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February 2024

Hancock Honey Roasted Peanuts: Adding Sweet & Savory Harmony to Your Asian Salad

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As the world around us blooms, so too does our desire for lighter, fresher meals. Salads become the canvas for nature’s bounty, bursting with seasonal flavors.

Asian salads are a vibrant symphony of textures and flavors, but sometimes they can lack a certain je ne sais quoi. Enter Hancock Honey Roasted Peanuts! These sweet and salty gems are the perfect way to add an unexpected twist to your favorite Asian salad recipe, elevating it to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Why Hancock Honey Roasted Peanuts?

  • Unique Flavor Profile: The honey-roasting process infuses the peanuts with a subtle sweetness that perfectly complements the savory elements of Asian cuisine.

  • Crunchy Texture: They add a delightful contrast to the soft greens and other salad ingredients, making each bite more engaging.

  • Protein and Healthy Fats: Peanuts are a good source of plant-based protein and healthy fats, making your salad even more filling and nutritious.

Here are some ideas for incorporating Hancock Honey Roasted Peanuts into your Asian salad:

1. Classic Thai Crunch Salad:

  • Combine shredded napa cabbage, romaine lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, and red bell peppers.

  • Toss with a creamy peanut dressing made with peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, lime juice, and Sriracha.

  • Sprinkle generously with chopped Hancock Honey Roasted Peanuts and top with fresh cilantro.

2. Vietnamese Vermicelli Salad:

  • Cook thin rice vermicelli noodles according to package instructions.

  • Toss with shredded lettuce, cucumber, carrots, mint, and basil.

  • Drizzle with a sweet and tangy dressing made with fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, and water.

  • Top with cooked shrimp or tofu, chopped Hancock Honey Roasted Peanuts, and a sprinkle of fried shallots.

3. Spicy Mango and Peanut Salad:

  • Combine romaine lettuce, baby spinach, sliced mango, red onion, and chopped cilantro.

  • Drizzle with a spicy peanut dressing made with peanut butter, lime juice, Sriracha, honey, and soy sauce.

  • Top with toasted coconut flakes and a generous handful of Hancock Honey Roasted Peanuts.

4. Asian Noodle Salad with Peanut Butter Vinaigrette:

  • Cook soba noodles according to package instructions.

  • Toss with shredded cabbage, red bell peppers, edamame, and chopped green onions.

  • Drizzle with a peanut butter vinaigrette made with creamy peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and honey.

  • Garnish with sesame seeds and a sprinkle of Hancock Honey Roasted Peanuts.

Tips:

  • Adjust the amount of peanuts to your liking.

  • You can adjust the sweetness and spiciness of the dressings to your taste.

  • Consider adding other crunchy elements like chopped cashews, almonds, or wonton strips.

  • Don’t forget to experiment with different vegetables and proteins to create your own unique salad combinations.

With their sweet and salty charm, Hancock Honey Roasted Peanuts are a versatile ingredient that can add a whole new dimension to your Asian salad creations. So, get creative, have fun, and enjoy the delicious journey!


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Happy Valentines Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

In 1983 I was about to turn five years old. That’s the point in life where you’re making some of those early core memories that stick around a lifetime. Little did I know – as a 4 going on 5 year old – it would be the last months that I’d get to spend time with my grandmother, known as ‘Mama Jo’ short, for Josephine H. Hancock. She’d had a pretty good life. A mother to 4 girls and one boy and a pile of grandchildren. Many scattered up and down the east coast, but a few at arms reach. I was lucky enough to live around the corner and soak up a few happy memories before our time would vanish.

She’d taken up cross stitching to pass the time, and was quite good at it. Mama Jo was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and like so many was stuck in the house to finish her life. All around her life was bustling. Her children were having children, and most of us grandchildren too young to understand why she was ‘going’ away.

In February of 1983 she knew she’d not be around to pour her love into her kids and grandkids, so she began cross stitching with a mission. She wanted to leave something tangible that would last. My everlasting Valentine is what you see here. It is known as my ‘Permanent Valentine’.If you are lucky enough to have grandparents, parents or anyone else around that loves you as much as you love them – remind them. Maybe even make them a ‘Permanent Valentine’.

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