Step 1. Make this.
Step 2. Smother it on errything...
Peanuts have gotten a bad rap in the past few years. As the paleo diet gained traction and notoriety, the poor peanut got the boot from the “healthy” list. Anti-pb’s yell about aflatoxins (a fungus that can grow on peanuts) and Omega 6’s (inflammatory fatty acids), but for all of us balanced health freaks out there (a few of us do exist), there’s a lot of good that can come from the little legume.
Generally speaking, if you aren’t allergic or intolerant to peanuts, it’s probably totally fine to eat peanuts and peanut butter. That said, it can be a trigger food for some, too. So if you can’t control yourself around the stuff, best to keep it out of the house until you balance hormones and get your cravings in check. And if you are partaking in peanuts, don’t buy the butter with added crap. The label should say Peanuts. …and maybe a little salt. AND THAT’S IT.
Now that we’ve cleared that up. You should make this sauce. And you should put it on everything.
Peanut’s the Sauce
1 tbsp Peanut butter
Small Drizzle Honey
3 Tbsp Low sodium soy sauce (or gluten free tamari)
1 garlic clove, minced
Juice of 1 lime
Red pepper flakes
1 tbsp Rice vinegar
Water to thin
Stick it all in a bowl and stir it up!
I use this on cabbage slaw mix, chicken, even sweet potato hash.
If you can think it, you can eat it. Go (pea)nuts!