I found the original “Brown Sauce” recipe in one of my Forks Over Knives cookbooks. Though the pedestrian nature of the name is unappealing and the recipe is very simple, it’s a surprisingly tasty sauce!
I usually double the recipe, however, and am loathe to add a 1/2 cup of agave syrup (which the original recipe calls for) or even 1/2 cup of maple syrup (which is what I traditionally replace it with) because that is a helluva lot of sugar! Today, I decided to replace that 1/2 cup of pure sugar with four succulent medjool dates. The result is barely different from the tasty original recipe!
And dates are MUCH healthier than syrup, no matter what kind!
Anyway, here’s the adapted recipe!
Healthy Vegan Brown Sauce for Stir-Fries
Combine in a blender and blend like hell:
- 2/3 cup soy sauce
- 2/3 cup vegetable broth
- 4 medjool dates
- 1.5 TBS. grated ginger
- 4 cloves minced garlic
- 1 heaping TBS arrowroot powder
Pour into a saucepan and whisk over medium heat until the sauce thickens.