August 16, 2010

Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut, Sometimes You Don't

First came Justin’s: a simple solution for the peanut butter obsessed. These individual packages of nutty goodness are great for snacking, traveling, even packing your kid’s lunch. And although the cute logo and even cuter website seems to be amazing enough, the best part of Justin’s is that the almond and peanut butter pouches also happen to be absolutely sodium free. So, for the majority of you readers, this is jump-up-and-shout good news. But, if you happen to be like me, a sodium AND nut free girl (yes, I am allergic to macadamias, almonds, pea, wal, and anything else that […]

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August 11, 2010

Sweet Thang

I love a Red Vine, a Twizzler, and even the absurdly long Red Rope. But all these licorice treats, whether twisted or pull n’ peel, contain too much sodium – usually around 50 to 100 mg per pop. So I let go of my licorice dreams and focused on other sweet nibbles, like dark chocolate and gummy candy, which generally fall into low sodium safe zone. But then, after years of longing for just one herbaceous bite of this magical candy, a low sodium cowboy unexpectedly rode into my life (slash grocery store) and came to the rescue. Turns out, Newman’s Own […]

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July 14, 2010

Fancy Food Show

Two weeks ago, I was literally a kid in a low sodium candy store when I was lucky enough (slash: I bought a ticket) to attend the Fancy Food Show in New York City. Although I didn’t think I would find too many salt-free products in the endless aisles of food booths, I actually ended up discovering a handful of wonderful artisans and manufacturers who are based throughout the US (from Cali, to Wisconsin, to NYC) and who are making delicious and shelf-safe products, without the salt. Although I had my camera with me and was prepared to take some […]

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July 12, 2010

Big Food, Small People

Today, we’re talking baby. Not because I’m having one – although I’m sure I just gave my parents and fiance a brief heart attack – but because babies know a lot about low sodium food. Feast your eyes on the picture above – a bowl full of creamy puree of sweet potato, corn, and apple, enhanced with a few shakes of Herbs de Provence, red pepper flakes, chili oil, and sliced scallions. All of this flavor (except for the enhancements) came from one, simple package that I bought in a store. And not just any store, nor your run of […]

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February 3, 2010

Tally Me Bananas

Sometimes a blog post is short and sweet, just like a good afternoon snack or the lovely lady you call Mom.  Today, I’m going to focus on the former (sorry Mom) and share with you a newly discovered treat that comes in an individually sized pouch and is so delicious that it will disappear in minutes.  Its name?  Danielle.  I know.  It sounds like the title of a telenovela and trust me, these perfectly fried banana bites are just as captivating. After an afternoon of work and errands, my good friend Emmerson and I decided it was high time for […]

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November 12, 2009

This Spud's for You

I think potatoes are (a) utterly delicious and (b) really confusing to spell. I like them fried, baked, sliced, in soups and stews … but mostly, I like them fried. At first, I thought it would be impossible to find low sodium or sodium free versions of these beloved potato products and I took to making my own sweet potato fries at home (which, if I say so myself, was not a bad substitute…recipe below). But I had completely underestimated the possibilities of no sodium/low sodium snacking and in almost 6 years of searching for a salt free French fry […]

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February 27, 2009

Dairy Discoveries

On my first date with my most adorable partner-in-crime, I decided to tell him all about my health situation and dietary restrictions – no butter, no salt, no sauces, and the list went on. He looked at me, smiled, and said the most comforting thing that he could imagine: Well, at least you can still eat cheese. And when I had to break the news that no, in fact, I definitely could not eat cheese, I think a little piece of his foodie soul melted. But, the conclusion of this story is not completely true. I can eat cheese and […]

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