Every block party or BBQ needs a big ol’ bowl of slaw, right? Coleslaw provides a palate-pleasing textural contrast to all the grilled foods on your festive plate. This version is not mayonnaise-based, so it doesn’t feel heavy or thick. Rather, it’s a mustard and vinegar-based dressing and is tart and tangy. The snap peas add a little extra crunch, but feel free to swap in celery or another crunchy veggie if you prefer. Note that the dressing needs to sit in the refrigerator for a while to meld flavors, so prepare it the night before or early on the day you plan to serve it
“Is MSG Bad for You?” video from the American Chemical Society:
“Few ingredients come with as much baggage as monosodium glutamate. More commonly known as MSG, the compound has had a bad reputation for nearly 50 years, so we at Reactions felt it was time to clear its name
OK. Let’s see a (hypothetical) raise of hands if you have ever eaten a meal and afterwards thought, “Why did I just eat that? It wasn’t very good and I’m sure not satisfied.” This dissatisfaction is even further amplified if you’re trying to lose weight. It’s during those times of food “blah-dom” when dieters go in search of more-and-different foods, either immediately or shortly thereafter finishing a dull meal. Needless to say, such a seek-and-eat mission ultimately leads to more calories consumed, whether you’re counting them or not
This burger from Eating Well’s “Recipes for Umami Foods” fits the bill for an intensely-flavored sandwich. It’s hard to give a better description than the mighty burger’s mouth-watering introduction: “Blue cheese and slow-cooked onions turn a grilled portobello into an indulgent portobello burger. Ruby port—a sweet fortified wine—gives extra depth of flavor to the caramelized onions.” And, according to one 5-star review, even someone who admittedly isn’t a fan of mushrooms found the recipe to offer incredible flavors stating, “This recipe ROCKS!!!”
With garden fresh vegetables available at your local farmers’ market and beyond, this savory dill dip is perfect to serve at any occasion. It has received rave reviews, including this one from a consumer who tried the recipe: “This is the best dill dip! I have tried others which were very good, but this one is always loved and devoured. Serve with fresh cut veggies.” And while some may argue that any vegetable dip counteracts eating healthfully, take our word for it – it doesn’t take much of this flavorful dip to go a long way!