thanks- she literally can not have any salt- not reduced sodium- literally none. so, she pretty much has veggie omelettes and salads. i was hoping to surprise her with a 'tasty salt free' meal or two, but i haven't had much luck looking online.
My father had congestive heart failure two weeks ago and now is on a very low sodium diet. My fiance and I just went to visit him and we were in charge of cooking meals (we both cook at restaurants so cooking with no salt is verrry unnatural).
It is interesting because you can substitute certain flavors for salt-- lemon, herbs, wines and vinegars for marinades, and mainly you will be fine. The hard part is no canned, jarred, prepared foods because they are high in sodium.
Grilling and roasting will bring out flavor in food. It is difficult to cook with no sodium but my dad's cardiologist said we should all really be eating this way and he also said the easier it is to make the worse it is for you.
Good luck to you and your friend! It can be done!
Cook fish on the BBQ, just marinate it in lemon juice, olive oil, white wine and fresh rosemary. You can use a little pepper to give it some kick. Also, grill some vegetables using olive oil and pepper. Or, cook a whole chicken by stuffing sage leaves, garlic and lemon wedges in the cavity and using a little lemon juice and pepper on the skin. Very healthy and very yummy.
My husband has high blood pressure so I often make meals without salt.