Episode 020: Nostalgic Potluck, The 90s & Childhood Food Memories

Today’s episode is sponsored by the 1990’s and the color beige! We’re talking all about our childhood food memories. We discuss the biology of taste, why food is so often tied to memories and emotions, share our listener’s favorite childhood foods, and then discuss our favorite, funniest, and even worst food moments we had as kids.

For our food chat portion, we created a nostalgic potluck worthy of an after-school snack time. Thank you to some of our listeners for submitting their childhood foods as well!

Here’s what we sampled:

Honey butter crescent rolls

Salami and mayonnaise on white bread

Tuna salad on white bread

Cool Ranch Doritos

Spaghettios

Beef Ravioli

“Fluffernutter” Peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sandwich

Cosmic brownies

Fruity Tootsie rolls

Cracklin’ Oat Bran cereal

Rice Krispie treats

Rachel’s favorite recent food memory – Rare Bar & Grill 

Erinn’s favorite recent food memory – Cauliflower Romesco with Roasted Salted Potatoes

P.S Erinn made an error to the cauliflower recipe she discussed in a recent food memory. It was a “cauliflower romesco” NOT “cauliflower romanesco.” Romesco is a red pepper based sauce and romanesco is a type of broccoli. The more you know!

Let us know some of your childhood food memories in the comments below!

Episode 017: Cauliflower Mash, Saying No & Guilt-Free Holidays

Today’s episode is all about living a truly healthy AND guilt-free holiday season. We chat about carving out time for yourself during this busy season, staying mindful, embracing the right to savor your meals without judgement, and how to truly ENJOY the holiday season. We have our minds blown by some holiday-focused facts thanks to The National Retail Federation and we review, “The Intuitive Eater’s Holiday Bill of Rights” by the creators of Intuitive Eating. We both get a great refresher on how to say NO to pushy people and how to eat this holiday season without judgement.

Rachel prepared a Cauliflower Mash perfect as a side dish to any holiday party. We get deep about flavor variations as well. Truffle oil and parmesan, anyone? Let us know what you try!

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Cauliflower Mash
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Ingredients
  1. 1 head cauliflower
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 4 tablespoons olive oil (we love garlic, as well as black truffle infused olive oil!)
  4. 3 tabelspoons milk
  5. 2 tabelspoons plain Greek yogurt
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. Pepper to taste
  8. Snipped fresh chives for garnish
Instructions
  1. Separate the cauliflower into florets and chop the core finely.
  2. Bring about 1 cup of water to a simmer in a pot, then add the cauliflower. Cover and turn the heat to medium. Cook the cauliflower for 12-15 minutes or until very tender.
  3. Drain and discard all of the water (the drier the cauliflower is, the better!) and add the milk, Greek yogurt, olive oil, salt and pepper and mash with a masher until it looks like "mashed potatoes."
  4. Top with chives as desired!
Adapted from Eating Well and Steamy Kitchen
Adapted from Eating Well and Steamy Kitchen
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