Is MSG Bad for You? – Safety Video and Infographic

is MSG bad for you

“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

Good Tasting Food With MSG Can Translate to Weight Loss

MSG curbs appetite

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

Blue Cheese Portobello Mushroom Burger Recipe

portobello mushroom burger

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!!!”

Karen’s Dill Dip Recipe

savory dill dip

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!

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto. Either Way, Tomatoes Are Scrumptious!


As far back as I can remember, my family always had juicy and delicious tomatoes fresh-from-the-garden throughout the summer. I might go as far as to anoint my father as the “king of tomatoes.” There was always such a bountiful harvest, and my mother tired of canning and/or freezing them and coming up with unique recipe ideas. The neighbors were always delighted when Dad put baskets overflowing with tomatoes in the front yard with a sign that read, “Help Yourself.”