I love edamame, but I don’t like eating a lot of it because soy isn’t the best for women (so I’ve heard from multiple sources), so I am excited to tell you about Stahlbush Island Farms Green Chick Peas, which taste almost identical to edamame. But, these garbanzo chick peas are harvested before the bean has a chance to brown and harden into the familiar garbanzo bean flavor and texture. The green garbanzo beans are the perfect light snack, or can be served as a stand-alone side to your main dish. Whether they are lightly steamed and sprinkled with sea salt or added to stir-frys, the beans are remarkably versatile. You can even make hummus from them, or many other recipes you use the familiar garbanzo beans with.
The beans are bright green and have the flavor and satisfying pop that’s reminiscent “It’s amazing how if they are harvested earlier, the texture and taste completely change,” said Daniel Stockton, National Retail Sales Manager for Stahlbush Island Farms.
Stahlbush Island Farms even helps the environment by its trademark packaging–a brown 100% biodegradable package.
For the below picture, I simply tossed the beans with a little EVOO and spices and roasted in the over at 375 for 20 minutes! I put them on my counter and snacked while I was cooking my dinner.
I can wait to try more recipes with these green guys!
Find a store near you that carries Stahlbush Island Farms Products: http://www.stahlbush.com/store-locator/
If you want to purchase a specific Stahlbush Island Farms product, I would check with your local Whole Foods or natural grocer to see what their inventory is!
About Stahlbush Island Farms:
Founded by husband and wife Bill and Karla Chambers in 1985, is a family-owned, environmentally friendly farm and food processor in Corvallis, Oregon. The farm was the first farm ever to be certified sustainable by the Food Alliance in 1997. It also claimed energy independence in 2009 with the first-of-its-kind biogas plant in North America that converts agricultural by-product into electricity. Stahlbush Island Farms frozen fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes are available nationwide and in Canada.