July 13, 2016

Low-So Cabbage Shumai

I’ve thought a lot about this post. I’ve written it and rewritten about a dozen times in my head. I’ve questioned how much to share, how personal to get, how much to keep this post free from deep thoughts and politics. And I can promise that after today, things will return to their regularly scheduled food programming. But I want to risk something. The truth is, I’m white. I take Soul Cycle classes. I shop at farmers markets and Whole Foods. Although I’ve hit the glass ceiling a few times as a woman, I’m treated with respect and I’ve been raised to believe my […]

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March 11, 2016

Eating Clean Bell Pepper Soup

Right now, I am answering emails from 2012. Yes. 2012. And I have about 200 more to go until I’ve completely cleared my inbox. This may make you nauseous. Or anxious. I know it makes me anxious. And that’s probably why I still have emails from 2012. It’s taken me a long time to get over that overwhelming hump of what’s ahead in order to dive in and tackle that electronic mountain of letters. I’ve put it off for days. Years, actually. Telling myself that I would get to it tomorrow. Or more like 2,190 tomorrows. But finally, today, I did it. Starting with the oldest. I began to […]

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February 19, 2016

Low-So Cauliflower Vegetable Bread

Kale may be a superfood. But cauliflower is a food unicorn. It’s totally magical. With the right recipe and ingredients, cauliflower can turn into a pizza crust. Or white pizza sauce. Mashed “potatoes.”  Popcorn. Rice. A steak. CHORIZO!!! Vegan macaroni and “cheese.” And even a ricotta-like situation (which I have in my new book and coming soon to, but you can find a similar recipe here). Come to think of it, cauliflower is not just a unicorn; it’s a top tier impersonator. And if it could, I’m sure it would headline as Cher in Vegas. The point is, now that I’m on an even more limited […]

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December 18, 2015

Low-So Brownies, Gifts, and Books

We are in the final weeks of holiday season, which means it is time to talk gifts. Last minute gifts. Little gifts. And in the case of today’s post, stocking gifts. Specifically, low-so good snacks that will not only stuff those big decorative socks, but more importantly, your stomach in times of hunger. There are also brownies made with black beans. But we’ll get to that. Even a year ago, finding low-sodium snacks was pretty darn impossible. There were a few brands of tortilla chips, potato chips, and rice crackers on the store shelves. As well as some granola mixes. But not much […]

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September 4, 2015

Gluten-Free Coconut Avocado Fries

Hello, beautiful faces. Before I get to knocking your socks off, I have to apologize for my absence as of late. It has been a whirlwind of a few months and due to health problems, I have had to cut way back on life and seriously focus on just the basics. Which included: Putting on “clothes” (loosely defined); keeping child alive, fed, and happy; and fitting in endless doctor appointments, blood work, and other fun tests. Point being, blogging fell to the bottom of the to-do list. As did laundry. But here’s what rose to the top: Keeping my diet on fleek […]

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July 3, 2015

Low-So Good Fourth of July Recipes

Happy birthday, America! This past week was a really excellent one. And if you’re like me, you’re ready for some celebrating. And some ribs. And some fireworks (both of the explosive and flavor variety). This month, I want to talk about low-so tips for BBQ season. Because these seemingly innocent gatherings around the grill can rack up some major sodium counts. Be aware that you can easily reach close to 1,000 milligrams of sodium (equivalent to two-thirds of most adults’ recommended 1,500 mg daily allotment) with only a single beef hot dog (over 400mg of sodium for most brands), the bun (over […]

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March 13, 2015

The New Salt: Lentil Dust

Last week I promised salt-free salt. So let’s get to it already. What is salt-free salt? Salt-free salt is not an herb, fresh and dried. Or any of the spices you find on the rack. Which are all great (GREAT!) alternatives to using salt. But here’s the technical definition of a salt-free salt: It is a magical powder consisting of unusual ingredients, pulverized into a powder that then gets used to make your taste buds do a high kick. It wakes up the other ingredients in the dish. They may add texture, umami, and most definitely will make your brain […]

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February 6, 2015

Salt-Free Bacon And Bacon Hacks

Happy Heart Health Month everyone! This February, let’s take the time to take care of ourselves, whether that means exercising more, sleeping in a bit, meditating a few mornings a week, or eating bacon. What? Yeah, I said bacon. SALT-FREE BACON. That you make, on your own, with fresh ingredients and spices. In an hour or so. In your own kitchen. I grew up on bacon. Bacon for breakfast, bacon in sandwiches. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. I love bacon. But when it comes to heart health, bacon does not often love you back. High in calories, fat, and yes, sodium, bacon often […]

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November 13, 2014

Delicata Egg in a Hole

Welcome to squash season. I have a lot of exciting squash inspired makeovers for you. Mostly in latke form. But recently, while playing with my favorite of the winter produce — delicata — I was struck by a genius idea. Delicata Egg in a Hole. Now what’s the low-sodium issue with the classic recipe? Bread. Yes, you can always buy no-salt-added bread or even make your own loaf (using this amazing no-knead recipe, sans salt, from Mark Bittman). But for those times you cannot find low-so bread in your store or you don’t have the time to get covered in flour, […]

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November 12, 2014

Way to Well Tour: Part Two

So I did it. Sunday morning I stepped onto a really adorable blue and red bus. I met a bunch of friendly RDs and phlebotomists and pharmacists. I walked through a line of (painless! free!) tests. And I took my health into my own two hands by taking a moment to check in with my body and make sure all my numbers (blood pressure, blood/glucose level, and body mass index) were all in tip top shape. I also found out that my “health age” was a spry 18. And if that doesn’t make a mom of a two-year-old who sometimes eats skittles for […]

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