Allergies

Recipe: Red Fruit Salad with Lemon-Vanilla Bean Syrup — Jewels of June

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I suppose one could make the case that dressing a fruit salad is a bit like gilding the lily, especially when the fruit is at the height of season. To that argument I say, a little extra bling never hurt anybody!

In this fruit salad from Yossy Arefi, the bling comes in the form of sweet-tart lemon-vanilla bean syrup.

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Food Allergies Are Less Common than You Think, Study Finds — Wellness News

Food allergies can be tough to live with: People who suffer from them have to monitor their dietary intake and be ready to take action when something slips through. But a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), has found that food allergies aren't as common as you might think.

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How To Grill the Best Corn on the Cob — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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It's summer, which means that not only is your grill hot, but corn is finally juicy and sweet. The two need to meet. While I'd like to tell you it's as simple as throwing the cobs on the hot grill and letting the two mingle, there is some work that must be done to get the corn and its husk ready for the grill.

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How My Kids’ Allergies Reshaped My Identity as a Mother and Cook — Mother’s Day Menu

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I recently went to a dinner party at the home of a friend who happens to be a wonderful cook. I was in the kitchen sipping a glass of wine when I glanced at the refrigerator and noticed a list with all of the guests' names on them. Over half of them — including mine — had food restrictions, allergies, or sensitivities listed after their name.

Have you had this experience? A vegetarian friend coming to dinner? Your daughter has gone vegan? Your son has a nut allergy? Your best friend is gluten-free and your own tummy may do better without dairy?

This is the age we are living in, where people are more and more vested in what they are putting into their bodies — whether it is for better health or ethical reasons. Now more than ever you are what you eat, which means who you are can change, too.

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How To Make Marinara Pasta Sauce — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Forget jars of red sauce — homemade marinara is where it's at. This tomato sauce takes 20 minutes to make and requires zero planning. If marinara doesn't already have a spot in your repertoire of easy weeknight recipes, it will soon. Here's a step-by-step look at how to make this super-simple sauce.

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New Guidelines Suggest Feeding Babies More Peanut-Filled Foods Earlier — Food News

When my son first started eating solid foods, I like to think I was pretty relaxed. I puréed meatloaf or whatever else I made for dinner, gave him the same full-fat yogurt I already kept in the house, and let him have his way with leftover coconut rice.

I was, however, petrified about peanut butter. I waited until his 9-month doctor appointment, and fed him a tiny spoonful under the watchful eye of my pediatrician, lest he have a negative reaction. I had always heard introducing peanuts to babies too early was dangerous, and the last thing I wanted to do was have an allergic reaction on my hands without a medical professional there to take care of it.

According to new research, however, I could have introduced peanuts earlier.

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