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Thai Coconut Soup with Shrimp

Thai Coconut Soup with Shrimp

Bottled Asian sauces are quite high in sodium. Check the label carefully. Fish sauce is listed as containing about 1,400 mg of sodium per tablespoon by the USDA. The bottle in my fridge, Thai Kitchen Fish Sauce, is 690 mg but I have seen sauces with over 2,000 mg of sodium per serving. The same applies for the red curry paste. Check the label and shop around a bit.

It is key to finely mince the ginger. Take your time and get the minced bits as small as possible so that they cook evenly and you are not biting down on a large piece of ginger.

Boston Baked Beans

Healthy Recipe: Boston Baked Beans

They are called "baked beans," and you can put the pot in the oven instead of cooking these on the stovetop, but I find it easier to control the cooking using the range.

Black Beans & Rice

Healthy Recipe: Black Beans and Rice

Slowly cooking the sausage so that the fat renders out of it is the key to giving this recipe fullest flavor without adding fat in the form of a roux (which is butter and flour). Be patient and cook this slooooowwwly. The beans will break down and thicken the dish (and of course mashing a few against the side of the pot with your spoon as it cooks won't hurt either).

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Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.More and more chain restaurants are entering the frozen food market, and to date that's not good news. All you have to do is look at the restaurant reviews we've done here at DrGourmet.com to see why: sodium. It's bad enough that chain restaurant foods tend to be appallingly high in sodium in their restaurant meals, but that taste for salty foods is carried through into their frozen selections. Marie Callendar's, for examples. Of the 22 varieties of single-serving frozen meals that are under 500 calories, only five of them were reported to have 700 milligrams of sodium per serving or less, and several have over 1,000 milligrams of sodium. Each. (We found two of the under-700mg group at our local Winn-Dixie and will review them next week.)

Chili's also tends toward the salty. Of the even dozen single-serving meals listed on their web site, only three have less than 700mg sodium. Two of those we reviewed for today; the third variety, Cheesy Chicken Pasta Florentine, wasn't available at the store. (Again, if we find it, we'll review it.) Chili's At Home »

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