Create Easy Asian Inspired Dishes with San-J Sauces
Disclosure: I was provided with product samples for review from San-J Sauces. Any and all opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.
I love trying out new dishes from different cultures, so much so that when my husband and I were dating I started “New Dish Night” on Fridays I would cook a dish I’d never made before from a different cuisines. Sometimes cooking can be intimidating and make it seem much harder than it really is, and that’s why I love products that take the guess work out of cooking and just leave you with delicious food and the opportunity to brag I’m all for using products to create simple and delicious dishes. When San-J Sauces reached out to me about trying some of their products I jumped at the chance. I was sent a bottle of their Gluten Free Mongolian Beef Sauce and the Gluten Free Soy Sauce. When they arrived I used the Soy Sauce first. I used it to brine a chicken I was baking for a family dinner. I love brining chicken or turkey before roasting because it helps keep the meat juicy and tender and I love the fact that the soy sauce I received was the lite version it had 50% less sodium (a plus for me since I am battling Hypertension).
When I used my Mongolian sauce I used it to make a beef and broccoli dish that I served over steamed white rice. I just followed a recipe on the bottle and it was so easy to make. I just marinated the beef strips in some of the sauce for a few hours and when I was ready to make dinner I cooked the beef first then the broccoli, I covered it and turn the fire down low and when it was almost done I put some more sauce in the pan with some beef stock to make some sauce for the rice and just like that I had an Asian inspired dish thanks to San-J Sauces. These were both great and I would recommend them to anyone who’s looking to create delicious foods with very little hassle and stress. San-J offerings are also Gluten free so people who have gluten free diets can also enjoy making delicious dishes at home without dealing with confusing at restaurants and carry outs. They also offer a variety of different cooking sauces, salad dressings and soy sauces. You can purchase their products online those the San-J Store. They also carry them in local supermarkets so the next time you’re shopping for groceries, check out the international foods section, grab a bottle of cooking sauce and create your own “New Dish Night” with your family and brag when they comment about how delicious the food tastes.
San-J International, Inc. is dedicated to the manufacture of premium Tamari soy sauce and quality Asian-inspired products. We endeavor to produce excellence in our products and services.
San-J founder, San-Jirushi was established in 1804 in Japan as a Tamari and miso company and began selling Tamari in the United States in 1978 as an importer to natural food and industrial food markets. Tamari quickly proved itself to be desirable to American tastes and San-Jirushi decided to build a plant to brew Tamari in North America. In addition to the production facilities, San-J’s administration, research & development, sales and marketing departments are headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.
San-J President, Takashi Sato is an eigth-generation member of the founding family and today, San-J continues the tradition of quality with a variety of Tamari premium soy sauces, Asian cooking sauces, salad dressings, soups, and rice crackers available throughout United States and Canada.
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I love subscription box services, I’ve written before that it’s like getting a surprise in the mail each month. It is also a great way to try new products for a fraction of the cost. For example you see a product you really want to try but not sure you want to spend the money to buy a full-sized product, then you get a sample in your monthly box and try it and love it. Now you can go out and buy the product with confidence you’re going to get your money’s worth. It can also work in the reverse that you get the sample, try it and don’t like it at all, now you didn’t spend the money on the product and you don’t have left over product going to waste. It’s a win-win and also a great way for new products to get exposure. There are subscription boxes for all kinds of things from kids clothes, crafts, food, and boxes for gamers and men. One thing I have taken notice of is the increase of gluten-free and vegan products on the market. It’s so much easier for people who need or choose these products to find them and buy them. That’s one think I liked about Healthy Surprise. Another was the amount of products included in one box.
You can see some of the goodies from my box on my Google+ album. The box I got was the starter box. It had between 16 to 22 servings and could be used to feed up to three people. There were a lot of items in the box. I didn’t get photos of everything in my box. It’s priced at $33 a month plus $6.95 shipping. Another great thing is when you order you order ships the same day if it’s placed before 3:00 PM PST. You can gift the box to someone else or get it for yourself. I liked trying, or attempting to try the items in the box. Some I gave to family members because there were so many in the box and all of my items well individual sizes, most had two servings and definitely bigger than a sample. I would recommend it to anyone looking for great vegan or gluten-free snacks or get it as a gift for someone you know.
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Disclosure: I was provided a starter box for review from Healthy Surprise. Any opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.
