Monthly Archives: June 2016

Bread and salt — here’s how to break that troubling link

Most breads, whether packaged or made fresh at local bakeries, are loaded with salt. I’ve worked hard to find a salt-free whole wheat bread and other varieties like a brown rice bread. Continue reading

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Stunning tomato recipes — maybe not stunning but worth checking

Cooking Light calls these recipes healthy too, that’s a stretch given the salt, fat and sugar content. So as always check recipes and delete the evil big three of salt, sugar and fat. Continue reading

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Know your chicken — here’s a great guide

Sorry organic chicken lovers, you cans till buy it for the taste, or if you feel it helps the environment overall, but don’t expect massive nutritional benefits. Continue reading

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Zucchini lovers rejoice — here’s 10 recipe options

A zucchini salad from famed French chef Jacques Pépin looked tasty. I’d leave off the salt, however, and substitute olive oil for the corn oil. Continue reading

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Beware any ‘healthy’ food claims

The message here is one I often repeat, read nutrition information, don’t buy products without nutrition information on them or on their website. Continue reading

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The Garden Bar in Portland — a great spot for a salad

The atmosphere was fresh and exceedingly clean with a bit of offbeat humor in a sign I really enjoyed. Continue reading

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Nick’s Famous Coney Island — a Portland gem

I ordered the Old-fashioned Dog, classic guy that I am, which was a hot dog covered with cole slaw and the Coney sauce, and of course mustard. Continue reading

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Harvest at the Bindery — a Portland veggie gem

We had the most enthusiastic server ever. She made the meal fun and was perfectly fine dealing with my nut aversion and my request for low-salt dishes as well. Continue reading

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Try the new Senor Pan Cafe in Chicago

I’d recommend this new Senor Pan Cafe for a change fo pace night out. Continue reading

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The FDA’s new sodium guidelines have no teeth

Food processors and restaurants, who are petrified that consumers won’t buy foods that aren’t loaded with salt, definitely won this round. More’s the pity for all of us with high blood pressure and heart disease. Continue reading

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