How do you use coconut aminos?


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OMG. You guys. Coconut aminos. Coconut! Aminos!  :D  :D  :D

 

I finally found some the other day and put them on my ground-beef-with-carrots-peppers-and-broccoli lunch and OMG. I just ate that lunch, and I am so excited. It tasted like actual soy sauce— but not cloying and plastic-y, which is sort of what I remember about the taste of actual soy sauce. And no, I have not forgotten the taste of soy sauce just since I started my Whole30 three weeks ago; I have been legume-free since 2003 (That could be a bumper sticker, maybe?). Now that I have found coconut aminos, I am interested in having the soy sauce taste experiences previously foreclosed to me, but I don't even know what kinds of foods and food combinations are improved by soy. I figured that you all would have some good suggestions, so, without further ado... 

 

What are your favorite Whole30-compliant recipes that use coconut aminos?

 

I'm also sensitive to eggs, so egg-free coconut amino recipes would be especially appreciated. 

 

Thank you!

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My breakfast this morning provided an awesome use for coconut aminos. I'm going out of town for the long weekend, so all I had in the kitchen was a little spinach, a couple of Japanese sweet potatoes, a bit of chopped yellow onion, the leftover salmon from the can I opened yesterday, and a small avocado. I put the spinach in a bowl, diced and mircowaved the sweet potatoes in water, then threw them into a skillet with some onions and ghee. Added garlic powder, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. While that was cooking I mashed up the avocado and the salmon. Then I put the sweet potatoes and onions on top of the spinach (wilting!), and the salmon-avocado mix on top of the sweet potatoes, and coconut aminos on top of the whole thing. One of the best breakfasts I've had in my Whole30! 

 

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I use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce, like on sushi.  One of my favorite ways to use it is in making burgers.  I'll use maybe two tablespoons in a pound of ground beef with some chili powder and lime juice.  It makes the burgers really juicy and gives them a cheesy flavor!

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Check out my stir fry sauce recipe in this thread, it uses coconut aminos. I made it to taste just like my moms old recipe that had soy sauce and corn starch in it, neither of which I eat anymore.

Can I ask you (or any other Canadians) where you found it? I'm at a loss, and the nearest Whole Foods is two hours away.

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Kay Kay I'm also from Ontario and can't find coconut aminos, the nearest whole foods is 3hrs in Mississauga ont for me, or 1.5 state side :(

Amazon.ca sells it...for $34 a bottle :(. I'm scouring some online shops today and will report back.

ETA -- aha! It seems that last year Health Canada ruled that the term coconut aminos is easily confused with amino acids, so they're now called "coconut sauce" here. Here's a Canadian seller! http://www.nakedcoconuts.com/product/coconut-soy-free-seasoning-sauce/#?

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OMFG!!! I've used Coconut Aminos for about 6 meals so far. Didn't think to check the ingredients as its so raved about on here. But after reading the above post I just did and it has coconut syrup in it   :angry: I've only ever put about a tablespoon in 500gms of ground beef. 


I'm on Day 29, I would be devastated if I have screwed the whole thing up just from that   :o   :o   :o

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I finally found some Organika coconut "sauce " yesterday and I love it. I did a chicken stir fry with it and the flavour of the aminos alone was enough, whereas before I would use a little sugary VH-1 stir-fry sauce. I also made the W30 BBQ sauce with it last night and just had wonderful BBQ sauce with my egg&veggie muffins. Definitely worth the $8 for me.

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