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578 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

Sweet Potato-Spelt Biscuits

These muffins are so moist and flaky, they practically melt in your mouth. They’re great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They freeze well too.1 1/2 cups spelt flour (or whole wheat)1 tablespoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon sea salt4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter or coconut oil1 cup mashed cooked sweet potato (1 medium)1/4 cup milk (dairy or nondairy)Preheat oven to 400°F. Sift flour, baking powder, and sea salt together. Cut in butter or coconut oil until mixture resembles coarse meal. Mix in sweet potato and milk until combined. Scoop out 1/4-cup mounds of dough (an ice... read more

Breakfast Potatoes and Veggies

I love this combination with scrambled eggs or tofu instead of toast. It’s a great way to get an extra serving of vegetables at breakfast. If you want to make this a meal in itself, add some tempeh, tofu, or beans.1 tablespoon oil1 small onion, diced3 medium potatoes, diced into 1/2-inch pieces1 bell pepper, seeded and diced5 to 6 mushrooms, chopped 1 cup chopped broccoli or cauliflower1 tablespoon minced fresh herbs (thyme, tarragon, etc.)1/4 cup chopped fresh watercress or parsleySea salt and black pepper to taste Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion... read more

Chicken Cacciatore over Cabbage Noodles

My husband is Italian, so pasta dishes are a favorite at our house, but with various food allergies, we don’t eat regular pasta. I’ve had to get creative with substitutes and have found vegetable alternatives for practically every pasta. Personally, this is one of my favorites! This slow-cooker Chicken Cacciatore is served on a bed of roasted cabbage “noodles” to sneak in some extra nutrients. The flavors in roasted cabbage pair perfectly with the simple tomato sauce on the chicken, making an easy and budget friendly alternative to this popular pasta... read more


By Cathe Olson This delicious Greek pie will give you your daily dose of greens and more. It is very easy to make so you may want to make an extra to freeze. The Fillo Factory makes organic, vegan phyllo dough with no hydrogenated oils. It comes in unbleached white flour, spelt and whole wheat varieties and is available at many natural foods stores and supermarkets.2 teaspoons olive oil4 green onions, thinly sliced1 pound fresh spinach, washed and chopped (about 10 cups)2 eggs 1 teaspoon dried dill or 1 tablespoon fresh1 cup crumbled feta cheese (4 ounces) Black pepper... read more

Festive Holiday Bruschetta

            Check out this recipe from our sponsor Carlson Labs!     Festive Holiday Bruschetta   Ingredients:   4 oz. of gorgonzola Cheese, crumbled 2 Tbsp. of Carlson The Very Finest Fish Oil Lemon Flavor 1 Tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil 1/2 small yellow squash, chopped 1/2 zucchini, chopped 1 tsp. garlic, chopped 1/2 small red onion, chopped 2 oz. grape tomatoes 1 French baguette Balsamic vinegar to taste   Directions: Slice French baguette into 12 pieces and toast them. Mix gorgonzola cheese, Carlson The... read more

Lemon Chia Seed Muffins

  Thanks to Mothering member teenagreena for contributing this recipe.   This is a grain-free, dairy-free all around healthier version of the traditional lemon poppy seed muffins.  The addition of coconut oil, almond flour and chia seeds make it a healthy treat rich in protein, healthy fat and omega-3 fatty acids.  Kids love these muffins for their flavor.  Mom’s love them because they are healthy and they keep the kids going for a while!   Ingredients: 3  eggs (preferably organic and pasture-raised) 1/3  cup melted extra virgin coconut oil 1/4  cup honey 1... read more

Miso Soup

Miso is a high-protein food usually made with a combination of soybeans, cultured grain, and sea salt by a unique fermentation process. In Japan, this process was elevated to fine craftsmanship much like wine making. Miso is also a medicine. Unpastuerized miso is a living food, which contains natural digestive enzymes, Lactobacillus, and other microorganisms that aid in the digestion of food and strengthen the digestive system. In 1981, The National Cancer Institute of Japan published results of a 13-year study involving 250,000 people. The study found that regular... read more

Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

  These delicious, whole grain sugar cookies come from the Bob's Red Mill Baking Book and are perfect for making into holiday shapes.   Recipe: 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour 2 tsp Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Salt 1 cup Sugar 1/4 pound Unsalted Butter, softened (1 stick) 1 large Egg 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 2 Tbsp Milk (cow, soy, rice) 1 Sugar for sprinkling Directions Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly oil 2 baking sheets or line them with parchment paper.  In a medium bowl, sift or whisk... read more

Banana Nut Oaties

By Laura Goeller Here is a healthy and tasty snack to tempt little hands. It's perfect as an addition to a packed lunch or as an after dinner treat.1 Banana ½ Avocado 2 tsp honey* ½ cup almonds - finely ground½ cup rolled oats Peel and mash banana and avocado together Add honey*, almonds and oats and stir Form mixture into balls and refrigerate *Never give honey to a baby under 1 year of age. read more

homemade soda, anyone?

To shoot our July-August Peggy’s Kitchen section, an article by Cynthia Lair on do-it-yourself soda, Staff Photographer Melyssa Holik and I spent the day at the El Rey Inn, a favorite “staycation” getaway spot of mine and Tim’s, right here in Santa Fe.The El Rey is pretty special: a Route 66-era inn tucked away just off the main drag behind white adobe walls and surprisingly lush—for the desert, I mean—gardens. Mothering Editor and Publisher Peggy O’Mara and I thought it would provide a casually elegant, summery background for the soda shoot. And it was really lovely. .... read more

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