Thursday, January 27, 2011

Twig beans...

Lately I'm really into edamame, or when translated from Japanese "twig beans". It's a young soybean that is harvested in it's pod before it is fully ripened.


Soybeans are full of great nutrition. They are rich in protein, dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and micro nutrients. To prepare you just steam or boil them, it is really that easy. You're most likely to see them served at a Japanese restaurant or for sale by the sushi. I always head to the natural/organic section of my grocery store where the frozen packages are cheaper than the fresh.

To eat you basically just pull the soybeans from the pod using your teeth, it's one time where playing with your food is allowed. I was introduce to them a few years ago by my friends Sabrina, and once you try them I don’t think you’ll be able to deny they’re good!

Do you like edamame? Would you ever try them?

And some fun lyrics for the weekend...

Waking up too early
Maybe we can sleep in
I'll make you banana pancakes
Pretend like it's the weekend now

-Banana Pancakes, Jack Johnson


  1. Oh, I just love Edamame! They're so easy to make at home and such a healthy choice when you're getting overwhelmed by the restaurant menu.

  2. I love Edamame. Especially when it's a little salted. Yum!


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