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    Recipes: Garlic parmesan edamame and iced-chocolate coffee

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Award-winning designer and lifestyle expert, P. Allen Smith, is in studio with recipes for edamame and iced-chocolate coffee.

    Did you know edamame is one of the fastest growing specialty foods in the U-S? It's a soybean harvested at the peak of ripening. You've probably seen people eat it as a snack, a vegetable dish, in soups, and processed into sweets.

    Garlic Parmesan Edamame

    Ingredients
    (1) 16 ounce package frozen edamame in shell
    ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    ½ cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
    ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
    ½ teaspoon dried oregano
    ½ teaspoon onion powder
    Salt and Pepper to taste

    Directions
    Steam edamame in microwave until slightly warm and not frozen. (You can do this one of 2 ways - I have a microwave steamer that I use, or even easier is throwing the edamame in a ziploc bag with about a tbsp of water, sealing it, leaving a small opening for steam, and heating it on high for 2 minutes) Drain and set aside.

    In a small food processor, combine olive oil and garlic. Process until well-combined. Heat a wok over medium high heat. Add edamame and toss for a few seconds. Add garlic oil and saute for a minute or two, stirring constantly. Add breadcrumbs, Parmesan, oregano, onion powder and salt and pepper. Then toss until well coated. Serve immediately.

    Iced Chocolate Coffee

    Ingredients
    ½ cup warm water
    6 teaspoons instant coffee powder
    X cubes of ice
    2 cups Soymilk
    chocolate syrup

    Directions
    Mix warm water and instant coffee until coffee is dissolved. Blend coffee, ice, soymilk and chocolate syrup in blender until smooth.

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    About P. Allen Smith

    P. Allen Smith is an award-winning designer, gardening and lifestyle expert and host of two public television programs, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home, P. Allen Smith's Garden to Table and the syndicated 30-minute show P. Allen Smith Gardens. Smith is one of America's most recognized and respected design experts, providing ideas and inspiration through multiple media venues. He is the author of the best-selling Garden Home series of books published by Clarkson Potter/Random House, including Bringing the Garden Indoors: Container, Crafts and Bouquets for Every Room and P. Allen Smith's Seasonal Recipes from the Garden. Allen is also very active on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Allen's Blog and YouTube as well as on the new eHow Home channel and eHow Pets & Animals channel. His design and lifestyle advice is featured in several national magazines. Learn more at http://www.pallensmith.com.

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