Episode 224: Alt Pastas, Tofu Frittata, and Dig Inn

 

Photo courtesy of Dig Inn

Home cooking

In food news this week, we discuss a controversy swirling around a conference we just attended: The International Association of Culinary Professionals presented one of its top cookbook honors to a book co-written by the organizations CEO. The award was rescinded and IACP is rewriting the rules and regs.

In our “What’s for Dinner” segment this week, we’re talking alternative pastas, including those made from chickpea and lentil flours.

In “How’d You Make That?” Joy walks you through cooking up a tofu frittata.

Also related to our recent trip to New York to attend the IACP conference: We got to eat at one of our very favorite fast casual restaurants, Dig Inn. Our veggie-packed meals from Dig Inn helped Marisa cross the finish line for her next book and the both of us power up for the session we led at the conference. We wish this small chain would come to Philly next! On the plus side, we brought home inspiration for our own home cooking.

This week in “What We’re Loving” we sing a love song for split peas.

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Episode 223: Simple Soups, Hummus Toppings, Mid-Winter Cooking

Not Joy, not Marisa, not soup. But we like this sweat shirt.

What’s cooking in this episode?

In food news this week, we recap a New York Times story about how a drought in India, which happens to be the largest chickpea producer in the world, is affecting hummus prices in Britain and potentially elsewhere.

In our What’s for Dinner segment, we’re talking through our recent simple soups and wondering where you get your soup making inspiration.

We talk you through how to make toppings to crown your hummus and why you’d ever want to do such a thing.

In the Mid-Atlantic region at least, the local produce situation is grim. It is the deep dead of winter, after all. We talk about some of the ways we try to sidestep a seasonal cooking slump.

And in What We’re Loving, Marisa gives a seal of approval to West End Cuisine Mediterranean style chicken skewers from Costco. 

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Episode 222: Cooking with Odds & Ends, Marmalade Nuts, and Cholesterol

We heart Mycopolitan Mushrooms!

In food news this week: Our local butcher start-up Primal Supply is opening a brick and mortar store. They’ve launched a kickstarter to help them build it out–can you help?

And our What’s for Dinner segment we discuss the fine are of cooking with odds and ends to pull a meal together use up the recipe remnants.

In our How’d You Make That segment, Marisa describes her technique for making marmalade nuts.

Joy’s got a health update: Her follow-up blood work is in, and she’s brought her numbers down to an optimal level. Diet is powerful, friends.

What are we loving this week? Mycopolitan mushrooms. Snap them up this Saturday at the final Winterfare Market at the Bok Building if you’re in the Philadelphia area.

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Episode 221: Tostadas, Quinoa, and Juice

Black bean tostadas

In food news: Does the FDA need to regulate what can be called an egg? Panera thinks so, and maybe you do too.

What’s for dinner this week? Quinoa. Joy and Marisa discuss their approaches to cooking this nutritious ancient grain.

How’d you make that? Joy wonders why tostadas have never had a regular spot in rotation but they will now. She tells you how it’s done.

What is your take on juice and juicing? Are you willing to spend $12 at a juice bar or substantially more on a fancy juicer so you can make your own juice at home? We weigh in.

What we’re loving this week: Frozen artichoke hearts. So convenient, yet so fancy.

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Episode 220: Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Gnocchi, Our 3rd Joy of Cooking Potluck

Brownies Cockaigne from the Joy of Cooking for our potluck.

Is seaweed the next big thing in sustainable food? Civil Eats thinks it might be. We’re all for this trend–we love to use seaweed in our own kitchens. What do you think?

In our What’s for Dinner Segment this week, we’re rediscovering pork tenderloin.

Thanks to listener suggestions from Megan and Corisa, Joy gave roasted gnocchi a try and walks you through how she made it.

We recap our third Joy of Cooking potluck, reviewing what everyone made as well as we made ourselves.

In our What We’re Loving segment–we give you maple cream! Here’s the Food in Jars tutorial on how to make your own.

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Episode 219: Farro Casserole, Banana Bread, and Recipe Writing Pitfalls

In food news this week, Saveur has laid off a number of staffers, including editor-in-chief Adam Sachs.

In our What’s for Dinner segment, Marisa talks about farro casserole.

Joy tried out King Arthur Flour’s recipe of the year–whole grain banana bread. 

We talk about the dark side of recipes development: When recipes go awry.

And this week, we are loving sprouted wheat english muffins.

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Episode 218: Baked Flautas, Seared Broccoli, Joy’s First Year Alcohol Free

Baked flauta with avocado salad

In Food News this week, we talked about the mainstreaming of nonalcoholic drinks at restaurants and bars. See this recent story on Thrillist.

In our What’s For Dinner segment, we’re dishing up baked flautas. These baked flautas.

Marisa walks us through her favorite technique for making restaurant-style seared broccoli at home.

Joy, who once cooked practically every night with a glass of wine, just celebrated her one year anniversary of breaking up with alcohol.

What we’re loving this week–Waterloo Sparkling Water.

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Episode 217: Purple Carrot, Scrambled Eggs, Out of Season Produce

Sorry, salad lovers: Romaine lettuce is suspected in an e.coli outbreak. Follow up note: Joy’s composting service says you CAN compost suspected vegetables. The composting process kills the bacteria.

In our newish How Do You Make That segment, we talk about different approaches to the common scrambled egg.

Joy tells all about her Purple Carrot experience–the good (delicious food), the bad (missing ingredients), and the ugly (packaging overload).

It’s the dead of winter. Also known as the time to embrace those nonlocal, out-of-season produce options. Because we still need to eat our vegetables.

What are we loving this week? Joy and Marisa are all about the bagged mini avocados we’ve seen around at groceries including Acme and Trader Joe’s.

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Episode 216: New Years Foods, Bean Soup, Top Chef

Beans, beautiful beans

We’re back! First up, an announcement. We’ve released our first ebook, a little cookbook to help you get your 2018 started off right. It’s called Resolution Recipes and you can pick up your very own copy right here. Thank you for helping to support what we do!

In what’s for dinner we talk about traditional New Year’s Day foods–dishes that set you up for good luck in the new year.

Joy and Marisa had something of an informal bean soup swap and they talk about how to get our of your own winter soup making rut.

As Top Chef fans, don’t you always wonder what you would do if faced with the chef-testant’s challenges? We do! We talk about a recent thought provoking contest on the show about culinary heritage.

And finally, in What We’re Loving, we talk about prefab gnocchi.

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Resolution Recipes

Happy New Year, dear listeners! We hope that this fresh, new year treats you all gently and deliciously. To help with the delicious part, we’ve put together a short digital cookbook that we’re calling Resolution Recipes.

This 12 recipe publication is bursting with tasty plant-based dishes designed to help you eat well throughout 2018. These are some of our basic recipes that we make on Saturday or Sunday so that we can make good, healthy choices throughout the week. Hopefully they’ll do the same for you.

We’re selling this publication for $5. Click here to buy.