Episode 234: Meal Planning Special with Jess Dang of Cooksmarts

Jess Dang, founder of Cook Smarts

Today, we break from our usual format to share a full episode dedicated to one of our favorite topics: Meal planning.

We have an interview with Jess Dang, founder of the fabulous Cook Smarts meal planning service.

Also, we have a special gift for you. We made a meal planning workbook for your information and inspiration. Would you like to download this PDF? Join our mailing list to get your free download.

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Episode 227: Vegan Lasagna, Pickled Onions, The One Bottle Cocktail

Maggie Hoffman, author One Bottle Cocktail

This week in food news, we talk about an article on Mother Nature Network about non-alcoholic cocktails. Joy is interviewed in it!

What’s for dinner? Vegan lasagna from America’s Test Kitchen Vegan for Everybody cookbook.

How do you make quick pickled onions? Marisa walks you through it.

This week, we’ve got an interview with Maggie Hoffman, author of The One Bottle Cocktail.

What we’re loving this week? The Netflix show, Nailed It.

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Episode 225: Cleaning out the Freezer, Vegetable Spreads, and Emotional Labor

One of Joy’s freezer finds (Photo by Marisa)

In food news this week, Bloomberg reports that Walmart is getting into the prepared meals and meal kit biz. We were shocked to learn this stat: 80% of Americans don’t know what they’re having for dinner tonight.

What’s for dinner this week? Whatever we find as we eat down our freezers. It’s time to clean them out.

In our How’d You Make That segment, Marisa shares her technique for making vegetable spreads–a particularly delicious way to eat your veggies.

The emotional labor of running the home kitchen is kinda getting to Joy this week. Do you struggle with this at times, too?

And finally, in what we’re loving, we celebrate Baba’s Brew fizzy camomile-honey kombucha. It’s really good stuff.

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Episode 215: Bye-bye 2017

In our final episode of 2017, we discuss our favorite meals of the past year. Then we look ahead into the misty wilds of 2018 and say our home cooking resolutions.

Thank you all for listening and commenting! Philly listeners, we enjoyed meeting you at our classes and potlucks. We love our listeners and hope you have the happiest of holidays. See you next year.

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195: Tofu, Party Menus, and Podcast News

In food news this week: New research out of the University of Copenhagen and University of Reading suggests the way we evaluate the nutritional content of food is all wrong. The study was just published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

For dinner this week, we’re cooking up baked marinated tofu.

We’re doing a little housekeeping with a round of updates about this very podcast. We’re taking a summer vacation …. Kind of.  The show will be on an every-other-week schedule till after labor day

That’s because behind the scenes we’re working on something pretty special–more food content from our hearts to your ears. We have ambitious, friends. If you are listening it’s probably because you like this show. We really appreciate your listening and subscribing to the podcast. But if you want to help our project grow there are a couple of things we’d like to ask you to do:

  1. Tell a friend. Word of mouth is the way podcast audiences grow. Do you know another home cooking fan who you think would like Local Mouthful? Tell them about the show, in person, in an email or text, or on social media. A lot people tell us they pick up tips they use in their kitchens–tell a friend what you learned. If they don’t know how to subscribe to podcasts, show them
  2. Leave us a review on iTunes (or wherever you get the podcast from). Not only do these reviews help other listeners find us, we read them and that makes us feel good. 

We talked over good party menus to feed a crowd and our favorite entertaining themes and recipes.

And finally at the market, we are buying cucumbers.

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Episode 189: Fritters, Sprouts, and Shrubs

One of Marisa’s most recent shrubs

Did you hear? According to the New York Times, the hippies have won the plate. (Marisa knew this all along.)

In our what’s for dinner segment this week, we are talking fritters.

We are both pretty excited about making shrubs, which are delicious drinking vinegars made from fruit, sugar and (of course) plenty of tart vinegar. Marisa has been making them for years and Joy has just gotten started. They are easy!

And speaking of all things hippie–Marisa has recently gotten back into the groove of sprouting lentils at home.

At the market this week, we’re stocking up on leeks.

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Episode 176: White Beans, The Great American Bake Off, and Cooking without a Kitchen

We heart the baking show, both the British and American versions!

In the food news, an op-ed in the New York Times urges us to go cold turkey on sugar for a month. Would you do it?

What’s for dinner this week? We’re thinking white beans. In soups, spreads, salads, etc.

Have you guys been watching the Great American Baking Show? We have (and we love it.)

Joy is a bit stressed about the coming weeks because she will need to cook without a kitchen in her new house for a while. (Any tips for her, gang?)

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173: Home Cooking Highlights: 2016 edition

The first order of business in this last episode of the year: The big Cuisinart food processor blade recall. Check if you are affected here and find out how to get a replacement.

Our last episode of the year is one more big ol’ special episode before the year comes to an end. We made our lists and checked them twice–our “Everything I Cooked for Dinner in 2016” lists, that is–and then compared notes. We talk about the stuff we made again and again, the places we looked for recipes, and what we were making when weren’t using recipes.

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172: All Things Instant Pot

You guys asked, and we answered. In this episode we do a deep dive into the appliance of the moment: The Instant Pot.

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Episode 170: Whole Grain Combos, Vegan Eats in Philly, and Niche Food magazines

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This week Joy has highlight’s from the brand new issue of Edible Philly.

In our “What’s for Dinner” segment, we talk about Whole Grain combos. (Two grains are better than one.)

Joy reviews the vegan and vegetarian highlights from her vegetarian sister’s recent visit.

We talk about a couple of highly niche food magazines we’re loving lately. Name, Sift and Cure.

We wrap up with a couple of festive topics: holiday drinks and persimmons.

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