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1/8/14 1:35 P

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Delicious! Very low sodium pumpkin muffins: http://www.lowsodiumhq.com/2014/01/08/low-
sodium-pumpkin-muffins/

Everyone I've shared these with loves them!


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Wow! I just got some nutritional yeast to try out. Thanks for a recipe to help me get started. emoticon

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7/25/12 12:25 A

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I just made a low-sodium hamburger casserole. I call it "Barely-Cheesed Burger Casserole."

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The secret ingredient is nutritional yeast. Of course you can whittle down the fat by using ground turkey instead of ground chuck, but it's good like this, too.

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1/25/12 11:45 P

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I posted this recipe today. I revamped savory beer pork chops to be low sodium. It's a keeper!

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Nutella! Wow, it's tasty and I think 30 mg/srvg. I put it on those coco multigrain snacks (WONDERFUL bread replacement find at 5 mg/srvg). The combination was just like those wafer cookies.


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I shared this one in sparkrecipes today:
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12/21/11 1:18 P

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Low Sodium "Bruschetta"


This is my favorite lunch. Sodium level will vary depending on the bread used and the Goat Cheese. The kind I use is fairly low in sodium.


1 Roma Tomato
Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb
Extra sprinkle of Basil
Crumbled Goat Cheese
Slice of low sodium bread
1 T. white (or red) wine vinegar.

Toast bread lightly. Wash and slice tomato. Soak tomatoes in vinegar and sprinkle with Mrs. Dash and Basil. Layer tomatoes on toast and sprinkle with Goat Cheese (the kind that I use is 40mg sodium for a serving, which is a very generous 1/4 c.) Broil until cheese is golden/tomatoes heated through.

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I'm looking for a low sodium recipe for pork loin roast. I've looked on spark recipes and some of them are way too high in sodium and others have fruit. My problem with the one's with fruit is I can't get my husband to touch anything with fruit on it or in it. He's pretty much a meat and potato person, however he will eat roasts and stews with veggies in it. Have a hard time getting him to eat veggies too.

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I was just on the leader's board reviewing posts and found out we could add a link to our recipe books in the tabbed box just above the team forum. This would be a great way to check out each other's recipes and also help the sparkers new to our team create recipe books of their own.

At the bottom of your cookbook (it needs to be a shared cookbook), there's a URL. If you highlight it and copy it, you can then paste it in the Link tab. There's a couple more steps involved and I'd be willing to help anyone if they want to add their cookbooks to the tab.

Let's share!

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4/3/10 1:21 P

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Here's a simple one that I made this week after our Safeway started carrying no-salt cottage cheese:

1/4 c Pico de gallow fresh mix found in the produce section (basically tomatoes, garlic, onion, and cilantro)
3/4 c no salt cottage cheese
broccoli slaw (I use about 3/4 C)
Annie's honey mustard dressing (low sodium)

I thought it was kinda going out on a limb the first time that I mixed it up, but it was delicious.

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I just did up an super easy recipe for turkey burgers with a mushroom gravy. Here's the link:

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Just found a microwave recipe for popcorn - just omit the salt for a low sodium food. Never thought of just putting popcorn in a lunch bag - but hey makes a quick snack!

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I never knew about them either, but use a lot of bread crumbs in some of my regular recipes, so when I became sodium sensitive, I started investigating a little more and discovered this was a very good and still tasty alternative.

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I have never used the Panko bread crumbs either but I have seen them. Never checked the label either. This is nice to know.

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Panko is a japanese bread crumb. Here in the states, the two biggest makers are Progresso and Kikkoman. They usually are found with the regular bread crumbs or with the oriental food section.

The plain ones add a nice crunch to things and are very low in sodium. I use these in place of torn pieces of bread, regular bread crumbs, etc. in a recipe.

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I've never heard of panko. What is it?

I can sometimes get unsalted crackers here in Canada (not all stores carry them though) But I must admit I never tried using them on my chicken. I use bread crumbs, and really enjoy that but next time I will try with cracker crumbs to see what that's like.

I love cooking chicken in a touch of lemon juice in the microwave, so am sure I would love using a bit of zest in the crumbs and a sprinkle of LJ on the plate. Great idea! Thanks Cindy.

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I love using panko bread crumbs. I can add bulk to my meatloaf, using them, an egg and some no salt added ketchup and a touch of worstechire sauce.

