Healthful, colorful and sweet berries are being featured at grocers, often accompanied by seasonal recipes. Whole Foods Market, for example, has a recipe for homemade strawberry jam on its website, while Publix Super Markets includes a four-berry smoothie in its catering options.
The Healthy Living Kitchen program at the University of Tennessee Medical Center's Heart Lung Vascular Institute has released a cookbook that includes nutrition information and heart-healthy recipes used in its community cooking classes. Registered dietitian Janet Seiber says the recipes in "Healthy Living Kitchen: A Recipe for Life" were created through a collaborative process that included the medical center's executive chef.
Dietitians should be knowledgeable about less-common cuts of meat and poultry, including mutton or goat, when advising clients from diverse cultures who have dietary restrictions or who enjoy traditional ethnic foods, registered dietitian Roberta Larson Duyff writes. It's a good idea, Duyff writes, to be familiar with neighborhood grocers, small butchers and ethnic markets and to contact an ethnic cultural center for information.
Data from a small study showed that 70% of patients receiving sublingual immunotherapy for peanut allergies had a positive response after 44 weeks, compared with 15% in a placebo group. Researchers wrote in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology that the study suggests long-term SLIT may offer protection against accidental ingestion of peanuts.
Doused in vinaigrette when still warm, lentils absorb the flavors and make a wonderful base for hearty salads. Recipes are included for a salad with lentils and bacon, and another with lentils, sausage and salsa verde.