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Offline hedgehog

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Low Sodium ideas
« on: February 23, 2018, 01:12:04 PM »
I am having friends for dinner Sunday.  One has a history of CHF, so is supposed to be a low sodium diet (he doesn't follow his doctor's orders, but I refuse to serve him something that can kill him).  I have done a few low sodium dinners when he has been over, and want to do something different from the few I have already done.  So I am looking for inspiration.  Any good ideas?  There will be about 7 of us.
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Re: Low Sodium ideas
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 07:25:16 PM »
I guess salt cod is out

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Re: Low Sodium ideas
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 07:42:26 PM »
Yeah, probably not the best idea.
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Re: Low Sodium ideas
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2018, 07:51:47 PM »
You could do the pressure cooker chili lime chicken - the entire batch only has a teaspoon of salt. You could probably use even less.  Set up a build your own burrito/bowl bar with the chicken, tortillas, cilantro lime rice, salsa, veggies, sour cream, etc. I don't think anyone would miss the salt with all the other flavors.
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Re: Low Sodium ideas
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2018, 08:02:17 AM »
I look low (not no) sodium all the time. I just cook whatever I normally would, but substitute other vivid seasonings for salt. 
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Re: Low Sodium ideas
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2018, 11:27:45 AM »
I sometimes will cook lower salt for DH's parents - one of the things that I think helps is trying to think of lower carb ideas - a lot of carby foods tend to be a bit bland and need more salt.  I can reduce the salt in my roast chicken pretty low without really sacrificing much (I use several other spices) but that is all messed up if I serve it with mashed potatoes that tend to need a good bit of salt to taste 'right'.

I've never tasted it, but I don't add much salt or any when I make quiche (and I don't always use salty meats in it either) and people say I make good quiche.  That could be a nice option with a salad and maybe some fresh fruit?
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Re: Low Sodium ideas
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2018, 01:17:39 PM »
Funny you mentioned quiche.  That was what I served to about half this group just last week.  I actually just got home from the grocery store.  I will start with veggies and (homemade, salt-free) dip during the activity.  Then dinner will be a fennel/coriander rubbed pork loin and chimichurri, carrots in  ginger butter and honey, garlic bread (I bought a baguette and will make low salt garlic butter), and avocado citrus salad with homemade dressing.  Dessert will be a bundt cake.
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Re: Low Sodium ideas
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2018, 03:16:03 PM »
Sounds great.  What time should I be there? ;D
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Re: Low Sodium ideas
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2018, 03:41:33 PM »
Game starts at 2:00, we eat after.
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