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Pauline Baughman
Multnomah Cty. Lib.
Portland, OR
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information

Library Journal

Gazzaniga was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 1997 and placed on a heart transplant list. While waiting for his transplant, he began developing a diet with recipes that contained little or no sodium. The consequences were twofold: a cookbook aimed at combating heart failure and hypertension and his removal from the transplant list. In this follow-up to The No-Salt, Lowest-Sodium Cookbook, Gazzaniga concentrates on the recipes most requested from his readers, such as bread, pastries, muffins, waffles, and cookies. Over 100 tempting recipes are included-from Don's Best Soft Pretzels and Hearty Cinnamon Bread to Apple Streusel Muffins and Bear Claws. Recipes that call for baking powder require a particular no-sodium brand in order to work correctly, but instructions are given for substituting double-action baking powder if desired. In addition to providing nutritional values and sodium content, each recipe indicates whether it can be adapted for diabetics. Gazzaniga's daughter, Jeannie, a licensed nutritionist, collaborated on this unique title. Recommended for most consumer health and diet collections.