Untitled Document Home
Chef & Hotel Profile
Publisher's Page
Gift Guide
Travel Adventures
Epicurean Events
Health Minded
Spa Baby Secrets
Sips
Book Bites
Culinary Coup
Sense of Style
Kids Kaleidoscope
Tinsletown Tidbits
Wheels
Radio Show & Links
Contact Us


 Health Minded - Fall Recipes

FALL IN LOVE WITH THESE HEARTWARMING RECIPES FROM LOSALT

~ Delicious Seasonal Recipe Ideas from LoSalt®, a Leading Reduced Sodium Salt ~

 Fall is here. School is back in session, the trees are once again changing colors and, of course, that means Halloween isn’t far behind. While a little extra sugar consumption may be unavoidable during this time of the year, between the crisp caramel apples and Halloween candy hitting the shelves, it doesn’t mean you have to overload on the salt as well.

As people start packing their summer clothes away and digging for their warm sweaters, it’s the perfect time to change up your recipes for seasonal, heartwarming fare. LoSalt, a reduced sodium salt with 66 percent less sodium than regular table, sea and rock salts, can be used to add a healthy kick.

“LoSalt offers a positive step toward helping consumers lower the sodium value of recipes without losing taste,” said Jo-Ann Heslin, registered dietician and nutritionist and author of 29 consumer wellness and nutrition books.

 South Carolinian Nathalie Dupree offers up a soup recipe incorporating LoSalt. Dupree is a best-selling author with 13 hardback and two softback cookbooks and more than 300 television shows for The Food Network, PBS, and The Learning Channel. She was awarded the prestigious “Grand Dame” of Les Dames d’Escoffier, an international organization of top women in the culinary field, as well as 2013 Woman of the Year by a prestigious organization of French Chefs in America.

 Don’t sacrifice any salty taste, and try out these delicious fall recipes.

Sweet Potato with Greens and Bourbon Soup

 http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w404/melissak10/2_zps1511f885.png

 Recipe by Nathalie Dupree

Serves 4 to 6

 This rich golden soup is uniquely Southern with the sweetness of the potato enhanced by the addition of the bourbon.  Of course, it could be served completely smooth, but I like it part chunky.  It may be made several days in advance and reheated, or frozen.

 Ingredients:

·         3 tablespoons butter

·         4-5 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced roughly

·         6 cups chicken stock or broth, fresh or canned

·         1/4-1/3 cup bourbon

·         1 tsp or more LoSalt

·         Freshly ground black pepper

·         1 cup fresh greens, turnips, greens, collards or sweet potato leaves

 

Directions:

Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add a layer of potatoes and brown on both sides. Remove and repeat until all are browned. Add 5 cups of the chicken stock. Cook, covered, until the potatoes are tender enough for a fork to pierce them easily. When they are tender, purée the solids using an immersion wand blender, food processor, or sturdy blender, adding liquid as necessary to create a smooth texture.  Return to the soup. Taste. Stir in as much of the remaining cup of chicken stock as is necessary for a medium-thick soup. Add the bourbon and bring to the boil. Season as needed with LoSalt and pepper. Roll the greens into a cylinder shape and sliver.  Stir into the soup.

Variation: Omit the greens and bourbon, add 1 tablespoon fresh chopped ginger or curry to the puree before returning to the soup.

If canned chicken stock or broth is purchased for the recipe, LoSalt recommends a low-sodium option.

Read on for additional recipes as well from LoSalt

Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

 http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w404/melissak10/3_zpsaddeb046.jpg

 Recipe by LoSalt

Serves 4

 Ingredients:

·         1 butternut squash (weighing about 2.2 lbs)

·         About 4 tablespoons olive oil

·         1.75oz plain flour

·         1/4 cup vegetable or chicken stock

·         1 tablespoon mild curry powder or curry paste

·         1/2 cup soured cream

·         Half a small cucumber, (peeled if wished) and finely diced

·         LoSalt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

1.    Preheat the oven to 180°C FAN/400°F/Gas Mark 6

2.    Halve the squash lengthways, scoop out the seeds then cut away the skin or peel with a vegetable peeler. Cut into large chunks and scatter into roasting tin. Toss with a few tablespoons of olive oil, season with LoSalt and roast for approximately 30 minutes until tender.

3.    Tip the butternut squash and any sticky pan juices to a large saucepan and stir in the curry powder. Cook on a high heat for a good 2 minutes to toast the curry powder and release the flavours.

4.    Stir in the flour and cook for a further 2 minutes then gradually add the stock, stirring continuously. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, half-cover and simmer for a further 30 minutes.

5.    Leave soup to cool a little, then using an electric food blender or stick blender, puree the soup until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning with LoSalt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix half the cucumber with the soured cream and season with LoSalt and pepper.

6.    To serve, ladle the soup into warm bowls, and serve with a dollop of soured cream, some diced cucumber and a grinding of black pepper.

ALTERNATIVE GARNISH: Beetroot Crisps

Preheat oven to 160°C FAN/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Peel and slice 2 medium beetroot very thinly, then rinse in cold water and dry well on kitchen paper. Arrange on a nonstick baking tray and cook for approximately 25 minutes, or until crisp. Sprinkle with LoSalt and serve a pile on the side of each dish.

 LoSalt® is the U.K.’s leading healthy, low-sodium alternative to salt sold worldwide and in more than 4,500 stores in the U.S., including national chains such as Kroger, Whole Foods Market and Safeway as well as natural food stores and independents.  LoSalt has 66 percent less sodium than regular table, sea and rock salts, but tastes just like regular salt.  A great source of potassium, LoSalt is a natural product.  It is a product of Klinge Foods Ltd., based in East Kilbride, Scotland just south of Glasgow.  For more information, please visit their website http://www.losalt.com/usbecome a fan at https://www.facebook.com/losalt and follow them at https://twitter.com/LoSaltUS.


2008
March 08 | April 08 | May 08 | June 08 | July 08 | July 080 | September 08 | October 08 | November 08 | December 08 | January 09 | February 09 | March 09 | April 09 | May 09 | June 09 | July 09 | August 09 | September 09 | October 09 | November 09 | December 09 | January 10 | February 10 | March 10 | April 10 | May 10 | June 10 | July 10 | August 10 | September 10 | October 10 | November 10 | December 10 | January 11 | February 11 | March 11 | April 11 | May 11 | June 11 | July 11 | August 11 | September 11 | October 11 | November 11 | December 11 | January 12 | February 12 | March 12 | April 12 | May 12 | June 12 | June | July 12 | August 12 | September 12 | October 12 | November 12 | December 12 | January 13 | February 13 | March 13 | April 13 | May 13 | June 13 | July 13 | August 13 | September 13 | October 13 | November 13 | December 13 | December | January 14 | February 14 | March 14 | April 14 | May 14 | June 14 | July 14 | August 14 | February 08 | January 08

2007
December 07
| November 07 | October 07 | September 07 | August 07 | July 07 | June 07 | May 07
April 07 | March 07 | February 07 | January 07

2006
December 06
| November 06 | October 06 | September 06 | August 06 | July 06 | June 06 | May 06
April 06 | March 06 | February 06 | January 06

2005
December 05
| November 05 | October 05 | September 05 | August 05 | July 05 | June 05 | May 05
April 05
| March 05 | February 05 | January 05

© 2008 Bonnie Carroll, All Rights Reserved