October 11, 2013

Weekly Obsessions


Oh hey new Sodium Girl column! Nice to finally meet you!

Yes siree. It’s here. A weekly round-up of awesome and tasty nibbles from the Internet that will keep you appropriately busy and full and inspired all weekend long.

For a while now, I have wanted to create a space where I could tell you all about the cool articles I read, dishes I tried, or products that landed on my doorstep during the past week(ish). A space where I could answer  questions and give you the information needed to get creative and silly and totally salt-free in your kitchen and life. A space where you could also stop thinking about your diet for one hot second and finally talk about something else, like a rad new shoe company or this amazing SONG that I cannot get out of my head! Love it. Can’t get enough of it.

And I finally found that space on Friday. Every Friday. From now on until eternity. Or at least until 2015.

Consider it one gigantic, cyber, weekly LIKE button. And also consider that I’ve been majorly inspired by Tracy over at Shutterbean who has her own weekly “I Love Lists” post which I stalk regularly and so should you.

So without further ado, here are this week’s OBSESSIONS.

HOT TIP: Want the nutritional content of recipes beyond the sodium? Here’s a list of online nutritional calculators that will crunch the numbers for you. And here’s my personal favorite.

GOTTA TRY: You had me at hot fruit salad … (to salt-free that recipe: just omit the salt)

SPECIAL DIET SPECIAL: Open wide. You’re about to stuff your face with these Paleo and easily salt-free’d banana bon bons from Nom Nom Paleo. THE perfect post dinner party treat.

GOOD EATS: This is my friend’s food truck and restaurant and she’s aMEIzing. If you live in Boston and want to eat at Mei Mei’s sodium-free, call ahead and tell her Sodium Girl sent you.

LIKE BUTTON: I adore this woman. I adore yogurt. I adore what this woman does with yogurt. #yogurtinspiration

COOKING LESSONS: Baking and I don’t mix well. But Joy will change that. Starting with the basics.

JUST CAUSE: Good tasting food actually starts with good food.

YOUR TURN: What recipes will you try this weekend? If you fish in the fridge, may I suggest some creamy curry coconut fish stew…


Fact: a velvet cloak of coconut milk and some curry spices will transform chunks of fish into something decadent. Use a crock pot to warm a pinch of whole cardamom seeds, black peppercorns, brown mustard seeds, and dried chili pepper flakes over medium heat. Add a splash of grape seed or sesame oil, some minced garlic, and half a sliced white onion. Let the aromatics soften and then add one tomato (diced), two small potatoes (cubed), one cup of coconut milk (yum), and enough water to cover all the ingredients. Stir in one teaspoon of yellow curry powder and 1/2 a teaspoon of ground cumin. Put the lid on the pot and let it simmer for 15 minutes. When the potatoes have softened, add in that leftover fish, taste and adjust spices, and cook another 10 minutes. Serve with slices of spicy peppers, cilantro, and a lime wedge.

Cheryl October 11, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Although it sounds redundant, I’m kind of obsessed with your new Weekly Obsessions.

Also, yes please to banana bon bons.

Michelle T October 27, 2013 at 3:33 pm

I tried your “hot fruit salad” the other day. Thanks for sharing! My entire family loved it, even the kids.

Ellamarie miller January 26, 2015 at 10:25 am

I like your recipes. My dad had a heart attack and I. Need to have low salt recipes.

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