I also use panko bread crumbs to turn chicken cutlets in to a lower sodium parmesean chicken, oven baked with fresh homemade no salt added spaghetti sauce, fresh basil, etc.

Another great use for panko bread crumbs is to using chicken cutlets, dredge in flour, then into an egg wash and then into panko bread crumbs that have some lemon zest and chopped fresh parsley. I then either oven bake them (spritz with pam spary to get some crisping on the bread crumbs) or pan fry them with a touch of olive oil and/or unsalted butter. Just a few minutes on each side will do. Then when it is done, I squeeze a little lemon juice over it and Yumm-O!

My hubs, who is a salt addict, loves all these and can hardly tell the sodium is lacking!

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I need to try this. I remember my mother using cracker crumbs but haven't thought about doing this.

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Watching Rachael Ray showed me how easy 'cutlets' can be, and something different to make for supper now and then. Quite a few recipes call for some sort of breading, also.
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I use the Premium brand 'hint of salt' crackers, put them in my food processor, and fill an old 'crumb' canister with those. When I take out what I need, I can season it for whatever I'm using it for.
Works great for me! I kinda think it might be like panko crumbs, but I've never used those, so dunno.

And you're welcome about that site link! We recently had to do a total restore, so I'm glad to have it somewhere to bookmark again.



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I love that site SONYA_J!!! Thanks for the suggestion.

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Sounds yummy....thanks for the share!

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9/13/09 8:50 P

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I love split pea soup, but it tends to be a little bland when low salt. Today I sauteed a couple of onions and garlic cloves. Then I added a one pound bag of split peas (rinsed and sorted) along with a low sodium bottle of V-8 juice. I chopped up a zucchini and threw it in since it was in my fridge. I cooked it for a couple of hours. I thought it was quite tasty and the only sodium was that from the v-8 juice (840mg) for the whole bottle.

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Sounds yummy Holly! I have one that is similar, though uses actual sugar. Will try to post that one a little later this week. I keep meaning to and run out of time. Plus, have a couple other recipes that I have experimented with that have turned out pretty tasty.

I think I am going to give your recipe a try next time. Love the veggies and fruits in it.

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9/9/09 4:40 P

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Low sodium, Low fat Baked Beans in the slow cooker

Soak 4 cups of Great Northern Beans as you would normally do. In a large slow cooker add beans and cook on high for 2 hours. Add 3 cups mushrooms diced, 1 hot pepper, minced (your choice), 2 cups zucchini diced, 3 cup onions diced, 2 tbsp garlic chopped, 1 can chunk canned pineapple (in their own juice), 1/2 to 1 tsp red pepper flakes, 2 tbsp hot sauce, 3 tbsp yellow mustard, 1/4 cup Splenda brown sugar mix, 1 large can diced tomatoes (no salt added) 1 large can of tomato sauce (no salt added) or 2 of the 8 oz cans. Water if needed. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or until beans are done.

The kids and my sister who likes salt on everything really liked these(I never told them there was no added salt or bacon grease). I was just playing around and used what I had on hand. Great way to sneak fruits and veggies into their diet and amounts are easily adjusted to suit your taste.

Edited by: HOLLYSNOWWOMAN at: 10/1/2009 (12:39)
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sounds tasty, will definitely try that next time I make coleslaw. Thanks for sharing!

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Something for the cookouts

Coleslaw, no salt no oil
9 oz. cabbage, shredded
2 oz. onion, sliced thin
4 oz. carrots, shredded
╝ c. balsamic vinegar
╝ c. cider vinegar
4 package splenda
1 tsp. dry mustard
2 tsp. dill weed
⅛ c. hot water

Mix all the vegetables in a bowl.
In another bowl mix the mustard, splenda and water until they are dissolved.
Mix that in with the vinegars and dill.
Add to the vegetables.
Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.

Note: You can use 16 oz of coleslaw mix from the grocery store, just add the onions.



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Great recipes Sonya. I am sure I will get great use out of some of them. Thanks for sharing.

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Wonderful link Sonya...thanks for sharing. Will definitely use this. Between it and some low sodium recipes for taco seasoning and onion soup mix on sparkpeople recipes, I am finding so many ways to still cook like I used to, just minus the sodium.

