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low sodium picklesThe No-Salt, Lowest-Sodium Cookbook
living without salt
ISBN: 0-312-29164-7


422 pages of 300+ no salt, low sodium recipes and lots of info. Includes the first and original 28-day meal planning guide that you can use to develop your own plan for cutting salt out of your life and still enjoy eating. This is the book that started the no-salt wave you hear about today.

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From Publishers Weekly: Even though it's a cookbook, this work reads like high drama: Gazzaniga suffered from heart failure, a condition that can in some cases necessitate a heart transplant; but because he successfully controlled his salt and sodium intake, he has restored his health. Gazzaniga realized that he'd first have to adapt his tastes and cravings to new flavors and textures. Cream, soy sauce, ketchup and commercial breads were just a few things that had to be eliminated, but as he avers, "All is not lost." Gazzaniga bakes all his own breads with a lowest-sodium baking powder, buys no-salt canned goods from the health-food store and has even found an acceptable no-salt ketchup. It may take some extra planning and shopping, but, he promises, readers will find his wide-ranging recipes (Chicken in Almond Sauce, Scampi in Wine, Snake River Carrot Salad, and Way Good Oatmeal Cookies) more than worth it. With personal flourishes and encouragement and detailed sodium-content information, Gazzaniga dishes up a cookbook that's much more creative and satisfying than its dry, even didactic, title may lead one to believe.

  • Hundreds of good-tasting, easy-to-make recipes.
  • And introduction by Dr. Sandra Barbour of the Kaiser Permanente Foundation.
  • Foreword by Dr. Michael B. Fowler, FRCP, Director Stanford Heart Failure program.
  • Advice on finding low-sodium prepared foods, eating in restaurants, etc.
  • Accurate sodium content of every ingredient and of the total servings
  • 28-day low-sodium meal planner parsed by Dr. Jeannie Gazzaniga, Ph.D., R.D.
  • Now in its 12th major printing
  • #1 Bestseller for more than ten years
  • Internet support

"The low-sodium recipes (Gazzaniga) designed for himself . . . had a profound impact on his ability to survive without over heart-failure symptoms and to avoid listing for a heart transplant." — Dr. Michael B. Fowler, FRCP, Director Stanford Heart Failure Program.
About Chef Don

low sodium recipes Donald Gazzaniga learned about cooking as a youngster when his mother first taught him how to make baked goods. His mother also taught his two brothers and two sisters how to cook. "She really started with me by aiming me at her pots and pans, and then the dinner dishes," he says with a grin. But Gazzaniga also prepared meals for well-known politicians, movie stars and his film crews. After his diagnosis of terminal heart failure he says he just naturally turned to soloving his new challenge via his diet. It's not only worked for him, but for thousands of others. Visit Testimonials.
Table of Contents

  • Dr. Michael Fowler
  • Introduction
  • Straight Talk from a Cardiologist
  • The Importance of Good Nutrition for a Healthier Heart
  • Author's Note
  • Source of Sodium Data Used in This Book
  • Hidden Sodium
  • Substitutions
  • Staples
  • Eating Out
The Recipes
  • Appetizers
  • Soups
  • Red Meats
  • Poultry
  • Fish & Seafood
  • Egg and Cheese Dishes
  • Beans, Pasta, Pasta Sauces, Rice & Other Grains
  • Sauces
  • Salads & Salad Dressings
  • Quick Breads
  • Yeast Breads
  • Sandwiches
  • Vegetables
  • Relishes and PIckles
  • Jams, Jellies & Preserves
  • Pies & Pastry
  • Cakes, Cookies, Bars, and Frostings
  • Fruit, Desserts, and Treats
  • Sample Four-Week Menu Planner
  • Holiday Menus
  • Weights, Measurements, and Volume Conversion
  • Index