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Vegetables and Garlic Sauce

This recipe has taken me quite a while to get just the way I wanted it. I was going for garlic sauce just like you get at the restaurant....I think I got pretty close especially since I was determined to make it soy free. I tend to have a bit of an allergy to soy so I try to stay away from it as much as possible. Although the fermented kind that you can get in shoyu etc. should be okay for me to have.....I have tried to just stay away from all of it as best I could this past year.

I actually think this recipe may be better with shoyu instead of the coconut aminos if that is what you want to use I would leave out the salt because shoyu is much saltier than the coconut aminos.

Also a word about the fish sauce. I searched and searched for a fish sauce with ingredients that I was happy with. I found this kind that is just salted and aged anchovies with no added sugars, MSG or anything else. I know some of you may not be very keen on anchovies (they are a very good source of calcium) so feel free to leave it out but you may want to add more salt because fish sauce is salty.

I have tried it so many different ways and just so you know every way was super yummy and got good reviews by my fam. But this recipe is the one that they all agreed (especially Ryan) was the most like you would get at a restaurant.

I love it for this time of year with all the garlic. Every time someone was saying that they were trying to get a sore throat I would say well I think I will try that garlic sauce recipe again tonight. It's a great way to get lots of garlic in and with the other spices it seems to be great to help with scratchy throats.

I hope you will enjoy it too!

Vegetables and Garlic Sauce
Sauce Ingredients:
1/2 cup Coconut Aminos
1 1/2 teaspoon Real Salt
1 cup water with 2 heaping teaspoons broth powder
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon fish sauce
2-3 Tablespoons Sucanat
1 Tablespoon coconut or sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon pepper
8-10 clove garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons arrowroot powder mixed in 1/4 cup cold water
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
Other Ingredients:
Favorite stir fry veggies
more coconut oil for stir frying

In medium sauce pan add first 10 ingredients. Bring to a medium boil then add the arrowroot powder mixed with water while stirring well. Stir until slightly thickened then add red pepper flakes if wanted.

In separate large frying pan or wok stir fry your favorite stir fry veggies in coconut oil (just a Tablespoon or two) until crisp tender add the garlic sauce and stir until well coated and everything is bubbling. Remove from heat

Serve over rice.

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