Showing You How To Give Up Sodium Without Giving Up Your Life
About The Low Sodium Cooking Community Site
The three main content areas in the Low Sodium Community are Recipes, Tips and Resources.
Recipes are pretty self-explanatory. Clicking the Recipe Index link on the left side of the page will take you to a list of all the recipes currently on the site, sorted alphabetically by category. Each recipe is on a separate page and contains a link to a text version that is easier to print or download. Each recipe also includes a form allowing you to email it to a friend. There are currently about 1000 recipes here for you to explore. If you'd like to see a list of the recipes available on the Community site looks like, you can check out our Community Recipe List.
Tips is broken up into 4 areas; Ingredients, Ingredient Sources, Lifestyle and Cooking. Ingredient tips are just that, pages for each of more than 85 ingredients that contains such information as what brands have the lowest sodium, where to find them and which ones I prefer. Ingredient sources is an evolving list of where to find low sodium ingredients for your recipes, both local sources and places online. Lifestyle tips include information on topics like how to get started on a low sodium diet, lunches, eating out and snack foods. Cooking tips include cooking techniques and ingredient substitutions that I have found handy, cooking terms defined, metric conversions and some details on the various cooking gadgets that I have collected over the years.
Resources includes links to more than 160 web sites and other sources of low sodium foods, recipes and medical and nutritional information. It also contains an archive of every newsletter I've ever sent out and complete nutritional information on almost 1000 foods from the U.S. Department of Agriculture database.
Each of these three areas is updated regularly. I try to add new recipes, a new ingredients page and several new links, plus other information as it comes up, every time I send out a newsletter.
However, the two areas that I think may be most important are the ones that are more than just a brain dump of what I've learned.
The site search lets you put in a word or phrase and find every page on the site (and there are currently almost 1600 of them) where that word appears. You can search for ingredients, sodium level or category of recipe, for example all low sodium main dishes with chicken (there are 74 today, by the way ... *grin*).
And then there is the one area that I believe over time will make this site the most valuable, the community discussion board. Here you can ask questions and post messages that let you interact not just with me, but with all the members. This means that instead of a one way conversion with me pushing information to you, we can have *many* different conversations and all learn from our fellow low sodium cooks. I envision this being a place where lots of people share recipes, a place where you can find low sodium food sources in your local area from people who live near you and a place where we can all go when we just want someone to talk to about the low sodium life. I've started adding all the tips, sources and recipes I've gotten from subscribers into that area.
No hard sell, but if you decide that you'd like to have access, you can sign up for a membership using PayPal's secure server here.
There are several different options for the signup. You have a choice of monthly, 6 months or 1 year with automatic recurring billing or 6 months or a year one time memberships that do not automatically renew. I do have a reminder system in place that will send you an email 2 weeks before your subscription expires. If you perfer, you can also send your memebership payments to me directly using the address at the bottom of the page.
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Dick Logue, Webmaster