young broke and undomesticated

During the first few years out of college (or maybe even a few years after that), we all get to experience the adventure we all know as ‘Early Adulthood.’ It’s that specific spot in time where all your parents can do is say “NO,” Ramen (In your mind, at least) has all the nutritional value you need, and you no longer remember that there’s more shows on TV other than the Simpsons. These are the years which I like to refer as “The Broke Years.” I’ve grown rather fond of these years, and some how have forgotten how to put together a decent meal, other than butter on toast. With this being my sole inspiration, I’ve decided to put together a few of my favorite recipes for my fellow broke, undomesticated, twenty-something year old’s. This week, I thought we’d start with a simple recipe that I could binge eat all day long: Crispy Edamame. My mouth is watering at the thought of it. This recipe is SUPER simple, and SUPER easy on the wallet.


Here’s exactly what you need: 

  • 1 Package of frozen (or fresh…whatever) edamame/soy beans
  • 1 cup of parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil (the more, the better!)
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Begin by preheating the oven at 400 degrees F (if you only have a microwave, find a friend that has an oven).
  2. Thaw and rinse off your edmame…or you can be lazy like me, and just rinse.
  3. Spread your edamame beans out on a cookie sheet, and begin drizzling olive oil all over the edamame. You can get as generous as you want with the olive oil…I LOVE that stuff. Then sprinkle the cheese all over the beans, while finishing off with salt and pepper. The more, better. (Can you tell how much I love this stuff?)
  4. Now that you’ve got all your beans all cheesed up, put the edamame into the oven for about 15 minutes, or until they’re all golden brown and crispy. Let them cool, and then you can shove them in your face.

It’s as easy as that! Check back next week for another edition of “Young, Broke, & Undomesticated.”