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34 recipe submissions by the Mothering community.

Kale Chips

Thank you to Mothering member LorienIslay for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Super easy and kids eat them without asking the ingredients! :)   Ingredients one large bunch kale 1t black pepper (fresh cracked is best) 1t sea salt 1T olive oil   Directions 1. wash kale and spin/pat dry with paper towel 2. tear into 2" x 2" pieces and de-rib 3. put kale in large mixing bowl 4. pour over oil, sea salt and pepper and toss until all leaves are coated 5. spread leaves onto cookie sheet in a thin layer 6. cook in a 350C oven for 15 minutes... read more

Dairy Free Veggie Based Chocolate Pudding or Super Fudge Pops

Thank you to Mothering member mphillips for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Serves 4-6 generously as pudding. Makes quite a few frozen pops. I love serving this to my picky toddler who will currently rarely eat fruits or veggies for me unless I find a way to disguise them - but who would eat nothing but chocolate if I allowed her to!  She frequently asks for "chocolate pudding."   Ingredients 1 16oz package silken tofu 2 large handfuls (about 4 oz) baby spinach (washed) 1 large overripe banana 1 ripe avocado 6 pitted dates 3 heaping... read more

Favorite Macaroni and Cheese

Thank you to Mothering member fayebond for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   A great make-ahead party dish the kids will love!   Ingredients 1 pound cooked sprouted macaroni noodles 2 cups cubed white cheddar cheese 2 cups frozen peas, drained and rinsed 4 hardboiled eggs, chopped 4 T sour cream 4 T mayonaise 1 T brown sugar pinch salt   Directions Combine ingredients in a large bowl.   Serve within 48 hours   read more

Mexican Chef Salad

Thank you to Mothering member butterflyrouge for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Ingredients 1 lb. lean ground beef or turkey 1 medium onion, finely chopped  1 package taco seasoning 1 can kidney beans, drained 1 bag of mixed salad greens 1 large tomato, diced 1 medium cucumber, diced 1 medium avocado, cut in 1/2 inch pieces 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (Optional dressing of your choice) Salsa of your choice Tortilla chips of your choice   Directions Brown ground beef and prepare according to seasoning directions. Toss remaining... read more

Super Moist Bran Muffins

Thank you to Mothering member MrsGail for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   This recipe is so easy and versatile.  I can whip up a batch in 10 minutes easy, and shower while they bake.  Everywhere I bring them, people want the recipe.  They also freeze well, and last well (and stay moist) when in a covered container. I added both grated apples and blueberries to the batch I have right now.   Ingredients 1 c. wheat bran 1/2 c, oat bran 1 c. flour 1 c buttermilk (I typically put 1 T white vinegar in a glass measuring cup, and fill it the rest of... read more

Garden Cheese and Nut Trays

Thank you to Mothering member fayebond for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Ingredients olive oil 2 good sized zucchini 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese 1/4 cup coarsely ground almond flour (you can make your own in any blender but I looooove my vitamix for this part). 1/8 teaspoon salt freshly ground black pepper Directions Preheat the oven to 475 degrees and coat a baking sheet with olive oil. Cut the zucs into 1/4-inch thick round “tray” shaped slices. In one bowl, toss the zucchini trays with the... read more

Homemade Granola

Thank you to Mothering member fayebond for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   Ingredients 3 cups oats 2 cups coconut chips ½ cup chopped dried white raisins 1 cup chopped dried cranberries 1/2 cup coarsely chopped raw walnuts 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons walnut oil 3 tablespoons real maple syrup 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon pink salt Directions Arrange the racks in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Toss the oats, coconut chips, berries and nuts in a large bowl. Whisk together the brown... read more

Stina's BLT Sushi Rolls

Thank you to Mothering member fayebond for contributing this recipe.    I love to make sushi, its easy to make a healthy meal using leftovers.   Ingredients 1 sheet seaweed / nori 1 cup leftover brown rice (any kind will do) 2 strips of bacon, cooked 1/3 tomato, sliced thin 1-2 tbsps wasabi mustard 1/3 cup daikon sprouts 1/4 an avocado, sliced thin 1 kale leaf, rough chopped   Directions Working on a sheet of plastic wrap, get your hands damp with water and gently distribute the rice over the bottom 3/4 of the nori. Line up your ingredients on the... read more

Guacamole Dip

  Thanks to Mothering member MrsKoehn for contributing this recipe.    Serves 4 adults or 2 adults and 4 children. Prep time is about 15 minutes.   Ingredients 2 ripe organic avocados 1-2 organic garlic cloves, minced 1 medium organic tomato, diced 2 tsp fresh lemon juice (concentrate works in a pinch) 2 tablespoons organic sour cream (plain yogurt, mayo, or whole milk may be used or to go dairy free, omit entirely) 1 tsp fresh cilantro, minced 1/4 teaspoon cumin salt and pepper to taste   Directions Mash all ingredients together with a fork or whip... read more

Gluten Free Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

  Thank you to Mothering member namontoya for contributing this recipe. These delicious bits of sweetness came to me from a good friend while I was postpartum.  They are super easy to make and quite good for you as they are just the right amount of sweet with such little sweetener actually used.  They are also gluten-free, but you wouldn't know it! You’ll need: 1/2C organic butter (1 stick), softened 1/4C coconut or date sugar 2 large organic eggs 1 t vanilla extract 1C almond meal or hazelnut meal 1C Brown Rice Flour 1/3C oat flour 1 t baking powder 1/2... read more

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