Q: I just moved into a rental apartment. When cooking on the stovetop the heat radiates up onto the refrigerator which sits adjacent to the stove. Is there is a magnetic panel product that I can stick on the side of the 'frig to protect it from heat and save on the inconvenience of a fire.
Q: I'm a working mom of a 3-month-old (and 2-year-old) and I'm currently pumping 3x/day at work. I am often STARVING by the end of the day and feel like my milk supply suffers because of it. Can you recommend any filling, nutritious snacks that I can bring to work with me?
Q: My daughter has a dairy intolerance, so cheese, milk, yogurt, and ice cream are out. I'm looking for cookbooks and resources for dairy-free recipes, but everything is "vegan" or "dairy free AND gluten free" — which goes beyond what I'm looking for. We still eat meat and gluten. Any suggestions?
Q: My sister just suffered some major health issues that have affected her digestive system, and as a result her diet is now restricted. She can't eat any raw vegetables, complex fats, anything over spiced or too acidic. Any simple, easily digested but still yummy recipes that you can recommend?
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Q: My boyfriend had surgery last night, and the doctor said that it's nothing but clear fluids for a week. I have a freezer full of chicken stock, and jello is permitted, but what else can I make him that are gut-friendly and not completely boring?
Q: I just joined a gym by my office and like to exercise after I work. What is something I can bring to eat before my workout and possibly even hold me over until the next morning? A pre-workout snack or a small dinner, which is better?
Q: My husband develops kidney stones easily and it's been tricky for me to come up with recipes that are low in oxalates and calcium, which his kidneys can't break down. That eliminates spinach, beans, dairy, berries, tofu, whole grains, beef, and a whole slew of other foods.
Q: I'm a runner, and preparing to carbo load with some whole wheat pasta. Runners are discouraged from eating dairy before a race, so I'm looking for an interesting recipe that doesn't involve butter or cheese.