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  1. Family Life
    Deck the halls with homemade goodies! Welcome to Mothering's Holiday Food Guide - here are 12 of our favorite holiday recipes for the whole family to enjoy. Cookie Cutter Cookies Cookie baking is an essential part of the holidays. Here's a wheat-free, egg-free recipe with no refined sugar...
  2. Family Life
    If you're a fan of Starbuck's marble loaf, you've got to try this vegan version that tastes exactly like the coffee house kind. The kids will be standing in line for a piece of these marble loaf! I finally started trying to feed my oldest son, Parker, solid food after waiting and waiting in...
  3. Family Life
      Thank you to Mothering member LorienIslay for sharing this recipe. Ingredients 1 (15-20 oz) can plain black beans, drained and rinsed (the recipe works fine with either size of can so I go with whatever is available on sale) 3 eggs OR, for vegans, either 'flax eggs' OR three canned...
  4. Family Life
    A fall favorite, pumpkin pie is a must-have on many a harvest table. And now, those with food intolerances can enjoy this Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie recipe, brought to us by Bob's Red Mill. <!-- [if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings>...
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    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 -...
  6. Family Life
    Freshly baked peanut butter cookies - a favorite after-school snack. But who has time to bake them from scratch? We have an easy peanut butter cookie recipe that'll have you baking up a storm. This recipes makes about 30 cookies. Super Simple Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe Ingredients 1 cup...
  7. Family Life
      Thank you to Mothering member fayebond for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here. This recipe uses zucchini instead of apples to save on money! You'll never know the difference.   Ingredients Filling: 3 large baseball bat zucchini or 4 medium zucchini, peeled, seeds removed...
  8. Family Life
      Thank you to Mothering member fmorris28 for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here.   One of the great things about being part English is getting to taste an authentic English trifle. I've loved this since I was a kid, and so has everyone else I made it for! It's great for a...
  9. Family Life
    Thank you to Mothering member butterflyrouge for contributing this recipe. Find more recipes here. Ingredients 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped into 1-inch pieces 2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and chopped into 1-inch pieces 1/2 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice...
  10. Family Life
      Thank you to Mothering member namontoya for contributing this recipe. Say hello to your new favorite, super easy and very impressive desserts. They're also a great dessert for kids as there is no added sugar. The kids will also REALLY enjoy rolling these with you! You'll need: 2 C...
  11. Family Life
    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...
  12. Family Life
    Sharing the Love, Sharing the Food - when you bless a new mom with meals and snacks, you're showing her what true community and true thoughtfulness really looks like. When I was pregnant with AnaBella, my first child, I had just begun attending a church of a few hundred people. There were many...
  13. Family Life
    Have some sweet and spooky fun with these great natural Jack-O'-Lantern cookies for Halloween. How: Make the spelt cookie recipe (listed below) Roll out dough and cut into pumpkin shapes Bake cookies and let cool Make yam frosting recipe (listed below) Spread the yam...
  14. Family Life
    By Cathe Olson   This dessert can be made with or without dairy products. Either way, it's delicious and good for you. 1/2 cup almonds 3/4 cup rolled oats 1 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/8 teaspoon sea salt (omit if using salted butter) 5 tablespoons...
  15. Family Life
    Recently I've been cutting down on grains and I LOVE this Almond Flour Cookie recipe. There are few things better than enjoying a crunchy, chewy cookie with a cup of tea on a rainy night.   If you bake or cook with almond flour you already know how pricy it can be. I get around this by making...
  16. Family Life
    Dairy-Free Chocolate-Chai Ice Cream   By Cathe Olson, taken with permission from her book Lick It! Creamy Dreamy Vegan Ice Creams Your Mouth Will Love                   1 1/4 cups soymilk or other nondairy milk 10 whole cloves 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground...
  17. Family Life
      Here's a fun story to help non-Muslim children learn about Eid al-Fitr - the celebration taking place at the end of the Ramadan fast. In Indonesia, this celebration is called Lebaran, or Idul Fitri. This story is based in part on my experience living in a one room house with a family of 6...
  18. Family Life
    (Steve friends an old flame) Steve reminisces while making this heavenly flour-free dessert. Coconut, honey, egg white and baking chocolate are all you need.   Gluten-free.   Need the recipe? Click here. http://www.cookusinterruptus.com/mediaplayer.swf   <!-- WP Biographia v3.2.1 -->...
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    (Is Robert Plant organic?) Strawberry and rhubarb together make a stairway to heaven. Watch and you'll see what we mean. The oat nut topping is quite versatile; it can also be pressed into a crust. It can be made with gluten free flour too!   Need to print the recipe? Click here.  ...
  20. Family Life
    May and June are the ideal months to head to your local farmer's market and buy seasonal fruits, such as apricots, berries, figs, and cherries. Here is just one way to add those summer fruits to a weekend brunch. Crust: 1 1/4 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup butter or margarine, diced 2...
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