I do cook with kosher salt and am cutting down on the amount used. Salt stays in the kitchen.
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Fitness Minutes: (30,500) Posts: 8,347 11/13/12 9:06 P
No salt shaker on our table... we use a lot of pepper and if I do use salt to cook it's sea salt. Favorite go to mixed combo is lemon and pepper with garlic California Style
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I only use pepper...it is on the table but seldom used
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Posts: 678 11/13/12 4:43 P
We use salt and pepper at my table. When I cook or marinate any protein meat, I use balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
Fitness Minutes: (7,325) Posts: 4,291 11/13/12 4:31 P
I love salt and I actually have different salts.
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Posts: 2,259 11/13/12 3:40 P
No salt on the table or in cooking. I do need a bit of salt (low blood pressure) but I generally get enough from food itself. If I start to feel light-headed I'll eat celery or vegemite for a bit of extra salt. Thank you for the link to a very useful article.
Fitness Minutes: (136,697) Posts: 23,758 11/13/12 11:02 A
no do not flavor with salt, I use herbs to flavor.
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Posts: 10,641 11/13/12 10:05 A
I do not use a salt shaker, nor do we leave it on the table, but I do eat foods that have added salt. I tend to crave salty things. Its a struggle at times. When I was growing up, my mom and grandma put part of a saltine cracker into the salt to absorb moisture. They changed it every so often also.
Posts: 15,426 11/13/12 9:52 A
I use salt only when it's called for in the recipe I don't use the shaker at the table.
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Posts: 33 11/13/12 9:51 A
I will salt pasta while it's cooking and put salt on my popcorn, but other than that I usually use pepper, Mrs. Dash tableblend, or a spicy seasoning. Highly salted food, like in resturants, turn me off now.
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Have to have it on eggs and potatoes. That's pretty much it.
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Mercy, I rarely use salt to cook and never at the table. High blood pressure is the family curse so I am ever so careful. Hubby does the same!!
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Posts: 378 11/13/12 8:10 A
I don't resalt anything but hubby will add extra no matter what. He doesn't even taste the food first.
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Depending on what the food is and how it has already been seasoned, I'll usually add a little salt and freshly ground pepper.
I've found the rice in the salt shaker trick does not work, either.
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Fitness Minutes: (75,697) Posts: 7,638 11/13/12 6:54 A
I do not salt at the table. I use a little sea salt when cooking. I use a lot of pepper and jalapeño. I like hot, spicy.
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I do eat some salt... but I rarely cook with it, it is not my friend. I retain water and salt is not kind to me so I avoid as much as possible.
I've heard that putting unpopped popcorn kernels in the shaker helps better than rice to keep salt from clumping. I don't keep a salt shaker on the table. If I taste something that needs salting, I will get up and get it for that meal. I gradually decreased the salt that I add to foods and now if my husband and I have a hot dog, we find we are dying of thirst all night long! I am not sure if I believe salt is a big problem for everyone as long as they stay well-hydrated.
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Posts: 645 11/13/12 6:33 A
Yes salt on the table. When I cook, do not use much salt at all and allow individuals to make their own decision about how much. I try using herbs and have a chart that pairs up specific herbs to individual food items (both meats and vegetables). Thanks for the link you added, I will make a copy to use in the future.
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Fitness Minutes: (28,751) Posts: 2,607 11/13/12 6:22 A
salt is up in the cabinet along with the honey, no sugar in the house... I hate salty foods, BUT I know that there are some foods that just need a small amount to enhance the flavor, perhaps it's because I have those family recipes that I am so used to salt being in them. But if food is too salty in a restaurant, a nice one, I won't pay for it, it's inedible to me.
AND when I do want to use salt, I prefer to use a potassium suppliment that comes in a shaker.
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I know I eat too much salt. I do not shake only salt though. In Africa where I usually am the salt will not come out of the shaker. It congeals together. Some put rice in their salt shaker along with the salt so that the salt will keep separated. I have not had good success with that. Instead of using simple salt I use Morton's Nature's seasons which still has salt but it also has other spices in the bottle so the salt does not stick together. BUT I do use that too much. I have high blood pressure and should not be salting my food at the table like I do.
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