August 24, 2011

Low Sodium Salutations

Hello New Friends!

Whether you have found this blog through the totally awesome mention in Better Homes and Gardens September Issue or my mom called you and told you to check it out, I just want to begin today by saying…WELCOME!

So old readers, say hello to new readers. And for everyone checking this blog out for the first time, let me tell you a bit about Sodium Girl.

like French fries. A lot.

I also like dancing–especially when there isn’t any music–and pretending to know how to pop and lock. I like immersion blenders; padron peppers; Shabu Shabu; pets with funny names; people with pet names; carbonated water; signing up for things like “circus school;” and laughing. Laughing is my favorite.

I love writing on this blog. And having your eyes (hello, new eyes!) join me as I make my way through this silly, sodium-free life.

I love knowing that when I make salt-free risotto cakes, you are making salt-free risotto cakes too. And that when I spill quinoa on my floor, you’ll be better prepared for kitchen mishaps of your own. And that at least two (if not three) times a week, we all join here to celebrate the fact that we can improve our health with our own two hands, some vinegar, and a pinch of cayenne.

Mostly, I love knowing that with every challenge I face and (without question) eventually conquer, I can help you do the same. And you’ll help me make new discoveries as well.

So new eyes and old eyes, I am so glad you are all here.

Now here’s how you can use the site: there are a couple of posts that are helpful for getting started.

Check out this video to “meet” me and hear how I changed my perspective from feeling limited to limitless.

And if you’re hot to get started on your own journey, check out these posts on dining beyond your kitchen–specifically on how to order in restaurants and how to travel both in the US and abroad. Think: foreign languages.

Of course, if there is a recipe you are looking for, try typing in some key words in the search bar on your right (do you see it? Scroll a little lower. Yes, right there!). Or post a comment below and I’ll be happy to direct you to what you are looking for.

If you have any other questions, whether it is about salt-free pickles or restaurant recommendations, post a comment as well or email me at sodiumgirl at gmail dot com.

(But just so you know, I’m faster at responding to comments on the site).

And next week, get ready for my new website–with an Amazon store, Yelp restaurant recommendations, and an actual Recipe Index–to be revealed. Stay tuned.

As for what I need from you?

Keep asking questions. Keep experimenting. Keep using your dietary needs as an excuse to live the best life possible and eat food that puts salty plates to shame.

And as always, chow on.

Oh, and say hello!

Kelly August 24, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I found your website a couple of weeks ago and am always so thankful when I find a new low/no salt website. I found you during one of my cooking slumps, which also happened before I had to watch sodium. It helped pull me out of my slump and more forward in my low sodium/low protein lifestyle. I will do what I have to do to keep my cute little kidneys for the rest of my life! Thank you for doing what you do. I truly appreciate it!

AP August 24, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Love this post, Jess! So the essence of you. Bright, happy, joyful and warm. Miss you and our dinners!

LeAnne August 25, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I just rad about your site in Better Homes and Gardens. I am so glad to have found it. Thank you so much for sharing what you have learned!

delorise hammond August 25, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Hi, First of all I love your positiveness! That is so awesome. Your attitude is contagious. Keep it up. I plan to follow your blog. I reached you from reading about Job( the great guy that works with Apple technologies). Information you are passing to the public speaks louder than words too. Bless you.

Liz August 30, 2011 at 7:56 am

Please! Is there a low-sodium dill pickle out there somewhere?

sodium girl September 1, 2011 at 8:31 am

There sure are low sodium pickles. Rick’s Pick’s makes a beet pickle with only 10mg per serving. Ginger People make pickled ginger with 0mg of sodium. And you can make pickles out of anything you want with no salt at all. Check out these links:

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