Episode 221: Tostadas, Quinoa, and Juice

Black bean tostadas

In food news: Does the FDA need to regulate what can be called an egg? Panera thinks so, and maybe you do too.

What’s for dinner this week? Quinoa. Joy and Marisa discuss their approaches to cooking this nutritious ancient grain.

How’d you make that? Joy wonders why tostadas have never had a regular spot in rotation but they will now. She tells you how it’s done.

What is your take on juice and juicing? Are you willing to spend $12 at a juice bar or substantially more on a fancy juicer so you can make your own juice at home? We weigh in.

What we’re loving this week: Frozen artichoke hearts. So convenient, yet so fancy.

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Episode 220: Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Gnocchi, Our 3rd Joy of Cooking Potluck

Brownies Cockaigne from the Joy of Cooking for our potluck.

Is seaweed the next big thing in sustainable food? Civil Eats thinks it might be. We’re all for this trend–we love to use seaweed in our own kitchens. What do you think?

In our What’s for Dinner Segment this week, we’re rediscovering pork tenderloin.

Thanks to listener suggestions from Megan and Corisa, Joy gave roasted gnocchi a try and walks you through how she made it.

We recap our third Joy of Cooking potluck, reviewing what everyone made as well as we made ourselves.

In our What We’re Loving segment–we give you maple cream! Here’s the Food in Jars tutorial on how to make your own.

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Episode 219: Farro Casserole, Banana Bread, and Recipe Writing Pitfalls

In food news this week, Saveur has laid off a number of staffers, including editor-in-chief Adam Sachs.

In our What’s for Dinner segment, Marisa talks about farro casserole.

Joy tried out King Arthur Flour’s recipe of the year–whole grain banana bread. 

We talk about the dark side of recipes development: When recipes go awry.

And this week, we are loving sprouted wheat english muffins.

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Episode 218: Baked Flautas, Seared Broccoli, Joy’s First Year Alcohol Free

Baked flauta with avocado salad

In Food News this week, we talked about the mainstreaming of nonalcoholic drinks at restaurants and bars. See this recent story on Thrillist.

In our What’s For Dinner segment, we’re dishing up baked flautas. These baked flautas.

Marisa walks us through her favorite technique for making restaurant-style seared broccoli at home.

Joy, who once cooked practically every night with a glass of wine, just celebrated her one year anniversary of breaking up with alcohol.

What we’re loving this week–Waterloo Sparkling Water.

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Episode 217: Purple Carrot, Scrambled Eggs, Out of Season Produce

Sorry, salad lovers: Romaine lettuce is suspected in an e.coli outbreak. Follow up note: Joy’s composting service says you CAN compost suspected vegetables. The composting process kills the bacteria.

In our newish How Do You Make That segment, we talk about different approaches to the common scrambled egg.

Joy tells all about her Purple Carrot experience–the good (delicious food), the bad (missing ingredients), and the ugly (packaging overload).

It’s the dead of winter. Also known as the time to embrace those nonlocal, out-of-season produce options. Because we still need to eat our vegetables.

What are we loving this week? Joy and Marisa are all about the bagged mini avocados we’ve seen around at groceries including Acme and Trader Joe’s.

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Episode 216: New Years Foods, Bean Soup, Top Chef

Beans, beautiful beans

We’re back! First up, an announcement. We’ve released our first ebook, a little cookbook to help you get your 2018 started off right. It’s called Resolution Recipes and you can pick up your very own copy right here. Thank you for helping to support what we do!

In what’s for dinner we talk about traditional New Year’s Day foods–dishes that set you up for good luck in the new year.

Joy and Marisa had something of an informal bean soup swap and they talk about how to get our of your own winter soup making rut.

As Top Chef fans, don’t you always wonder what you would do if faced with the chef-testant’s challenges? We do! We talk about a recent thought provoking contest on the show about culinary heritage.

And finally, in What We’re Loving, we talk about prefab gnocchi.

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Resolution Recipes

Happy New Year, dear listeners! We hope that this fresh, new year treats you all gently and deliciously. To help with the delicious part, we’ve put together a short digital cookbook that we’re calling Resolution Recipes.

This 12 recipe publication is bursting with tasty plant-based dishes designed to help you eat well throughout 2018. These are some of our basic recipes that we make on Saturday or Sunday so that we can make good, healthy choices throughout the week. Hopefully they’ll do the same for you.

We’re selling this publication for $5. Click here to buy.

Episode 215: Bye-bye 2017

In our final episode of 2017, we discuss our favorite meals of the past year. Then we look ahead into the misty wilds of 2018 and say our home cooking resolutions.

Thank you all for listening and commenting! Philly listeners, we enjoyed meeting you at our classes and potlucks. We love our listeners and hope you have the happiest of holidays. See you next year.

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Episode 214: Holiday Food Gifts Special

 

 

This week’s special episode is all about holiday gifts for people who love food.

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Episode 213: Lighter Leftovers, Why We Eat What We Eat, Soup

How exactly did kale become a thing? A new podcast we like explains it all.

The food news this week is news about us: We’re going to be at Fantes on December 10 sometime between noon and 3 pm selling books and saying hi. Come see us! You could get some holiday shopping done at the same time.

Remember when Joy told you last week she was aiming for a lower cholesterol Thanksgiving? Well, it worked out. And she’s still enjoying the lightened up leftovers–no stomach aches! Here’s the stuffing recipe that convinced her you don’t actually need a stick of butter to make stuffing.

If you like our podcast, we have another to suggest. Why We Eat What We Eat by Gimlet Creative. We know it’s a sponsored podcast. But guess what? We love it anyway. If you just want to dabble, go with the episodes about kale and pot lucks. Those were our favorites.

This week we taught our sold-out soup class at the Philadelphia Free Library’s Center for Culinary Literacy and for that reason and many others we have soup on the brain. This time, we’re talking about our class as well as how we break out of a soup rut.

In our What We’re Loving segment, we return to the subject of vegan ricotta and other feel-good recipes we are pulling together for our forthcoming Resolution Recipes ebook. (Coming soon!)

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