Food Shopping

September 16, 2014

Whole Foods Market Hack Challenge

Yesterday I expressed my love (obsession) for Whole Foods Market. And today, I am going to show you — in great detail and delicious food — exactly why their store rocks my low-sodium world. As a part of the Whole Foods Market Hacks challenge, I was tasked with the task of creating TWO MEALS A DAY to feed the THREE MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY all for $125. Or in other words roughly 42 PLATES OF FOOD FOR $3 DOLLARS EACH. Got that? And let’s be honest, while I keep to a strict low-sodium diet, I do not keep to small (slash: normal) portion sizes. Sometimes I eat steak the size of my […]

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November 15, 2013

Weekly Obsessions 11.15.13

Sometimes the best things in life take a little work. Like finding low-sodium cheese and salt-free soup stocks and mini phyllo dough cups with only 30mg of sodium per serving. Those things. But thanks to the interweb getting the best things don’t have to take a lot of time or energy. Just a little planning. And that’s what I want to talk about today. I want to make sure you have everything you need for your Thanksgiving feast, no matter what you plan on making. And enough time to order them. So let’s begin, shall we? SOUPY SPUDS AND STUFFING: Want […]

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December 19, 2012

12 Days of Low-Sodium Blissmas

Today, we’re talking gifts. The gift of health. The gift of knowledge. The gift of pretty plates, portable boom boxes, low-sodium pickling spices, and everything else you need to make your diet feel absolutely LIMITLESS. And whether you celebrate Chanukah, Christmas, or any other holiday, just remember that anytime is the right time to treat yourself or a loved one to these wrapable goodies and bites of wisdom. So let’s begin with the gift of health. Just like last year, I’ve created a Pinterest board inspired by my favorite items in my low-sodium tool belt. There are book shelves, dehydrators, […]

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July 17, 2012

Low-Sodium Appetizers, On a Stick

There are a lot of great things about appetizers. Mostly that they are small and you can eat a lot of them. But one of the other main reasons I love them is that, in making them, they don’t have to take up too much of your time. Please take these extremely low-sodium Watermelon and Heirloom Tomato Kabobs as an example. Many people think extraordinary low-sodium food only comes from hours of slaving away in the kitchen. But, surprise surprise, it can also be a simple as slicing up watermelon and tomatoes and sliding them on a stick. I’d write […]

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April 3, 2012

Low-Sodium Matzo Cracker S’Mores

This Passover, show off a little. Pharaohs, plagues, parting red seas – it’s clear that this holiday is all about flare. Begging you to take your bag of tricks and use them to put on a show. Because even though the Passover sedar focuses on the old testament, Passover dinner can be about trying something new. Mixing things up. And making low-sodium chocolate matzo s’mores. Where did this idea come from? Call it a burning bush in a dessert…or just my wonderful sis-in-law who recently showed up at my door with a spring surprise: chocolate covered matzo crackers that she […]

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January 3, 2012

A New Year and 7 Links

A few months ago one of my favorite fellow bloggers tapped me on the shoulder to join him for the “My 7 Links Project”–the purpose of which was to reflect on one’s own blog, to resurface posts that had been lost in the shuffle, and to build a web of community by asking other online writers to do the same. Now in typical busy life fashion, many book deadlines, holiday egg nog, and the need for sleep kept getting in the way of this post. Weeks and weeks have gone by. And the words “write 7 links” constantly appeared on […]

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December 20, 2011

Low-Sodium Gifts You’ll Love

I got a hairdryer once for Channukah. I was six or ten, or some age when brattiness was still somewhat acceptable. I wanted rollerblades. And I’ve never let my parents forget my horror at opening a medium-sized, expertly-wrapped box to find not a toy, or anything with wheels, or a doll that I would stop playing with in exactly 23.7 days. But a hairdryer. Secretly, though, I now wish I received hairdryers every holiday. Well, not hairdryers exactly because that would be silly. And a lot of hairdryers. But useful items. Like a really good vacuum that is easy to […]

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December 6, 2011

Salt-Free Mochi Muffins

Sometimes you don’t want to haul the mixer out from the bottom cupboard, up to the counter, only to spill flour and sugar on the floor, to then clean up the mess, and the mixer bowl, to finally lug the whole shebang back into that bottom cupboard. Which is now filled with sheet pans and tupperware that fell when you took that ginormous thing out in the first place. (Welcome to my kitchen) Sometimes all that work is worth a moist muffin or a fluffy cupcake or a fresh loaf of chocolate zucchini bread. But for me, I’d usually rather […]

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November 18, 2011

Low-Sodium Thanksgiving Turkey

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And turkey day is quickly approaching. But before you grab your bird for next Thursday, give a gander to these low-sodium tips on how to keep your meat light, dark, juicy, and low-sodium. A WORD ON THE BIRD Like chicken, Thanksgiving turkeys tend to come majorly pre-plumped with sodium and many are brined as well. Yikers. If this is new news to you, it probably just took the wind out of your Mayflower sails. But it doesn’t mean you can’t carve up a beautiful bird this Thanksgiving. And there are actually a lot […]

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September 29, 2011

Cookbook Swap – Eat Good Food

Eat good food. Makes sense, right? But what  seems like a simple commandment (much easier than “eat without your hands”), turns out to be advice that, until recently, wasn’t readily followed. Sure, people have always eaten food that tasted good. We’re wired to do that. But that’s something entirely different. Grammatically and in practice. That’s enjoying a box of powdered doughnuts after eating a burger animal style at In N’ Out, which high school me is totally guilty of. That’s guzzling down a slushie on a really hot day. Or going through a bag of buttered popcorn before the movie actually […]

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