1/2 cup water
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds (no added oil or salt)
1/4 cup arrowroot
3 Tablespoons soy sauce* (I use Bragg's Liquid Aminos)
1 Tablespoon onion powder
4 cups additional water
Put all ingredients into blender except the additional water. Pour into a 3 quart (or larger) saucepan. Rinse out blender with the additional water, adding it to the saucepan with the rest of the ingredients. Lightly boil, while stirring (a whisk works well), about 10 minutes, until thick. If you want a thinner sauce, add more water.
Use as a gravy on potatoes, sauce for casseroles, with vegetables, over homemade baked fries, or on whole cooked grains.
Add mushrooms & extra water for a "cream of" mushroom soup.
*If you use this for a soup, you may want to use only 2 Tablespoons soy sauce at first, adjusting it to taste when ready to serve for more "salty" flavor.