Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"Soy" Sauce

1 cup beef stock (from preparing a beef roast in water)
2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt

Stir all ingredients together in a bowl and cook with your favorite foods. Or, heat in a pan to mix flavors and chill for future use.


  1. I'd like to try this recipe, I've been missing soy sauce. I was wondering how long this sauce would keep as I know that the level of tyramine (migraine trigger) increases in left over meat as it begins to spoil. I usualy toss out my leftover meat within a day of cooking you freeze the beef stock and use it later for this recipe? I wonder if there is a meat free mock soy sauce recipe that anyone has come across?

  2. Not that I know of because to make it taste good, trigger flavorings would probably have to be added. Freezing it for future use is probably best.

  3. Why can't we eat soy sauce? I looked at the ingredients and didn't see anything bad. Thanks!

  4. Soy itself CAN BE a migraine trigger for some, which is why some people even have to avoid tofu. Also, soy sauce is usually riddled with MSG. Which brand are you using, so I may look at the ingredients? I want to check it out. Thanks!

  5. Kikkoman soy sauce does not look to me as if it contained any problem ingredients, except for the soy itself for those who can not tolerate soy. Please correct me if I am wrong.

    1. Every time I use kikkoman it results in a horrible migraine for me.

  6. Kikkoman is probably the best soy sauce to use if using soy sauce. It doesn't have additives and flavorings and it is brewed naturally. However, it is brewed which means it is fermented and aged, so it is quite high in tyramine.

  7. I realise this is quite an old post, but just started the diet and my husband and I just had our first trip to the supermarket reading the labels and trying to work out what is ok to eat. We spent a while looking at the different soy sauce products available, there didn't seem to be many with MSG {I'm in New Zealand so may be different in the States}, but they did often have alcohol or vinegar {and didn't say which type of vinegar, so hard to tell if it's white wine or not}, which aren't allowed on the diet. We didn't get any, in the end. Will have to try this recipe!

  8. what about using coconut aminos, or braggs aminos? wouldn't those work?

  9. I like Bragg's flavor but suffer if I use it. :( As of this date, we are aware that is hard to find non-GMO soy which I am convinced led to the demise of my thyroid. Eating organic fruits, veggies and grass-fed, hormone & antibiotic-free meats and otherwise non-GMO and gluten-free, has been effective for me. If I make exceptions, I pay. as I did during the holidays. I can't do that and justify that kind of pain, must less complaining about it to anyone!

  10. another good, easy alternative is coconut aminos! You can buy it in the store so it's much more convenient