My husband doesn’t like to watch certain movies with me because I will recite every single line right along with the characters. Beauty and the Beast, A League of Their Own, 10 Things I Hate About You, and Mean Girls, are just a few titles on the “off limits” list. The first time I saw Mean Girls, it gave voice to so many of my inner-most thoughts, it was all I could do not to commit the lines to memory the first time around.
“She’s a life ruiner!”
“I’m a mouse…duh”
“Ohmigod I love your skirt, where did you get it?”
“Boo, you whore!”
and most importantly, “Girls who eat their feelings.”
Ladies, gentlemen, I am a girl who eats my feelings. I just didn’t know it until I saw Mean Girls.
It certainly explains all the brownies.
So earlier this year, I started trying to eat more green things, and fewer chocolate things. It’s been an uphill battle, to say the least. Because around 3:00 every day, I get hungry and I need a snack. Yes, I am 27, and I still need an after school snack. But look! I found a green one! One I can eat with no guilt! And one that still tastes like I should feel guilty about it. Roasted Edamame with Cranberries. From Tracy Shutterbean!
To make enough for a week’s worth of snacking, you will need:
- 1 1/2 C edamame (I use frozen, and thaw it first)
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- coarse salt
- 1/3 C dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. Toss edamame with olive oil on prepared sheet, and sprinkle salt on top. Roast for 20-22 minutes, giving the mixture a toss about halfway through. When finished, the edamame should be brown and some of the skin should look crinkly. Let cool and toss with cranberries. Per Tracy’s suggestion, I threw mine in a jar and shook it up.