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578 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

Chinese Vegetable Fried Rice

By Cynthia Lair     (Breathless in Seattle) Open your mind to a better breakfast.  Sweet breakfasts don't suit everybody.  Many of us prefer a savory start to the day.  With cooked brown rice on hand preparation is only few minutes.  This dish works as a one-dish lunch or dinner too. Printable recipe?  Click here.       About Cynthia Lair   Currently I am an assistant professor for Bastyr University's School of Nutrition and Exercise Science (faculty member since 1994) and the Culinary Curriculum Director for their new Culinary Arts degree... read more

Chicken Taco Soup

A one pot, slowcooker dish, this one is a family-pleaser. Serve with a vegetable salad for a complete meal.1 onion, chopped 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans 1 (15 ounce) can black beans 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer 2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning 3 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese1 (8 ounce) container sour cream1 cup crushed tortilla chipsPlace the onion, chili beans, black... read more

Whole Grain Pumpkin Muffins

  Thanks to Mothering sponsor Bob's Red Mill for sharing this recipe!   Enjoy this holiday season with a super tasty and healthy pumpkin muffin recipe using Bob's Red Mill 10 Grain Hot Cereal and Organic Whole Wheat Flour. These muffins are high in fiber, lactose free and low calorie.   WHOLE GRAIN PUMPKIN MUFFINS 2 ripe ripe Bananas 2 Eggs 15 oz can Pumpkin 1/2 cup all-natural Applesauce 1/2 cup Honey 1/2 cup EVAPORATED CANE JUICE 2 cups ORGANIC WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR (can sub 1 cup Organic Unbleached... read more

Creamy Greens Smoothie

By Cathe Olson I give a lot of workshops on toddler eating and what I suggest to parents is that you take the food that your child likes and see what you can do to make it more nutritious. Smoothies work great - you can add tofu or yogurt for protein, nut or seed butter or flax oil for fatty acids, and veggies for vitamins. A leaf or two of kale in a smoothie does not hardly change the taste. This smoothie surprises everyone because it tastes so good. You really don't taste the kale at all. This is an excellent snack while breastfeeding because the greens help to... read more

Healthy Hamburger Skillet - Kid Approved

Providing your family healthy real-food meals may be an endless job, but it doesn’t have to be an expensive or time consuming one. This recipe was my reaction to the idea that “convenience” foods come pre-packaged or canned. It’s a healthy and delicious one-pan recipe that comes together in under half an hour. This is one of my kids’ favorite recipes and we make variations of it at least once a week. Its simplicity makes it appealing to moms and its fun colors and textures make it appealing to kids. The vegetables in place of noodles add some extra... read more

Better Than Ice Cream

By Cathe Olson Kids love ice cream, but it's packed with sugar. This frozen treat whips up in seconds, and you won't believe how good it tastes.1 cup frozen sliced bananas 1 cup frozen strawberries, raspberries, sliced peaches or other fruit ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract ¼ to ½ cup milk (dairy, soy, rice, almond, or coconut) In a food processor, pulse fruit until coarsely chopped. Add milk a little at a time through top of processor, and puree until creamy. Serve immediately, or freeze in individual-size containers for later. Yield: 4 servings Tip: These also... read more

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas

This delicious meal is high in protein, vitamin A, and iron. If you’re in a hurry, you can use prepared enchilada sauce instead of making your own.2 teaspoons oil1 small onion, diced2 sweet potatoes, diced (about 2 1/2 cups)2 cups cooked black beans with a little cooking water2 cups chopped greens (kale, spinach, etc.)Sea salt and black pepper to taste2 cups Enchilada Sauce8 large whole grain flour tortillas or slices mountain bread, or 10 to 12 corn tortillas 8 ounces sour cream, yogurt cheese, or crème fraîche.Preheat oven to 375ºF. Heat oil in large skillet. Add onion... read more

Baked Coconut Salmon

Salmon is a nutritious, sustainable, low-contaminate option for even the youngest eaters. A delicious coconut crust gives it a new twist.4 (4-ounce) salmon fillets, skin removed1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice1/2 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs), or substitute dry bread crumbs1/4 cup flaked sweetened coconutSalt and freshly ground pepper, to tastePreheat oven to 425 F. Place salmon fillets on baking pan and brush with lime or lemon juice. In a separate dish, combine panko, coconut, salt and pepper. Dredge each fillet in mixture and return to pan. Sprinkle remaining... read more

Buckwheat Cereal

By Cathe Olson Here's a cold breakfast cereal you can feel good about. It is easy to make in advance and will keep in your refrigerator for days. Buckwheat is a good source of calcium and lysine as well as vitamin E and B vitamins. The nut butter adds protein.2 cups raw buckwheat groats2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey (optional)1/4 cup nut or seed butterPreheat oven to 300 degrees. Spread buckwheat on large baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Stir buckwheat around a bit. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes more until golden. Immediately mix hot buckwheat with... read more

Gluten And Casein Free Recipes

Gluten is a protein that is found in many grains including wheat,kamut, barley, spelt, and triticale.  There are also many food additives that contain gluten.  Wheat free does not mean something is gluten free.   Casein is a protein found in any type of bovine milk, including goat's milk.  So cheese, yogurt, milk, cream, milk chocolate, creamed soup, whey, etc are full of casein.  Do not confuse something that is lactose free with something that is casein free.  Lactose can be removed from some dairy products, but the casein can be left behind.  Dairy free does... read more

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