No Sodium Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

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I thought I didn’t like mango salsa; but then I tried this recipe! I think the pre-made processed salsa has a little mushy, tasteless quality about it that I’m not to fond of. And I struggled, though it might just be me, to find the right balance between fruity/sweet and the spicy/salsa-ish flavor. Maybe I’m […]

Low Sodium/Paleo Crock Pot Tomato Chicken Soup

We have our friend Mike here from California. He is on leave with the Marines and we are so happy to be hanging out with him like old times. He was the best man at our wedding, and I’ve only known my husband approximately 5 days longer than Mike. We have been friends for years now, and I think of him more like a Brother than one of Derrick’s friends.

On the first full day he was at our place, the weather was dismal, and he mentioned that soup sounded really good. So, I decided to make some for dinner! I had it on the menu plan (yes, I started a menu plan) for Sunday, but I shifted a few things around and BOOM. Soup night.

My friend Ashley told me that she had found this on Pinterest and it was absolutely amazing. Well, my friends, it was pretty darn good. I’m sure extra sodium would come in handy to most (Mike added some salt) but to our low-sodium brothers and sisters this is one flavorful dish! Derrick ate approximately three bowls of it and Aidan exclaimed “MMMMM!” when he had his first few bites. So… whatever that is worth. I like it too, and had it again for lunch today. Not sure if it got better or if I just didn’t realize how good it was last night. This one is definitely going in the rotation.

This recipe has been adapted from RiverNorthPaleo’s Recipe to meet our low sodium requirements. Also, the picture that I took from my phone is crappy, so this is her’s too!

Low Sodium & Gluten-Free Baked Berry Oatmeal Casserole

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Gluten-free seems to be a “new-ish” thing; at least to me. But now that it has hit my radar, it seems like I can’t escape it! It’s everywhere! What I love with this new-found interest in gluten though is that our marketplace is truly turning to more healthy alternatives in their varieties. I’m sure that […]

Salt Free Dukkah Anyone?

Thanks SmittenKitchen for yet another fabulous find!

One of my absolute favorite things is something that not everyone knows about – Dukkah. It’s a Middle Eastern spice mix that caught my attention on SmittenKitchen.com where she made chicken skewers with this lovely spice mix, served with a honey balsamic sauce. Talk about GOOD. It is a little “different” and definitely out of […]

Balsamic Vinegar; A Whole New World

Balsamic Vinegar

Who knew there are variation in taste between different vinegars? I mean, it’s vinegar right? Aren’t they all going to taste overwhelmingly strong, and about the same when mixing them into sauces and salad dressing? Apparently not. This tid-bit came as quite a surprise to me when we went to the Cheesecake Factory, and my […]