Well, I just found out I can't keep putting recipes on separate pages, as I've reached my limit of twenty.
For now I'll add new recipes as posts, and soon I'll hope to reorganize the blog in some way that makes sense, and makes everything easy to find.
Here's a great recipe that I think I found through someone on the Croton-Cortlandt Moms mailing list, but I can't remember who!
It's easy, but it does have two ingredients that could be considered exotic: edamame beans and soba noodles. I like recipes that don't require going anywhere but your regular grocery store, but I found both of these in mine, and neither are very expensive.
Edamame beans (which are young soy beans) can often be found the frozen section, sometimes with the organic things, but sometimes just sitting next to the frozen limas and that kind of thing in the non-organic section. They usually come in the pod, and you can't eat that, so, as this recipe says, you should shell them. But that's easy.
Soba noodles are Japanese buckwheat noodles. They're often packaged like regular dry pasta and can be found in the Asian section--near the coconut milk, curry pastes, and that kind of thing.
Keep an eye out for these ingredients next time you're shopping, and if you find them, give this recipe a try! It's good and full of protein.
Cold Soba Noodles