What is Monosodium Glutamate? (Side Effects & Safety)

MSG (monosodium glutamate) is a food additive used in Asian cooking, many packaged foods, and fast foods. In large amounts it can trigger side effects.

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Growing Garlic from a Single Clove – DIY

Growing garlic is very easy to do. All you will need is a single clove to grown an entire head of garlic. Organic Garlic Works best. What a great idea!

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Strawberry Bread Recipe – Allrecipes.com



  • Prep 30 m

  • Cook 45 m

  • Ready In 1 h 25 m

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter and flour two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans.
  2. Slice strawberries and place in medium-sized bowl. Sprinkle lightly with sugar, and set aside while preparing batter.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking soda in large bowl; mix well. Blend oil and eggs into strawberries. Add strawberry mixture to flour mixture, blending until dry ingredients are just moistened. Stir in pecans. Divide batter into pans.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes (test each loaf separately). Let cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes. Turn loaves out of pans, and allow to cool before slicing.

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Kalyn’s Kitchen®: Stuffed Green Peppers with Brown Rice, Italian Sausage, and Parmesan

Recipe for Stuffed Green Peppers with Brown Rice, Italian Sausage, and Parmesan

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“Best Ever” Organic Chocolate Cakes | Lady Locavore



The old-fashioned Birthday Cake. All you need to add is the special lighting and music. Remember when some real cool Mom’s would hide money inside the cake? Now that was a party cake to remember!

3/4 cup Organic Butter, softened

1 2/3 cup Organic Sugar

3 Eggs

1 tsp Vanilla

2 cups All-purpose flour or Organic Spelt

2/3 cup Organic Cocoa

1 1/4 tsp Baking soda

1 tsp Salt

1/4 tsp Baking powder

1 1/3 cup Water

Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans or one 13x9x2 inch baking pan. In large mixer bowl, combine butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla; beat on high-speed of electric mixer 3 minutes. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add alternately with water to butter mixture, beating until blended.Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost with Butter Cream Icing. 8 to 10 servings. Rich Buttercream Chocolate Icing


6 tbsp Butter

2 2/3 cup Powdered Icing sugar

1/2 cup Organic Cocoa

1/3 cup Milk

1 tsp Vanilla extract

Sift the Icing Sugar and Cocoa into a large bowl, and add all remaining ingredients. Mix on high, until all is smooth and creamy. Spread on well-cooled prepared cake.

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Looking for the best Jambalaya for the Crock Pot? Recipe – Food. com


Make and share this Jambalaya for the Crock Pot recipe from Food.com.

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Anzac Biscuits


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons Lyle’s Golden Syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup boiling water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper, and set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar, and coconut. Set aside.

  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter with syrup. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water, and add to butter mixture. Stir to combine. (Be careful; if the butter is hot, it will bubble up considerably.)

  3. Add butter mixture to dry ingredients, and stir to combine. Using a 1 1/2-inch ice-cream scoop, drop onto prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart (be sure to pack the scoop tightly so the mixture doesn’t crumble). Flatten cookies slightly with the heel of your hand.

  4. Bake until golden brown and firm but not hard, about 15 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

Cook’s Notes

The dough is very crumbly, but a small ice-cream scoop will enable you to form the biscuits quickly and in a uniform size and shape.

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