I am the Bubba (a.k.a. Benjamin Buford Blue from Forrest Gump fame) of kale. I make sauteed kale, stir-fry kale, roasted kale, garlic kale, kale with herbs-de-provence, kale and chicken stew, kale and beans....
My smugness comes from doing all of this before Real Simple told me to. I usually am picking up new things from them. They should have asked me.
So while I have the upper hand, I'll share another little dietary secret of mine. I'll start with a question. What do Dora the Explorer and edamame have in common? Nothing, you probably think. But you would be wrong. Their commonality is that Dora is on the outside of my new favorite product's packaging and edamame is on the inside of my new favorite product's packaging!
I thought I was done with Dora years ago when my boys figured out she was a girl and chose Diego over her. Actually, I was done with her long before that but she still somehow got into my family room before the boys became wise to her gender. And now I have let her back in the house, but only in the kitchen. And she has her endorsement of Seapoint Farms edamame to thank for it.
I have long purchased shelled edamame but it was a more adult brand like Cascadian Farms. But recently, I was reaching to my grocer's freezer for my adult brand edamame and noticed Dora right next to my regular brand...at a cheaper price. That's her game: undercut the competition. Well, it worked.
And then I got home with my new brand and found out she had another trick in her backpack...eight individually wrapped 1.5 ounce snack-size packs.
Yes, Dora knows how I like to eat my edamame...not as a full-on side dish, but as a sprinkling, a garnish. So she has solved the problem of cooking a large bag of edamame only to eat small portions of it at a time before the rest of it goes to waste in the fridge. Now I can whip up a smattering of soy anytime I feel like it not worry about having too much to handle. So I love Dora now for her wise endorsement choices and ingenious serving size option. And thankfully, the packaging does not sing. Or repeat itself incessantly.
For the record, I have not seen Dora's new soy venture mentioned in Real Simple. My smugness just went up a bit. I wonder how kale with edamame would be? I'll let you know.
This post is linked up with Mrs. 4444's Friday Fragments.