Dry Roasted Edamame and Cranberry Mix

I'm on vacation with my family right now, far from home, and I just enjoyed a snack of Dry-Roasted Edamame with Cranberries.  I smiled as it made me think about a recipe I made years ago when I first started writing this blog. It's amazing to me that I hadn't even tried edamame until college. But, I do remember it was love at first taste.  And, with a little sea salt, these beans can go a long way- not to mention all of the high nutritional and health benefits they boast*: Just one half cup of these green beans is equal to 9 grams of … [Read more...]

Dry-Roasted Edamame and Cranberry Mix

It's hard to believe edamame has been around since the 13th century and I'm finally starting to experiment with it in my house only as of this year.  While I've always loved boiled, salted edamame as an appetizer at Japanese restaurants, somehow, they never made it on to my own kitchen table. Edamame's Japanese translation is "branched bean." I've learned that they're actually young, green soybeans when they're picked so they're soft rather than hard and dry like mature soy beans.  And, if you want to get really fancy (and lazy), you can … [Read more...]