Sassy Grains Bowl

A hearty meal that has been on the rise is healthy grain and veggie bowls, which people love to top with their fav sauce. Teriyaki and soy sauces are an easy fan favorite. Typical teriyaki sauces unfortunately taste so good because they are loaded with sugar and salt. We created a sauce that lets you enjoy the flavor of teriyaki without it being a secret high sugar killer.   

grains bowl

BLEND USED: All-Sass California Grape Nectar

Tasting attributes: The bright citrusy sweetness elements of the All-Sass Grape Nectar compliment the soy sauce and create a tasty salty sweet sauce.

Teriyaki sauce is a special sauce because it can go on so many different things. Meat or fish can be marinated in it, veggies can be sautéed with it, rice dishes can be topped with it, etc. A huge thing that sets teriyaki back from being one of the greatest sauces created is its sugar and salt content. Many teriyaki sauces are made with loads of brown sugar making it high on the glycemic index. We saw this as the perfect opportunity to supplement with grape nectar!

We decided to substitute brown sugar with All-Sass Grape Nectar. Using grape nectar in the sauce recipe lowers the glycemic index rating exponentially, while adding more dimension than any other sugar substitute ever could. Mixing the salty soy sauce (you can also a low sodium option like liquid aminos) with the florally sweet grape nectar, ginger, and garlic will make your mouth water. After letting all the flavors mix and marinate we poured the sauce into a sizzling saucepan of fresh veggies. After our veggies were looking crispy and slightly brown we added them to a quinoa and lentil mix.

We highly encourage you to have a #DinnerParty and make this grains bowl with our special sauce for your dinner guests. This sauce makes about two servings so you can store it in the fridge and try it on different meals throughout the week! Making your teriyaki with grape nectar helps cut way down on sugar and helps mitigate the amount or preservatives that are usually incredibly prevalent in store bought teriyakis. Grape nectar has once again made a good thing great! Don't miss out! 

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grape nectar teriyaki

GRAPE NECTAR TERIYAKI RECIPE
Difficulty
Medium

Ingredients

 Teriyaki Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp garlic
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup of All-Sass Grape Nectar
  • 4 tbsp organic cornstarch (optional, helps with thickness)
  • 2 tbsp water (for cornstarch)

Grains Bowl:

(combine any veggies with any grain for your bowl)

  • handful of chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup of quinoa, brown rice, or lentils
  • handful of diced mushrooms
  • handful of snow peas

Preparation

  1. Finely chop or grate ginger and garlic.
  2. Put garlic and ginger into a sauce pan with coconut oil on a medium-high heat.
  3. Add soy sauce, grape nectar, and black pepper, and let cook till sauce comes to a boil. 
  4. Turn burner down and bring sauce to a simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  5. (Optional) Combine water and cornstarch in separate bowl. Add cornstarch into the sauce mixture and bring sauce to a boil again. 
  6. Bring to a simmer for a few minutes again and then enjoy over your grains bowl or let cool and store in the fridge!

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