All Posts By Jessica Goldman Foung

Umami Noodles with Five Spice Sauce

by , October 22nd, 2014

Umami Noodles
Of all the five tastes, umami is the most mysterious. Technically speaking, the savory flavor comes from glutamic acid. Less technically speaking, when added to recipes, umami makes a dish taste yummy (which is the actual English translation of Japa...

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A Creamy Broccoli Dip That’s a Healthy Winner

by , September 20th, 2014

creamy broccoli dip
Fall not only means the start of football season — it also means the start of many Sunday meals getting replaced by chips and dip, salty bar snacks and microwave finger foods. But filling up while watching your favorite team doesn’t have...

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Summer Squash Pizza (What Can’t This Pie Do?)

by , September 1st, 2014

summer squash pizza

What’s the best way to use up an abundance of summer vegetables? Pizza, obviously. And in as much time as it takes to order delivery, you can make a summer pie that’s bursting with flavor and able to satisfy hungry guests. Bonus points: ...

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A Bright Pickled Relish with a Low-Sodium Spin

by , August 9th, 2014

pickled celery relish

Let’s talk a little about low-sodium pickles. It turns out that a lot of what our taste buds (and our hot dogs) expect is not just the salty lick of the brine, but the tangy kick of the acid. Which means, with the right ingredients and strong ...

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A Salad to Celebrate Summer: Spicy Corn with Watermelon (No Salt Added)

by , July 3rd, 2014

watermelon and corn salad
If you’re searching for a side dish that cools things off and heats them up at the same time, this is the recipe. Two star ingredients of the warm-weather months, corn and watermelon, take a zingy turn with the help of traditional street-corn ...

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Caprese Skewers: A Grill Season Great with a Low-Sodium Twist

by , June 7th, 2014

caprese skewers
Summer is a perfect time to experiment with one of the best flavor boosters beyond the spice rack: fire.

Grills, of course, are great for burgers, chicken and hot dogs. But hot grates also bring out something special in fruits and vegetables, lendi...

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Celebrating Spring (and Holding the Salt): Lamb with Fennel and Mint

by , April 10th, 2014

lamb and fennel
With spring in swing, it’s the time to welcome warm weather but also a bounty of new ingredients — like spicy radishes, buttery lettuces and beans and sweet peas. Which means you can give your spice rack a break and make natural flavors ...

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Pasta with Lemon-Orange Sauce (Easy on the Salt)

by , March 13th, 2014

For those on low-sodium diets, here’s a tasty trick: Grab some citrus. Just like a sprinkle of salt, a squeeze of lemon, lime or orange will perk up any ingredient from leafy greens to proteins, not to mention grab the attention of your taste ...

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