I'm going to start this thread with one recipe. Many people want or need to watch their sodium intake for health reasons, or to prevent hypertension and its complications. With the mods' advice, this thread is only for this subject. Mods suggest if someone wants to post on a gluten-free subject, or low fat, or whatever, to start another thread.
This recipe is from "Cooking Without a Grain of Salt." I bought this book 42 yrs. ago when pregnant with my first child. You can still get it from amazon. This is a delicious soup; my husband, who is a salatholic, eats this just as it comes out of the pot. It also freezes very well.
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 tbsp unsalted butter or margarine
1 28-oz can low-sodium tomatoes (available in Trader Joe's)
2 tbsp white wine
1/4 tsp ground dill
1/4 tsp dried basil
1 tbsp chopped dried parsley
1 tbsp sour cream (optional)
Saute onion in butter or margarine until tender. Put tomatoes (not juice) in blender or food processor to break up the pieces. Add tomatoes, juice and other ingredients except sour cream to pot. Bring to a boil, turn down heat and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. Pour into serving dishes and top with sour cream, if desired.
142 calories and 22 mg. sodium per serving.