Category Archives: food

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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Making Cottage Cheese

Last week my baby girl had her 17th birthday. That’s our sixth 17th birthday amongst our children, for those who are counting. We have one more to go. About that same time, she described herself as a ‘typical teenaged girl,’ and my homeschooling rebel mama soul shriveled just a little bit inside, giving a little […]

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Beef Tongue

Tongue- it’s what’s for dinner. My dinner, because I am the only one who likes this most tender cut of meat. Of course, the prep work is a bit off-putting. We just stick it in the crockpot and when it’s done, peel/cut off the outer layer, and I eat the center over several meals. I […]

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