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Boiled Peanuts
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By Kerry M. Davis
Hey there, my name is Kerry (thatís me in the picture up there) glad you are here. I have been a health nut for a while but never truly realized my passion for it until a few years ago. I have been a massage therapist for over ten years and known ...
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Chronicles of an Iron Belle
Hey there, my name is Kerry (thatís me in the picture up there) glad you are here. I have been a health nut for a while but never truly realized my passion for it until a few years ago. I have been a massage therapist for over ten years and known for my ability to Ďtortureí people. The CIA wasnít hiring so I pursued an Infant Massage Therapy certification in an attempt to figure out when things start going awry as we develop and stopping them before they cause trouble when we are adults. Person after person would come to me seeking relief from their pain and all I could do was iron it out with a massage, the rest of the work was up to them and I soon found that not too many go to the gym and know what to do or have a personal trainer who gives them a good program. A major contributor to this issue is the lack of communication from the client to the professional out of ignorance of their own body all because we are so busy with the other demands of life to even listen to what our body is telling us. This blog will give you that understanding.

All that background stuff brought me to today: a certified personal trainer who LOVES kettlebell training (my fave move is the Turkish Get Up), loves running, and loves acting like a kid (I have three!). I hope you enjoy the journey with me as we tackle understanding our bodies and how to get the most of your time at the gym, beat injury, figure out what muscles are doing what, and have a few laughs along the way. Understand that I am a massage therapist and personal trainer, not a medical doctor so the advice I share here is strictly that: advice. To see the kind of work I do (with my hunk of a hubby) click here.

Please drop me a line though, I would love to hear all about you!

Take care,

Kerry M. Davis LMT, CIMT, CPT
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By Bruce McGinnis
Feb. 13, 2012 12:01 a.m.

I know boiled peanuts sound funny but if you have ever spent any time in the Deep South, you probably have at least heard of them, hopefully you have tried them. I spent a few weeks in Charleston, S.C. years ago and that’s when I was introduced to them. I know it sounds strange to boil peanuts instead of the more traditional roasting, but they’re worth trying. I was a bit reluctant to try them myself, but I am glad I did. There is a whole range of flavorings for boiled peanuts; Cajun, crab boil, ham hocks, or just plain salt. The flavoring variations are as broad as your imagination.

You can’t use the roasted peanuts that are available everywhere and boil them; they have to be raw peanuts. By raw (green) I mean that they are in a semi-mature state having reached full size, but haven’t been fully dried in order to then be roasted for eating, processed into peanut butter or used for candy. No local purveyors carry raw peanuts but that’s the beauty of the internet, no matter where something is located you can get them delivered to your doorstep, overnight if you feel so inclined.

To prepare the boiled peanuts, it really is just as easy as boiling peanuts in souped up water;

Sort peanuts removing all debris and rinse well

Cover peanuts with water level being 2" above the peanuts

Add salt, the general rule of thumb is ¼ cup per 10 lbs. of peanuts

Add the other flavor components of you’re choosing (jalapenos, hocks, crab boil, garlic, Cajun seasonings, etc…)

Bring water to boil and stir every 15 minutes. Test for doneness and saltiness after 1 hour. Adjust seasonings to taste. It may take 2 hours or more until tender. Drain.

Once cool, refrigerate or freeze in zip lock bags.

Just a word of warning, these suckers are addicting, even worse than potato chips! Don’t waste your greenbacks on canned boiled peanuts, they’re terrible.

The best part is they have 4 times the antioxidants that regular peanuts contain because during the boiling process, the antioxidants from the shells leach out and the actual peanut itself soaks them up. Go ahead and expand your food horizon and order yourself a bag of raw peanuts, you’ll be glad you did!

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