Best No Salt Bread and New Shoes

Helen will be so proud.  I bought a pair of shoes!  I talked about my having plantar fascitis last week, and that I have to wear orthopedic inserts in my shoes.  Only one problem – they don’t fit in a lot of shoes I have.  Well, let’s be honest, I only own 5 pairs of shoes, and one of those are flip flops. Winking smile

The one pair of shoes that fit well with the inserts is a pair of Born open heel shoes that I bought brand new at a thrift store for $10.  I literally wear them just about every day – for years.  I wanted to replace them, but the $85 price tag for new shoes wasn’t going to happen.  So I was thrilled when I bought a similar pair on eBay for $16.50 with the winning bid!

Um, it was a bit difficult to wear these when it rained outside – I had holes in both shoes.

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I love how the bottom of my new shoes look:

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These are like walking on pillows. Open-mouthed smile

I did a clean sweep of my pantry.  I know you guys will be proud of my growing skills – usually plants come to my house to die!  I could have sworn that I cleaned out my potato bin just a couple weeks ago!

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I had every intention of making paninis for lunch, but Tony wanted to go out to eat. We ended up going to Friday’s – they have a 2 for $10 special – one appetizer and one entrée for $10.  I fully thought that the portions would be smaller, but we each got full appetizers and entrees.  Good thing this was my breakfast and lunch!

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We split the spinach flat bread and fried green beans – I got a plain grilled chicken salad with dressing on the side – it was really good!

One of my co-workers has to watch her sodium levels quite strictly.  She limits her intake to no more than 1000 mg. a day.  That’s really hard people.  I wanted to see if I could use salt substitute to make bread.  I wasn’t sure if the salt had something in it to help the yeast rise, or what the result would be.  Um, let’s just say that you can’t tell there is no salt in this bread!!  Winning!  Now she can have toast and scrambled eggs in the morning, or make an egg sammie and save her sodium for lunch and dinner.

Best No Salt Bread

  • Makes 4 small round loaves or 2 bigger loaves

Ingredients

  • 6.5 cups flour
  • 1.5 tablespoons yeast (1 1/2 packets)
  • 1 tablespoon salt substitute
  • 3.25 cups water

Mix the flour, yeast and salt substitute together.  Pour in water and stir.  It will be sticky.  I was so anxious to see how this would turn out that for the first loaf, I only let the dough rise an hour.

Heat your baking stone on the middle rack and a broiler pan on the bottom rack in a 450 degree oven.  When the oven comes to temperature, pour water in the broiler pan.  I put my dough on parchment paper to make it easy to transfer in and out of the oven.

Bake for 30-40 minutes depending on your oven – and nice and evenly browned.

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This is the salt substitute I used – it says you can “season, cook, bake with NoSalt just as you would with regular table salt.  No need to adjust measurements.”

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I am so excited that this worked out!!  And Skippy, if I knew a way to ship this to you before it got stale, I know you would love this!

I am redoing BSI Flour this week – it kinda took a back seat after I found out my brother has cancer.  If you haven’t read it, check out his blog post about one of his favorite sandwiches – the grilled peanut butter and sandwich.  This was so gross because the peanut butter got so melty it would ooze out of the sandwich – I had to eat with my hands covering my eyes and look down – unfortunately nothing tastes good to him right now because of the chemo – I may have to text my Mom to see if he’ll eat a grilled peanut butter and jelly!

If you already submitted your BSI flour recipe to me, no worries, I’ll make sure to find it.

I have to get Bizzy in My Kitchen – enjoy your Sunday!

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17 thoughts on “Best No Salt Bread and New Shoes

  1. myjourneytofit

    Sweet deal on those shoes – I love Born and think they are super comfortable! That’s what I live in when I work at the jewelry store and have to be on my feet for 6 or 7 hours at a time.

  2. i have those same shoes:) they are comfortable..if you want a great shoe, as a nurse, love them and have tryed everything believe me, klogs brand are wondeful, you wont even need your inserts but you can remove their inserts and put in your orthotics, best shoe out there..what size shoe do you take? i have so many shoes that are like new, size 10, i had foot surgery, a neuroma removed on the ball of my foot and i cant wear any of my old shoes and i have so many that i have spent so much money on, and like i said so many are like brand new.

