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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Substitute your salt

I love salty foods, potato chips, French fries and popcorn, I add salt to most dishes others think is salty enough, this isn't healthy but I don't drink, smoke or hang out with fast woman, so I accept this as my vice. But for those of you that are more conscious of what you eat or do to health issues can't have a lot of salt in your diet here is some information from my culinary toolbox.

Seasoning Without Salt
Many herbs and spices do not contain salt and can be used to season foods. Listed below are seasoning suggestions for various foods.

Beef: bay leaf, dry mustard, green pepper, marjoram, fresh mushrooms, nutmeg, onion, pepper, sage, thyme.

Chicken: green pepper, lemon juice, marjoram, fresh mushrooms, paprika, parsley, poultry seasoning, sage, thyme.

Fish: bay leaf, curry powder, dry mustard, green pepper, lemon juice, marjoram, paprika.

Lamb: curry powder, garlic, mint, mint jelly, pineapple, rosemary.

Pork: apple, applesauce, garlic, onion, sage, raspberry jam, jalapeno peppers.

Veal: apricot, bay leaf, curry powder, ginger, marjoram, oregano.

Muffins: allspice, cinnamon, cloves, ginger.

Breads: cinnamon, cloves, dill, poppy seed.

Pasta: basil, caraway seed, garlic, oregano, poppy seed.

Rice: chives, green pepper, saffron, onion.

Asparagus: garlic, lemon juice, onion, vinegar.

Broccoli: lemon juice, garlic.

Cucumbers: chives, dill, garlic, onion, vinegar.

Green Beans: dill, lemon juice, nutmeg, marjoram.

Greens: onion, pepper, vinegar.

Peas: green pepper, mint, parsley, onion, fresh mushrooms.

Potatoes: green pepper, mace, onion, paprika, parsley.

Squash: cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, ginger.

Tomatoes: basil, marjoram, onion and oregano.

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