allicia (xmyfistyourface) wrote in vegancooking,

Tofurkey baste/arrowroot question

I just have a quick question for you folks out there in livejournal land:
I'm cooking a tofurkey tomorrow for my hunny bunny, and I want to do the apricot baste. It calls for

1 tablespoon apricot jam or spread
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons water

I don't have toasted sesame oil. And I wasn't going to spend the 8 bucks on it at the grocery store. What can I use instead? Can I just use regular oil?

Also, I can only find one brand of arrowroot powder: McCormick Gourmet Collection. This stuff is wicked expensive. It's around $5 or $6 for 1.87 oz. Are there any other brands you know about? And as a tip, I looked through all the containers of arrowroot and I found one that had about 1 tablespoon more than the rest of them. Do this with all your spices. You'll get more bang for your buck. (Is that the right expression?)


Thanks for such quick replies, everyone! I'll pick some up next time I go to an asian store.
Tags: -where do they sell this stuff?, oils-sesame/toasted sesame
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