Q: Any good advice for getting rid of roaches? I've only seen them a few times, but they're big and I don't want to see more! I've put down roach traps and I try to keep my kitchen clean, but it's an old apartment full of holes and dark corners. Any and all thoughts are appreciated!
Q: I'm gluten and oat intolerant (yes, even gluten-free oats), so no wheat, barley, rye or oats. But I really miss muesli/granola-type breakfasts. Can I make muesli or granola with buckwheat? Anybody have a gluten-free cereal recipe that also doesn't contain oats?
Q: Coconut showed up as a "moderate intolerance" in a recent allergy screening. We have a lot of allergies and intolerances in our house (gluten, soy, peanuts, and dairy), and I've been relying on coconut flakes, oil, milk, and butter for a lot of my cooking. Any substitution ideas?
We're about to get real here, folks. Traveling around the world and experiencing new foods and flavors is wonderful, yes. However, it is also frequently an assault on your digestive flora with less-than-appealing outcomes. Traveler wellness woes are almost always food-related, so what can be done to help prevent it? One reporter from the NYT shares what he learned after an unfortunate run-in with a mango in India.
Q: Over the last 10 years of cooking, learning and tasting, I have amassed many beautiful recipes — and a few (OK 10, OK, fine, 20!) extra pounds. My love for all things fried, crisped, deviled and mayonnaised has put on a little paunch. I have zero desire to be vegan, raw, cabbage-souped or anything fad.
Q: Our CSA provides us with a lot of beets, but every time I prepare them (whether roasted or raw), my fiancé and I both experience, um, digestive problems if we eat more than one beet between the two of us. Since we're getting about 3-4 beets per week, any tips on how to up our consumption?
Q: A friend's husband is about to start chemotherapy and I want to stock their freezer with food for them and their two toddlers. The diet restrictions are no chicken or dairy, no beans, and no squash or couscous. Bland foods are also better with the chemo side effects. Any ideas?
Q: Do you have any ideas for healthy meals to make for a recovering cancer patient? My mother is in remission, but she has trouble swallowing and therefore has a hard time eating food. I'm only home for one month and I want to make lots of meals for her that are easy to eat and can be frozen.
Q: My baby was recently diagnosed with a sensitivity to the protein in cow's milk. Since I breastfeed, I have to eliminate all cow's milk from my diet, though sheep and goat milk are ok. I would love some recipe ideas that include meat, eggs, and/or goat and sheep milk products.
Q: My family kept peanut butter in the fridge, but in college all my roommates kept peanut butter at room temperature and I loved how easy it was to spread! Now I keep my peanut butter at room temp too but I recently read you need to keep it in the fridge. Why? Is there a difference between PB with/without preservatives? Is my Jif OK on the shelf?