. Check out her recent campaign for PETA in response to the E. coli found in large amounts of Canadian beef distributed across the US. What do you think? Does the beef recall make you want to go vegan or vegetarian? About Melanie Mayo-Laakso is the Content Manager for... 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

Black Bean Brownies

By Cathe Olson I cannot take credit for the idea of using black beans in brownies. The original recipe was from "The Brilliant Bean" by Sally and Martin Stone. However, I have modified it to use half the amount of butter, maple syrup for sugar, and grain coffee substitute instead of real coffee. Even with these changes, this is a rich, moist, fudgy brownie that is sure to satisfy your chocolate craving. Best of all, you can feel good that you are getting lots of calcium and protein from the beans and eggs. There is no flour in this recipe either for those on a... read more

Moroccan Tagine

An exotic warm stew that is loved by all and is very easy to make. It's a fabulous as a vegetarian dish, without chicken. A must over couscous.1 tablespoon olive oil 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into chunks 1/2 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 small butternut squash, peeled and chopped 1 (15.5 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 1 carrot, peeled and chopped 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice 1 (14 ounce) can vegetable broth 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 dash cayenne... read more

French Bean Casserole

  2 pounds fresh string beans, cut French style (lengthwise)   2 cups sweet onions, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoons flour 1/2 teaspoon crushed basil 1-2 thinly sliced tomatoes 1/3 cup bread crumbs 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons melted butter   Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook beans. Sauté onions in butter until tender, then stir in flour. Layer half of onions and half of beans in 1 1/2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with basil, top with remaining onions and beans. Top with tomato slices, bread crumbs, cheese, and melted butter. Bake 25... read more

The Dirty Dozen: What Fruits and Veggies Contain the Most Pesticides?

From “EWG’S 2011 Shopper’s Guide Helps Cut Consumer Pesticide Exposure,” released June 13, 2011. Environmental Working Group has released the seventh edition of its Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce with updated information on 53 fruits and vegetables and their total pesticide loads. EWG highlights the worst offenders with its “Dirty Dozen” list and the cleanest conventional produce with its “Clean 15” list. Analysts at EWG synthesized data collected from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration from 2000 to 2009.... read more

Vegan Pumpkin Nog

  With the holidays quickly approaching, this nog is a tasty treat without the dairy.   1 can pumpkin puree   4 cups vanilla rice milk 1 cup vanilla flavored rice milk ice cream 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg   Combine the pumpkin, rice milk, rice milk ice cream, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add additional milk for a thinner consistency.   read more

Binch Akara (Bean Balls)

This African dish is a kid-friendly way to include protein in your next meal.1 pound black-eyed peas2 teaspoons saltDash of pepper1 small onion, very finely chopped2 cups vegetable oilPut dry beans in a blender with one cup of water. Chop for one minute. Pour into a large bowl, and add water. Stir until skins float. Strain using a colander. Blend beans, onion, and pepper. Pour in a bowl, add salt, and stir with a wooden spoon for two minutes. Heat oil in a frying pan. Gently place spoonfuls of the mixture into the oil. Fry until golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.... read more

Frittata with Polenta, now with a REAL RECIPE

Frilenta/Polatta Ingredients: 4 eggs splash of milk-like liquid of your choice ¼ cup polenta 1 cup broth (veggie or chicken) 1 smallish onion, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, chopped ½ to 1 cup chopped broccoli (or asparagus, or fresh spinach) grated cheese of your choice, to taste Add ½ of the chicken broth to a medium saute pan, and heat to a near boil. Add onions and garlic. Saute/soften. Add polenta and the rest of the broth, bring to a low boil, and stir. Then lower flame to simmer. Crack the 4 eggs into... read more

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