Last week I received some Woody’s Gourmet samples as part of being a Foodzie contributor.

Woody's Gourmet salt

I posted last month about the wonderful horseradish mustard I received in my Foodzie tasting box

horseradish mustard

And this month Woody’s Herb Sea Salt arrived.

Woody's Herb Sea Salt

What’s a girl to make with some herb sea salt?

Some ideas…

Lemon & Dill Roasted Potato Sticks

Lemon & Dill Roasted Potato Sticks

Cheezy Veggie Bake

Cheezy Veggie Bake

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

Coconut & Olive Oil Roasted “French Fries”

Coconut & Olive Oil Roasted “French Fries”

“Spicy Doritos” Cheezy Dip

"Spicy Doritos" Cheezy Dip

 

Hummus

Hummus

Or from my post yesterday, “Cheater’s” Guacamole

"Cheater's" GuacamoleIt sounds like there are lots of guac fans in the house!  Glad you liked my 1 minute recipe.  Great for all you cheaters shortcut-loving cooks.

And I hope you all go out and party like rock stars for Cinco de MayoWhich probably means clearing out your Google Reader for many of you. That’s about as “rock star” as I get lately, too, since I’m usually working rather than going out.   My vacation is coming up though!

Questions:

1. Do you like salt?  Have you ever had fancy salt or sea salt?

I am not a fan of salt, at all. Sure, I like the way it tastes and yes I’ve had “fancy salt” in the past but…

2. Do you notice any effects after you consume salt?

I retain tons and tons of water when I eat salty foods.  No matter how much water I drink, and yes I drink lots of water, I have unquenchable thirst when I eat salt-containing or salty foods.  I keep drinking water to quench my thirst only to blow up like a balloon and it takes a good day or two for my body to really “process” the salt.

If I know I plan to eat what I am cooking or roasting and am not making it just for Scott and Skylar, then I won’t add salt to it and they can season their portions as they wish.

Ironically, after being together for 12 years and me doing all the cooking, Scott has lost 50 pounds and has lowered his blood pressure from the stratosphere down to more earthly levels and I attribute my mindful attitude toward salt at helping to reduce his blood pressure.

3. Are there any foods you just can’t “do”?

Some people can’t “do sugar” or have a hard time with portion control with carbs or need a higher protein diet or can’t do dairy, gluten, soy, tree nuts, and more.

For me, I need to be mindful of gluten and dairy consumption and also my salt consumption. 

I can do sugar and chocolate though!

Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls

Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls

 

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