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msg free meals

KySheWolf Mar 17, 2009 01:57 AM

I am needing some msg free meals dealing with chicken, pork or turkey. Also I need help in making sauces, (note you cannot use cornstarch).

ps.. I would love to have a good (not spicey) msg free chili recipe. ( i miss it alot)

and bread machine recipes too.


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    Val Mar 17, 2009 04:07 AM

    Ky, looks like you are new here...welcome!!! It is rare that I ever see anyone here post recipes WITH msg...you might put "chicken" or "pork" etc in the search box at the top of this page and see what comes up...there will be a ton for your review! Scroll down the page and you'll see a thread on boneless chicken thighs, too. You'll have fun here!

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      KiltedCook Mar 17, 2009 05:00 AM

      What Val said! I've been cooking 50+ years and I've seldom seen a recipe that has MSG as an ingredient.

      1. jfood Mar 17, 2009 07:21 AM

        Add jfood to the list of rare does he see and never does he make a recipe with MSG.

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          irishnyc Mar 17, 2009 07:32 AM

          Add me to that list too. Do you know anyone that actually has MSG in their pantry?

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          1. re: irishnyc
            ricepad Mar 17, 2009 11:23 AM

            I have and (sparingly) use MSG.

            1. re: irishnyc
              chowser Mar 17, 2009 11:47 AM

              I do. Most asians I know who cook at home do, too. Accent.

              1. re: chowser
                ricepad Mar 17, 2009 12:28 PM

                Accent? NO! Aji-no-moto!

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                  chowser Mar 17, 2009 12:32 PM

                  I've never used aji no moto. But, I don't buy Accent, either. My mom brings it when she comes to visit. Is it better than Accent?

                  1. re: chowser
                    ricepad Mar 17, 2009 12:34 PM

                    Nah, I was just pulling your leg. It's the same stuff, just a different brand.

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                      chowser Mar 17, 2009 12:37 PM

                      Darn, I thought I was about to hear about a great new flavor.

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                      paulj Mar 17, 2009 12:48 PM

                      The Hispanic equivalent is Sason.

              2. Kajikit Mar 17, 2009 07:53 AM

                While MSG is rampant in processed and factory-made foods, if you cook from scratch at home it's rarely used at all. Check the labels carefully when buying your ingredients, and then go for your life. Remember to check the spice bottles too - many spice mixes are msg-free.

                1. arifa Mar 17, 2009 08:38 AM

                  i've read that mushrooms, tomatoes, and cheese all have naturally occurring MSG, so maybe the OP is looking for recipes that avoid all sources? perhaps you could clarify if you mean naturally occurring or just manufactured MSG. if you need recipes that avoid nuatrally occurring, do you have a list of foods to avoid that you could provide?

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                    normalheightsfoodie Mar 17, 2009 11:27 AM

                    There are a lot things that contain MSG, I am also careful to make sure that the things that I buy do not contain MSG. Trader Joes has a good selection of prepared foods and stocks that are free of MSG.

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