Our Patreon Program

Marisa & Joy

At the Local Mouthful podcast, we’ve been sharing home cooking inspiration, recipes, ideas, and tips since 2015. 

We’ve heard from you listeners out there that you’d like a way to support the podcast. With your support, we could do more to bring the home cooking community together.

A revenue stream would make it possible for us to create recipe collections, upgrade our website, plan in-person and online events, and more. 

We’ve never worked with ad networks or sponsors, and we dream of being a listener-supported project. That’s where you come in.

We’ve started a membership program via Patreon. Here’s the deal: Become a member for $5 a month. As a special perk, we’ll schedule a monthly members-only coffee hangout on Zoom.

We’ll get together to talk about all things food and home cooking. Bring your home cooking questions for us to help you trouble shoot. Ask us for more details about something we mentioned on the podcast. Give us feedback on the show or suggest topics for future episodes!

It will be fun. Join us here.

Thank you for listening and considering becoming a member.

Joy & Marisa

Episode 374: Vegan Pesto, Butternut Soup, 5 Ingredient Dinners

We’ve got a product to recommend: Trader Joe’s Vegan Kale Cashew Pesto.

Marisa talks us through her no-recipe butternut soup method.

We talk about America’s Test Kitchen 5 Ingredient Dinners

And finally, we talk over Virginia Sole-Smith’s excellent article about Noom in Bustle. (Check out Virginia’s Burnt Toast newsletter with paid and free subscription options here.)

If you like what you hear, make sure to subscribe! Bonus points if you rate us or leave a review. Want to help us keep the lights on? Become a member via our Patreon page. Follow us on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter and help us spread the word about the show.

Episode 373: New Kitchen Tools, Pureed Chickpea Soup, Appropriated Indian Food

First up today: We talk about some new toys in the kitchen: flat-edged wooden spoons, bench scrapers, and an oval dutch over.

In a “We Cooked It” section, we took on pureed chickpea soup by Martha Rose Schulman from New York Times Cooking. (Sorry, it’s behind their pay wall.)

We also talked about the many ways Indian cuisine has been appropriated through the years. Did you know mulligatawny soup was invented by the British? Joy made this version of the soup from Serious Eats (subbing soy curls for the chicken) and it was surprisingly delicious.

And Marisa shares a pro tip for freezing kale.

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Episode 372: Squash Sausage, Potato Hash, Home Cooking Burnout

On today’s episode, we’ve got vegetable hash, squash sausage, a talk about home cooking burnout, and a pro tip for better popcorn toppings.

Episode 371: Liquid Mozzarella, Tomato Soup, Bad Manners Cookbook

This week on the show, we’re talking about the new vegan liquid mozzarella from Miyoko’s, a no recipe recipe for homemade tomato soup, the rebranding of Thug Kitchen to Bad Manners and their upcoming cookbook, and how to handle it when someone in your household doesn’t like what you cooked.

As always, if you try any of the things we talked about, please let us know!

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Carrot Almond Soup (no show this week!)

Hi friends! Bad news. We don’t have a new show for you this week. Joy tweaked her back and so we weren’t able to record a new episode for you this week. Instead, I’m sharing a recipe for Carrot Almond Soup that is one of my favorites for fall.

We’ll be back next week with something tasty for your ears!

Yield: 8 cups

Carrot Almond Soup

Carrot Almond Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of carrots, scrubbed and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh sage
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 quarts chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup almond butter

Instructions

    Place chopped carrots on a rimmed cookie sheet.

    Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with sage, salt and pepper. Toss to ensure
    that carrots are coated with oil and that spices are evening distributed.

    Place in a 400° F oven and roast for 25-30 minutes, until the carrots are browned and tender.

    Place roasted carrots in the carafe of a blender or the bowl of a food processor. Add warmed stock and almond butter and blend until smooth.

    Taste and add more salt, if necessary. Serve hot.

Episode 370: Seeded Cucumbers, Veggie Chili, Vitamix

This week, we’ve got a cucumber tip, a no-recipe chili, and some thoughts on upgrading your blender.

