Raw, adjective: 1. uncooked, as articles of food: a raw carrot.


Body's sore and head's heavy from a crazy 4th last night, but not so much that we can't have a quickie little morning edition of Cool Hippie Shit You Should Really Know About. Today, just in time for barbecue season and all those fresh veggies ripening in your garden, I give you:

BRAGG'S LIQUID AMINOS

Yeah, it sounds kind of weird and scary, but really all it is is a healthy low-sodium alternative to soy sauce that you can put on, well, just about anything. I discovered Bragg's a few years ago when I was making a lot of kale-seaweed salad; it's a delicious seasoning with almost this kind of yeasty flavor to it, really great for sushi or salad dressings or marinades or stir-fries or anything. It's also - depending who you ask - pretty much raw, unheated, unprocessed. Added bonus being that it's rich with 16, count 'em 16, essential and non-essential amino acids. Those being:

Alanine * Arginine * Aspartic Acid * Glutamic Acid * Glycine * Histidine * Isoleucine * Leucine * Methionine *Phenylalanine * Proline * Serine * Threonine * Tyrosine * Valine * Lysine

Long story short, non-GMO soybeans and purified water are involved. Go to the website below for details. Lately I've been loving keeping Bragg's around the house for snacking on raw crudite; cut up a few heads of broccoli and cauliflower and throw them into a bowl with tomatoes and carrots and red peppers and snap peas and use it as a complement. It's delish. And good for you.

Bragg's Amino Acids

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