Thursday, September 28, 2006

Glazed Edamame and Carrots

Tonight I ventured away from my usual green veggies and decided to fix myself some carrots. I know edamame is green, but it's a soybean, not a vegetable.

This recipe serves one.

Prepare 1/2 cup edamame and set aside.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium skillet, then add 20 baby carrots. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Cook over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes or until browned.

While the carrots are cooking, mix together 1 tablespoon Bragg's and 2 teaspoons agave nectar. When the carrots are done, add in the edamame and the Bragg's and agave mixture. Mix well. Transfer to a plate and sprinkle with a little salt and a little maple or brown sugar.

This makes a delicious combination of sweet and savory, and it was a nice change of pace from my usual garlic and onion flavored greens.

Since I feel I must eat broccoli nightly, I did steam a small head, but instead of sprinkling on garlic salt I poured Gaia's Dijon-Dill Dressing over it. I still promise her I will try it on beets, but it was excellent on broccoli!

Last night I made Kale and Beans which was posted by Don't Get Mad, Get Vegan. As you can tell from the picture, I used pinto beans instead of blackeyed peas and I added one chopped fresh tomato. I love kale, and this was a flavorful and filling dish.

And to satisfy my sweet tooth, I topped banana "ice cream" aka frozen banana with some fresh fruit. As Rachel Ray would say, yummo!


Jackie said...

The Dijon-Dill Dressing will probably go with many veggies and I really must try it.

Thanks for the excellent idea of Fruity Spring Rolls as it will be another way to use the spring roll wrappers that I always have in my freezer.

Thanks for the visit :)

Harmonia said...

Thank you for these wonderful ideas! And pics! Sounds yummers! Have a nice weekend!

Gaia said...

Oh that Edamame & Carrot dish looks so yummy ! I have yet to find Edamame here. I have heard so much good stuff about it !

bazu said...

Yummo, yes, but this kicks Rachel Ray's butt! Just the other day I saw her say, "any vegetable tastes better with bacon on it" jeeeeez someone educate that girl before she embarasses herself any more!

Anonymous said...

I've been wanting to try that dressing as well -- never thought to use on cooked broccoli (which I love).

I love that you always have a little sweet treat. I need to try some of your recipes to see if they'll satisfy my sweet tooth as I'm trying to cut back on the sugar.