A few words about Coconut Aminos...
I use Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos. I like the flavor of this because it's almost like a gentle soy sauce type flavor. I'm not usually a salty-foods and flavors fan but also know it's necessary in foods such as this stir fry. This was a less salty and more healthy alternative. I do tend to prefer Coconut Aminos and Braggs Liquid Aminos over Soy Sauce and other Soy Sauce alternatives. Here's the Product Description from Coconut Secret:
Coconut Aminos Soy-Free Seasoning Sauce 100% Organic, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free,Vegan Coconut Aminos is raw, very low glycemic, an abundant source of 17 amino acids, minerals, vitamin and has a nearly neutral pH. A comparison between coconut tree sap and soy, shows that coconut sap contains 2-14 times the amino acid content of soy. Small batches ensure that our organic, low glycemic Coconut Aminos, made from this natural sap, is a raw enzymatically alive product aged and blended with sun dried, mineral-rich sea salt, hand gathered from pristine waters near the southern islands of the Philippine coast. Ingredients: Organic Coconut Sap aged and blended with Sun-Dried, Mineral-Rich Sea Salt. Nutritional Facts:Serving Size 1 Tsp. (5ml), Servings per Container 48, Calories 5 Calories from Fat 0, Total Fat 0g (0% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Sodium 113mg (5% DV), Total Carbohydrate 1g (0% DV), Sugars 0g, Protein 0g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%. Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Net wt: 8 fl oz
1 C Cashews (Soaked 2 hours)
1 C Veggie Broth (I think I will use water next time)
2 Cloves Garlic
3 T Nutritional Yeast
2 T Light/Mild Miso (I used Brown Rice and would probably only use 1 T next time)
Water & Almond Milk to taste and for Consistency
I also added a tablespoon of Wildtree's Spicy Chipotle Ranch to this - I think I will try more of that next time for that little bit of extra ZING! I couldn't help but use some of the left overs with a handful of corn chips while I wanting for my Macaroni Noodles to get 'done'.
Oh! Yes...and I added about a cup or more of peas to this to make a "Mac & Cheez Peas" dish.
Next time I might also try this with some Broccoli instead or in addition to the peas but I really liked the way the sweet peas "popped' in your mouth.
I was originally going to have my Stuffed Mini Peppers I blogged about yesterday but I'm saving those for tonight instead. Last night I needed to use some LARGE Portabella Mushrooms I had bought. The first one is used in the Stir Fry at the top of this post and the other one marinated in a few tablespoons of Wildtree's European Dipping Oil - Balsamic. It was EXTREMELY flavorful on its own but I threw it on a Potato Roll as you can see in these photos.
And just for kicks...here's another photo of this 'burger' to show the height...
Another thing I have been trying to keep in mind are foods with B Vitamins in them. I tend to forget that Quinoa has various B Vitamins in them. For some reason I ALWAYS remember they are packed with protein - and are a COMPLETE Protein - and are high in calcium, but often forget about those B Vitamins! Mushrooms are another good source of B Vitamins...and Nutritional Yeast is good, too! Those are just a few quick examples. More Coming Soon!