"Plant food" is what salespeople like to use to refer to fertilizer. It's something of a misnomer because plants make their own food using sunlight. Fertilizer is more like your mineral supplement really. So "plant food" and fertilizer are the same thing. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer. Fertilizing every couple of weeks sounds like a soluble fertilizer, one that you mix with water. Every other month may be a granular product? How often you apply it depends on how long the particular fertilizer lasts in the soil/potting mix, how much of the minerals it contains, and how demanding the plant is.