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Thai-spired peanut sauce

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My mother used to make chicken satay skewers for “special” barbecue events when I was little. I was always excited about chicken satay because a) food on sticks and b) the peanut sauce that went along with it. When I got older and moved to a city with an abundance of Thai restaurants, I realized that it wasn’t just my mother and the collection of Australian cookbooks foisted upon us by my (paternal) grandmother who were onto the potential of peanuts beyond the ubiquitous PB&J. As M. and I both love Thai food, trying to recreate some of the more common (and delicious) flavors at home was inevitable.
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What we ate: Peanuty Kale Salad and Tom Kha soup

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Dinner in five: minimalist salad + freezer soup

After getting off to a cool start, August slowly heated up. It’s only a few days in, but September seems to be maintaining the trend. One result? We’re both less inclined to want a big meal in the evenings (it just feels too heavy). Fortunately, we have a nice little stash of soups still squirreled away in the freezer, so dinners most nights involve throwing together something vegetable-y and reheating whatever our soup of the moment happens to be.
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