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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Low Sodium Cooking from the Heart by Pamela Vivian - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Pamela Vivian and her new book, “Low Sodium Cooking from the Heart,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Pamela and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

Low Sodium Cooking from the Heart

by Pamela Vivian


GENRE: Cookbook



Low sodium cooking including family favourites. I have tried to include interesting little bits of the history of recipes or whose favourite it is. The book contains recipes from basic daily meals to a few gourmet ones.



It is quite shocking to be given the news that you have hepatitis C and cirrhosis of the liver. Yes, you know you have not been feeling up to snuff lately: tired, lethargic, not sleeping well and your stomach has been a little off but nothing you feel you should really go and bother your doctor about. Doesn’t everyone go through these stages once in a while?

Then all of a sudden your belly swells and there is a war going on in there and off to Emergency you go. Next comes the diagnosis of hepatitis C and cirrhosis.

After that, all chaos breaks out in your body. For those that also suffer with this and are wondering what symptoms other people have, the following are some of mine:

Inability to think

Pain in muscles, joints and bones

Dizziness and poor balance

Reduced vision

Hair loss

Terrible skin and nails

Itchy skin and stinging red spots

Muscle cramps and twitching

Restless legs


Weight loss

Not sleeping

Extreme tiredness

No energy


Inflammation especially in pelvic area at night

Upset and very noisy stomach (Oh the agony sometimes, sharp pains, dull ache, etc.)

Nausea and vomiting

Fluid retention and swelling

Memory loss - forget people, places and thing.

The whole world revolving when you lay flat in bed - holding on so you don’t fall off.



My favorite part of publishing the book was the cover.  I had an idea of what I wanted because of the title “Low Sodium Cooking from the Heart”.  I knew I wanted a heart on the front and told the designer. He came up with a fabulous design and with a few adjustments it was ready.

The hero behind my book was a nurse practitioner named Stephanie.  When I got sick she saved my life by getting the hep C medication I needed.  She told me I needed to go on a low sodium diet and gave me a sheet that told you foods that you could eat and foods to avoid.  I looked at her and said this is it?  I thought I love to cook and bake so I can do better than this and told her I would write a cookbook for her.

Pam’s Forever Beautiful Macaw, Oskar (RIP Sweet Girl <3)
PC: Provided by Pamela Vivian

My other hero’s are my kitchen birds.  They keep me company.  Oskar my Macaw kept me company in the kitchen for 26.5 years.  She died this summer and it was a very sad time for us. Then along came Bobby Blue my little parrotlet who is about 4.5 inches long and weighs in at one ounce.   He has a larger than life personality and happily eats and chatters his way through the day.

Pam’s Super Silly and Adorable Little Parrotlet, Bobby Blue, Helping Pam out in the Kitchen LOL
PC: Provided by Pamela Vivian

Low Sodium Cooking from the Heart is a simple book including easily prepared recipes using everyday ingredients.  Even people not on a low sodium diet should enjoy using it.



Although I have spent my life working in business management and finance the things I love to do are cook, bake and quilt.

Health conscious cookbook author. Read her new book "Low Sodium Cooking from the Heart" Now available on Amazon & Indigo.







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Pamela will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. This sounds like a great cookbook. I suffer from many of those conditions Pamela speaks about. I'll be checking this out. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Pam ~ Hi!! Welcome to FAB!! It is so great to have you here!! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour!! :)

  3. Great except and I would love to read your book.