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Chef Tim Says....
Your favorite recipe is often the most comforting. We here at Dr. Gourmet are all about making sure that comfort food continues to be a part of your diet. While there are a lot of recipes for you to choose from, we often receive questions about how to make changes in your own beloved dishes to make them healthier.
Here are four simple things you can look at in your recipes that will help: Making Your Comfort Food Healthier
Red Beans and Rice
The other issue was seasoning. There are countless recipes for Creole seasoning but most of us don�t have the time and will choose one off of the shelf at the store. The ones made in Louisiana are the key -- Chef Paul Prudhomme's and Tony Chachere's are GREAT products! The McCormick is the national brand with the lowest amount of sodium and has great flavor, but if you use this one don't add any salt.
Lastly, there is the issue of the beans. Most canned beans have a lot of salt in them. There are versions without salt and you could use them in place of soaking and cooking dried beans. Rinse them well before adding them to the pot. A great alternative is frozen kidney beans. I stumbled across a product by a company called Pictsweet® and these work great. There's virtually no salt and the 32 ounce bag is about equivalent to a pound of dried beans.
This recipe is Coumadin (warfarin) safe, low in sodium, and lactose-free. Those with GERD / Acid Reflux should avoid it, as it contains multiple GERD triggers.
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