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Chinese Boiled Peanuts Recipe

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Alongside fire-roasted chestnuts, Boiled Chinese Peanuts are sold as cheap street food in China. It’s a cold-weather thing, and I know I’m posting this recipe in the dead heat of the summer, but I am missing real Chinese food….a little nostalgic for humble eats. Raw peanuts are boiled in water with cinnamon sticks, star anise, garlic cloves and a little salt. …

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Chicken Satay

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Step by step photos and recipe for Chicken Satay

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Vietnamese Barbecued Lemongrass Beef

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I think this is my second favorite Vietnamese dish, right after Pho. It’s light, healthy and incorporates the salty, sweet, tangy, spicy, sour elements that make Vietnamese food so tasty. Recipe for Vietnamese Barbecued Lemongrass Beef, courtesy of Periplus Publishing on my other site, New Asian Cuisine.

Tomato Herb Pasta

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Tomato Herb Pasta recipe from Southern Living 1001 Ways to Cook Southern — recipe on Steamy Kitchen on TLC.

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Peanut Pesto and Peas Pasta Salad

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In the Tampa, Florida, Summer began sometime like in March. No kidding. The season RIGHT NOW is called too “*!%!$@*$ HOT.” The moment you step outside into 99.9% humidity coupled with 98F temps, you wonder why you even bothered to dry yourself after a shower. But never mind, because while Summer Fest is almost unbearable in my backyard, it’s in …