Down with salt! Down with salt! Down with salt!
I know, such a bold statement from a potato chip lovin gal like myself. (Forgive me Miss Vicky’s Original … I know not what I type.)
I’m talking about adding salt to food, either while cooking or to the finished product. Yes salt tastes good. But …
What if you could add flavour to your meals without it? What if you could train your taste buds to actually taste your food instead of just craving the salt? Wouldn’t that be a great decision for your health?
Nod in unison.
I’m obsessed with fresh herbs. Obsessed. I stalk them (pun INTENDED). I walk up to their pots and I just sniff em like Mary Katherine Gallagher.
Currently I’m hot and heavy on monsieur basil.
(It’s mine and you can’t have any … back away and no one gets hurt.)
Last night I stirred fresh basil and oregano into my spaghetti and it was to die for. Seriously mouth watering. (Side note: I accidently wrote moth watering which I’ve decided is a pretty funny typo.)
There ya have it folks. Cut out salt from your diet and add in fresh herbs. I’ll assume I didn’t blow your mind. I’ll also assume that basil will be getting a restraining order from me soon. See ya in court
Edited to add: Oops! I don’t actually mean remove salt completely from your diet, because I agree (as Sue and Claire pointed out) that you need some salt. This post is meant to promote CUTTING BACK because the average North American consumes double the amount of salt needed in a healthy diet.
Favourite fresh herb? Ever consciously cut back on salt before?