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 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 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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Episode 257: Rice Paper Rolls, Sheet Pan Kale, Cookbooks for Thanksgiving

In food news, Joy tells you about her upcoming food writing course.

In what’s for dinner, we cover rice paper rolls.

In how’d you make that, it’s sheet pan kale and tomatoes.

We share some of our favorite cookbook titles to help you plan Thanksgiving.

And in what we’re loving this week, it’s fish sauce.

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Episode 252: Yogurt Flatbreads, Nearly Meatless Meatballs, and Thanksgiving Prep

In food news, we chatted about how Weight Watchers has rebranded as WW in an attempt to move out of the diet space and into the health and wellness one.

In our “What’s for Dinner” segment, we talk about the yogurt flatbreads from the new Milk Street Tuesday Nights cookbook. They are excellent, as is the entire book.

In our “How’d You Make That?” segment, Joy talks us through the batch of meatballs she made recently that contained nearly no meat, but were entirely delicious.

Next, we talked about some of the little things you can start doing now to help get yourself ready for Thanksgiving (we realize it’s six weeks away, but a little prep now will prevent madness come November).

And in What We’re Loving this week, we share our mutual love of plastic deli containers.

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Deli containers

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Episode 251: Soup, Sunflower Seed Butter, and Liana Ottaviani

 

It’s soup season!

In food news this week, we’ve got a preview of the fall issue of Edible Philly.

In our “What’s for Dinner” segment, we talk about all the soups we can’t wait to make this fall.

In our “How’d You Make That?” segment, Marisa walks us through DIY sunflower seed butter.

We visited Liana Ottaviani, manager of Fantes Kitchen Shop, and she shows us how she makes her family’s “red gravy.”

And in What We’re Loving this week, it’s sticky toffee pudding.

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Episode 249: Stuffed Eggplant, Poached Eggs, and Test Kitchen Inventory

Eggs, ready for poaching

In food news this week, the BBC covers the a recent controversy over Jamie Oliver’s recipe over “Jerk Rice”

What’s for dinner? Joy is revisiting The Indian Family Kitchen, a cookbook we first discussed in episode 135.

In How’d You Make That, we return to the topic of poached eggs. (We wanted to share that poached egg video with you, but we couldn’t find it. Here are other videos in that series.)

We talk about our process for managing test kitchen inventory, especially the many, many jars that result from Marisa’s “Food in Jars” kitchen.

In What We’re Loving this week, we sing the praises of the humble but wonderful BLT.

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Episode 244: Tempeh, Nicoise Thanksgiving, and the Alt New Year

In food news this week, we chat about an article sent to us by Local Mouthful listener Kathleen that covers meal kits migrating to grocery stores.

In our What’s for Dinner segment, it’s all about tofu’s less popular but more interesting cousin, tempeh.

Marisa recently hosted a genius summer dinner party that we’ve called Nicoise Thanksgiving.

We explore the question of whether September is the other New Year and talk about some resolutions for the fall.

And in What We’re Loving, we sing the praises of Trader Joe’s Sprouted Organic California Rice.

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Episode 237: Veggie Burgers, Aldi, and Mujadarrah

 

We like veggie burgers.

In food news this week, we’re still sad about Anthony Bourdain. A lot of the coverage has been excellent, we especially recommend this story that covers mental health and substance abuse in the restaurant world.

In our What’s for Dinner segment we’re talking frozen/prepared veggie burgers.

In our How’d You Make That segment, Marisa tells us all about the lentil and rice pilaf (aka mujadarrah) recipe from The Palestinian Table.

We did a deep dive into the world of Aldi supermarket.

And finally, in What we’re Loving, cashew butter.

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Episode 232: Irish Vegetable Soups, Frosty Coffee, and Sonja Overhiser

In food news this week, we chew over a recent story from BBC.com about the role food plays in diplomacy.

In our What’s for Dinner segment, we return to Ireland for the scoop on how to make the delicious Irish vegetable soup Marisa enjoyed on vacation. She shares the secret foolproof formula.

The week we have an interview with Sonja Overhiser. You may already be familiar with her and her husband’s popular blog, A Couple Cooks, or their terrific new vegetarian cookbook, Pretty Simple Cooking.

And finally, what are we loving this week? Fantes’ coffee granita.

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