Thursday, April 5, 2012

E is for Easter Lilies, Easter Eggs and Egyptian Edamame Stew

- This beauty opened up right on schedule and now graces the graves of my parents at the veterans' cemetery in my home town - placed Tuesday morning while I was there for family business.

- A favorite Easter treat - Cadbury creme eggs.  I get nothing from Cadbury for promoting their eggs - I just love them and it's a good E thing.  :)

Egyptian Edamame Stew

This is so good and your home will smell wonderful for hours.

1 1/2 10-ounce packages frozen shelled edamame (about 3 cups), thawed
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large sweet onion, chopped
1 large zucchini, cut into half moons
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons lemon juice

1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add edamame and cook until tender, 4 to 5 minutes or according to package directions. Drain. (Or you can steam them.)
2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Add zucchini and cook, covered, until the onions are starting to brown, about 3 minutes more. Add garlic, cumin, coriander and cayenne and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes and bring to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer and cook until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes.
3. Stir in the edamame and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat and stir in cilantro and lemon juice.

Makes 4 servings, about 2 cups each. Per serving: 258 calories.

I serve this with saffron rice. Yum.

Day 5 of the A to Z Blogging Challenge, featuring the letter E.   Three things that give me pleasure.


T'Laina said...

I absolutely love Easter Lillies... we are selling them where I work and they are lined up beside the cash registers - they are so beautiful and make the dusty Canadian Tire smell wonderful.

And creme eggs... I don't think I have ever gone a year without them, after age five!

Dif-tor heh smusma

- T'Laina (

Snaggle Tooth said...

Beautiful Easter Lily- Glad you got to visit the cemetary. At my Parents gravesite we're not allowed to leave anything, even flowers! I got a Cadbury egg to open on Easter- they were 50 cents!
You are such a cook cook! I had to look up "Edamame" looks good- I'd probably like it, because it's a type of bean.

Snaggle Tooth said...

lol GOOD cook!

LL Cool Joe said...

Hmm I love creme eggs, but as I'm trying to watch my weight, I'm avoiding them!

The flower is beautiful. :)

Cloudia said...

happy Spring post!

Aloha from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral


Elephant's Child said...

Easter Lilies are a joy. And scent the air around them so well. And Edamane anything is good. That would be a wonderful way of serving them. Thanks.

Lynn said...

T'Laina -

I agree - my car smelled so good with the lilies sitting next to me in the passenger seat.

Here's a creme egg to you! I'll stop by your blog shortly.

Snaggle -

The veterans' cemetery has strict rules, but when I got the notice that their marker was up, there was a notice that potted plants for Easter were allowed 10 days before and 10 days after Easter.

Here's a creme egg to you, too!

That is a good hearty recipe - delicious, too. Let me know if you try it. I get the edamame in the frozen food section.

Joe -

Thank you - it was a beautiful morning and the flower cooperated.

Cloudia -

Truly! Thank you -

Lynn said...

The Elephant's Child -

You were just here - yes, a lovely scent.

Hope you are doing well today.

Granny Annie said...

Easter Lillies are beautiful.

Eggs of any sort please me. Cadbury creme eggs maybe more than some:)

Edamame is a state of soy bean I have never knowingly eaten.

Leonora said...

The stew looks so wonderfully healthy. I noticed you posted the chocolates first and then the stew...
We love those eggs too!

happygirl said...

I have never had luck getting an Easter lily to bloom on time. This is wonderful. Never had a cadbury cream egg, nor edamame. I have lived a sheltered, sad life. I need to try both soon.

Unknown said...

Not fair! I can't Cadbury's creme eggs where I live. Still, I can drool over your picture instead. Love sound of the recipe - and you put the calories at the end!

sage said...

That soup sounds like something I need to try and I love lilies outside, inside the give me a headache and I am thankful we've gone to silk lilies at church.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

The stew looks delicious, and not even that hard to make. Nice Easter post!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Egyptian Edamame Stew - that's new to me!
Hope you're having fun with the Challenge. Happy Easter!

Margo Kelly said...

YUM!!! And now I'm hungry ... mostly craving a creme egg! haha.

Louvregirl said...

Ooooohhh, that stew looks good!

Christie Wright Wild said...

Your stew looks good.

I can't wait to eat my Cadbury Creme Egg on Sunday morning.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn .. love the Easter lily - beautiful photo and so pleased you got 'home' to place some on your parents' grave ..

Now those creme eggs - I hate - I do not know why .. but they are just to me horrible - I'll scoff the others!

The Edamame stew looks good .. I sometimes have them raw in a salad I buy at Marks and Spencer ..

Cheers Hilary

Jenny said...

Wonderful post. The stew looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Jannie Funster said...

Why is every blog enticing me with eats today??!! :)

Yes, I have always LOVED those Cadbury eggs. Were they bigger when I was a kid? Or just got smaller looking as I got bigger?? :)

Beautiful lily. I got one just like that as my birthday gift.


Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

Let me know if you try edamame beans - they are one of those super foods I keep reading about.

Leonora -

Yes - everything in its proper order. :) The stew incorporated some badly needed E subject.

happygirl -

I know you said you were trying to eat more healthily - this stew would fit the bill for that, but if you want a treat - run down to your local pharmacy, where the eggs are sure to be waiting in a pile at the checkout. :)

Susan -

I think it's one of those diet stews, but it doesn't taste like it - hence the calories at the end anyway.

Sage -

Same reason we don't use real green boughs at our church at Christmas - too many allergy related complaints. :)

Lynn said...

Karen -

It's very easy to make.

Alex -

I might have hit upon the one E thing with that stew that no one else posted about.

I am having fun with the challenge. :)

Margo -

I like to buy those and spread them around there and there for good cheer.

lg -

That would work for your household, I think. Let me know if you try it.

Christie -

Happy Easter!

Hilary -

That's what makes the world go 'round - we all are unique in our tastes.

Jenny -

Thanks for coming by!

Jannie -

Thank you - and I hope you had a good birthday.


Anonymous said...

Love your blog and I love the variety of your A to Z post. The stew looks like a must try for me. Not so much a Cadbury fan. I like the chocolate but the cream in the middle made me sick once and now I can't abide it. My husband like this because I give him and eggs I get.

I look forward to reading more!

Paula Martin said...

I can almost smell that stew - wonderful!

Mark Koopmans said...

Aloha Lynn,

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

I *love* Cadbury's Eggs, too, but can only eat one a year :)

Great posts and I'm a new follower:)

Golden Eagle said...

Beautiful flower!

I love edamame; this sounds like a great recipe.

The Golden Eagle
The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

Riot Kitty said...

Yum is right! Did I read it correctly that it's vegetarian?

Lynn said...

ocl -

Let me know if you try it - it's one of my favorites and I like taking leftovers for lunch.

Paula -

It smells so good -

Mark -

Thanks for coming by!

The Golden Eagle -

Thank you. Thanks for coming by!

Riot Kitty -

Yes - and vegan, in fact. :)

Cathy said...

HaHa. I noticed most people who commented were "tasting" the chocolate egg. But I "tasted" or "smelled" what you had to say about the stew. I copy pasted it and plan to try it out immediately. It sounds so nutritious.