Cheese and Beef Appetizer Log

Cheese Ball

It’s not a party unless there is a table loaded with appetizers for noshing! Be it a football game gathering or holiday get-together, one must-have is a savory cheese log or cheese ball!

MSG vs. Gluten: The Confusion Stops Here

MSG is Gluten-Free

“Gluten-free.” It’s hard to have avoided these words in writing or in conversation over the last few years, especially since the term has become an increasingly popular diet trend to follow. In fact, information about gluten in our foods and how it has the potential to impact health remains one of the “hottest” topics in health and nutrition.

Condiments on Your Table: Some Familiar, Others, Not So Much!

msg condiment

What do mustard, ketchup, salt, pepper, sugar, low-calorie sweeteners, hot sauce, MSG, soy sauce and vinegar all have in common? The easy answer: they are all condiments. Another answer: they are all items commonly found on tables in restaurants. You might doubt this second answer, but it is true and depends on the location and the type of restaurant you’re talking about!

Soccer Salad

Kids soccer and soccer salad for the adults.

The reader who contributed this tasty recipe exclaims, “The origin of this salad’s unusual name is unknown, but it’s a definite crowd pleaser. Every time I bring it to a potluck, soccer game or other event, I’m asked to share the recipe.”

Seeing is Believing: Visuals Help Explain MSG Safety and Benefits

Is our food safe -- MSG safety

According to Lawrence Ragan Communications (publishers of PR Daily), 90 percent of the information your brain receives is visual and more than 60 percent of people are visual learners. That said, it’s become increasingly important that quality research is showcased in forms other than a lengthy scientific study. Below I’ve outlined some easy-to-understand visuals that will help consumers learn more about the safety of monosodium glutamate (MSG)