Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Comfort food

One of my favorite things is a good old-fashioned tuna fish sandwich but it has to have celery, onions and dill pickles chopped up in it or it's just not right in my opinion. My mom likes it that way too but there is way too much sodium for her in pickles, especially those of the dill variety. Unless I want to make two different versions we get no pickles in our tuna fish. But McCormick spices has a blend called "It's a dilly" made with dill weed, dill seed, onion, garlic, lemon peel and jalapeƱo peppers. It works great in tuna salad, giving it a good dill flavor and you still get the crunch from the celery and onion. Add some chopped egg and mayo and there's some good tuna salad. It's very good on sauteed fish too.

Now you may like something completely different in your tuna salad but the point is that you don't always have to give up everything you like when you have dietary issues. Sometimes it just takes a little creativity and taking the time to read labels in the grocery store.

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