News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 5, 2013

TRIED ‘N’ TRUE: Try this when you’ve got to avoid salt

Jackie Lindley
Special to the Tribune-Star

---- — I have a good friend in an assisted living complex. She went to her doctor last winter and he told her she had to leave off the salt. My mother used this when dad couldn’t have any salt.

I like to keep this on hand. In summer when it’s real hot I keep in refrigerator. Keep in an air tight container.

Salt Substitute

5 teaspoon onion powder

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon paprika

1 tablespoon dry mustard

1 teaspoon thyme

1⁄2 teaspoon white pepper (can used black pepper)

1⁄2 teaspoon celery seed

Mix all ingredients together. Pour into an air tight container, store in a cool dry place. Shake or sprinkle on meat or vegetables instead of salt.

Jackie Lindley is a great-grandmother and retired Clark County, Ill., farmer. Send comments and recipes to her at 20472 E. 500th Road, West Union, IL 62477.