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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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2 thoughts on “Episode 270: Cod, Garbanzo Beans, and The Food in Jars Kitchen”
I love that the food banks in Canada are growing fresh food! Ample Harvest (ampleharvest.org) lets folks in the US locate food pantries that accept fresh foods. I can’t remember how I learned about this site but was excited to find that there’s a food pantry a few miles from me that will accept surplus from my garden 🙂
Maybe Marisa’s mom could take the chickpea burger recipe that Joy mentioned and turn them into “meat”balls?
Marisa – once your babies are bigger and eating food, you’ll figure out a happy medium on nourishing foods vs fun foods! And, it changes over time. I can’t help with any encouragement on the grocery budget though because my 6yo eats a LOT. I try not to think of what it will be like when he’s a teenager!
Sorry, I couldn’t find a way to write a comment without replying to this one.
Marisa and Joy, Canadians are not the only ones who grow fresh foods for food banks 🙂 I’m a master gardener in Virginia and our group has a vegetable garden among several display gardens on our property. All of the vegetables we raise are donated to the local food bank through a church that is affiliated with it.
There’s also a national organization called Plant a Row for the Hungry that encourages people who garden to, well, plant extra to give to food banks. It’s been around for decades: https://www.foodgatherers.org/?module=Page&sID=plant-a-row-for-the-hungry
So you could ask someone at your local food bank where their fresh vegetable donations come from.