Monday, April 21, 2008

Products we love

One "must have" item in my pantry is Herb Ox sodium free broth - beef and chicken flavors. Since even the lower sodium canned broth is still too high in sodium for my mom's diet these little packets of flavor are invaluable. I use them to make gravy, soups and a mighty tasty beef stroganoff among other things. They come in boxes with individual packets and you can find them next to the canned variety. For a really good gravy I mix two or three packets of broth with a couple of tablespoons of cornstarch or flour and a cup of water. Shake it up in a jar and then heat it slowly in a pan on the stove until it thickens. I also add other spices, pepper, garlic, poultry seasoning, etc. as appropriate for the particular dish. Simple, delicious and sodium free. What's not to like about that?


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder. My mother-in-law also has bouts of CF. Right now her hypertension is NOT under control. We are back to a VERY low sodium diet.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great tip! Both my father and I have CHF and are always on the look out for new low sodium ideas. I use Salt Sense for cooking, low sodium sea salt; taset great and has 33% less sodium per tsp.

Betsy said...

You're welcome! I have a lot of tricks & recipes up my sleeve that will all find their way to the blog eventually so check in often!