Category Archives: food

Eggplant

I know, you think you hate it. Maybe you really do, but sometimes it’s just that we don’t really know how to prepare it. I used to be a hater. Now I am a lover. You don’t need ten recipes for eggplant. You just need one or two that work. That’s true for most things. […]

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Too Hot To Cook: Cold Soba Noodles

It’s 91 degrees outside- at 5 in the afternoon.  I haven’t been running the aircon this week.  The Cherub and I are the only ones home. I wanted supper and The Cherub needed it, but I really didn’t want to cook anything much. So….   I boiled some Soba Noodles for me, and in the […]

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4 Moms Share Vegetarian Recipes

This week our theme is vegetarian recipes. At the Common Room we aren’t vegetarian, although I have been a vegetarian before. My husband wouldn’t go full vegetarian with me, and my midwife talked me out of it, and now we are all meat-eaters here. However, I still like a vegetarian meal from time to time, […]

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Gov’t Standards on Salt Intake More Risky for You Than Actual Salt Intake

Which is something that natural health, nourishing traditions sorts community have been saying for, oh, YEARS. More here. After years of government warnings that Americans must lower sodium levels in their diet to avoid heart disease and strokes, a new study commissioned by the CDC finds that the 1500-mg level long championed by policymakers is […]

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Cabbage and the Grocery Budget

As we say in the masthead, we talk about cabbages and kings around here and everything in between.  Many authentic ethnic foods are frugal, because most of them come from our peasant ancestors who knew how to put a penny to multiple uses. Cabbage is a frugal and versatile food used in many ethnic dishes- […]

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