Monday, August 23, 2010

Coconut Aminos

Question: What is a good substitute for soy sauce?
Answer: Coconut Aminos.
Coconut Aminos are an awesome substitue for soy sauce. Made entirely from coconut and sea salt, coconut aminos are gluten and dairy free and naturally aged. It can be used in marinades, stir-fry, dressings, seasoning for beef jerkey or even when roasting your own nuts and seeds!
Whole Foods will typically carry Coconut Aminos (check in the soy sauce section), but if they don't, ask a clerk - you can get them to carry it. Some local health food stores might carry them as well and, of course, the internet.
Here's an easy recipe that takes no effort!
Toasted Sunflower Seeds with Coconut Aminos
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon coconut aminos

Heat a large skillet (I use a cast iron skillet - but any will do) over medium heat for a few minutes, or until the pan is hot. Add the sunflower seeds and keep them moving in the pan, using a spatula. Toast them for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Turn off heat and add coconut aminos. Immediately stir the aminos with the seeds. Let cool in the pan (off of your heat source) then transfer to a glass jar for storage.

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