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Even though it's a cookbook, this work reads like high drama: Gazzaniga suffered from heart failure, a condition that can in some cases necessitate a heart transplant; but because he successfully controlled his salt and sodium intake, he has restored his health. Gazzaniga realized that he'd first have to adapt his tastes and cravings to new flavors and textures. Cream, soy sauce, ketchup and commercial breads were just a few things that had to be eliminated, but as he avers, "All is not lost." Gazzaniga bakes all his own breads with a lowest-sodium baking powder, buys no-salt canned goods from the health-food store and has even found an acceptable no-salt ketchup. It may take some extra planning and shopping, but, he promises, readers will find his wide-ranging recipes (Chicken in Almond Sauce, Scampi in Wine, Snake River Carrot Salad, and Way Good Oatmeal Cookies) more than worth it. With personal flourishes and encouragement and detailed sodium-content information, Gazzaniga dishes up a cookbook that's much more creative and satisfying than its dry, even didactic, title may lead one to believe. (Jan. 12)
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“With personal flourishes and encouragement and detailed sodium-content information, Gazzaniga dishes up a cookbook that's ...creative and satisfying.” ―Publishers WeeklySee all Product Description
should be renamed garlic and mushrooms. not one thing I would bother withPublished 14 months ago by alice filipchuk
Lots of good recipes for a low or no sodium diet. I needed new ideas on what to cook. This book assisted well with this.Published on March 9 2012 by ronnie6191
I have tried quite a few recipes in this book so far. Excellent. I love Maureen's Uniquely American Meatloaf recipe. But like I usually do with recipes I did alter it somewhat. Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2011 by CynicChick
I liked this book. It helped to cook new recipes with lower sodium. Helpful for people, who were told by the doctor you need to cut the salt intake. Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2010 by Hally
I wasn't doing well with my low salt diet so my doctor sent me to megaheart.com where I found this book. The website was full of info and I clicked through to here. Read morePublished on May 3 2004
Best ever. I've bought them all. This is the one. The one that saved my life. Great plan in book and I stuck to it. Read morePublished on May 3 2004
I have congestive heart failure and must limit my daily sodium intake drastically -- it's a part of life. This book has excellent recipes to help me do just that. Read morePublished on April 29 2004 by Noctaire
I was diagnosed more than a year ago with terminal heart disease. They had me in the transplant line. Read morePublished on April 25 2004