Sue's Seasoning Alternative

We no longer carry this product. You can order it directly from 
Tina Hur, Better Living Enterprises, 18758 Bryant St, Northridge CA 91324   
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        Soy sauce, to taste and/or salt, to taste can be substituted for Sue's Kitchen Magic Seasoning or Liquid Aminos in most recipes from earlier editions of our cookbooks. Flavor with the soy sauce first; if more saltiness is desired, add salt, to taste. Salt, to taste, can replace soy sauce altogether, but soy sauce usually gives the better flavor. Also soy sauce can completely replace salt. One teaspoon salt contains 2,300 mg. sodium. As for soy sauce, I use San-J Tamari Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce, available at health food stores. It contains 700 mg. sodium per tablespoon. Another choice is Trader Joe's Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce that contains 460 mg sodium per tablespoon. San-J Tamari is wheat free. Trader Joe's is not wheat free. Both are naturally brewed by a slow fermentation process.

Used in:                                    Suggested Substitute:
Lentil-Rice Casserole               2 Tbsps. soy sauce + 1/2 tsp. salt, to taste            
Brown Rice Pilaf                       1 tbsp. soy sauce 
                                                     or chicken broth in place of water + Sue's Seasoning
Spring Garden Soup                 1 - 2 Tbsps. soy sauce + salt, to taste
Burger Bean Stew                     2 tsps. soy sauce + salt, to taste
Minestrone Soup                      1 - 2 Tbsps. soy sauce + salt, to taste
Sopa de Tortilla                       1 - 2 Tbsps. soy sauce or salt, to taste
Black Bean Chowder                3 Tbsps. soy sauce + salt, to taste
Tomato Lentil Soup                  2 - 3 Tbsps., to taste
Beef Stroganoff                        1 cup beef broth in place of water + Sue's Seasoning
French Onion Soup                   1 tablespoon soy sauce
Garlic Cheese Dip                     1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
Christmas Cheese Ball              2 tsps. soy sauce
Low Fat Roast Beef Gravy        1 Tbsp. soy sauce or salt, to taste
Lentil Rice Soup                        1 1/2 - 2 Tbsps. soy sauce + salt, to taste

About MSG
    From time to time we are asked if this seasoning contains MSG since it is a hydrolyzed vegetable protein. According to the supplier, the MSG in the seasoning is a "naturally occurring" MSG, about 5-7% of the product. When protein is hydrolyzed, glutamic acid which is normally bound up in the protein making it unavailable to the body is released, producing a naturally occurring MSG. 

   On the other hand, MSG is also manufactured, usually from wheat, corn, and sugar beet by-products. This manufactured source can be added to hydrolyzed vegetable protein and to thousands of other products. While hydrolyzed vegetable protein is usually a poor quality protein, the soy, wheat, and corn components of Sue's Kitchen Magic are unrefined and have been adjusted to contain 33% complete balanced vegetable-amino acids protein. It  includes all the essential, unrefined amino acids.

    Most persons will probably not react to the  small amount of naturally occurring MSG in this seasoning. If you are allergic to MSG, wheat, or corn, it may not be suitable for you to use depending on the severity of your allergy. If you are allergic to soy it is unlikely that you can use it.  All of the cookbook recipes which call for Sue's Kitchen Magic Seasoning list alternative ingredients for those who choose not to use it.

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