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03-04-2006, 11:42 AM
I have a great raw recipie book that I have just purchased and would love to dive in and start making everything but I have one problem...I can't get Braggs liquid aminos on the island here. Ordering it is out of the question as it literally takes months to get anything shipped here that is ordered online and customs often-times won't let you bring any sort of outside food products to the island (yes even something like liquid aminos :( )
So, what would be the closest thing to Braggs that I could find in one of our 4 grocery stores here?
I've asked in the stores and the only thing anyone could come up with was soy sauce, but I don't think that is considered raw...
Lady Green Jeans
03-04-2006, 11:52 AM
Bragg's isn't raw either. Nama shoyu and sea salt have both been listed in several threads as alternatives.
Best of luck and enjoy your new uncook book.
03-04-2006, 12:03 PM
Definitely Nama Shoyu.
Braggs is not a good choice and I was surprised that Alissa uses it in her DVD.
03-04-2006, 12:21 PM
The issue with Bragg's was discussed just the other day on this thread:
I think many of us have only just recently become aware of the controversy... I nearly bought a 32 oz bottle last week at Wild Oats because it was on sale, but now I've thrown out what i had left on hand... so the fact that Alissa mentions it favorably in a book that was written a couple of years ago, or even in a DVD that might have been made only months ago doesn't surprise me at all. Discoveries are made. Things change. Knowledge evolves.
That's why you need to say in touch, and keep up with current thought. Which is one reason why this forum is so valuable.
03-04-2006, 01:55 PM
What's Nama Shoyu? How is sea salt and alternative? Wouldn't I need something liquid to replace the Braggs? Or is it just strictly for flavoring?
03-04-2006, 02:11 PM
pinenut, Nama Shoyu, like miso, is living food; it's not a raw food. Yes, it can be used as a substitute for salt or vice versa; but nama shoyu is much more complex in flavor as is miso.
Alissa approves of living foods, as she has miso in her book and expresses it on her homepage.
Nama shoyu is unpasteurized soy sauce, rendering it "living."
You could use either of these as a substitute for soy sauce or Braggs (also referred to as "aminos" in some recipes). Add water to the miso -- it's a paste.
You can find miso in your refrigerated section. If your island doesn't supply it, perhaps, you can ask them to order you some. If they are willing, may as well request the best: SOUTH RIVER MISO (http://www.southrivermiso.com/index_steam.html) :). If not, there are lots of other brands available, such as "Miso Master" which I see alot. Just be sure to get refrigerated miso.
03-04-2006, 03:24 PM
nama mean raw
shoyu means soy
03-04-2006, 04:41 PM
Hey thanks! I'll keep my eyeballs out for miso in our stores. We have a rather large Phillipino population here (large for the size of the island anyway) and I know the store supplies a pretty descent Asian foods section--though it is rather espensive...
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