Episode 70: Instant Pot: Yogurt, Vanilla Extract, and Cheesecake

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
On this week's episode, we talk about a few things you can do with the Instant Pot, that are a little more intimidating, namely making yogurt, infusing your own vanilla extract, and making cheesecake. Yes, you CAN make a cheesecake in the Instant Pot! We also help our Food Fight listener deal with her condiment conundrum.



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Run Time: 58 minutes

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Episode 69: Holiday Meats

Monday, November 13, 2017
On this week's episode, we are talking all about different meats that are eaten during the holidays, such as turkey, ham, prime rib, goose, and seafood. There are so many delicious options for your upcoming holiday season. We also help our Food Fight listener figure out how to match her spouse's hunger levels.



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  • There's a ham belt and climate plays a part as discussed with Cristiano Creminelli.
  • Ham was cured for spring specifically Easter, then it eventually got included during Christmas time. There are City Hams (wet brine) and Country Hams (dry cured).
  • Dwight Kalb made a sculpture of Madonna (the singer) and sent it to David Letterman.
  • Deep-fried turkey--ordered online (not done in our own homes!).
  • The Food Fight listener and her husband have different hunger levels when it's time to eat.

Run Time: 53 minutes

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Episode 68: Onions

Monday, November 6, 2017
On this week's episode, we talk all about the humble onion, where it came from, that there's an association in the US to represent them, and how to avoid crying when you cut onions. Plus, we help our Food Fight listener deal with her significant other's need for gourmet food.



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Let's taco 'bout it!





  • If all else fails, you can buy this eyewear to protect you from crying while cutting onions.
  • Our Food Fight question this week asks for help about how to deal with her significant other's need for fancy, expensive food.

Run Time: 48 minutes

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Episode 67: Pumpkins

Monday, October 30, 2017
On this week's episode and on the eve of Halloween, we explore the origin of the pumpkin, from how they were used by the Native Americans to crazy folklore of the Jack-O-Lantern, from Libby's canned pumpkin puree and lastly to how Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte took the world by storm. We then help a Food Fight listener (aka Sharon) deal with making a Red Velvet Cake for an upcoming birthday.



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  • Sharon, of course, had ribs smoked on the Big Green Egg, but talked extensively about the Taco Mac dinner that was a hit. Winter ALSO had ribs (charsiu type) on the Big Green Egg, but had a 3-ingredient dinner made by the Instant Pot: Chicken thighs (with bone and skin), 1 chopped onion, and a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce. You can even get a bluetooth Instant Pot!
  • Pumpkins are considered a winter squash, and are a fruit botanically speaking. Native Americans planted pumpkin with corn and beans as the "Three Sisters." They also dried out pumpkin, which kept for years! 
  • Colonial Americans noticed how popular pumpkins were and it became quite the fad to find different ways to incorporate them into their food and dry it out like the Native Americans.
  • Sharon painted her pumpkins this year and Winter melted crayons on her pumpkin with a heat gun, but one should traditionally carve a Jack-O-Lantern, because of Stingy Jack.
  • Fastest pumpkin carver!


  • Morton, Illinois is considered the pumpkin capitol of the world. Libby's Pumpkin Puree comes from a proprietary strain of pumpkin, which is called a Dickinson squash. There was a shortage on pureed pumpkin in 2009 and 2015, because of too many storms which soaked the fields.
  • Starbuck's international hit, the Pumpkin Spice Latte (#PSL), came out in 2003 because there was nothing on the market with pumpkin. It almost didn't happen though! The combination of pumpkin spice made it a hit.
  • Because of this woman's complaining that the PSL didn't actually have pumpkin in it, Starbuck's started putting pumpkin into the drink in 2015. More than 2 million were sold! (We still think the trend needs to go away!)


  • Tori Avey wrote about how the Colonial Americans had the original pumpkin drink.
  • Sharon has a Food Fight question for us to discuss, whether she should make a red velvet cake (she's against it) for Ike's son's birthday (she's not opposed to making a cake for him).  Sharon can try one that has beet in it to make it red, but here is one and another one that might work.
  • Have you followed us on Facebook yet? Do it! We'd love you to join us!

Run Time: 50 minutes

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Episode 66: Paleo Basics

Monday, October 23, 2017
On this week's episode, Winter and Lee have special guests, Leslie and Aaron Galvan of the So This is Love Podcast, to chat with us this week about the basics of eating paleo. They consider themselves "paleo curious" or "paleo-ish", so they go over what you can eat while on paleo, how they adapt recipes to fit their take on paleo, and give their wise advice on paleo and different types of diets. We don't have a Food Fight question, but we do talk about the economics of dining out as a couple.


Grass-fed meats are allowed on the paleo diet

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  • We had scheduling conflicts with Sharon, so Lee joined Winter in interviewing our friends, Leslie and Aaron Galvan of the So This is Love Podcast and the blog, My Kitchen is Open, about the basics of paleo. Winter met them at BlogherFood last year, talking all about podcasting.

Leslie and Aaron Galvan of the So This is Love Podcast



  • Paleo is often associated with Crossfit, but originated from Dr. Walter Voegtlin who wrote the book The Stone Age Diet in 1975. And Robb Wolf has been the person who has revolutionized it in the modern age with his book, The Paleo Solution
  • Leslie joined a 21-day challenge lead by Emily Shromm (yes, from the Real World fame).
  • Grass-fed meats, fish and seafood, fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, less-processed oils, seeds, and nuts are allowed on paleo, though there are many variations on how the diet is interpreted. The ribs we smoked on the Big Green Egg were mostly paleo!
  • Leslie will take a recipe and make it her own and paleo-ish, using Pinterest and typical recipes she likes. 
  • The not-macaroni and cheese recipe didn't sound that great.

Fruits and veggies!


Run Time: 51 minutes

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