Monthly Archives: April 2016

Slow-Roasted chicken with lots of garlic

Garlic is one of my old-time food loves. Growing up Italian, it was always around and I came to love it. As an adult, I had roasted garlic for the first time and feel in love with that a swell. … Continue reading

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Skillet rosemary chicken, modified to cut salt and fat

Food Network has tons of recipes it sends me via regular email newsletters but many of them have too much salt, fat and sugar for my post-angioplasty diet. So I find myself modifying them to suit what I need now. … Continue reading

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A Chicago north suburban favorite reborn — Kappy’s

Kappy’s has been in the Chicago suburb of Morton Grove for more than 30 years and was the kind of old-school diner that had the spinning dessert refrigerator in the front with massive cakes and pies in it all the time. … Continue reading

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A new take on a favorite, Greek roasted tilapia

The recipe calls for reduced fat feta, I substituted fat-free feta which I find is relatively easy to find in my area. I also leave out the salt suggested. Continue reading

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A different option for low-salt, canned tomatoes

I’m a big fan of making my own tomato sauce (we called it gravy in my Italian-American family) to have with whole wheat pasta. Almost any prepared sauce from a store, be it jarred or canned, will be loaded with … Continue reading

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Farm-to-table claims — again it’s buyer beware

My personal gripe with farm-to-table places near me is their menus still seem crammed with high-salt, high-fat dishes, no matter where they’re getting their other ingredients. Continue reading

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Gaga for grass-fed beef? You may want to think again

So before you pluck down extra bucks for something that calls itself grass-fed beef, do some research on the producer, it’s buyer beware in this category for the time being. Continue reading

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Try scallops for a taste of seafood that doesn’t overwhlem

Scallops are great for when I want just a taste of the sea without drowning in it. Continue reading

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A mussel options that keeps the salt relatively low

I’d call this a nice light meal when you’re in the mood for a different sort of seafood treat than fish. Continue reading

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Low-salt, low-sugar barbecue chicken with a garlic kick

My quest for low-salt, low-sugar ketchup led me to try Doc’s a while back but I’ve written about how it was too spicy for my tastes. Rather than throw out the bottle, however, I’ve been saving it to use as … Continue reading

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