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by Sarah Steimer

Marinated tofu with peanuts and charred bean sprouts

This dish came together so easily and had fantastic textures between the tofu, bean sprouts and peanuts. Definitely do not skip the addition of a lime wedge, that little blast of tart citrus juice really elevates the dish and cuts some of the saltiness of the lime and peanuts.

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by Caitlin Saniga

Masala peanuts

I never would have thought of nuts as a whole side dish, but these peanuts are up to the task. I served mine with bowls of coconut curry corn chowder.

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by Caitlin Saniga

Chopped bok choy salad with cucumbers and peanuts

The farmers market has been stocked with bok choy lately, and it’s quickly become one of our favorite salad ingredients. We love how juicy and crunchy the stems are! That, combined with the fact that we somehow have three types of peanuts in our pantry, was inspiration enough for this tangy Asian salad.

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by Caitlin Saniga

Peanut noodles with celery leaves

This was a fantastic recipe — simple, fast and super-flavorful. One note: When shopping for celery, look for bunches with dark green leaves. Pale or bright green leaves can be bitter.

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by Sarah Steimer

Baked salmon with a peanut-cilantro relish

I was a little concerned about using a shallot in the relish. The original recipe called for using the greens from one large scallion, but it was the one ingredient I forgot at the grocery store. I used a finely minced shallot instead, and it actually worked beautifully. The trick was rinsing the shallot under cold water after cutting. I saw Rick Bayless use this method on television once to mellow the taste of raw onions in salsa, and I figured it could mellow a shallot for relish! It sure did. The relish really blew this dish away.


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by Caitlin Saniga

I've been all about dishes that liven up cold-weather staples lately. Cilantro and lime add lots of brightness and color to a soup that has lots of warm flavors, a nice combination.

I’ve been all about dishes that liven up cold-weather staples lately. Cilantro and lime add lots of brightness and color to a soup that has lots of warm flavors, a nice combination.

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by Sarah Steimer

Sweet and spicy gingered nuts

I love ginger. Really, really love it. So finding this recipe was sort of like striking gold — which, coincidentally, is sort of what I think this nut mix looks like.

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