FOOD HOLIDAY: National Vanilla Pudding Day

Vanilla pudding with a bottom layer of banana cake. Photo by Dream79 | Fotolia.   Today is National Vanilla Pudding Day. Would you believe that the creamy, sweet comfort food started out as a very different dish: a bland, white stew made with chicken or fish, plus sugar? As far back as the 12th century,…
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BOOK: Allergic Girl

Sloane Miller lives in the foodie capital of America. Yet, amid all the temptation, she’s had severe food allergies since childhood: tree nuts, salmon, eggplant and many types of fruit. After years of blogging on the topic as a food allergy advocate, Sloane has turned her challenges into a helpful book: Allergic Girl: Adventures in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Beyond Greens, Healthy Salad Recipes

Switch a green salad for a bean salad, beetsalad or hundreds of other options.Photo by Sarsmis | IST.   Salad is more than a bowl of dressed greens, served as a first course. Leafy greens make up only one of seven categories in Chef Joyce Goldstein’s book, Mediterranean Fresh: A Compendium of One-Plate Salad Meals…
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