Episode 272: Rachael Ray, Black Beans, Weight Watchers

All about black beans this week!

In food news this week, Rachael Ray is back with new episodes of 30 Minute Meals.

We’re talking black beans times two: Fiesta black beans from the new Pescan cookbook. Also, Cuban-style Black Beans from Food & Wine. (H/t to The Dinner Sisters.)

Joy brings Marisa up to date on her Weight Watchers experiment.

What are we loving this week? Gold Rings Tortillas.

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Episode 271: Lasagna, Garlicky Bok Choy, and Edible Communities

In food news, a friendly reminder to wash your avocados.

In our What’s for Dinner segment, we extol the virtues of a lasagna recipe that mixes tofu and cheese.

In How’d You Make That, we’ve got garlicky seared baby bok choy.

Joy’s got a new role with Edible Communities, and she’d love you to check out the cookbook club and podcast she’s doing over there.

And in What We’re Loving, Marisa is seriously into her kefir right about now.

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Episode 270: Cod, Garbanzo Beans, and The Food in Jars Kitchen

This week in food news: Some ambitious food banks in Canada are growing produce and farming fish to help feed the hungry.

In our What’s for Dinner segment, we’ve got buttery, lemony cod.

In our How’d You Make That? segment, we’re serving up flavorful garbanzo beans.

Marisa’s new book, The Food in Jars Kitchen, is out now and you should definitely find a copy!

And in What We’re Loving, this week it is sugar snap peas.

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Episode 269: Freezer Pesto, Citrus Syrups, Eating for 3

In food news this week, we’re talking about WeWork’s new co-working space for food start-ups.

In our What’s for Dinner segment, we’re talking about freezer pesto.

In our How’d You Make That segment, it’s all about citrus syrups.

Marisa talks about the fun challenge of eating enough of the right kind of calories for her and the two babies on board.

And finally, in What We’re Loving: Mature spinach!

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Episode 268: Purim, Irish Brown Bread, and WW

In food news this week, Eater.com asks if the meal kit bubble is about to burst.

In our What’s for Dinner segment, Marisa talks about the foods and food traditions of Purim, including the beloved Hamantaschen cookie.

In How’d You Make That? we’ve got Marisa’s version of Irish Brown Bread.

In our Wildcard segment, we’re talking WW (formerly known as Weight Watchers) because Joy is debating re-joining after at least 7 years away from the WW fold.

And finally, in What We’re Loving, it’s applesauce. Homemade applesauce.

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Episode 267: Braised Chicken, Roasted Lemon Relish, and Treats for the Freezer

This week in Food News, we talk about a story in the Washington Post that asks, “Why did the food media ignore the best selling cookbook of 2018?

In our What’s For Dinner segment, Marisa talks through the recipe for braised chicken, green peppers, onions and tomatoes that she made recently. It’s one her mom used to make and tasted like childhood to her.

In How’d You Make That, Joy shares a roasted lemon relish she made recently as a way of using up some organic lemons that were going south.

Then we talked about making treats and other kitchen staples to stock the freezer.

Finally, in What We’re Loving, it’s all about ranch dressing.

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Episode 266: Sweet Potato Tacos, Chicken & Cream Cheese Sandwiches, and How to Reheat Your Food

In food news this week, TheRinger.com asks how NYT Cooking became the best comment section on the internet.

In our What’s for Dinner segment, we’re serving up black bean and sweet potato tacos. (Catch some video of Joy’s taco making methods here.

In our How’d You Make That? segment, Marisa describes a fave from childhood: chicken and cream cheese sandwich spread.

We share our collective wisdom on the best ways to reheat food.

And finally, in What We’re Loving, it’s Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Grams. Yum.

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Episode 265: Stromboli, Drop Biscuits, and Marisa’s Big News

We heart tea

In food news, Canada recently revamped its food guidelines, with a distinctly plant-forward focus … and not everyone was pleased.

What’s for dinner this week? At Joy’s place, it’s stromboli.

In our How’d You Make That segment, Marisa walks us through drop biscuits.

Everyone, sit down. Marisa has news. This summer, she and her husband Scott will welcome twins babies to their family.

In What We’re Loving this week, we talk tea.

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Episode 264: Dal Makani, Crisp Topping, and the Soups

Soups is good

Food news of the week: The LA Times is bringing back their stand-alone food section. The editor will be Peter Meehan. It’s the first big move after losing Jonathan Gold. Read all about it.

In our What’s for Dinner segment this week, it’s all about Instant Pot Dal Makani.

In How’d You Make That? Marisa explains crisp topping.

We’re deep into February yet we two soup lovers have made barely any soup this year. What is behind this and what soups will reignite our passion for the stockpot?

And finally, in What We’re Loving, it’s Trader Joe’s Rose Vinaigrette.

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Episode 263: Valentine’s Day Eats, Improvised Rice Bowls, and Winter Salad Basics

In this week’s food news segment, we talk about the ways in which the government shutdown continues to impact SNAP benefit users (and how important it is to be aware of the people in your immediate community who might be food insecure).

In our What’s For Dinner? segment, we chatted about the various ways one might celebrate Valentine’s Day with food.

Next, Joy walks us through her thought process for those moments when she improvises a rice bowl for lunch or a solo dinner.

Marisa has fallen into a winter salad rut and couldn’t be more pleased with it. We share some of our favorite ways to keep eating our veg during the chilly time of year.

Finally, in What We’re Loving – Dave’s Creamy Hot Sauce. Not super spicy. Totally vegan. Really creamy. Entirely delicious.

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