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32 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

7 Simple Recipes to Bless a New Mom

          Sharing the Love, Sharing the Food   When I was pregnant with AnaBella, my first child, I had just begun attending a church of a few hundred people. There were many young families that cared for and supported each other in the months following the birth of their children. One of my new friends, a young mom with a daughter under a year, asked how many meals a week I’d like, and for how many weeks, after AnaBella's birth. I had no idea what my recovery would be like, but was hesitant to ask anything of moms who already had their hands full. So my... read more

$5 Meal Ideas

With food prices going up, finding frugal dishes that fill your family is more important than ever.   We recently asked members of the Mothering community to share their best meal ideas that could be cooked for less than $5 and feed a family of four or more.   Of course, prices are different everywhere so these meals may cost more or less depending on where you are and what kinds of ingredients you prefer.   Enjoy!         Curried Coconut Chickpea Stew shared by avismama24   Ingredients 1 can chick peas 2 medium sweet potatoes 1 cup... read more

Mothering's Holiday Food Guide

  Welcome to Mothering's Holiday Food Guide a selection of our favorite holiday recipes for the whole family to enjoy This guide is proudly sponsored by Carlson Labs.      Cookie Cutter Cookies Cookie baking is an essential part of the holidays. Here's a wheat-free, egg-free recipe with no refined sugar.    Holly's Pilgrim Stuffing This delightful dish is a colorful and healthy spin on a Thanksgiving favorite.    French Bean Casserole A wholesome and easy to prepare casserole that will work as an accompaniment to any holiday... read more

Vegetarian Italian Pinhead Torta with Steel Cut Oats

sponsored post This Italian Pinhead Torta is the winning recipe from the Bob’s Red Mill 2012 Spar for the Spurtle contest. Try this savory Italian-inspired dish that incorporates Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats for dinner tonight. High fiber, low sugar, soy free and vegetarian.  This post is brought to us by Bob’s Red Mill. ITALIAN PINHEAD TORTA 1 oz dried Portabella Mushrooms 1-1/2 cups boiling Water 1-1/2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats 6 Tbsp Butter, divided 1 cup diced Onion 1 cup coarsely... 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

Pakistani Kima Stir fry

Pakistani Kima is an Indian Beef Curry recipe with delicious flavor and aroma. The spices are very fragrant and the mixture of vegetables adds color and taste complexity. Even if you aren’t a fan of Curries or Indian dishes, you will likely like this dish as it has a milder taste. All of my kids love this recipe and will eat it by the bowlful. We even use leftovers as the filler for omelets. This dish can be made quickly in one-pan for easy clean-up and re-heats really well. It’s also very budget friendly! Prep Time: 5-10 minutes     Cook Time:... read more

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

Meatloaf Cupcakes with Sweet Potato Frosting

 Every kid loves cupcakes, but not every mother loves the sugar high that often accompanies them! This is a healthy cupcake that kids and moms can both enjoy! The fun cupcake look combines savory meatloaf with a whipped sweet potato “frosting” that makes meatloaf fun for kids! The combination of protein and healthy starch from the sweet potato provides long lasting energy. These are a kid favorite at our house and I often make them ahead for easy-to-pack lunches for the kids or on-the-go snacks. The other advantage to meatloaf cupcakes is that... read more

Fiesta Burrito Bowls

I admit, even though it isn’t always the healthiest option, I enjoy going out to eat sometimes just for the reprieve from cooking! One of my favorite places is Chipotle, and they are definitely on the healthier end of the eating out spectrum, but they can be pricey, especially with four kids. This recipe has a similar taste to a salad bowl from Chipotle but is easy to make at home. Often, I just cook extra chicken from a night earlier in the week so I can assemble these without any cooking… almost as good as eating out! The other advantage to this... 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

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