Episode 366: Dal, Blender Muffins, and Melon

In food news this week, the Smithsonian is hiring a permanent curator of food and wine history.

In “What’s for Dinner?” Joy is cooking up her favorite dahl.

In “How’d You Make That?” Marisa has a muffin recipe:

Banana Oat Blender Muffins
1 ¼ cups rolled oats
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 overripe bananas
1/3 cup real maple syrup
2 eggs
¼ cup neutral oil

Preheat the oven to 350°F/177°C. Lightly oil a standard 12 cup muffin tin.
Place the oats in a blender and process until they have transformed into flour. Add the baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and pulse to combine.
Add the bananas, maple syrup, eggs, and oil and process until smooth.
Portion the batter evenly between the prepared muffin cups. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until the muffins have risen nicely and a cake tester comes out mostly clean. Remove from the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes in the cups. Run a butter knife around each muffin and remove from the cup, placing on a rack to fully cool. Muffins will keep 2-3 days on the counter, a week in the fridge, or for several months in the freezer.

In our Wildcard segment, we talk all things melon.

And in What We’re Loving, it’s smoked fish for Marisa this week.

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Episode 365: Turkey Burgers, Potato Salad, and All Things Pasta

This week in food news, we discuss Jezebel’s article on the weird world of Costco influencers.

In our What’s for Dinner? segment, Marisa is cooking up streamlined turkey burgers.

In our How’d you Make That? segment, Joy is talking about tweaks she’s made to her potato salad method.

And we have a wide ranging discussion of pasta.

In What We’re Loving, this week it’s The Great Canadian Baking Show

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Episode 364: Salad as Dinner, Skillet Jam, and Summertime Eats

In food news this week: Netflix’s ‘High on the Hog’ is essential food TV via the LA Times

In our “What’s for Dinner?” segment, we’re talking about making salad dinner-worthy.

In our ‘How’d you Make that Segment?” we’ve got skillet jam.

We’re also looking ahead to all the summertime eats in store over the next few months.

And finally, in “What We’re Loving” it’s green garlic.

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