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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Episode 262: Sesame Chicken, Granola, and Kondo-ing Your Recipes

In food news this week, we talk about an article on Civil Eats, Edible Landscapes Are Un-Lawning America. 

Joy felt called by the universe to make a specific Melissa Clark recipe, Sesame Chicken with Cashews and Dates, from her book Dinner. It was good! You can find the recipe here.

Marisa walks us through her master recipe for granola, which is: 3 cups rolled oats, 1 1/2 cups seeds and nuts. ½ cup sweetener (honey, maple, brown rice syrup, etc) and ¼ cup oil. Pinch of salt and some spices if you’d like. Mix and bake on a parchment lined baking sheet a 300°F/149°C for 25-35 minutes, stirring every ten or so.

Many people are taking a cue from Marie Kondo and tossing belongings that fail to spark joy. We try that out on our recipes and cookbooks.

And what are we loving this week? It’s cashew butter.

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