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Old 05-06-2014, 09:01 AM   #1
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Sauce Thickeners

Hi fellow vegetarian low-carbers!

I was wondering what everyone uses to thicken sauces?

Any advice welcome, thank you
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Old 05-06-2014, 01:03 PM   #2
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Evaporation and/or Xanthan gum
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:44 AM   #3
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You can use arrowroot powder too, but I have not yet.

I normally just cook the sauce down or puree up some of the veggies in the sauce to make it thicker.

Some people us glucommanan, but I haven't so far.

It also depends on how strict you are on carb counts.
Cornstarch is an excellent thickener and it doesn't take very much, but strict locarbers won't go near it. I use it occasionally with no problems.
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:50 AM   #5
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Many thanks! Will give all the suggestions a try and see how which is best. Cornstarch may be too high since I am strict..
I tried adding mashed cauliflower to one of the sauces and it was great as a thickener although it did make the sauce taste less of what it should have tasted like and more of cauliflower!
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Depends on the sauce - if it's a creamy sauce, like an alfredo, I like to use a little pureed silken tofu. Absolutely delicious over zucchini noodles!

I'm a fan of xanthan gum for other sauces - you use fractions of a teaspoon and it really gets everything thick.
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Flaxseed meal, or nutritional yeast if I want it cheesy, or cashew or almond meal ground up.
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Gelatine makes sauces and gravies, casseroles etc., taste thicker and richer, so maybe the agar-version for vegetarians might work?
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I just use cornstarch, as I don't do sauces often. But then, I'm not super-low carb. I max out at 150 a day, but my average is 120-130.
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