Quick Cooking Tips: Edamame & Couscous

I didn’t have a proper dinner last night, just some quick dishes I whipped up for the baby and me. Here’s what I learned.

Edamame — fresh soybeans, usually sold frozen in the pod — make a tasty and healthy snack. Even my two-year-old loves them. They cook in about 3 minutes. Don’t get stuck thinking you always have to serve them Japanese-style either. Try removing them from the pod, drizzling with olive oil and sprinkling with grated Parmesan. Delish!

Couscous cooks very quickly and can actually serve as a light supper (or breakfast), depending on what you put in it. I like to add sauteed vegetables; dried fruits; and toasted nuts. Per ½ cup couscous, bring 1 cup water or stock to a boil. Stir in the couscous and other ingredients, cover and remove the pot from the heat. Let the couscous steep about 10 minutes, then fluff with a fork.

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