Growing up, my uncle – lovingly nicknamed Teddy Bear Hamster – was exempt from eating any and all vegetables at family functions whether it’d be random Tuesday night dinners, Thanksgiving, birthdays … you name it. He was exempt.
His reason every time was, “Green food is unnatural and gross. I don’t eat green food.”
As an adult who now has the choice to eat or not to eat vegetables, I find this reasoning good enough.
However, as an adult, I’m also in charge of making sure I eat at least a little bit of unnatural green food every day, so I added my favorite things into a greens-heavy dish that won’t make you green around the gills thinking about it.
Spicy Garlic & Soy Edamame Recipe Serves 1-4 (I usually eat this as an entire meal)
1 packaged frozen edamame pods – in the shell!
1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
4 tablespoon soy sauce (or substitute low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos)
1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
Heat oil in medium- or large-sized saute pan on medium-high heat and add frozen edamame
Toss in the oil, cover and cook for 6 minutes; stirring occasionally
Don’t have a cover? Use aluminum foil!
Increase temperature, add minced garlic and let cook about 1 minute
Add soy sauce, mix*
Add cayenne pepper, mix
*If the temperature is high enough, it will turn into a glaze; if it does not, I recommend serving the edamame and pouring the liquid soy sauce into a dish to dip your edamame in