I have a confession to make...I'm kinda weird. You probably knew that already, but in this instance I'm referring to my former aversion to the mixing of foods. Not only could the different foods on my plate not touch each other, but I also disliked the mixing of flavors, such as sweet and savory. Therefore things like sweet and sour sauce and even teriyaki sauce were definitely off limits. But I got over it. I actually got over it when I was pregnant with my son due to the morning sickness (which, by the way, happens at times other than just in the morning!) This is tmi, but the fact that the food was all coming back up anyway made me no longer care about if it all touched on my plate or if sweet and savory flavors were put together...
Now that you're thoroughly grossed out, here is my recipe for deliciously simple vegan teriyaki sauce! It substitutes Grade B Maple Syrup for the honey and is as easy as it is tasty. I used it on tofu in the slow cooker and added some onion fronds from the sprouted onion I'm growing on my apartment deck. I put it on top of brown rice and it was soooo gooood!
- 1/4 C Bragg's Liquid Aminos
- 1/2 C water
- 1 T arrowroot powder
- 5 T maple syrup
- 1 tsp powdered ginger
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Optional for an extra kick: 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- Add all ingredients to a pan with medium-high heat
- Bring to a boil while stirring
- Once it starts boiling, reduce to medium heat and whisk to desired thickness
- You can add more water if desired for a thinner sauce.