Episode 298: Ragu, Pasta, and Dried Beans

Dried black-eyed peas

In food news: One small town bought its own grocery store. Interesting story, via the Washington Post.

In What’s for Dinner this week, Marisa tells us about her turkey and kale ragu.

In How’d You Make that, Joy’s got a (cashew) creamy mushroom pasta.

We talk about the lifelong learning process that is cooking dried beans.

And in What We’re Loving, it’s all about a special seasonal kombucha.

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Episode 297: Noodles, Steel Cut Oats, Sippable Soups

Guess what’s in Marisa’s travel mug. (It’s not coffee!)

In food news this week, we chat about a Bloomberg feature on non-alcoholic beverages for the holiday season.

What’s for Dinner? At Joy’s house, it’s Peanutty Noodles with Tempeh Crumbles on repeat.

In our How’d You Make That? segment, Marisa explains her system for making a week’s worth of steel-cut oats for breakfast in her trusty Instant Pot.

Move over bone broth. We’ve got sippable soups now.

And our What We’re Loving segment, we love nutritional yeast now and forever.

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Episode 296: Cookbook Dinners and Thanksgiving

In this week’s Food News segment, we discuss the unsavory topic of restaurants and health inspections.

In our What’s for Dinner segment? Marisa is rediscovering her cookbook collection.

We’ve got a freewheeling segment on all things Thanksgiving!

And in our What We’re Loving segment, it’s Rancho Gordo Bean Club.

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Episode 295: MARISA IS BACK!!!!!

Marisa with her boys!

Sorry for all those caps and exclamation points. Joy is just really excited to have Marisa back. This episode is a special episode dedicated to catching up with Marisa and hearing more about her food life, now with two babies!

Episode 294: Vegan Special with Rich Landau & Kate Jacoby

This is the last week of Marisa’s maternity leave, and I’m with guest hosts, Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, owners and chefs of several amazing plant-based restaurants including the groundbreaking Vedge here in Philly

In food news, we talk about the phenomenon that is World Vegan Day.

In our What’s for Dinner segment, Rich and Kate fill us in on what they have for dinner when they cook at home.

In our How’d You Make That? segment, Joy tried her hand up the Dan Dan Noodles from Rich and Kate’s V Street cookbook.

Joy asks Rich and Kate for their advice on making a plant-based diet stick over the long term.

And in the What We’re Loving segment, it’s all about masala dabba–the Indian spice kit Kate gave Rich for the holidays last year.

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Episode 293: Chicken Confit, Kitchari, and Herbalism

Kristin Donnelly in her natural habitat

Marisa is on maternity leave, so today I’m with guest host, Kristin Donnelly, food writer, editor, and cookbook author.

In this week’s food news, The New Food Economy asks the question: If Food is Medicine, Why isn’t it Taught at Medical School?

In our What’s for Dinner segment, Kristin tells about her latest favorite shortcut: chicken leg confit from D’Artagnan.

In this week’s, How’d You Make That? segment, Kristin tells us how she makes her version of Kitchari, a classic Indian dish that’s an important part of Ayurveda. She makes it in the Instant Pot with the following ratio: ¼ cup lentils, ¼ cup rice, 3 cups liquid, 1 diced sweet potato. 4 minutes on high pressure. Makes two hearty servings!

We also talk about Kristin’s adventures in herbalism.

And finally, in What We’re Loving, it’s tamarind chutney. Kristin’s daughter thinks it’s barbecue sauce!

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Episode 292: Pasta, Sweet Potato Tacos, and Taking Help from a Package

Anna Goldfarb guest cohosts this episode!

Marisa is on maternity leave, and today I’m with author and New York Times contributor, Anna Goldfarb.

First up, in the food news segment, we talk about a recent New York Times opinion piece, Opinion: To Treat Chronic Ailments, Fix Diet First. Duh.

In our What’s for Dinner segment, Anna outlines her standby dish: turkey pasta.

And in the How’d You Make That? segment this week, we’ve got sweet potato tacos al pastor. Recipe here!

We talk about how strategic use of bottled or packaged ingredients helps us make dinner faster and more interesting. Special shout out to Trader Joe’s Italian Bomba Hot Pepper Sauce.

And finally, in What We’re Loving, Anna tells all about her favorite Penzey’s seasoning blend: Fox Point. Ingredients: salt, freeze-dried shallots, chives, garlic, onion and green peppercorns.

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Episode 291: Joy and Dan Talk Tips

Not Joy and Dan. This is a stock photo.

Marisa’s on maternity leave. This week, we’re back with guest host and Local Mouthful audio editor Dan Call. (He’s also Joy’s husband.) They’ve been cooking together for 17 years and have learned a lot along the way. Today they’re sharing our most useful tips to make you happier, more confident, and more efficient in your kitchen.

Products in this episode:

Sheet Pans of Various Sizes

Racks

Deli Containers

Ice Cube Tray with Silicone Lid

Joy’s Beloved Electric Knife Sharpener

The Kitchen Scale We’ve Using for Many Years

The Amazing Oxo Squeeze Bottles

The Rancho Gordo Bean Club

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Episode 290: Asian-inspired Recipes, Mussels, and Fall Food

Fall is here!

This week food writer and editor Jill Waldbieser will be standing in for Marisa as guest host.

In the food news this week: Would You Write a Cookbook for Next to Nothing? via the NY Times

In our What for Dinner segment, we’re talking Asian-inspired recipes. Especially this delicious Chicken Khao Soi from Bon Appetit.

In our How’d You Make That? segment, we’re talking mussels. Highly recommended: This terrific recipe from chef Renee Erickson.

It’s here! It’s here. Fall is finally here and we are talking about our very favorite fall foods.

And finally, in What We’re Loving, Jill is all about Daiya’s nondairy, coconut-based desserts.

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Episode 289: Black Beans, Pesto, and Podcasting

Betsy and Kate, hosts of The Dinner Sisters podcast

This week’s guest host is Kate Schulz, co-host of one of my most favorite podcasts, The Dinner Sisters.

In food news this week, an article from The Washington Post asks, Can Cooking Serve as a Balm for Depression?

In our What’s for Dinner segment, we’ve got Cuban-style black beans. Recipe here.

In How’d You Make That, we’ve got a dandelion green and pistachio pesto that works with any green, really. (See also: Walnut and parsley pesto.)

Joy and Kate gab about how hosting a podcast affect their home cooking.

And in What We’re Loving, it’s DIY kombucha. (For a good primary on how to brew your own kombucha, check out our friend Phickle.)

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