Episode 016: Ice Cream Sandwiches, Celebrating Yourself & BIRTHAWEEN!

In today’s episode, we are celebrating BIRTHAWEEN! It’s a holiday we made up to celebrate, well, ourselves and our 16th episode! We chat all about what Birthaween even is, why we deserve to be celebrated, why we love parties and celebrations so much, what it means to us to have hit our 16th episode and why we believe people should celebrate themselves often and randomly. We also played some party games like the ever-gross but ever-popular Beanboozled, a round of rapid-fire question and answer, and exchanged traditional Birthaween gifts that remind us of each other. Think: taco truck taco holders and pumpkin spice face masks.

Green Tea Ice Cream Sandwiches

To fit the celebration theme, Rachel also made green tea mini ice cream sandwiches (chocolate dipped and sea salt sprinkled-gah!). These were so delicious and such a fun party snack!

Green Tea Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Green Tea Ice Cream Sandwiches
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Prep Time
6 min
Prep Time
6 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pint green tea ice cream (I used Haagen-Dazs, but other brands available at most Asian Markets!)
  2. 48 butter cracker rounds (I used organic Golden Crackers from Sprouts)
  3. 8 ounces milk chocolate, roughly chopped
  4. 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  5. Course sea salt for sprinkling (I used Maldon Sea Salt)
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together softened green tea ice cream. At this point you could mix in any additional delicious goodies like chopped chocolate, but I kept it simple.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer to reharden for 4 hours, or overnight.
  3. To assemble sandwiches, soften the ice cream just slightly and use a small ice cream scooper to scoop a heaping tablespoon of ice cream onto the bottom side of a butter cracker. Top with another butter cracker and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Continue until all the ice cream is gone and quickly place the assembled ice cream sandwiches in the freezer. Freeze for 2 hours before dipping.
  4. While the sandwiches are re-freezing, melt chocolate and coconut oil together (either over a double boiler or in the microwave) until smooth and combined. Place the chocolate in a small (but not shallow) bowl.
  5. Remove the frozen sandwiches from the freezer and dip half of the cracker sandwich into the milk chocolate. Shake off excess chocolate and place back on the cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt and return to the freezer to harden the chocolate after all of the sandwiches are dipped.
  6. Once the chocolate is hardened, sandwiches can be stored in a freezer-safe bag or container!
Adapted from Joy the Baker
Adapted from Joy the Baker
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Episode 015: Market Salad, Fennel Chopping & Relationships

Today’s episode is all about relationships – the ones we form with the food we eat but also how we establish healthy relationships with the people we care about most like family, friends, and our significant others. We reached out to Erinn’s good friend, Yelena Galibov, who also happens to be a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She gave us great advice to share on all things relationships. We suggest a pen for some note-taking!

Market Salad Table Chat Show Podcast

We also share a delicious and oh-so-simple Market Salad from another good friend of the show, Leslie, from the blog Cardamom + Rye. On her blog, Leslie shares “purposeful recipes from my table to yours.” This recipe featured an assortment of fun ingredients like kale, quinoa, fennel, and beautiful strings of multi-colored carrots. Get the recipe below!

Market Salad
Serves 4
Leslie says,"I love this salad because it is hearty, fresh, and full of delicious late summer/early fall vegetables. The dressing is especially great."
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Prep Time
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Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Dressing
  1. 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  2. 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  3. 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or to taste)
  4. 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  5. 2 tablespoons ripe avocado
  6. 1 teaspoon honey
  7. fresh pepper to taste
Salad
  1. 2 bunches kales, destemmed and torn into pieces 1 cup cooked quinoa
  2. 3-4 farmers' market carrots (multi-colored ones), cut in ribbons using a vegetable peeler
  3. 1 small bulb of fennel, transparently sliced
  4. 1 avocado, cut into small cubes
  5. 1/2 cup sliced almonds
Instructions
  1. Make the dressing by hand or using a food processor or blender. Puree all ingredients until combined. (I usually whisk it in the bottom of a big bowl and then add the kale to the bowl but it doesn't combined quite as well but still tastes good!)
  2. In a large bowl, massage the dressing into the kale until it starts to soften and is evenly covered with dressing. Add the quinoa, carrots, fennel, salt to taste, and toss. Add the avocado and almonds and toss gently one last time and serve! This salad is particularly flavorful the following day.
Adapted from 101 Cookbooks
Adapted from 101 Cookbooks
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 Things we discussed in this episode:

“Do You Suffer From Disordered Eating,” by Lisa Hayim MS, RD. The article prompted discussion on our first topic, building a healthy relationship with food!

Contact Yelena Galibov, LMFT
Email: ygalibovlmft@gmail.com
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Arizona
Shier Private Practice in Scottsdale, AZ

Episode 014: Blind Taste Test, Doritos & Favorite Things: Food Edition

On today’s episode, we chat, once again, about our faaaaavorite thiiiiiings! This time though, we’re talking all about our food favorites. We have our first BLIND TASTE TEST and feed each other random things and try to guess what they are, like marshmallows, circus cookies, matcha green tea Kit Kats, and Cool Ranch Doritos. It’s a good time. Also, we totally spaced on taking a picture of the food we tested, because we were BLINDFOLDED. Oh well, here’s a reenactment.

blindfold-taste-test

After taste-testing, we chatted the important things like all of our related-to-food favorites including: our favorite local restaurants, favorite food magazines, favorite food-related phone apps, favorite food-themed movies, favorite family recipes, our favorite things about being dietitians, and even our favorite weird food habits. Again, these are great table talk questions if you’re at a party or hanging out with family! We won’t list all of our answers here (listen to the episode above!), but here’s a list of all the questions we asked each other:

Favorite local restaurant?

Erinn – The Stand and St. Francis (both in Phoenix!)

Rachel – Miss Saigon and Takamatsu (both in Tucson!)

Favorite destination restaurant?

Erinn – Ana Lena in Vancouver, B.C and Community Table in Washington, CT

Rachel – FlyinFin Sushi and Seafood in Redondo Beach, CA and The Girl and the Goat in Chicago, IL

Dream restaurant?

Food magazine?

Food commentary/book?

Erinn –
Kitchen Confidential Updated Edition: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (P.S.) by Anthony Bourdain

A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines by Anthony Bourdain

Driving Hungry: A Delicious Journey, from Buenos Aires to New York to Berlin (Vintage Departures) by Layne Mosler

Rachel –
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg

Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage by Molly Wizenberg

My Berlin Kitchen: A Love Story (with Recipes) by Luisa Weiss

Favorite food app?

Erinn – Epicurious Recipe & Shopping App 

Rachel – Diners TV

Favorite cookbook?

Erinn – The Silver Palate Cookbook

Rachel – Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat

Favorite food podcast?

Favorite celebrity chef?

Erinn – Ina Garten, Eric Ripert, Christina Tosi

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Rachel – Chrissy Teigen, Fabio Viviana, Alex Guarnaschelli

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Favorite food TV show?

Favorite food movie?

Erinn – Waiting, Chef, and The Trip

Rachel – The Hundred-Foot Journey and Julie & Julia

Favorite exotic food?

Favorite weird food pairing?

Favorite weird food habit?

Favorite go-to recipe?

Favorite passed down recipe?

Favorite food type store?

Erinn – Crate & Barrel

Rachel – Sur La Table

Favorite meal of the day?

Favorite fast food?

Erinn – In-N-Out and Chik-fil-A

Rachel – Taco Bell and In-N-Out

Favorite “you caught me being healthy” food

BONUS: Favorite thing about being an RD?