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This is a link from a pretty nifty website. It is to 'make your own mixes'. Pretty handy, and so much easier to make them to suit our needs!

www.momadvice.com/food/create_your_o
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Here is a hyperlink to a low sodium chicken parmesean recipe I posted yesterday:

recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
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Enjoy!

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We made the potato salad for Easter dinner. We took a combination of several of recipes and made our own. (My sister made it so I hope I have this right)

We used 50/50 plain yogurt/mayo. The mayo had only 15 mg sodium per tbsp and I believe she told me there was 0 in the yogurt. From there we added some mustard and dill seed and thinned with lemon juice. We let the dressing sit while we got the rest of dinner ready (cut the veggies for the veggie plate, and the potatoes,celery, radish and eggs for the potato salad, etc. Except for the fact there was no actual chopped pickle in it, I could hardly tell the difference between it and my old dressing!

I don't know the exact ratio of everything, but will experiment and let you know that and final sodium count if anyone is interested.

In the meantime, I hope everyone had a great Easter.

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Does anyone have any low sodium potato salad (dressings) recipes? I used to take mayo, add French's prepared yellow mustard, finely chopped dill pickle's and pickle juice to thin (never added any salt because it already packed a punch!)
A long time ago I heard someone say they used lemon juice to thin, but I can't find any such recipe. Does anyone have any ideas?

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I make a lot of soups and stew in the winter months and use low sodium broth. I was buying vegetable broth. Organic Pacific. Then I found the same broth in chicken and it was even less sodium. I liked the vegetable one better but i switched because it makes it that much better for my sodium count.

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I posted a low sodium recipe for a homemade taco seasoning on my blog. I'm too tired right now to copy it here, just go to my page and The title will tell you what it is. It's a great recipe with basically no sodium in the mixture.

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Thanks!

The other thing is that I'm struggling to get off my regimen of TWO high blood pressure meds, and I've given myself a year to do it, so I'm shaving off every gram I can!

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I'm glad you're able to come up with good recipes for hot sauces.

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My issue is the quantity of hot sauce I use in a day. 300 g of sodium or more with the brands I used to use. By switching to my own, I was able to still eat flour tortillas which are also a staple for me.

Also, I love to cook and make up new recipes so it was a fun challenge coming up with an extreme-low-sodium hot sauce.

Plus there's that stupid macho guy-thing about eating something hot enough to peel paint! ;)

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I'm not sure what your sodium restrictions are, but for me, I am a hot sauce fanatic and I looked at about 4 different hot sauces I have in my house, and none were over 100 mg per tablespoon, that's 3 teaspoons, and more than enough for a serving of anything I put hot sauce on. Tabasco sauce has just 30 mg per 5g, not sure what that converts to in teaspoons or tablespoons but sure it's plenty for most spice fanatics.

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One thing I miss the most (besides table salt!) is hot sauce. I used to really pour the stuff on before I became sodium-conscious.

I decided that I'll find a recipe and adapt it. Here's the one I started from:

www.pepperfool.com/recipes/hotsauce/
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sic_sauce.html


I started by nixing the salt, and adding lemon and lime juice. I also changed up the peppers a bit and used a medely of different vinegars. I also will store mine in the fridge because I don't know if the salt was needed to prevent bacteria.

My final version:
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup malt vinegar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup lime juice
1 Lbs Thai red hot peppers (stemmed)
1/3 lbs long Italian hot peppers (cored, chopped and seeded)
1/3 lbs Habanero peppers (cored chopped and seeded)
1/3 lbs Jalepeno peppers (cored chopped and seeded)

Boiled 5 minutes.
Liquified in food processor.
bottled for fridge storage.


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Donna,

It is different. I actually found green curry sauce in my local Big Lots in their Asian food section and used that last time and it didn't quiet taste the same. But here is the link you can get green curry paste at http://spicesgalore.stores.yahoo.net/thkig
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Yes, I agree, it does sound good! I especially like South Asian food.

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Karolina, that soup sounds like something I'd like, but I'm wondering if curry powder can be used in place of paste, or is that too different? I recall looking for curry paste some years ago and having trouble finding it.
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I have found this soup a couple of years ago, when I was very strict on my sodium intake and I still LOVE IT! I hope you guys will enjoy it as much as I do.