    • I have weird feet – one foot is a size 6.5 and the other is a size 8 – so I buy size 8 shoes – that’s why I like open heel shoes, they fit both feet well. 😀

      • oh well, guess i will take them all to work and see who can fit into them…im sure with all the nurses i work with i can find someone with a size 10 out there…

  3. I have been keeping an eye out around here for some Born shoes. I love them but am way too cheap to go out and buy them. Good find!

  4. Assure your friend that 1,000 mg gets easier with time [unless you are trying to gain weight – in fact she’ll probably lose weight, and I don’t mean water weight :)]. It really is a great dieting tool in that respect and it is nice because after a while it becomes almost impossible to eat things with salt because it tastes too strong/artificial. You find that you don’t need it as much as we always thought we did.

    That is why we make most everything from scratch. Your bread looks wonderful. Such a crusty loaf. It is one of the first things I investigated to make without salt because bread is so high in sodium. it is also one of my favorite, favorite foods. I could eat 1,000 mg of sodium by lunch easily if I didn’t make it bread at home. Even tortillas, pita and english muffins [things that don’t rise] have 120 -180 per slice.

    You are such a sweet friend to make that for her. You could let her know that AlsoSalt is good to use too in lieu of salt as it has no metallic after taste like some other brands.

    I know I salivate over everything you make just through pictures, but with the exception of the parfaits [which I love, thanks!] I am glad I live here because I don’t think I could bear being around all the yummy cooking I couldn’t hope to eat.

    Now, if I just had my own cow or goat and could figure out low sodium cheese. . .

  5. I LOVE Born shoes, they are my absolute favorites and I have owned several pairs! I will have to tell my sister about the No Salt, she is also on a low sodium diet.

  6. Wheeeeeeee! New shoes! We need to find you more deals like that girl – no woman should only have 4-5 pairs of shoes. Born shoes are the bomb when it comes to comfort even without orthotics.

    If No Salt ever has a recipe contest you should enter that bread.

    Happy Sunday Biz!

  7. Yayyyy for new shoes! And that bread looks like it turned out perfectly! How exciting.

  8. Nothing like a new pair of shoes! Good for you Biz.

    A melty grilled pb&j sounds mighty delicious right now, but I’m trying to cut back on the jars, I mean single servings of peanut butter. I hope Charlie finds something he can tolerate so he can keep his strength up. Not an easy feat for those undergoing chemo. Hope he is resting well.

  9. I have the same heel issue, I will wear for a month my Sketchers shape ups and have no pain at all. Then after the month I am good to wear regular shoes again for another month.

  10. Love Born shoes, you got a good deal! That bread looks amazing, love the crunchy looking crust.
    Hope Charlie starts to tolerate some food soon, poor guy. When my SIL was going through treatment for the same thing all she could eat for a while were some Wendys frozen desserts! (can’t remember what they are called 🙂 Have a good week Biz, your brother is in my prayers.

  11. Ah! I’m behind!! I didn’t know about your brother, so sorry to hear that Beth!
    Congrats on the eBay find and my potatoes and onions always get the same way. Whoopsie!

  12. Grilled PB&J is so yummy…only strawberry jelly for me though! haha

    Glad that you got some new shoes 🙂 Only 4-5 pairs!? Biz, you’re crazy!

  13. Only 4 pairs of shoes? Oh my, don’t think I could live that way 🙂
    I usually wear heels to work or when I go out but at home I wear shoes like the ones you bought in Winter and Crocs flip flops or Birkenstocks.

  14. Wow, you got a good deal on the shoes! I kinda gave up on eBay b/c it’s pretty hard to get a good deal any more, but you managed it! I can’t remember if I sent you a submission for BSI: flour…but I don’t think I did…did I? I will see what I can submit.

  15. I have been doing the under 1000mg sodium for 5 months now. Weight loss is one of the great bonuses of eating like this. My doctor says that I should live a long, healthy life by eating the way I do (fruits, veggies, and whole grains). Unfortunately I cannot use NoSalt because I cannot do potassium supplements. I miss bread. Tumaro’s makes a tortilla with 55mg of sodium (8-grain and soy).

    And I can relate on the shoes. I wear SAS sandals. About $120 a pair. I really need a new pair, but ……… it pains me immensely to spend that kind of $ on sandals!

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