Sunday, March 12, 2006
Yesterday I went to the organic food store near me and I got some sushi for lunch. The world is a great place when I can have sushi and green tea. The Fresh Market has a japanese chef, I guess, always there preparing fresh sushi. I remember about a month ago I was there and they had all sorts of sushi packaged but not the kind I wanted. She actually made me some sushi to my liking on the spot. I did not even have to ask. I was just looking and was about to walk away since I did not see what I wanted and she asked me if what I was looking for was there. I told her no and she said she would make it for me. That was great customer service. I was just going to get a sandwich from the deli or a salad.
Well, back to yesterday. I got my plate of sushi for about $8.75. It certainly is not cheap. But oh sooooo good! Next to it, in little bags were beans. I did not really look at the type of bean. I assumed they were sugar peas. They were labled: "Boiled! Eat beans just like boiled peanuts." I got them also. Now, you think boiled and I think tender. Sugar peas are. You eat the whole thing. I popped a bean with 2 bumps inside in my mouth. It was hairy and tough and I chewed and chewed. Can we say begin to choke when when I tried to swallow a little bit. I quickly spit that out.
I read the package again. "Soybeans. Boiled! Eat beans just like boiled peanuts." Well soybeans are a different matter all together. Eat like boiled peanuts. Why didn't that ring a bell? You do not eat the peanut shell with boiled peanuts. Well, I cracked open the soybean shell and then I had a delicacy fit for any king. Boiled soybeans. Wow! Great! They are just like eating boiled peanuts. Soybeans are very good for you so, I did not feel bad about eating the whole bag. The bag was about 1/2 of a glad sandwich bag. Maybe two thirds of a cup of soybeans were in there. They were about $2.49. I may just have to get some for lunch again today. They were good.
They were so good in fact that I think I will have to buy some fresh soybeans and boil them myself. Hopefully they will be cheaper that way. It will be a great snack for my family as well. One that I can feel good about. Candy? Soybeans? Candy? Soybeans? I pick soybeans anyday! Yeap! That was a little bit of soybean magic.