Is there anything more annoying than appliances that keep acting up? This week it looks like Emily’s fridge, washer, and dishwasher are acting up! While this is definitely annoying, it did lead to an important conversation about natural dish washing soap, and dishwashing detergent. If you find that natural dishwashing detergent works well but then stops, Emily recommends rotating between brands! Janet and Emily also update us on what Jane has been eating recently.
First Segment: Trending Topics
3:45 – 15:49
On this week’s episode, Janet and Emily are discussing fad diets! Janet and Emily discuss some of the ridiculous fad diets of the past and present, some of these diets include: the chewing diet, the blue light diet, the grapefruit diet, and even the cookie diet. It seems that the majority of fad diets are just creative ways to get individuals to eat less calories, which isn’t sustainable long term. Strange diets aside, there are a lot of popular diets that individuals are doing as the new year rings in – vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and keto just to name a few! Janet and Emily touch on the positives, negatives, and things to be aware of while executing these diets.
Second Segment: Questions from Listeners
17:32 – 25:26
Daisy asks, “Hey ladies! My little one is having a class party and they need to bring in a home-made dish. I’m having trouble brainstorming a recipe that 25 eight year olds will generally like – any suggestions?! Thanks in advance!”
Brianna asks, “Hi Janet and Emily – My goal for 2019 was to incorporate more exercise and physical activity into my daily routine but I am feeling unmotivated with this not-so-great weather. Any tips?”
What’s For Dinner
25:27 – 27:08
Here is a quick side dish that is easy to prepare and quick to bake. Delicata squash has a delicate rind once cooked, so you can eat every bit of this vegetable, including the rind and the seeds.
For the seeds:
Optional: if you prefer, let the seeds soak in the salted water for an hour or up to overnight before baking. This improves their digestibility.