We also talked about the lastest canning scandal: Can canners still trust the Ball Blue Book, cornerstone of the American canning canon?

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Episode 369: Rice Fritters, Fiber Fueled, Sprouting Stuff

This week, we’ve got a flexible and kid-friendly fritter, a recipe to recommend, and a review of the book, Fiber Fueled.

If you like what you hear, make sure to subscribe! Bonus points if you rate us or leave a review. Want to help us keep the lights on? Become a member via our Patreon page. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @localmouthful and help us spread the word about the show.

Episode 368: Vegan Mexican, Quick Pasta Sauce, Summer Food Memories

In today’s episode, Joy talks about how to veganize Mexican favorites and shares some resources. Marisa’s got an amazing family-friendly pasta sauce hack (recipe below) and now that’s September, we talk summer food memories.

Yield: Serves 6

Chicken Broccoli Pasta

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 12 ounces pasta
  • 1 large head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast, cut into small pieces
  • Fresh lemon juice, as needed

Instructions

    Put a large pot of water on to boil.

    Place a large, nonstick skillet on the stove over medium-high heat.

    Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, onion, and garlic to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a cup of water to the pan, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for another 5 minutes or so, until the onions and garlic are soft.

    Scrape the softened onions and garlic into a blender along with any remaining liquid. Puree. If it’s not moving nicely, add a splash more water. Taste and adjust seasoning.

    Return to the stove and salt the water in the large pot. Add the pasta and stir. When it is three minutes away from being done, add the broccoli.

    While the pasta and broccoli cook, put the remaining oil in the nonstick skillet. Set the heat back to medium-high and once the oil shimmers, add the chicken. Season with a pinch of salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked through.

    Drain the pasta and broccoli and return it to the pot (make sure to reserve some of the cooking liquid). Add the chicken and the garlic and onion puree. Stir to combine. Add a splash of cooking liquid if it is too thick. Taste and adjust with salt and lemon juice, as needed. Serve immediately.

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Episode 367: Special Episode Q&A with Dan

This week, we’ve got a special episode. Many of you have written to me over the course of the pandemic to ask about kitchen projects that are really Dan’s. So we asked him to come on and answer them himself.

Dan’s list of online sources for bulk staples:

Sunflower oil

Where to buy: Susquehanna Mills

Rice and Cornmeal

Anson Mills

Legumes, dried beans

Palouse Brand chickpeas and lentils

Soybeans

Where: Laura Soybeans

When researching homemade soymilk, they kept coming up as the best beans to use. Dan had tried some dry from the bulk section at the store, but Laura were noticeable better, less beany.

Peanuts

Where to buy: Wakefield Peanut Co.

They’re the only farm Dan found that sold RAW (not roasted) nuts in bulk and also spin-blanches their nuts (vs cooking)

Bulk food sites

Grains (rye, oats etc.)

Breadtopia, popular with breadmakers so lots of turnover, some rare and heirloom grains

Dried fruit: Raisins, not-raisins (currants, cherries, whatever)

Where to buy: Foodtolive.com (for now)

Dan loves the clear country of origin

Nuts: Cashews, walnuts (or pecans, almonds)

Where to buy: Foodtolive.com (for now)

Sugar

Where to buy: Direct from Wholesome Sweeteners

Salt

Where to buy: Morton’s iodized table salt, from Morton’s or restaurant supply

Dan’s recipes for a few homemade staples. We’ve got ingredients and basic instructions here, but there’s more detailed discussion of how these are made in the episode!

Soy Milk, Makes ½ gal

Soak 200g beans overnight 1-2 days, blend with 2 water, add to 6.5c water, cook 10m, strain, cook 10m

Okara

Peanut Butter, makes 1 qt

More details at: Lifeisnoyoke.com

Fat content of nuts is big. Peanuts have lots, easy to make butter with. Almonds are lower in fat, harder to make into butter. You can add oil, or add peanuts to other nuts.

900g raw nuts, 16-18 min at 350, fridge, blend with ¾ – 1 tsp salt

Muesli

500g flaked grains, 100g seeds, 100g nuts

Toast oats and nuts

Toppings (fruit, chia seeds, etc.)

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