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Soy Sauce Flavor Alternative Suggestions?


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#16 Cookingpapa

 
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:06 PM

I can't have soy at the moment, but miss the flavor of gluten-free soy sauce for stir fry.

I added a couple of shredded anchovies today, which was quite good, but wondered if anyone has a favorite alternative?
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Hi Mindwarp,

 

I bought coconut aminos which looks and tastes like soy. I found it when I was looking for coconut sugar which is supposedly low glycemic (I'm pre diabetic). It tastes pretty good and is made from fermented coconut sap. Hopefully you're not allergic to coconut.

 

There's also another thing called "black bean soy sauce" but it's more difficult to find. I couldn't find it online and have to trek to an asian grocery store to find it. It's worth having a bottle if you like stir frys. They use rice flour to thicken it, so it gives your stir frys a nice glaze if you use it.


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I'm always looking for recipe ideas and ways to cook and eat healthy. And while I'm not on a tight budget, I have been finding gluten free grocery shopping quite expensive, so all ideas are welcome!

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:34 AM


Thank you! I have had the coconut aminos recommended, must try :)

Black bean is a great idea, and widely available in the uk. I love it. I stir fry most days!
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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:36 PM


" I stir fry most days!"

 

Me too. One of the ways I get my 4 yr old son to eat veggies. I still have  load the fork myself a couple of times... with the veggies under the rice so he will eat it.


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I'm not gluten intolerant, but my wife is. I joined this blog because I do all the cooking at home and need to be educated so I don't hurt my family.
I'm always looking for recipe ideas and ways to cook and eat healthy. And while I'm not on a tight budget, I have been finding gluten free grocery shopping quite expensive, so all ideas are welcome!




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