Edamame, olive salad

This edamame, olive salad will make you feel like you’re lunching at a seaside restaurant on some far flung Greek island. I swear it! It’s such an unusual combination that your taste buds will think you’re on vacation. I had a variation of this salad last week at an unlikely waterfront spot in North Carolina. The restaurant served mostly seaside style bar food, except for this incredible side dish. I’m so glad I ordered it. It was easily my favorite thing I had that meal — aside from that delicious Southern sweet tea. That’s hard to beat. This edamame, olive combo makes for a simple salad but not one where you want to cut back on quality. A bag of shelled edamame should only run you a few dollars, so splurge on the fancy olives — you know, the ones from the olive bar. Or at least get a good brand of jarred kalamatas.…

Listeria leads to Edamame Recall in 33 States

Edamame is the perfect low calorie snack and sushi accompaniment, but if you’ve purchased any pods in recent months, you may want to think twice. A possible listeria contamination has led to the necessary recall of the soybeans in 33 states, According to the FDA. Luckily, it’s not all edamame brands. The at-risk packages were produced by Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp. between January 3 and March 17, 2017. The contaminated packages were discovered by the company during a random check at one of their facilities. States who received these packages in question include: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MS, NC, NH, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WY. Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections is those with weakened immune systems such as children, pregnant women and older adults. Healthy…