"I don't add salt when I cook."
I choke on my retort. For once it's immediate, not coming after hours of stewing.
What I'm not saying is: "That's because I don't use premade food, I cook from scratch." It felt like I was literally choking.
It serves me right for bragging. "I use so much less salt than called for in the recipe." My retort, my brag, both are true.
My finished dish, low in sodium? Humble pie.