Edamame Soup


From the color me green chapter from Colleen’s latest book.


Edamame Pesto Pasta

This was awesome! I got Appetite For Reductionfor Christmas, and it is an amazing cookbook. This edamame pesto had only a tiny amount of fat, yet was creamy and delicious. It was also cheap to make as it doesn’t contain pine nuts.


What I’ll Take to a BBQ

I was invited to a meat BBQ the other day. In these cases it pays to be prepared. Here’s what I took! I am loving edamame beans right now.

  • Edamame, corn and sesame seeds salad.
  • Babajanoush
  • Veg sausages from Tops

Edamame Beans

As I walked through the supermarket yesterday, I saw loads of these Edamame beans on sale.


These beans contain 1% salt and 1% oil.

I am still working out what Edamame beans are and how to use them more. I haven’t seen any fresh beans, although to be honest I haven’t looked for them. I do LOVE the dried beans and look at how healthy they are especially on protein, fibre and minerals front and also, these are soy beans in their most raw state, therefore the healthiest you can eat.


Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 448 kJ (107 kcal)
Carbohydrates 12 g
Sugars 3 g
Dietary fiber 6 g
Fat 6 g
Protein 12 g
Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.2 mg (15%)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.3 mg (20%)
Niacin (Vit. B3) 1.1 mg (7%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.6 mg (12%)
Vitamin B6 0.2 mg (15%)
Folate (Vit. B9) 358 μg (90%)
Vitamin C 11.4 mg (19%)
Vitamin K 37 μg (35%)
Calcium 71 mg (7%)
Iron 2.5 mg (20%)
Magnesium 72 mg (19%)
Manganese 1.2 mg (60%)
Phosphorus 190 mg (27%)
Potassium 569 mg (12%)
Zinc 1.6 mg (16%)
Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient database


I bought all the packets and I’ll take them to school as a snack. I am very lucky, as at my school they provide lunch and a snack at breaktime and even little ol’ me is generally well catered for, but as I stay at school until late and then go to the gym or kickboxing, I need something to get me through until dinner otherwise I’ll sneak over to Starbucks and spend 250baht on a soy latte and a overpriced packet of choc-covered Macadamia nuts.