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Karl’s Savory No Salt Beef Stew

In truth, there is no such thing as truly no-salt cooking, many vegetables contain just a bit of salt all on their own. This stew is just as low salt as I can make it. Jan is visiting her sick brother this weekend. She decided to bring him some frozen home cooked meals as a mitzvah. He has recently been put on a super low salt diet. Many of the ways I would usually use to boost the flavor of a stew were right out—no soy sauce, anchovy paste, Worcestershire sauce, even commercial tomato paste—all have large amounts of salt.

Karl’s Savory No Salt Beef Stew

Karl’s Savory No Salt Beef Stew

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Karl’s Fat Free Banana Bread (and a higher fat option)

Adapted from Joy of Cooking

When Jan had her gall bladder removed while we were in China (a long and scary story), one of the results was that she was not able to digest fat normally. Too much fat in a meal would leave her feeling sick for the rest of the day or give her a very bad night.  It has gotten better over the last 25 years, but I still cook with much less fat or oil than the normal American diet.

Karl’s Fat Free Banana Bread (and a higher fat option)

Karl’s Fat Free Banana Bread (and a higher fat option)

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