Chicken Curry Soup

INGREDIENTS:

2 tbsp peanut oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
2 (14 ounce) cans coconut milk
2 tbsp green curry paste
4 chicken breast halves - cubed
1L chicken stock
2 limes, juiced
1 chopped green onion

DIRECTION:

Heat the oil in a saucepan, over a medium heat, then fry the carrots and garlic until the carrots are just beginning to cook.

Add half a can of the Coconut milk, then brig to the boil, stirring constantly, before adding the Curry Paste

Add the Chicken, and stir to coat, then reduce the heat and add the chicken stock and heat through

Stir in the remaining coconut milk, and the lime juice and green onions, then allow to cool for 10 minutes, then serve.

If I have any left over wheat pasta, rice or couscous I stir it in the soup as well.

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Birdseye Steamfresh peas list no sodium and no fat, but are surprisingly high in protein. I love to eat peas just straight. It reminds me of sitting on the porch swing at my grandma's shelling the peas we'd just picked from her garden, and eating as we shelled!

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At eatingwell.com you can search for low sodium recipes. I have found some great ideas there.

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thanks for the recipe, I'll give it a whirl too!

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Yum, I love tomato soup... can't wait to try this!

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LOW SODIUM TOMATO SOUP I've made low sodium tomato soup a few times. I use equal amounts of diced tomatoes (no salt added) and low sodium broth (I've used both chicken and vegetable broth). I heat it in a pan, then smooth it out a little with a hand blender. Before serving I add milk to taste. Usually I use about two cups tomatoes, two cups broth and 1 cup milk. You can vary it by adding chopped basil or you can saute veggies (celery, onions, mushrooms, garlic etc) in the pan before adding the tomatoes and broth. Then you can blend them in later. The sodium content will vary by brand.

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thank you cielbee, I haven't checked it out yet...

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I don't think you can order online from Trader Joe's, but you can read about some of their products. There is a list of low sodium foods under the "products" tab. Just click on "labels & lists" and choose low sodium products.

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has anyone ordered on line from Trader Joe's I am first hearing about them now

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We have a couple of natural foods stores, Whole Foods being the major one and most expensive, I'll have to check Trader Joe's website and see if they're anywhere in the state.

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Trader Joes is a store, and it's a chain, but I don't know how widespread they are. It's fantastic, you can get special stuff that's hard to find elsewhere. My daughter gave me a basket of foods for Christmas, with dried pears and blueberries, salt-free almond butter, wonderful dark chocolate truffles, I loved it. They carry organic foods, and frozen speciality items, like stuffed salmon, lots of interesting stuff. And the greek yougart. Our supermarket has Greek yougart, but they only carry the most expensive brand, it's $4.66 for a 16 oz container. Trader Joes is $2.49. Donna

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Ok, I'll make the change to the recipe, thanks. A lot of people here talk about Trader Joe's - is it a store, brand or what? I don't think we have it here. I haven't tried Greek yogurt but maybe I need to if it's higher in protein.

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Jan, I made a mistake in the directions and have corrected it. Below the linesadd wine'etc I said add the spaghetti etc to the pot, I should have said 'add the spaghetti SAUCE to the pot. The spaghetti, or whatever pasta you use, is cooked seperately. Sorry. The tofu tends to stick to the pan when first put in, so use a spatula to lift it up and turn it. I've started spraying the top of the tofu with spray olive/canola oil, just to try to alleviate some sticking, and I think it helps. Enjoy.
Have you tried Greek yogurt? It has more protein than regular yogurt, is thicker, and is delicious.The brand I use is Trader Joes, 0% fat, 8 oz has 100 cal, 70 mg of sodium, and a whopping 20 gm of protein. I add cereal,fruit and a tsp of honey to 1/2 cup of the plain, it's a delicious breakfast.
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This sounds delicious, I've copied it and will try to shop for it when I go to the grocery store. I'll confess I haven't cooked with tofu but I really should since I don't eat much meat and need extra protein. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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Jiminy, Tofu/spaghetti sauce

1 lb block of tofu, firm or extra firm
2 qt. Francesco Rinaldi "no salt added" spaghetti sauce
1 or 2 zucchini, sliced
1 lg onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, sliced
olive or canola oil
1 green pepper, cut in chunks
about 1/2 lb mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup burgundy or any red wine.
spices
pepper

