Hoisin Sauce

I have a new job! Helping a young woman transition to her new independent living. She’s really great, and I like it. Just three times a week, after I teach, I go to her house and help her organize, cook something, discuss her budget or walk and shop for food. I love it!
Things, jobs are often short and change quickly here in Vilca, but for now I am so happy having a set money coming in. And the mom is so grateful. That money alone pays all my bills and food for the month.

Hoisin SauceRecipe of the Day – Hoisin Sauce


2 tsp. Coconut  or olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/ 2 c. Coconut aminos or  Bragg’s amino acids

3 Tsp. Coconut sugar

1 T. Raw ketchup (see recipe this blog)

1 T. rice vinegar

1/ 2 tsp. sesame oil

2 tsp. Raisins

2 T. Shredded coconut

1/8 tsp. Ginger paste


  1. Melt the oil, if needed.
  2. Add the Braggs or soy sauce, garlic, ketchup and coconut sugar, ginger and rice vinegar and stir in the sesame oil.
  3. Place the coconut and raisins in your sauce bowl.
  4. Pour the mixture over the fruit and stir well.
  5. Great over zucchini noodles! Typically, served over rice, steamed veggies and teriyaki chicken!

Word of the Day – trabajo – job

Tip of the Day – Things change awfully fast here. Don’t know why its so different from any other place. The happiest people are the ones who continually flow with it, instead of working against it!

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2 thoughts on “Hoisin Sauce

  1. Ok, I’m going to try your recipe! Mine is not NEARLY as good for you! Here’s mine!

    It’s Asian, as you know, so I was putting over rice and water chestnuts and broccoli with a bit of chicken marinated in soy sauce….SO SO GOOD. My recipe was this:
    1⁄4 cup soy sauce.
    1 cup water.
    1⁄2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
    2-4 cloves fresh garlic minced
    5 tablespoons packed brown sugar
    1-2 tablespoon honey or agave
    2 tablespoons flour or cornstarch
    1⁄4 cup cold water
    1/4 cup pineapple juice

    Mix all but Pineapple juice, cornstarch or flour and 1/4c water in a sauce pan and begin heating.

    Mix cornstarch/flour and cold water in a cup and dissolve. Add to sauce in pan. Slowly add pineapple juice by the tablespoon. (It can really muddle the taste, depending on the pineapple juice, so keep tasting!)

    Heat until sauce thickens to desired thickness.
    Add water to thin if you over-thick it :).

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