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Student files discrimination lawsuit against University of Maryland, alleging repeated gluten exposure

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BALTIMORE -- A student with celiac disease has filed a federal lawsuit against the University of Maryland, College Park, alleging the institution discriminated against her medical condition and repeatedly served her foods containing gluten.

Allegany County native Hannah Smith filed the complaint Feb. 20, describing several incidents in which ...Read more

White Chocolate Creme Brulee with Strawberry Coulis

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Fat Tuesday in the Old French Quarter

Fat Tuesday is almost here folks. The end of Mardi Gras, and for many, the beginning of periodic fasting or giving up something special for Lent. The party’s over for those who follow these traditions; at least until Easter.

People go all out on Fat Tuesday. New Orleans is the city most famous for...Read more

Daniel Neman: No murder + no mayhem = empty calories

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It has been a singularly quiet day in St. Louis. No murders, so far. Not even a shooting. Hardly any mayhem at all, to speak of.

So I am eating popcorn and drinking a Coke.

I do not want the popcorn. I do not want the Coke.

But I am bored. I am bored because I am at work on this quiet Saturday a couple of weeks before this will be printed, ...Read more

Culinary SOS: We've cracked the code on an eggless frittata

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My husband and I absolutely love the chickpea frittata at Go Get Em Tiger. We've tried to replicate it at home at least 10 times but it's never the same. The GGET version is crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and the veggies have the perfect flavor. Can you find out the recipe and technique for how to make this come out so perfect?

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The deep satisfaction of winter squash

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Winter squash is the sort of thing I rarely cook because I rarely think about it, and when I do cook it, I always wonder why I don't think about it more often.

It's just that good: nutty and hearty and supremely satisfying. It's a little bit sweet, like a softer version of a sweet potato, and I rarely cook sweet potatoes because I never think ...Read more

Book offers some fun facts about tonic water

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When you think of quinine water do you think of stout, pink-faced British sea captains being revived by gin and tonics? "Just the Tonic: A Natural History of Tonic Water" (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, $25) turns that image on its ear.

Written by Kim Walker, a medical herbalist who is working on her Ph.D. on cinchona (the South American tree from...Read more

Shrimp cakes extra tasty alongside homemade coleslaw

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Fish cakes have many versions and types of fish used. The most popular are crab cakes. Here's a variation using bought, cooked shrimp, which takes only minutes to make. The base recipe for fish cakes usually has Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce and onions or scallions. Use this recipe with shrimp or add whatever cooked fish you like.

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Pie games: Global ingredients combine to make a perfect wintertime pizza

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Nowadays, pizza is more than just an Italian specialty. You'll find people enjoying it wherever you travel around the world, from America to England to Japan to Qatar and beyond.

I'm happy to have played some part in spreading that popularity, since I first began giving pizzas a new contemporary California spin at the first location of Spago I ...Read more

Best Bites: Loaded Cheesy Taco Cheez-Its

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Although many may be skeptical about the quality of a taco-flavored cracker, these Loaded Cheesy Taco Cheez-Its actually make it work. Light yet flavorful with just the right amount of seasoning, this snack really does taste like it came straight out of your local taco joint.

Size: 9 ounces

Price: $4.59

Available: Supermarkets everywhere

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Let's eat: Stuffed pork tenderloin adds elegance to a weeknight meal

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Pork tenderloin should be a go-to option for weeknight meals because it's relatively inexpensive and doesn't take a very long time to cook. Here, it's served roulade-style, stuffed with a savory mix of goat cheese and spinach and rolled up like a hot dog. A savory apricot-mustard glaze adds an elegant touch.

I stuffed it with goat cheese and ...Read more

The secret to heavenly polenta is the cornmeal itself, stone-ground for best flavor

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As someone who writes about Italian food, I pride myself in knowing, and understanding, Italian ingredients. But when it comes to polenta, I've been remiss.

I did not grow up eating polenta; my Italian mother did not care for it, even though hot polenta topped with ragu is a popular winter dish in her native region of Abruzzo. My own interest ...Read more

Recipe: A creative spin on beans and greens

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Joe Yonan is the first person to admit that he's a bean guy.

The Washington Post food editor has written a number of vegetarian-friendly cookbooks in the past 10 years, but his latest, "Cool Beans: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with the World's Most Versatile Plant-Based Protein, with 125 Recipes" (Ten Speed Press, $30), focuses on what is ...Read more

That's the stuff!

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These plant-based sausage and couscous stuffed peppers are easy to make, especially if you have all the ingredients prepped before you head to the stove.

Most stuffed pepper recipes use rice; instead I'm using couscous because it's a time saver. The couscous cooks in the sauce, rather ...Read more

Winery to Watch: Lightpost

Winemaker Christian Roguenant arrived in California some 35 years ago. A native of the Burgundy region in France, he quickly gained fame making elegant sparkling wines at Maison Deutz near Pismo Beach. Deutz eventually gave way to Lateita Winery, and Roguenant moved on, working for the Niven family in the nearby Edna Valley.

With the Nivens, ...Read more

Sweet potatoes make this the best from-scratch breakfast bread

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Every Sunday, I bake a slew of breakfast goods for my kids to eat all week. They need to be delicious from day one and still taste good by Friday, be at least a little nutritious and not make a mess in the car. This sweet potato bread -- imagine a pumpkin bread but way better -- has emerged as a clear winner.

Sweet potatoes bring more natural ...Read more

Italian Sausage, Mushroom and Cheese Brunch Casserole

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Flint Roman Chaney arrived a little early on January 18, 2020. He was scheduled to arrive on January 20. That would have been a cool birth date to have.  Such a clever set of numbers but, alas, he had other things in mind. He wanted to start partying early.

Speaking of parties, we had one in honor of his parents Jen (our Operations Manager), ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: What do we know about modern wheat?

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Environmental Nutrition

If bread is the staff of life, why do so many people shun it? Bread's reputation has taken a hit from the low-carbohydrate and gluten-free trends. Despite its long and revered history, today many people feel virtuous when they avoid the bread basket -- or guilty when ...Read more

Seriously Simple: Start St. Patrick's Day off right with this corned beef and potato frittata

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For those of us who love to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, here's a foolproof frittata recipe that can be served for breakfast, lunch or even a light supper. It's a one-dish favorite that covers all the bases. I personally like making frittatas because they can be made ahead and served warm or at room temperature.

To celebrate the ...Read more

EatingWell: Achieve superfood status with this carbonara

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Loaded with veggies, this spiralized sweet potato vegetable noodles recipe -- our healthy take on a traditional carbonara recipe -- achieves superfood status with the addition of spinach and mushrooms. Look for large, straight sweet potatoes to make the longest veggie noodles.

Sweet Potato Carbonara with Spinach & Mushrooms

Serves 5

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The Kitchn: Delight your inner child with this oversized DIY Swiss roll

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This chocolate roll cake is filled with marshmallowy frosting and coated in a shiny chocolate glaze, like a Little Debbie's Swiss Roll that grew up. Each slice is a perfect balance of tender cake and creamy frosting; it's so festive for a birthday or holiday, but easy enough for everyday ...Read more