The Two Guys One Plant Podcast
18 - Cauliflower | Plus a bonus interview with Shaun Quade of Grounded Foods

18 - Cauliflower | Plus a bonus interview with Shaun Quade of Grounded Foods

July 28, 2020

Cauliflower is one of the most nutritious vegetables on a calorie for calorie basis. Often overlooked it boasts a wide arrangement of vitamins and minerals that help boost many functions within the body.  As always we discuss the history of this vegetable together with the nutrition before we welcome our first guest of the podcast, Shaun Quade of Grounded Foods. 

 

We talk all things cauliflower, plant-based cheesemaking and go on an explorative journey to help you learn more about these undervalued vegetables through the podcast.

 

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17 - Fennel - Got Milk?

17 - Fennel - Got Milk?

July 21, 2020

You won't believe the diverse nutrition available through fennel and its different components. From the bulb to the seeds and its filigree spindles at the top of the plant. There are countless benefits to this plant and we discuss all the nutrition and history together with some incredible ways to cook with this great plant. 

 

We talk all things fennel and take you on an explorative journey to help you learn more about these supposed weeds through the podcast.

 

 

16 - Pomegranate - The forbidden fruit?

16 - Pomegranate - The forbidden fruit?

July 14, 2020

Information surrounding the symbolism of pomegranates in religious association and mythology are extensive. Beliefs in its powerful properties, and its depictions in art, have abounded since prehistory. The contexts of ancient pomegranate art are religious and/or elitist. You will be surprised where the pomegranate shows up, from a painting by Botticelli to Salvador Dali's surrealism. 

We talk all things pomegranate and take you on an explorative journey to help you learn more about these multi-cultured berries through the podcast.

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15 - Parsley: Not just a s#*t garnish

15 - Parsley: Not just a s#*t garnish

July 7, 2020

Did you know that parsley was never eaten in ancient times due to it's superstitious aura?  With that said though, Parsley has an incredibly dense nutrition profile which rivals most other herbs. We talk all things Parsley and take you on an explorative journey to help you learn more about this phenomenal herb through the podcast.

 
 
14 - Carrot

14 - Carrot

June 30, 2020

Can carrots actually make you see better in the dark, or was this brilliant marketing ploy that still stands to this day? Is it better to eat carrots raw or cook them to absorb the most nutrients? We talk all things carrots and take you on an explorative journey to help you learn more about these multi-coloured vegetables through the podcast or read the key takeaways below.

13 - Sage

13 - Sage

June 19, 2020

Sage has a long and illustrious history both medicinally and nutritionally. With its place firmly fixed into Roman history, in the first books written on pharmacopeia.  It was used in ancient Egyptian medicine, right through the Middle Ages and into modern medicine. 

With a wide variety of uses, this herb offers one of the densest arrangements of antioxidants on a gram for gram basis. It also has a special place in ritualistic history, and in modern cleansing techniques. 

In this episode, you’ll learn more about Sage and become an overnight expert, with the ability to grow your own and incorporate this unique herb into your daily life. Allowing you to reap the benefits of the sage plant. 


Key Takeaways

History

  • In French folklore, it is said that Four Thieves Vinegar can cure the plague.  Four Thieves Vinegar is basically a combination of rosemary, sage, mint and raw vinegar.
  • Ancient Egyptians mostly used sage as a remedy for infertility, but it was also used in the treatment of serious diseases and epidemics like the plague.
  • Sage is one of the few plants that can almost replace antibiotics. The use of sage as a medicine in the past often meant the difference between life and death.

Nutrition & Medicinal

  • Research published in the June 2003 issue of Pharmacological Biochemical Behavior confirms what herbalists have long known: sage is an outstanding memory enhancer.
  • One study found that drinking 1 cup (240 ml) of sage tea twice daily significantly increased antioxidant defences.

Cooking

  • Sage can also be used to add flavour to sauces, butter, marinades, pastries, and breads.
  • Some herbs and spices that pair well with sage include garlic, rosemary and bay leaves.
  • Preservation methods include freezing your fresh sage leaves in ice cubes, making sage vinegar, or sage butter.

Growing

  • Sage is pretty tough once established and can tolerate dry conditions. Although, a good deep drink during summer will help keep the plant looking fresh. 
  • Companions planting includes beans, carrot, rosemary and strawberry.

 

12 - Garlic

12 - Garlic

June 12, 2020

It's a hot one this week. garlic is one of the most highly regarded medicinal vegetables in the plant kingdom, throughout multiple difference historical civilisations. From the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese, Japanese and Romans. We explore the different medicinal uses throughout the history of this extraordinary vegetable and move into current times to research what science has discovered about the nutritional benefits of Garlic.  This process allows us to see how close the ancient minds were to real science and whether they were on the right track!

We also talk about the best ways to cook with garlic and some of our favourite recipes. Together with the most important piece of information, that most of us are unaware of. The way to maximise the nutrition of the garlic when cooking, without losing all its powerful healing qualities. 

Lastly, we tell you exactly how to grow your own garlic, from your vegetable garden or even from a pot on your balcony. 

Find us on Instagram at @two.guys.one.plant.podcast and send us in your funny stories, feedback, suggestions and anything else you want to talk about. You can also find video recordings of the show and lots of other information. 

Until next time, do yourself a favour and eat more plants. 

11 - Avocado

11 - Avocado

June 5, 2020

Avocados are one of the oldest fruits in existence. Pair that with their extraordinary nutrient-dense qualities and you have one fascinating fruit to talk about. As always we dive right into the long history of avocados, talking through their use in ancient times. Moving into the more recent history of the Hass avocado, which all stem from one single tree that only just died in 2002. 

It is a fascinating journey we embark on this week and we look forward to your thoughts and experiences with avocados. 

Find us on Instagram at @two.guys.one.plant.podcast and send us in your funny stories, feedback, suggestions and anything else you want to talk about. You can also find video recordings of the show and lots of other information. 

Until next time, do yourself a favour and eat more plants. 

10 - Oranges

10 - Oranges

May 29, 2020

If you want to know literally everything about oranges, this is the podcast for you! We dive very deep into where oranges originated, being that they did not exist without the merging of two other fruits! Tim also talks in-depth about the marketing campaign that is responsible for our view of oranges and Vitamin C as we know it today. 

We also talk about the nutritional profile and health benefits of oranges, covering whether orange juice is as good for you as the whole orange. Moving straight into the medicinal history, together with a passage of medical knowledge directly from 1753 in regards to the treatment of scurvy. 

As always we talk about growing oranges, be that in a pot or in your garden and the best way to produce great fruit. Including what varieties are best to grow in certain condition. 

Finally talking about cooking with oranges and some of our favourite recipes. 

Find us on Instagram at @two.guys.one.plant.podcast and send us in your funny stories, feedback, suggestions and anything else you want to talk about. You can also find video recordings of the show and lots of other information. 

Until next time, do yourself a favour and eat more plants. 

 

9 - Snow Peas

9 - Snow Peas

May 22, 2020

Welcome to the seemingly boring world of the snow pea. This little plant actually has a lot of hidden secrets and packs a big punch nutritionally.  

In this episode, we discuss the brief history of the snow pea and its place in modern cultures, together with all the nutritional benefits they pack. Some may even blow your mind. We then talk the best ways to prepare and cook them, with a few recipes from different cultures. Before ending with growing tips and the best way to store them.

Find us on Instagram at @two.guys.one.plant.podcast and send us in your funny stories, feedback, suggestions and anything else you want to talk about. You can also find video recordings of the show and lots of other information. 

Until next time, do yourself a favour and eat more plants. 

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