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 with Cranberry Mix

It's hard to believe edamame has been around since the 13th century. Edamame's Japanese translation is "branched bean." They're actually young, green soybeans when they're picked, so they're soft rather than hard and dry like mature soy beans.  If you want to get really fancy (and lazy), you can even buy edamame hulled from their skins at Trader Joe's and other specialty food stores.  In fact, we grabbed a package of hulled froze edamame from our freezer to help soothe my son's black eye last week! With just a little sea salt, these beans … [Read more...]

Introducing Luckybars™ – Protein Bars for Kids

It’s safe to say that MOTHERS are the best experts about their own kids! Mothers are on the front lines, constantly dealing with real-time challenges requiring quick fixes. Sometimes the best kid-focused products in the marketplace are those that were born from mothers simply having an “aha” moment while watching their kids. Luckybar™, the recently-launched protein bar for kids, was actually founded by a mom (Jamie), and crafted by a doctor! Picture yourself on an airplane with two very hungry children. One child is an adventurous … [Read more...]