Embrace edamame!

The little bean packed with taste and many health benefits

It’s so easy to get into a rut when it comes to food. For me, that’s especially true with vegetables — until I discovered edamame. I purchased a bag in the organic frozen food section of my grocery store and brought it home. My husband raised his eyebrows at first, wondering what I was planning. Edamame is young soybeans. You can purchase them fresh or frozen, in the pod or hulled. If you are planning to use them in the recipe below, buy them already hulled.

Memorial Day tips

Many of us will be throwing a great Memorial Day cookout or a weekend getaway to start off this Summer. Memorial Day signifies the beginning of a season; a time of grilling, baseball and sun tans. Cookouts and travel can sometimes spell disaster for those of us trying to stay healthy. Here are a few tips to keep on track this holiday weekend.

1. Half your plate should be fruits and vegetables! Summer is a great season for fresh, local ingredients. Try a new fruit or vegetable this weekend.