Ask an Expert: Is MSG Safe?

MSG safety

Dr. Kathy Kolasa, a registered dietitian and Affiliate Professor in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University addresses news about food and nutrition in The Daily Reflector ( This week she answers a question from a consumer about the safety of MSG and aspartame, with one of her medical students providing the research and a detailed response. For anyone who has read on the Internet about “life threatening maladies” from these two food ingredients, read on!

Happy New Year!

happy new year

A very healthy and happy New Year to all our readers! May your 2015 be filled with savory and well-seasoned foods that taste delicious, and may your dining occasions be enriched by good times with family and friends!

Holiday Party Hit: Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Appetizer meatballs are uber-popular at any holiday party, especially when they are as delicious as these. This recipe is particularly delectable because the meatballs are made from scratch – no taking the easy way out with the pre-made, frozen kind! The MSG wakes up the dish – as in “More Savory Goodness”!

“Aunt Lila’s” Hamburger and Rice Stroganoff

hamburger and rice stroganoff

Are you suffering from sweet potato casserole burnout? Can’t bear the thought of another cold turkey sandwich? Then this is the recipe for you! This hamburger and rice stroganoff recipe is quick, easy and a delightful change of pace for your taste buds. The MSG provides More Savory Goodness (and just a little goes a long way). The mushrooms, combined with the beef, give this recipe a boost of umami flavor, too

Can’t Get Enough of this Spicy Savory Snack Mix!

savory snack mix

This is a great snack that can be made well in advance of the holidays. Of course, no holiday is ever complete without a savory snack mix to balance out all the sweets! The MSG provides More Savory Goodness. This spicy version of the popular (Chex®) cereal-based snack recipe should earn you five-star reviews!

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