Wrap the tofu in several layers of towel and put a heavy object on top to squeeze out the water. I let that sit for an hour or so, checking and renewing the towel as needed.
Slice the tofu through longways, then cube it. I make 4 rows one way and 6 the other, making 48 cubes.
Saute the onions and garlic, remove to a big pot. Then saute the zucchini, mushrooms, and green peppers in oil, remove them to a large pot as you finish sauteeing each. add oil as needed.
Saute the tofu cubes, turning them to lightly brown all sides.I do half at a time so as not to crowd them.
Add the tofu to the pot.
Put the wine in the frypan and stir to get up any bits of flavor remaining. Then add it to the pot.
Add the spaghetti sauce, pepper, and any spices you like. I add oregano, sometimes basil, sometimes parsley. This is not an exact science, you can play with the ingredients to suit your taste. This started as a Ratatouille recipe, using tomatoes and eggplant and the other above ingredients, minus the mushrooms, but we discovered we like a thicker sauce, so I now eliminate the canned tomatoes and use spaghetti sauce. Oh, and I added the wine, too.
This is low sodium, low fat, low cal (use as little oil as possible when sauteeing).
I serve this over whole wheat rotini or any whole wheat pasta I have.
I hope you like it.

Donna


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Donna, I don't have a recipe, I'm going to look for one. If you make it and you like how it turned out please share. The spaghetti sauce casserole sounds yummy. Your choir group sounds very interesting - Cape Verdians - very exotic, I had to look it up to see where it is.

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That's a very timely message, I have to take a vegetable casserole to a party next Sat. (our choir Christmas party was put off by bad weather), and I was considering making my own Cream of Mushroom soup for the recipe. Do you have a recipe? I suppose we'd just find a regular recipe and eliminate, or reduce, the salt. Since there's a lot of people who don't watch the salt intake, maybe they wouldn't eat salt free, but might eat reduced salt stuff. I'm also making a low sodium, low fat tofu/spaghetti sauce casserole that we like a lot. I wonder how many people in our choir have eaten tofu. Maybe I won't tell them what it is till they taste it. On the other hand, we have Haitians and Cape Verdians in our choir who bring things that I've never eaten, and it's fun to try these exotic things. Donna

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I just got the idea yesterday of making my own "cream of mushroom" and "cream of celery" soups that are used in so many quick recipes and freezing them to have on hand. Anyone done this? I want to do the same with Enchilada sauces which I use for quick meals too.

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I just gave away 2 large cans of V8 juice, and I have a gallon jug on terriaki sauce that has to go. This is costing $$, but it's necessary. Donna

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I took my old standby cornbread recipe and made it low fat, low sodium, low cholesterol and added blueberries... I think it tasted better than the original. This is my first recipe using the salt free baking powder and I'm happy to say they rose up beautifully. I also celebrated the New Year by removing more bad stuff from the cabinets - Crisco, a big container of salt, the old baking powder, and corn syrup. From the frig, all the soy sauces went down the drain. I used to love that stuff.

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Hi, I wanted to share that I found 'no salt added' spaghetti sauce, it's made by Francisco Rinaldi, which is a brand all the supermarkets around here carry, but they carry the full salt type, so I phoned several stores and asked them if they could stock the lower sodium type, they said they'd look into it. I found it at Market Basket, for those of you who have that store in your area. Donna

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I found the chicken soup recipe, looks good, I'll try it. Donna

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I put three low sodium recipes in the sparkrecipes, if you're interested look for:
1)Pork Stroganoff, it has 278cal and 149.5mg sodium per serving
2)Cranberry-Apple chutney,81 cal and 5.6mg sodium per 1/3 C serving,
3)Whole Wheat Waffles, 167cal and 42.8mg sodium per one good-size waffle

I keep the chutney in my fridge most of the time, I use it on chicken sandwiches instead of mayo or whatever, it's delicious. Yesterday I mixed it in with my Greek yogurt (honey flavored) and loved it. And of course it goes with roast turkey or pork. It's very versitile. Oh, I also use it as topping on my whole wheat waffle, I added chopped walnuts and then poured several Tbsp of no sugar syrup on it, loved that too.

Siegfried, I didn't find your chicken soup.I'm not very clever about traveling the web. Is it in the sparkrecipes?

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Here is the link to my low fat low sodium chicken soup recipe.
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Edited by: SIEGFRIED66 at: 12/11/2007 (15:59)
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This is the new thread to share and exchange low sodium recipes and or links to recipes.

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