Monday, February 18, 2013

Vegetable Teriyaki w/Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

I'm back; if only for a moment...  ;)   Even though it's been quite some time since I've posted any new recipes or content, I'm blown away by the number of page views this blog still gets on a daily basis!  Thank you to everyone who has continued to use these recipes; I hope you have been enjoying them!  

I really didn't intend on sharing a new recipe, but I made a really yummy teriyaki dish tonight and instinctively ran to get the camera so I could share a pic!  :-)   It's really easy to make and a very nice alternative to take-out, especially if you're worried about MSG or other additives.  I found a recipe online for home made teriyaki sauce and tweeked it just a bit.  I was really impressed with the taste!  

Vegetable Teriyaki w/Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
Teriyaki Sauce Ingredients (adapted from here)
1.5 cups cold water
*1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1-2 tbsp Organic, Grade B Maple Syrup
*1/2 cup soy sauce (homemade or store bought)
1 tsp garlic powder
3 tbsp organic cornstarch
1 tsp safflower oil

*The original recipe called for 3/4 cup brown sugar.  I've mentioned before that I'm not a huge fan of refined sugar, but I wasn't sure how substituting all of it for another, more natural sweetener (like maple syrup) would effect the outcome.  I decided to cut back just a bit and it worked out well.

*Soy Sauce may cause MSG reactions in some MSG sensitive people.  I can handle certain brands, but the homemade recipe is a great substitute!  

Mix all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and stir constantly over medium heat, until sauce thickens and it's heated through.  Sauce will keep fresh for one week in the fridge.

Vegetable Teriyaki Ingredients
1 large head of broccoli, chopped
1 cup onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
3 carrots, sliced diagonally 1/4 inch thick
2 cups snap peas

Place all vegetables in a steamer basket.  Boil water and add basket.  Steam 5-10 minutes, until vegetables are soft, but not too soft.  Serve over brown rice, top with homemade sauce.

It's not the greatest picture but I was hungry so I just took a quick shot.  ;-)  Enjoy! 


Val said...

I'm so glad to see you having posted a new recipe, Christine! ;) xox
It sounds yummy too!

Christine said...

Thanks, Val! It was a spontaneous decision, lol. But I'm glad I posted it too! I can't wait to have left overs today. :) xox