If you've been told that you have to go on a low-sodium diet, then it's time for some retail therapy -- of the culinary kind!
Follow Sodium Girl through the Whole Food Market aisles as she shows you all the flavors you can enjoy, even if you have to cut out salt. Leave knowing which products to stock up on in to create quick versions of:
* Asian favorites--get a taste of soy, fish sauce, and curries without the sodium
* A little taste of Italy--roasted tomatoes and creamy sauces
* American comforts--pizza, mac & cheese, and chicken wings
* Taqueria take-out--forget the salt and load up on spice
Tour will conclude with a tasting of easy weeknight dishes made from low-sodium pantry essentials that you will (from now on) always have on hand!
*Quick Chicken Curry
*Lettuce Cups with Plum Sauce
*Eggplant and Mushroom Ragu
Length: 2 hours
Age: All ages
Background: After Lupus caused her kidneys to fail, Jessica Goldman Foung refocused her life and her work to study food, health, and the many ways they interact. She regularly writes for Edible San Francisco, DailyCandy.com, and hosts the blog www.sodiumgirl.com on keeping a limitless low-sodium life. She will release a low-sodium cookbook (Bloody Marys and all) with Wiley Publishing in January 2013 and blogs for the National Kidney Foundation and Huffington Post. Most importantly, she continues to revel in the joys of keeping a low-sodium diet; one salt-free adventure at a time.