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This Women's Month, we’re shining a spotlight on peanut sauce, a very versatile sauce that blends well with meat and vegetables. Widely used in cuisines worldwide, it’s a great dipping sauce for appetizers such as vegetable sticks, crudites, or even snacks like Melizabeth Vegetable Kropek.
You may also use it as dressing for vegetable salad. Top the latter with slightly crushed vegetable kropek for crunch and texture. It is also a perfect sauce for any pasta or noodle of choice.
Traditionally, peanut sauce is made with ground roasted peanuts, which are rich in protein, fiber, and good fat — fats that help lower cholesterol levels. Since roasted peanuts are not always on hand, you may use peanut butter as a substitute.
Ms. Reena Francisco, one of the ECHOtrio ladies, whipped up an easy and healthy peanut sauce recipe — made even more special by women-crafted products including HRTC Peanut Butter from Victoria, Tarlac; Ajana’s Kamias Vinegar from Nueva Vizcaya; and Mama Evie’s Coco Aminos from Tagum City, Davao del Norte. For a spicy kick, Ms. Reena used King James Chili Garlic Sauce from Santiago City, Isabela.
Now, isn’t it that simple? That’s an easy recipe every woman (and men!) can follow. This Women’s Month, anyone can treat special women in our lives with simple but sumptuous dishes using peanut sauce made from women-crafted products.
Purchasing these products will not only help the women that lead these businesses but also the women they employ in their local communities achieve economic empowerment.