Spicy Edamame

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Edamame is a delicious and healthy snack or appetizer all by itself. But when you add some sesame chili oil, sesame oil, lemon juice and some salt, you get something really yummy! It is just take a few minute to make this wonderful snack with things you may already have in the refrigerator. You can adjust the “heat” and “saltiness” to your own personal taste. It can’t get any easier than this!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pound package frozen edamame, cooked according to package directions
  • 1½ teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1½ teaspoons sesame chili oil
  • 1½ teaspoons sesame oil
  • Sea salt

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix lemon juice, sesame chili oil and sesame oil together. Add salt to taste.
  2. Place edamame in a large bowl. Toss the soybeans with the dressing. Add more salt, if necessary. Serve immediately.

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Sautéed Kale

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Before I started food blogging, I really only had kale in my green smoothies. Now, I frequently eat it in salads. It is naturally high in Vitamins A and C and a great source of beta-carotene and lutein. So when I doing my bi-weekly shopping at Trader Joe’s, I bought a package of it. It was already cut, cleaned and ready to cook! I decided to sauté it like I do with spinach and it was delicious!

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Ingredients:

  • ½ package Trader Joe’s Kale or 5 ounces of salad size pieces of kale with stems removed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Directions:

  1. Using a large nonstick frying pan, heat olive and sesame oils over low-medium heat. Sesame oil can become bitter at higher temperatures.
  2. Add ½ package, 5 ounces, of kale. Sauté, stirring frequently for about 8 to 10 minutes, until kale becomes tender. Kale has hardy leaves and takes longer to cook. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve hot or cold. 4 side servings.

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