Well, for a long while I've not supposed to have been eating salt by doctor's orders, orders which have naturally been ignored by me. However, my wife today had a blood pressure of 242 over 139 and her cardiologist has taken her off salt. Now it's a different story.
For myself, I basically salt my salt. We enjoy southern cooking of all kinds and most other foods. (by the way, I'm overweight, she's not). I'm on heart meds but have never had high blood pressure even before the meds...mine is somewhere around 110-115 over 65-75. Cholesteral's ok, too. Kinda odd for someone that eat's a ribeye's tail before the meat. Go figure.
Anyhow, I now have to come up with some salt-free dishes, so I figure if I can learn some really good dishes or methods I may as well introduce some of them at the restaurant. No one else around here is doing it, so it sort of makes sense.
Ok, my question to any of you is where do you start??
I assume that there are many ways to season food without salt (UGH), so any suggestions as to how to begin would be appreciated very much. I'm 68 and hoping an old dog CAN learn some new tricks.
Any particular cookbooks you folks like? Seasoning substitutions? Etc.?
thanks for indulging me.
Hope my eating habits didn't gross anyone out. I did stop eating possum at an early age, so all is not lost.