Hi everybody and happy Friday!
I've been tracking my nutrition on Fitday.com and trying to stay below 100 g of carbohydrates per day. I'm noticing that I tend to lean hard on tomato-based products when preparing protein - and that tomatoes are high in sugars. Does anyone have any suggestions for what I can substitute as a braising liquid? Coconut milk, broth - anything else?
My husband doesn't like tomato based sauces, so I use:
I often use coffee with spices for hardier meats (beef roasts).
Mushroom water (soak dry siitakes) is very flavorful.
The high fat crowd goes for cream.
Kefir or diluted yogurt/sor cream can work for a lot of dishes as well.
Oh, and wine of course, if you have wine.
Oh, Leida, those are great ideas! Thank you. I am going to try to stay away from dairy, so coconut cream is what I'll use. Mushroom water sounds delicious and I totally have leftover coffee at the end of the day.
Rooibos tea brewed strong also makes a great stewing liquid. How about adding some ground up bell peppers instead of tomato for color and spice?
Ooh, tea is a great idea. I didn't even think of it :-) Thank you.
I use miso for all my braising purposes.