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Product review: Saucee is kickass sauce!

My new friend Mohit Jain has recently launched a line of all-vegan, super healthful sauces called Saucee! Each of their all-organic sauces is designed to take the guesswork out of what your meal should taste like. Just grab whatever ingredients you have on hand–veggies, bread, Megan Rascal’s favorite chickpea frittata recipe, rice, salad–add some Saucee, and suddenly it’s a spicy delicious time!

My partner in crime made Megan Rascal’s favorite chickpea frittata for us and I topped mine with the kale Saucee!

Saucee sauces are pretty spicy! Mohit sent me three flavors: capsaicin, turmeric, and kale. I loved them all! The kale is mild, but the capsaicin flavor almost made me wanna ask my landlord to turn off my heat! If you dig spicy it’ll be your new Sriracha. Each sauce is focused around ingredients that rock: capsaicin, turmeric, kale (did you know you can have kale sauce? Yes you can!) maitake mushroom, and flax. Bottom line: Mohit and his team are geniuses!

Each of the Saucee sauces is 100 percent organic, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, with no crappy added colors (hello Sriracha!), fillers, or stabilizers. There are no additional sugars or oils, and they only use organic vinegar as a preservative. Just the good stuff.

The Saucee team just launched a Kickstarter campaign to get the word out about their delicious sauces and sell some bottles at the same time. Get involved so we can all buy their sauces everywhere and always! 

How to Cook Delicious Chicken Teriyaki While Learning Japanese

Do you like chicken teriyaki? If so, this blog post is perfect for you. In this lesson, you’re going to learn an easy way to cook delicious chicken teriyaki while learning Japanese. Check out 鶏のテリヤキのレシピ (Tori no teriyaki no reshipi; chicken teriyaki recipe) below! Make sure to listen to the audio lesson and review the words and phrases too!

Listen to our Japanese audio lesson - How to Make Japanese Teriyaki Chicken!

1. What’s teriyaki?

Teriyaki (テリヤキ) is one of the most well-known and popular cooking methods in Japanese cuisine. Fish or meat (or other types of ingredients) are marinated in sweet soy sauce and then grilled or broiled. We can write teriyaki in kanji (照り焼き), hiragana, or katakana.

2. Ingredients (材料; Zairyō)

One piece of chicken (鶏肉1枚; Toriniku ichi-mai)
Fifty milliliters of soy saucee (しょうゆ50cc; Shōyu gojū-cc)
Fifty millliters of vinegar (酢50cc; Su gojū-cc)
Thirty grams of sugar (砂糖30グラム; Satō sanjū-guramu)

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Let’s make Japanese chicken teriyaki! Do you have your ingredients? So let’s begin making it.
鶏のテリヤキを作りましょう!材料はありますか。では、作り始めましょう。
(Tori no teriyaki o tsukurimashō! Aairyō wa arimasu ka. Dewa, tsukuri hajimemashō.)

3. How to Make Simple Teriyaki Sauce & Chicken Teriyaki

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1) Mix together the soy sauce, the vinegar, and the sugar.

しょうゆと、酢と、砂糖を混ぜてください。Shōyu to, su to, satō o mazete kudasai.

2) Keep mixing until the sugar dissolves.

砂糖が溶けるまで、混ぜ続けてくださいね。Satō ga tokeru made, mazetsudukete kudasai ne.

3) Next, put the mixture and the chicken in the pan. Then turn on the heat.

次に、鍋にたれと鶏肉をいれます。それから、火をつけてください。Tsugi ni, nabe ni tare to toriniku o iremasu. Sore kara, hi o tsukete kudasai.

4) When it’s boiling, turn down the flame. Let it cook for ten minutes.

お湯が沸騰したら、火を弱くしてください。10分間煮てください。
O-yu ga futtō shitara, hi o yowaku shite kudasai.

5) Turn it over and let it cook for another ten minutes.

ひっくり返して、また10分煮てください。Hikkuri kaeshite, mata juppun nite kudasai.

4. Japanese Vocabulary and Phrases

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テリヤキ (teriyaki): teriyaki
経つ (tatsu): to pass (time); V1
煮る (niru): to cook, to boil, to simmer;V2
沸騰 (futtō): boiling
鍋 (nabe): pot, saucepan
溶ける (とける): to melt, to thaw;V2
たれ (tare): sauce, dipping sauce
酢 (su): vinegar
しょうゆ (shōyu): soy sauce
ひっくり返す (hikkuri kaesu): to turn over, to upset;V1

5. Japanese Audio Lesson

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In this lesson, you will learn how to use hajimeru, tuzukeru, and owaru in Japanese. The conversation takes place in a home economics class at school between a Japanese teacher and some students. The teacher is speaking formal Japanese to her students. The students are speaking formal Japanese with their teacher and informal Japanese to each other. We will also discuss Japanese cooking teriyaki style.

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