#061RR Eating Good and Cheap with Leanne Brown

Cookbook author and food advocate Leanne Brown tells us how her book Good and Cheap went from NYU thesis to Kickstarter phenomenon with a little help from Reddit. She explains why cooking can be extra stressful for people living at the poverty line and shares some of her favorite tips for eating well on $4 a day. Plus, what do “good” and “cheap” mean, really? The answers will be comforting.

Links in this episode: Leanne’s websiteBuy Good and Cheap on AmazonMore info on SNAP, NYU Masters in Food Studies programHow to use SNAP at NY Farmers Markets

#067RR Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping

We all want to eat better and spend less money, but let’s be honest: it takes a lot of preparation to eat at home in a way that really is cheap, nutritious, and doesn’t take one million hours. This week, Daphnie and Joanna share how they handle meal planning and grocery shopping, including their best tips and their many failures. Plus, Daphnie totally flips out over what Joanna found for this week’s “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: Meal planning tips for familiesTodoist app10 crock pot freezer meals in under an hour, Joanna's favorite Indian food and Chinese food cookbooks, Dirty Dozen guide to pesticides and produce

#149 Noom and Weight Watchers

This week we’re breaking down two diet services that are being marketed to millenials: Noom and Weight Watchers (oh, I’m so sorry, “WW”). What do they claim to be? What are they, actually? Why don’t we need them, and if we find their offers compelling, what can we do instead? Be warned, sneaky diets that are trying to pretend they aren’t diets: Daphnie and Joanna are coming for you!

Links in this episode: Christy Harrison on Weight Watchers, Information about orthorexia from the National Eating Disorder Association, Health coach Holly Toronto, Isabel Foxen Duke’s blog, Food Psych episode on the problems with weight science, Smitten Kitchen, NYT Cooking



#114 Eating for Power: Winter

It’s the winter edition of our “Eating for Power” series! Prepare your soups and stews, ladies and gentlemen. And, may we suggest, your curries? In this episode, Daphnie explains what it means to eat for power, and she and Joanna share some of their favorite powerful warming recipes for the winter months.

Links in this episode: GrowNYC list of what's in season in New York, Beef and cabbage "egg roll" stir fry, More info on the Maillard reaction, Video of how to safely cut open a squash, Recipes: French Onion soup, Beef Stew, Caramelized onions, 25 Sweet Potato recipes, Roasted Delicata Squash, Blood Orange Almond and Ricotta Cake

#110 Gift Guide 2017

It’s the time of year for buying gifts for all sorts of people in your life (and the time of year for making a wish list for yourself!) This “Just One More” gift guide is full of Joanna and Daphnie’s ideas for fitness and nutrition related gifts that normal people won’t think are a bummer (or a fat-shaming hint or something).

Here's our page of links to all of the products we mention in this episode!

#105 Cooking with Kids with Ashley Moulton

Cooking with kids makes them more likely to try new foods, helps them establish healthy habits, and reinforces the skills they learn in school. Plus, it’s a great chance to bond as a family! But cooking with kids can also be messy, and time consuming, and...what if you aren’t that great of a cook yourself? Nomster Chef founder Ashley Moulton gives us great tips and tricks for getting started with kids in the kitchen even if you aren’t a Master Chef.

Links in this episode: Nomster Chef Kickstarter, Nomster Chef website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, Learning Design and Technology program at Stanford, YouTube Kids, Curious Chef, Montessori learning towers, Chop Chop magazine, Sesame Street cookbook

#090 Stop Wasting Food with Hannah Jastram Aaberg

Food waste is bad in two big ways: it means throwing away perfectly good food in a world where many people don’t have enough to eat, AND it means basically ripping up your hard earned cash and throwing it in the garbage. This week, Registered Dietitian and Flavor Maven Hannah Jastram Aaberg gives us tips for making the most of the food we buy, from using every last bit of that bunch of herbs to a hilarious use for pickle juice. Never fear what’s hiding in your crisper again!

Links in this episode: Hannah's recipe for Green Stuff, Hannah’s awesome blog, Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us HumanHannah on Twitter, Hannah on Instagram

#067 Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping

We all want to eat better and spend less money, but let’s be honest: it takes a lot of preparation to eat at home in a way that really is cheap, nutritious, and doesn’t take one million hours. This week, Daphnie and Joanna share how they handle meal planning and grocery shopping, including their best tips and their many failures. Plus, Daphnie totally flips out over what Joanna found for this week’s “This is Crazy, Right?”

Links in this episode: Meal planning tips for families, Todoist app10 crock pot freezer meals in under an hour, Joanna's favorite Indian food and Chinese food cookbooks, Dirty Dozen guide to pesticides and produce

#061 Eating Good and Cheap with Leanne Brown

This week, Joanna interviews cookbook author and food advocate Leanne Brown! Leanne tells us how her book Good and Cheap went from NYU thesis to Kickstarter phenomenon with a little help from Reddit. She explains why cooking can be extra stressful for people living at the poverty line and shares some of her favorite tips for eating well on $4 a day. Plus, what do “good” and “cheap” mean, really? The answers will be comforting, we promise.

Links: Leanne’s website, More info on SNAP, Buy Good and Cheap on Amazon, NYU Masters in Food Studies program, How to use SNAP at NY Farmers Markets

#056 Pumpkins Apples and Spices

This time of year, anyone who’s producing #content is posting fall recipes. We’re...also doing that. But this isn’t just seasonal fluff! Daphnie explains the actual health benefits of your favorite fall foods and why they’re not just delicious but also nutritious. So grab a PSL and let’s get cozy! Plus, Daphnie faces her toughest “Best Choice” yet: McDonald’s!

Links: Recipe for Orecchiette with Pancetta, Pumpkin, and Broccoli Rabe, Recipe for Gnocchi with Squash and Kale, Best apple picking near NYCU of M Apple Development, Apple pie smoothie

#026 Eggs!

In honor of the upcoming Easter holiday, we’re talking about the incredible edible egg! One of nature’s best sources of protein, eggs are also low in calories, high in nutrients, and at the top of Joanna and Daphnie’s grocery lists. In this episode we talk about why eggs are so great, how to pick good ones, and how to cook them once you have them. Plus, Daphnie tells us how to make the Best Choice at Panera: The Land of Bread.

Links in this episode: Daphnie's former professor Dr. Lisa Young, Egg carton labels explained by NPR, Joanna's favorite way to fry eggs, Eggs in Purgatory recipe