Everyone loves lists, so I thought it would be a good idea to look at traffic to this site in 2014 to see what were the top ingredients, recipes and restaurant reviews visitors viewed.
Many that made each list surprised me and, alas, one ingredient isn’t available anymore where I originally found it. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Without further ado, here are the Top 5 most-read ingredients posts for 2014:
1. Salt-free teriyaki sauce — a taste test of three varieties
After my angioplasty and being placed on a low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar diet, I never thought I’d be tasting teriyaki sauce again given it’s normally high sodium content. So you can imagine how thrilled I was when I discovered that Mrs. Dash offered a salt-free teriyaki. This post compares two Mrs. Dash varieties I found with a so-called low-sodium variety that still has too much sodium for my requirements.
2. Panko breadcrumbs at Costco: a great deal
The sad news here is that Costco no longer carries this brand of panko breadcrumb. It replaced it with a McCormick’s variety that is extremely high in salt because it is “seasoned” which means loaded with salt. Shame on you Costco. I blogged about the situation in September but that original post still received a lot of views this year.
3. Florida’s natural organic nuggets, not a snack I recommend
I was surprised to see this on the list, especially given my negative review. I can only assume a lot of parents are searching for healthy snacks for their kids and wondered if these qualify. In my opinion, they do not.
4. Salt free marinades — they do exist, search online
Here again, Mrs. Dash’s line of salt-free marinades gets spotlighted along with another I’ve tried. It makes sense to me this would get a lot of views. Once you cut salt from your diet, finding pre-made marinades you can eat becomes nearly impossible. It takes searching…searching I’ve done for you. Enjoy.
5. Salt-free tortilla chips — they’re available, watch the fat though
Chips of any kind present the usual devil’s trade-off between fat and salt, the no-salt ones still have fat, so you have to eat sparingly. But they are available.