It was after Anne was diagnosed with Meniere’s Disease that we began our journey to adopting a low salt diet, to eating only foods containing no more sodium than 120mg per 100g.
Finding low salt foods, especially processed and convenience foods, proved to be a real challenge. We did a lot of scouring of supermarket shelves and would get excited about rare low salt finds, only to find that after several months they were no longer stocked.
We were delighted when we chanced upon Low Sodium Foods, the business set up by Martyn and Debbie Baker. Their online store took the struggle out of the search for low sodium foods, especially the pantry basics.
From the 1st April 2017, we went from being Low Sodium Foods’ customers to the owners of the business.
As the new owners, we are committed to further developing the business and to continuing to offer the same friendly and efficient service Low Sodium Foods has always offered.
We hope to make this a valuable site for everyone trying to adopt a low salt diet.
Anne McKenzie and Marie Pearson
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Introducing Garnisha Curries
The Garnisha range of spice blends started in the early 1980s as Tim Warren's dream to produce a good quality range of flavours with freshly grown ingredients.
Tim’s lifelong interest in spicy foods and background of travel influenced early experiments with curry pastes and spice mixtures. Urged on by curry loving friends requesting sample jars, Tim slowly developed a product that is delicious and had a long shelf life.
Most of the Garnisha products have no added salt.
Try those now in the store and let us know what you think.
Salt Matters: The Killer Condiment
This Australian book, now available in the store, by Dr. Trevor C. Beard, is 'the bible' for anyone wanting to adopt a low salt diet. He explains why we need less salt for a healthy lifestyle and how to choose low salt foods when shopping.
The Recipe Place - Mexican Beef
500 gms mince
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 brown onion, chopped
2 teaspoons Salt Skip Beef Stock
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1/4 teaspoon oregamo
!/2 teaspoon chilli powder (adjust to make it milder or hotter)
400 gm can diced tomatoes (Coles Diced Italian Tomatoes - sodium 10mg/100gms)
In a little oil, brown onions,garlic and mince.
Add all the remaining ingredients and simmer on low heat for about 15 minutes.
As a taco filling or on a baked potato with lettuce, avocado, fresh salsa (chopped tomato, spring onion and cucumber) and light sour cream. Grated Salt Skip Cheese can be added if you have it.
Salt Skip Cheese
Available from the Pyengana Dairy Company in Tasmania. Telephone 03 63736157 to order.
This is a mature cheese which becomes sharper as it ages.
Sodium content 115mg/100gms