You can easily shred carrots using a box grater or the grating attachment of a food processor, but to save time, look for pre-bagged shredded carrots. They’re just as nutritious and typically stay fresh for several weeks.

Edamame (ay-duh-MAH-may) is a fun word that means young soy beans. You’ll often see a bowl of unshelled edamame served with salt as an appetizer in Asian restaurants. This recipe calls for shelled edamame, so you can either shell the pods yourself or purchase pre-shelled beans. Look for edamame in the frozen foods section.

What is your favorite thing to order in a restaurant? Should we try to cook our own version at home?