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Sourdough bread skillet pizzas. Similar recipes are in various cast iron skillet cookbooks. Basically the pizza dough is same as dough for one loaf of bread, in my case sourdough. Spit into half, roll on floured board with floured hands to flatten. Place in lightly oiled medium size cast iron skillet, 9 or 10 inch diameter is good. Add sauce, shredded cheese, veggies, sprinkle with oregano. Cook on stove top about 4 minutes to brown the bottom then move skillet to preheated 500 F oven for about 7 minutes, until crust is slightly browned. We liked these very much. I've made them 3 times now. Since I have multiple cast iron skillets, I make two at a time. Skillet handle is very, very hot this way, needs multiple layers of hot pads.
Randy, I dont know where the final answer is on salt. I use a "Low Salt" which replaces some of the sodium chloride with potassium chloride. I also do a lot of my own cooking and use less salt compared to commercial foods. I do agree there is medical dogma on many topics, and we should think for ourselves
Another interesting "factoid" about the importance of salt: pregnant women really need it, not only for their well being, but for the fetus. I guess there's a relationship between getting plenty of salt in one's diet and the development of the child.
Although I've never had any problems, I think I'll ask my doctor about discontinuing lisinopril.
Randy, that is very interesting. I'm hoping it's true. I don't use a lot of salt, but I don't skimp on it either. In the year I went without salt, sugar, and a few other things, I didn't miss the sugar much, but I very much missed the salt.
That's great news; Randall. I'm an irredeemable salt addict. Friends are always appalled that I add salt before even tasting my food, but no restaurant could ever put as much salt on something as I like. I was on blood pressure meds for a while. Then I lost 20 pounds and started getting light headed a lot. I even blacked out and doused my friend's poor father in red wine one time. They took me off the lisinipril and it's never happened again.
I'm not sure which group to post this--food, books, health?
Whichever, I'm halfway through reading The Salt Fix, by Dr. James DiNicolantonio (love his name!). The rest of the title says it all: "Why the Experts Got It All Wrong--and How Eating More Might Save Your Life". WOW!
According to the good doctor, the whole "salt leads to high blood pressure which leads to heart problems" is a total myth and lie. There are no studies that confirm this. If anything, it's the opposite! Salt is beneficial for good health. (And, it makes food taste better.)
For years, I have subscribed to the "salt is bad for you" mantra. I have high blood pressure and take lisinipril. So for the past several days, I've added more salt to my diet (i.e., very salty pretzels). When I checked my BP last night, it read 100/62! WOW #2! Anomally or connection?
The book also says more salt in the diet can lower your LDL cholesterol without affecting your HDLs. I really need that. I'll have to wait 'til Dec. for a blood analysis on that.
All in all, very interesting.
Colorful beans!I seem to like the reality of means more than the actuality. I like eating them. For some reason, I never seem to get over the hurdle of preparing them. I need to change that.
Neat photo, Spud. Wish it wasn't too hot for soups this time of year. I'm into salads now.
Those are indeed beautiful beans. Which reminds me that I love bean soups.
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