Dairy Free, Food, Gluten Free, Grains & Rice, Nut Free, Side Dishes, Trim Healthy Mama, Vegetarian

Basic Baked Brown Rice

Comes out perfect every time! Taken from one of my favorite, reliable cookbooks, The Vegetarian Mother’s Cookbook by Cathe Olson. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups brown rice 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 cups boiling water 2 teaspoons olive oil Directions Mix salt into rice. Pour boiling water and oil over rice; cover and bake at 375… Continue reading Basic Baked Brown Rice

Breakfast, Dairy Free, Dessert, Food, Nut Free, Pies, Quiche, Vegetarian

Easy Pie Crust

Also great for quiche. Based on my mother-in-law’s recipe. If you’re making it for something sweet, like pie, reduce the salt by half and increase the sugar to taste. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups white or whole wheat flour (whole wheat produces nuttier, heartier flavor)2 teaspoons Sucanat or sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup olive or… Continue reading Easy Pie Crust

Beans/Legumes, Dairy Free, Food, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Soups & Stews, Vegetarian

Honey Baked Lentils

This easy and wildly popular recipe floated around the Mothering.com boards (affectionately referred to as MDC) during the mid-2000s, when I was active during my third pregnancy. We serve it over rice; you could try it over other grains (like quinoa), with pitas or flatbread, or as a soup with a crusty bread. (Basic Baked… Continue reading Honey Baked Lentils