Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Gluten Free, Soy Free Soy Sauce!
i had to share a new product i just tried out- something i've been looking for for quite a while. for the gluten AND soy intolerant, there is little in the way of a soy sauce alternative. i have been trying to order the Miso Tamari from South River Tamari for some time, but they've been out of stock... so since i couldn't get that one, i recently bought Coconut Secret's Coconut Aminos. it's a new product that Whole Foods recently started carrying. note- not all stores carry them yet, and you might have to request it.
the company carries other products as well, such as coconut vinegar and coconut nectar (looks similar to agave nectar) but i haven't tried any of them yet.
so how does it taste? i have to say- it really is similar to soy sauce, but a bit sweeter, and less salty. i think these are actually good things- soy sauce is way too high in sodium, so the coconut aminos goes down a little easier.
now the con- the price. i paid a whipping $6.99 at whole foods in d.c. i'm hoping it comes down, because at this point this is going to have to be a special treat for me and not used in every dish or stir fry i make- more of an accent than main seasoning.
**update: 2/19/10- i bought another bottle recently at Roots Market in Clarksville, MD for a little over $5- much better!
so for my first tasting i had to make sushi... i miss having sushi with soy sauce so much and it was a great treat. being that i'm pregnant i did have to make a cooked sushi, so i did a simple carrot, cucumber, avocado, and shrimp roll. delicious! let me know if you try it and what you think!
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