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


  • 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!