What you see before you is a bonito flaked Kimchi Pancake made by Namu at the SF Ferry Building Thursday street cart Farmers Market.
And this, my salt-free friends, is a foursome of salty but succulent duck sliders from Tilth restaurant in Seattle.
And if turf is not your thing, then behold! A crisp skate wing with frothy chorizo/clam broth from Redd in Napa will do the trick.
Or maybe your taste buds want to travel and they’re ready to hop on a plane and try some real pad thai from a market in Thailand.
Before you commit me to the low sodium looney bin, or worse yet, you decide to UNsubscribe from this blog, let me explain the tortuous food porn photo essay above. As a low sodium eater, I rarely feel limited. I’ve been able to substitute savy salt-free ingredients for typically salty ones. I eat out often and I eat well. And I was even treated to some real Thai cuisine while in Thailand, without having to compromise my diet or my health.
Food boundaries? Not for this ever-hungry bunny.
But, the truth is that there are many dishes, whether from my childhood memories or my neighborhood pizza place, that I cannot currently eat. That I crave. That I dream about. That I want to makeover, without the salt. And with time, I will.
I do not see these dishes (featured in the pictures above) as examples of my limitations. I see them as inspiration. Muses for salt-free masterpieces. And I want you to do the same.
For this upcoming weekend, I’m assigning you some homework. I want you to think about food. Salty food.
Start (re)collecting the meals, the menu items, and the culinary memories that you wish you could enjoy on your low sodium diet. Then, send them my way. Post them on the
- SODIUM GIRL FACEBOOK PAGE
- TWEET ME @sodiumgirl
- or simply POST A COMMENT BELOW
Yeah, that’s right, you have three options. Three! So I expect to see these sites blowing up with sodium free activity!
And with the upcoming, national sport holiday – the Super Bowl – I’m sure there is a dip, a wing, or a 27-layer dip that you are dying to eat. So let’s get the Salt-Free My Recipe requests going. You never know, it may end up in the book!
Happy Friday to you all. May there be many happy hours, happy meals, and happy bellies. See you on Monday.