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Table salt free diet and eating out

But to answer your OP it's hard to eat salt free in restaurants. Salads with the dressing on the side and other raw veggie based dishes veggie based sushi, summer rolls, etc). Avoid pickled veggies and anything that is cooked in bulk (stews, soup, pasta/grain based salads, etc) because they will have salt in them. Instead of fried rice, nicely ask if they can prepare you stir fried veggies with tofu (check to make sure salt free). Just remember not to use soy sauce. Maybe find some vegan restaurants in your area. At a bakery or coffee shop stick to black coffee (unless non dairy substitutes are ok) or flavored iced tea. Most baked goods have dairy and/or salt added. Instead of meeting friends out, host them so you have more control over the menu. Ask the doctor or nutritionist who recommended this diet for any recipe suggestions or websites. And remember that there are some fellow Chowhounds dealing with doctor ordered restrictive diets.

about 7 hours ago
viperlush in Special Diets

Table salt free diet and eating out

I just want to know if a strawberry pop tart equals one or two servings of fruit.

about 19 hours ago
viperlush in Special Diets
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Table salt free diet and eating out

Sliders from White Castle= fast food

White Castle sliders from the freezer section at the grocery store heated up in toaster oven= home cooking?

about 19 hours ago
viperlush in Special Diets
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Most Googled food-related terms by state

Black pudding.

Sep 14, 2014
viperlush in Food Media & News

Most Googled food-related terms by state

Isn't blood pudding served as party of a traditional Irish breakfast? That could be why popular in MA.

Sep 13, 2014
viperlush in Food Media & News

Top Chef Duel 9/10 Dale vs. Tiffany

Those biscuits are the best part of eating at Sweet Cheeks. Hungry Mother use to have an appetizer of bite sized biscuits with ham and pepper jelly. A better canapé size.

Sep 13, 2014
viperlush in Food Media & News

Market Basket, Thoughts

Did you happen to see if the yogurt and kefir are back in the dairy case? When I was there earlier this week it was slim pickings.

Sep 12, 2014
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Wheat/Dairy Free Wedding Guest Ettiquette

So maybe by the time the wedding rolls around the OP is back to eating dairy and wheat, but not drinking caffeine.

Sep 11, 2014
viperlush in Not About Food
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Which would rather have? Great Food or Great Service in a Restaurant?

Great food. Can always leave a smaller tip of the service sucks.

Sep 09, 2014
viperlush in Not About Food

Quality DE liquor stores?

State Line is now a must stop for us because of their beer selection. Their tap selection for growler refills is awesome.

Sep 07, 2014
viperlush in Mid-Atlantic

Apple picking?

Currently $2/lb ($20/bag) for peaches and apples at Cider Hill. The donuts are as good as I remember.

Sep 07, 2014
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Do you think wheat is "the root of all evil" or staff of life?

Have you checked the amount of sugar in the wheat breads that you find bitter? Some add more molasses, HFCS, etc which cuts the bitterness. It could be that Home Pride adds more.

Sep 05, 2014
viperlush in General Topics

Do you think wheat is "the root of all evil" or staff of life?

The magazine New Scientist will occasionally have articles about it.

Sep 04, 2014
viperlush in General Topics

Do you think wheat is "the root of all evil" or staff of life?

Don't forget the Malory band. Tie a string around your waist like the ancient Egyptians and lose weight!

http://www.maloryband.com/

Sep 04, 2014
viperlush in General Topics

Tonic Water & Migraines?

Possibly. Why not? Everyone's triggers are different. But as a migraine sufferer and tonic drinker, I can say it has never triggered one. Gin on the other hand...

Sep 04, 2014
viperlush in Spirits

Apple picking?

They are our go to place as well. The prices are very reasonable (similar to Russo's) and they have a great variety. Last year we picked a few peaches that were also quite tasty. And of course no trip is complete without a couple cider donuts.

Sep 03, 2014
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Service Dogs Get Couple Kicked Out of Restaurant

After reading stories like this, if I was a business owner I would assume that every well behaved dog/ monkey/mini horse, etc was a service animal. I would watch and instruct staff to keep an eye on them, but would only approach if the customer or their animal became disruptive. It doesn't seem worth it to possibly cause a scene and risk a lawsuit without a very good reason.

