Category «healthy eating»

Should You Avoid MSG?

What is MSG? MSG is a controversial food additive used to enhance food flavor.  Mono sodium glutamate (MSG) is the sodium salt of glutamic acid.   The flavor produced  by the addition of MSG is called umani.   Umani is considered to produce a complex taste present in certain fermented foods.  Some whole foods such as …

Blueberries for Better Health

Blueberries are members of the plant family Ericaeace and the genus Vaccinium.  The plant has numerous species growing throughout the world.  The berries are used as food by humans, animals and insects. Research evidence continues to verify that blueberries are good for you.  Blueberries are an excellent source of phytochemicals including anthocyanins,  a type of …

Tofu Recipe: Ginger-Lemon Tofu Steaks

Here is a quick not-so-boring tofu recipe: 8 ounces extra-firm tofu 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons minced or grated fresh ginger root 1 clove garlic, minced pinch of  crushed red pepper 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon tamari sauce grated zest and juice of 1/2 large lemon sea salt and black pepper to …

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