Local Mouthful 381: Year End Round Up

Hi friends! Here’s our last episode for the year. In it, we talk about some of our favorite things from the past year, including recipes, cookbooks, and moments in time. 

This will be our last episode for a little while. Like so many right now, we’re a bit burnt out and need to take a break. We’ll be having one last Patreon chat for members on Sunday and after that, the best way to keep up to date is by subscribing to our newsletter or following us on Instagram (Joy | Marisa). 

Happy holidays! 

Episode 380: Recipe Rights, Mushroom Steaks, and Refried Lentils

We discussed a recent New York Times article on the subject of recipe ownership and copyright laws.

Joy has been cooking up pressed mushroom steaks

Marisa shares her refried red lentil recipe:

2 tablespoons olive oil 

1/2 cup chopped red onion

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 cups cooked red lentils

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon kosher salt

4-5 turns of a pepper grinder

fresh lime juice, as needed

2 tablespoons chopped green onion to garnish (optional)

Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When it shimmers, add onions. Cook, stirring regularly, until the onions develop some brown spots and are fragrant, about five minutes. Add garlic and stir to combine. Add lentils, cumin, salt and pepper and stir. 

If the lentils appear to be sticking, add a splash of water to help things loosen. Use a potato masher to help break down the lentils as they simmer in the pan. 

Once the lentils are quite tender and have almost entirely lost their individuality, taste the refried lentils. Add more salt or a splash of lime juice to balance. 

Use as you would refried beans in burritos or quesadillas. 

Makes 2 1/2 cups. 

And finally, we do a rapid-fire round of what we’re loving lately.

Episode 379: Festive Recipes, Frozen Burritos, and Dirty Pans

We’ve got festive recipes to recommend:

A Vegan Holiday Roast Triumph


No-knead rolls from Alexandra’s Kitchen

Also: a no-recipe recipe for DIY frozen burritos and a few thoughts on reusing a dirty pan.

Episode 378: Meal Calendar, Holiday Treats, and Tex Mex Succotash

This week, Joy returns to maintaining her meal calendar, Marisa is thinking about baking for the holidays and cooking up some Tex-Mex succotash.