Service Dogs Get Couple Kicked Out of Restaurant

While I do agree that this would make things easier, what about the owners who don't want to draw attention to their disability? It's easy to recognize limited mobility or vision, but what about seizure disorders, PTSD, etc.? What if those people don't want others to know their disability? The vest might draw unwanted attention. And training can be very expensive and time consuming.

Its hard to find pet friendly housing, airlines limit the #of animals is the cabin, amd charge a couple hundred each way. Maybe if more places were pet friendly people wouldn't feel the need to scam the system. I know, wishful thinking.

The couple people that I know with "service animals" got doctors to sign off and went online to order vests.

Aug 21, 2014
viperlush in Food Media & News

Bundt cake

If you like citrus there is this one. I've only used oranges but I'm sure lemons would work as well.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/415619

Aug 20, 2014
viperlush in Home Cooking

Have you ever left a Restaurant...

That's why I said I might. Depending on my mood, who I'm with, how hungry I am, etc. Fortunately/unfortunately(?) as a tall thin female people that dont know me well assume that I don't eat much. So its almost expected that I don't eat or just pick at food. Those who know me know that between a sensitive stomach and headaches, its not unusual if I abruptly decide not to eat or even leave the table. And my bf knows that I can be extremely stubborn and will cut off my nose to spite my face.

Aug 19, 2014
viperlush in Not About Food
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Have you ever left a Restaurant...

Alone I'd leave. With others I might cancel my order and just drink water (my beverage of choice). But I would never make a scene or try to rush the rest of the group.

Aug 19, 2014
viperlush in Not About Food
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What makes you sick or react that you love?

Nothing yet that I can't eat, mainly stuff I shouldn't eat. But both my parents developed shell fish allergies as adults, so fingers crossed it won't happen to me.

Ice cream and cheese. For awhile I tried lactaid, but it wasn't enough. I will still eat good cheese in limited quantities and suffer the consequences.

Beef steak (well done ground doesn't bother me), duck, and lamb. At least it lessens my food bills.

For awhile I stopped eating raw fish. But I missed it to much.

Aug 19, 2014
viperlush in General Topics

What do you eat when you don't know what you want?

Nothing. But if I'm shaky or feel too light headed I'll drink a small glass of kefir.

Aug 18, 2014
viperlush in General Topics

Anywhere Similar to Rendezvous?

I could do Harvard Square, but not really interested in Harvest, Beat Hotel, Russell House or Ten Tables. A&h is a possibility though.

Aug 18, 2014
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Anywhere Similar to Rendezvous?

Except there isn't a clear consensus on Chowhound that the food and service have improved. And after a bad brunch there 5 yr ago and frequent disappointment with the grilled lunch, I hesitate to bring guests there. But I agree that if they were more consistent, that they would be a good substitute for Rendezvous.

Aug 18, 2014
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Anywhere Similar to Rendezvous?

Uncomfortable seating, loud, and have never had a good complete meal there. Bf's dad also has a garlic allergy and it can be difficult to find something. No real interest in Sarma. But I do agree that Oleana is similar to Rendezvous, and is frequently recommended by other Chowhounds ( including myself) as an alternative.

Aug 18, 2014
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Anywhere Similar to Rendezvous?

For others looking for a substitute maybe, but ECG is one of my least favorite restaurants in the area.

Anywhere Similar to Rendezvous?

Sycamore is already on the list of possibile restaurants, I'll have to add Bergamot. Parking and location are what made me hesitant to add Bergamot. But price and menu both look good.

Aug 17, 2014
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Anywhere Similar to Rendezvous?

Yeah, I was including Strip T's because of food, location, and service. Somewhere with consistency, easy to park, and takes reservations on a Friday. But I did forget about the noise and comfort level.

Aug 17, 2014
viperlush in Greater Boston Area

Anywhere Similar to Rendezvous?

For the past six years Rendezvous has been the go to restaurant for my bf's parents when they come to visit. Price point, location, service, food and cocktails were perfect after their 5 hours in the car. Are there similar restaurants in the Cambridge/Watertown area? I was thinking Strip T's, but is there anywhere else? Not Oleana, Hungry Mother, Craigie's or West Bridge.

Thanks

Aug 17, 2014
viperlush in Greater Boston Area