Sweet Pea Chef

A foodie mommy shares tips, tricks and stories from her kitchen as she seeks out more healthful and interesting meals.



Lindsay's picture Lindsay

That's funny, I've never had edamame any OTHER way than in the pod. I can eat an entire bowl by myself. Delicious! I might have to make some tonight for dinner!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Isn't that funny? I can't believe we spent all these years eating them shelled, instead of yummily in their pods...

mouse's picture mouse

I'm not a big edamame fan, but maybe I need to give it a try again.

And the quarter ploy. Unfortunately, Scooter's generally decided that trying new foods isn't worth any amount of money, despite the fact that he's usually all about earning money for new Legos. (And we tend to get a strained "mmm, that tastes great," which means he hates it and will never take another bite.)

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

So funny, mouse--L. will usually use a strained voice and make a non-committal remark, which also means he will never.ever.try.it.AGAIN.

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Yum! I am a fan of these and have had them in the pod, they are quite enjoyable. Your food posts always give me cravings! :0) I think that paying L a quarter to try it was brilliant on your part. Who knows, maybe next time he'll eat 'em by his own craving. "Okay" is a great start!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

It IS a good start, you're right! I used to feel guilty about bribing him to try food, but I've moved way past that now...and you're so right (wise as always)--"okay" is a great place to start!