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Socium Girl  Orange Pickled Fennel

San Francisco-based Sodium Girl (the one in the Supergirl getup above) understands better than most what it means to "eat to live." After a life-threatening lupus diagnosis in January 2004, Sodium Girl took her health into her own hands, and by regulating the sodium in her diet, managed to reduce her dependence on medications and lead a healthier, happier life -- without losing out on good food. She's making it easier for us to live healthier and happier, too, with flavor-packed recipes like Baked Eggs over Roasted Tomatoes and Citrus Herb Couscous, Oyster Po' Boy PopsOrange Pickled Fennel (pictured above), and Twice Cooked Sardines and Green Grape Gremolata (for when that guest "who opts for the chicken feet, the tuna heart, or the creamed corn ice cream" comes over and "hummus and crudités are just not going to do," she says).

Interested in getting in on all the sodium-free action? Join Sodium Girl in her Love Your Heart Recipe Rally this Friday, February 18, 2011, which she's hosting in honor of Valentine's Day and National Heart Health Month. Of course, don't forget to share those heart-healthy recipes here on food52!

For more of Sodium Girl's delicious recipes, see her profile page and fan her here, and check out her blog.

Read Sodium Girl's profile Q&A below:

What do you cook when home alone?
Chili...too often! It is my favorite low sodium, quick fix

Your most treasured kitchen possession:
Immersion blender

Your ideal meal:
French fries followed by a juicy steak and more french fries

Something you'd like a chance to eat or cook:
I cannot wait to learn how to cure my own meat - sodium free

The number of bottles of wine you own:
Currently 6

The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
The more the merrier

Kitchen pet peeve:
A dirty sink

Your favorite cookbook:
Working my way through Thomas Keller's "Ad Hoc"