Episode 342: Crispy Tofu, Broccoli & Garlic Sauce, and Joy’s Cholesterol

Broccoli with garlic sauce and soy sauce

In food news this week, Less than half of Americans know that alcohol is a carcinogen. Big Booze wants to keep it that way. Via The Counter.

In our What’s for Dinner? segment this week, Marisa is sharing her secrets for a sheet pan dinner staring crispy tofu and vegetables.

In our How’d You Make That? we’ve got Takeout-Style Broccoli with Garlic Sauce.

In the Wildcard segment this week, Joy updates us on her ongoing project of managing her cholesterol with food.

And in What We’re Loving, it’s Cookish from Milk Street.

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2 thoughts on “Episode 342: Crispy Tofu, Broccoli & Garlic Sauce, and Joy’s Cholesterol”

  1. I just have to say that you guys really inspired me with this last podcast. I’ve both been thinking about giving up alcohol and also have recently found out that my triglycerides are high for the first time in my life and I’ve been toying with the idea of going vegetarian or vegan to try to get my numbers back to a safe range naturally because I do not want to go on medication. Also, Im an educated person but I had no clue that alcohol was a carcinogen and that article right there has really pushed me to go in the direction of cutting it out or at least cutting it down significantly (which I think will also help my triglycerides ;)). Everything you guys talked about in this podcast spoke to me this week and I thank you for the inspiration.

    1. Thanks so much for your comment, Nora. You have totally made my week! Lots of smart people aren’t up to speed about the real health consequences of alcohol because the alcohol industry spends a huge amount of money to keep us in the dark. I used to think red wine was beneficial for my heart health when in fact, you are right, it does elevate triglycerides and increase stroke risk. I’ll never know how much of my improved lipids panel is from not drinking alcohol and how much is from not eating animal products. Luckily I have come to enjoy the absence of both things for a lot of reasons. Good luck!

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