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.

Source: What is Monosodium Glutamate? (Side Effects & Safety)

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Rosemary Garlic Butter Steak  – Vintage Kitchen

Incredibly falvorful and easy to make, this steak is juicy and can be grilled indoors or outside. All my tips for the best ever steak are included.

Source: Rosemary Garlic Butter Steak + Tips for Cooking a Great Steak – Vintage Kitchen

Smoked Tofu & Egg Fried Rice – Fuss Free Cooking

There are so many ways to make fried rice. In fact, I don’t seem to have a fix recipe for fried rice.  As all of you may know, it is a versatile dish that you can improvise based on the ingredients you have on hand.

Smoked Tofu & Egg Fried Rice

1 to 2 servings

Ingredients:-

  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 100g smoked tofu
  • 2 to 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • A handful of chives
  • Soy sauce to taste
  • White pepper
  • 2 drops of sesame oil

For method view source: Smoked Tofu & Egg Fried Rice – Fuss Free Cooking

Eggplant, Pesto, and Goat-Cheese Pizza Recipe – Quick From Scratch Italian | Food & Wine

Eggplant, Pesto, and Goat-Cheese Pizza

Tangy goat cheese, sharp Parmesan, tender saut?ed eggplant, and bold pesto cover a mouth-watering pizza. This recipe makes a hearty fourteen-inch pizza; you be the judge whether it serves two or four.

How to make this recipe

  1. Heat the oven to 450f /180c;. In a large nonstick frying pan, heat 2 1/2 tablespoons of the oil over moderately high heat. Season the eggplant with the salt. Fry one-third of the eggplant, turning, until golden, about 10 minutes. Remove. Repeat in two more batches with the remaining oil, using more if needed, and the eggplant.
  2. Meanwhile, oil a 14-inch pizza pan or large baking sheet. Press the pizza dough onto the pan in an approximately 14-inch round or 9-by-13-inch rectangle.
  3. Arrange the eggplant slices on the pizza crust. Sprinkle the garlic and pepper over the top. Bake for 12 minutes. Put the slices of goat cheese on the pizza, sprinkle with the Parmesan, and then dot with the pesto. Bake until the cheese begins to turn golden, about 15 minutes.

Source: Eggplant, Pesto, and Goat-Cheese Pizza Recipe – Quick From Scratch Italian | Food & Wine

Simple Sesame Noodles | The Pioneer Woman

Sometimes, simple is best.

Often, simple is best.

Most of the time, simple is best. There are so many wonderful, inherently delicious flavors in the most simple ingredients, and you don’t always have to grind and saute and mix and beat and sear and combine thousands of ingredients to make something utterly delicious.

Simple Sesame Noodles

Prep Time:
10 Minutes
Difficulty:
Easy
Cook Time:
10 Minutes
Servings:
8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces, fluid Thin Noodles, Cooked And Drained
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 4 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Pure Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Hot Chili Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 4 whole Green Onions, Sliced Thin

Instructions

Whisk all ingredients (except noodles and green onions) together in a bowl. Taste and adjust ingredients as needed.
Pour sauce over warm noodles and toss to coat.
Sprinkle with green onions and toss.
Serve in a bowl with chopsticks. Yummy!

Read on at Source: Simple Sesame Noodles | The Pioneer Woman

Learn to cook Avocado Pasta – Damn Delicious

Avocado Pasta

The easiest, most unbelievably creamy avocado pasta. And it’ll be on your dinner table in just 20 min!

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • 2 ripe avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup canned corn kernels, drained and rinsed

Directions:

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  2. To make the avocado sauce, combine avocados, basil, garlic and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor; season with salt and pepper, to taste. With the motor running, add olive oil in a slow stream until emulsified; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine pasta, avocado sauce, cherry tomatoes and corn.
  4. Serve immediately.

Organic Roast Recipes | Lemon Herb Roasted Potatoes | Organic Dinner Recipes

Lemon Herb Roasted Potato Nuggets
Prep time – 10 mins
Cook time – 1 hour
Total time – 1 hour 10 mins
These Lemon Herb Roasted Potato Nuggets are a terrific side dish with many meals like any roast chicken or lamb dinner or to serve with Greek Souvlaki.
Author: Barry C. Parsons
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: Serves 4-6
Ingredients
  • 6- 8 large sized organic potatoes, peeled and cut into 1½ to 2 inch chunks
  • juice of one  lemon
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup olive oil (butter or other oil will work as well; a butter/olive oil combination is very good too)
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1½ tbsp dried organic herbs, oregano, thyme and rosemary are good choices
  • 1 whole garlic bulb broken into about 4 pieces (optional)
Instructions
  1. Parboil the potatoes in salted water for about 3-4 minutes, no longer.
  2. Meanwhile in a 375 degree F oven, heat a baking pan of sufficient size to hold your potatoes without crowding them. A glass or metal pan is fine, as long as it is well heated beforehand. This will help to prevent the potatoes from sticking to the pan.
  3. After parboiling, drain the potatoes and let them stand for 5 minutes. Then toss the potatoes with the lemon juice.
  4. Toss together so that the potatoes absorb the lemon juice.
  5. Add the salt, pepper, herbs, garlic cloves and olive oil.
  6. Transfer the seasoned potatoes, garlic and oil to the hot baking pan. These should sizzle as they hit the pan; a good indication that they will not stick. Roast the potatoes for about 60-75 minutes or until they are nicely golden brown all over, turning them every 20 minutes or so. After the first 10 minutes, give the pan a shake to make sure the potatoes are not stuck to it. The roasted garlic may have to be removed before the potatoes are finished as it generally cooks faster.

Source: Lemon Herb Roasted Potatoes – easy, flavourful & super crispy. Perfect! – Rock Recipes