The Essential Gluten-Free Grocery Guide Review
The Essential Gluten-Free Grocery Guide
Author: Triumph Dining
Publisher: New Year Publishing
Pages : 472
Published Date: 5th Edition (2012)
About The Essential Gluten-Free Grocery Guide & Triumph Dining
The guide covers over 44,000 products from hundreds of different brands. The products listed are likely to be found in typical American grocery stores like Walmart, Meijer, Safeway and others. They include brand names, as well as private labels brands from many of the larger grocery chains. The color coded system makes planning and finding your favorite foods a snap.
In 2004, the original founders were living in a new city — Philadelphia — and found that avoiding social opportunities with food was not an effective way to make friends. And he was overwhelmed by how challenging it was to find restaurants to take his fiancée (now wife) where he could actually order something gluten-free.Then his wife had a brilliant idea: “Let’s make dining cards to teach restaurants how to prepare gluten free foods!”Together, the couple visited kitchen restaurants, interviewed chefs, read product labels, and studied dozens of cookbooks. They built lists of foods they could both eat, foods to avoid, and the likely pitfalls they might encounter at restaurants. Eventually, they turned these lists into thorough and foolproof instructions, and enlisted translators – three translators per card, actually – to ready them for ethnic restaurants.
The first time they used the dining cards, they were really just guinea pigs, so you can imagine how glad he was when they actually worked.
He used them in dozens of restaurants across Philadelphia, enjoying corn tortillas at a Mexican greasy spoon — where nobody spoke English — and even eating Indian food — now one of his favorite cuisines — for the very first time.
Triumph’s first customers found success with the cards, too. In fact, most of the sales came from word-of-mouth referrals. The response was incredible!
My Thoughts on the book:
This book takes all the guess work out of gluten free shopping. Whether you are making the change due to healthy reasons or an allergen problem, or simply choosing to use certain products for a healthier lifestyle this is the guide for you. Looking through this guide I don’t think they have missed anything and the best part is the book is constantly updated so they are always improving and adding more products and brands to help making grocery shopping a breeze. The book is broken up into categories including dairy & eggs, beverages, baking aisle, canned & prepackaged foods, bread, cereal, pasta, condiments, snacks, baby formula & food, meat, and frozen foods. The symbols summary makes is a breeze to determine what products are from GF lines or facilities where there is no chance of cross-contamination, if gluten testing is performed or if a product is made with gluten free products but there is a possibility for cross-contamination. It even has photos of gluten free products and brands for even better shopping. If you or someone you know is living or planning on living a gluten-free lifestyle then this is a must have. You can order the book directly from Triumph Dining. While on their site check out some of their other products; The Gluten Free Restaurant Guide, Gluten Free Baking Guide and their dining cards.
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Disclosure: I was provided The Essential Gluten Free Grocery Guide for review from New Year Publishing, I was under no obligation to provide a review and any opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.
I love subscriptions box services. They are small boxes of awesome surprises that arrive monthly or how ever often you choose. They are are always fun to explore and a great way to try a new product without spending a lot of money or paying full price up front. That way if you like something you can buy more and if you don’t well you didn’t spend a lot of money for it and you don’t have a full size product that could go to waste. I recently got the chance to try gfreely subscription box service and I was impressed.
The box arrived packed with lots of gluten free goodies for me to try. I was excited about seeing what my family would think about the items in the book.
As you can see there was a lot of stuff in the one box so it’s totally worth the price. To subscribe it costs $19 a month plus $5.95 shipping and handling. It’s no commitment and you can go month to month. Here’s a look at the contents.
I was a little apprehensive about trying some of these because I wasn’t sure if it would taste different or not. Although I don’t follow a gluten free diet I am looking into healthier and tasty options for my family. The first thing I tried of course was the triple chocolate mint cookies. I think the kids like this more than I did. They were a bit grainy to me but after a few bites I got use to it and we enjoyed them. We snacked on the noodles like chips. They were crunchy and just right for snacking. I am sure they would work on salads as well. I have to say I hogged both the Just Fruit Bars. I ate them as late night snacks. The cowboy chili was a healthy alternative to regular chili and it worked great with windy days.
Overall I think this is a great service to explore, especially if you are exploring gluten free diets and looking for products to add. You get a lot of value for your money and try some great products as well.
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