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27 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

Poached Pears in Pomegranate Sauce with Mascarpone

(Steve solves the puzzle) Sexy pear halves take a bath in pomegranate juice than the deep red juice is reduced down to make a syrupy topping. Steve knows how to please.  These make a sweetheart Valentine’s Day dessert.  For printable recipe click here.     About Cynthia Lair Cynthia Lair's web cooking show Cookus Interruptus brings humor to healthy family eating with over 160 recipe videos. Cynthia hails from Seattle, WA where she is assistant professor and culinary director at Bastyr University, School of... read more

Really Raw Fruit Cake

  Looking for a totally raw, gluten-free fruit cake to make for your family's healthy holiday dinner? Here's one that disappears as fast as you can make it!     1 cup dates   1 cup raisins 1 cup prunes 1 cup pecans 1 cup walnuts 1 cup shredded coconut Honey   Place the dates, raisins, and prunes in a food processor and mix until combined well. Finely chop the nuts and then mix them along with the coconut, by hand. Add enough honey to moisten then place into a cake pan or mold of your choice. Turn out onto a cake plate and serve!   read more

Cookie Cutter Cookies

  Cookie baking is an essential part of the holidays. Here's a wheat-free, egg-free recipe with no refined sugar. You can frost these if you like but they are delicious plain.     1 cup almonds   1 1/2 cups brown rice flour 3/4 cups barley flour 1/4 cup arrowroot 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 2 teaspoons lemon zest 1/4 cup cold butter or coconut oil 1/3 cup maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup water   Grind almonds in blender or food processor to powder. Mix with flours, arrowroot, sea salt, and lemon zest. Cut in butter (if using food processor, put all that... read more

Coconut Sweet Potato Pie

By Cathe Olson This creamy dessert is full of beta carotene. The wheat-free crust provides omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.Crust: 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup walnuts 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 2 tablespoons coconut oil or butter water if necessary Filling: 3 cups mashed, cooked sweet potatoes (about 3 medium) 2 eggs, slightly beaten or Ener-G Egg Replace equivalent 1/3 cup coconut milk 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup or honey Topping: 1 tablespoon unsweetened, shredded coconut Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place oats, walnuts, and coconut in food processor with... read more

Pumpkin Tart with Pecan Crust

  Few things are more appropriate for the holiday season than pumpkin. Combine it with pecans and you have a tasty fall treat.   Ingredients to make crust:   3/4 cup pecan halves 3/4 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 pinch salt 1/4 cup vegetable oil 3 tablespoons real maple syrup Ingredients to make filling: 1 cup soy milk 1/4 cup arrowroot powder 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree 1/2 cup real maple syrup 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly... read more

Gingerbread Molasses Cookies

The weather is nippy and crisp and these super duper cookies sound great to me. I’m going to make a batch. Fresh ginger root and molasses and teff flour (say what?) give these chewy cookies many flavor tones.  Teff flour is one of the base ingredients for injera – that stretchy bread that comes with Ethopian food.  Teff is also high in iron content for a grain.   Maybe all that iron, calcium and B vitamins will help Jane get her voice back?  For the printable recipe, go here.     About Cynthia Lair Cynthia... read more

New Gluten-Free Recipes for Halloween from Elana's Pantry

Thank you to Elana Amsterdam for these guest recipes. Check out her website, Elana’s Pantry, and her books for more scrumptious gluten-free delights. Pumpkin Cinnamon Cheesecake Ingredients 1 medium pie pumpkin, acorn squash or butternut squash (how-to roast squash) 1 quart whole milk yogurt, strained overnight or up to 24 hours (discard whey) ½ cup agave nectar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon celtic sea... read more

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