The latest gorgeous cookbook from Sodium Girl!
My pal Jessica Goldman Foung, aka Sodium Girl, is back with another beauty of a book for people living a low-sodium life: Low-So Good: A Guide to Real Food, Big Flavor, and Less Sodium with 70 Amazing Recipes. Not only does the book include 70 recipes, but it has so much more. I featured her low-so good dukka-spiced salmon patties last month. Disclaimer: I contributed a small sidebar to the book.
Layout and design:
The book is organized into 11 sections/chapters: Transform, Learn, Prep, Shop, DIY, Dine, Go, Entertain, Connect, Share, and Taste. The book’s design is fresh and appealing. Some sans serif fonts and colored typefaces are a bit difficult to read.
Full-page, full-color photographs by John Lee are sprinkled throughout and truly make you want to dive into the food.
Recipes include chickpea-flour pizza, quickie shredded chicken, firefly falafel with herb yogurt, duck a la Foung, grilled lettuce salad, lime-chili street carrots, cauliflower-nut “ricotta”, date caramels with crunchy chocolate coating, coconut “panko” pork tonkatsu with orange-ginger sauce and sugar snap pea slaw, and pavlova whoopie pies with mint whipped cream. Some recipes include eggs, wheat, dairy, nuts, and migraine triggers. Although, there are so many recipes without these ingredients that I can still recommend this book for most special diets.
What I liked about the book:
The book is so much more than recipes. Not only does Foung teach readers how to live a low-sodium life, she’s also teaching an unprocessed, whole foods, back-to-the-kitchen life that’s joyous. She taps tons of experts on topics as diverse as special-diet tips, avocados, and batch cooking.
I wasn’t so keen on:
Recipes were not coded for special diets; nutritional analysis is not provided.
low-sodium, paleo, vegetarian, celiac, gluten-free diets
Not recommended for:
Migraine or vegan diets
A note about my cookbook reviews: In the past, I tested at least three recipes from each book, took photos, and described my experience. Due to my dietary limitations (extremely-low-sodium for my Meniere’s Disease and trigger-free foods for migraine relief), it is no longer possible for me to test the recipes and do them justice.