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Backlash has begun against gluten-free dieters

WASHINGTON — The swelling ranks of Americans adopting gluten-free diets have given rise to another hot trend: people calling the whole thing a bunch of baloney. And then requesting that the baloney be sandwiched between two pieces of white bread. Served with a cookie for dessert.

Mangos a sweet addition to stir-fry

June and July are the height of the mango season in Miami. The sweet mangos and their juice add just the right sweet touch to this soy sauce-and-vinegar based stir-fry. Red peppers and green snow peas make this a pretty and quick summer dinner.

Minestrone pasta salad perfect for lunch, light supper

This recipe turns the elements of a winter favorite — vegetables, beans and pasta — into a side dish fit for a summertime lunch or light supper. Salami replaces the flavor of sausage typically found in the soup; prosciutto or any smoked ham would work as well.

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Lose the leafy greens for this fresh green salad

With salad season in full swing, it’s inevitable that you soon will be sick of your go-to mix of greens. Doesn’t matter if you favor romaine or Boston, herbed mixes or arugula, or even old-school iceberg. In short order, the idea of yet another bowl of greens will simply seem depressing and uninspiring.

Movie Guide | 6-27-14

Editor’s note: Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than 17 admitted.

This dish will curry favor of vindaloo fanatics

Dear Noelle: I recently visited family in Southern California — I’m from Northern California — and my aunt took me to Clay Oven in Irvine, swearing up and down that it is the best Indian food around. And, man, after the meal, I couldn’t agree more. I haven’t been able to get the spicy lamb vindaloo out of my head. I’ve tried to improvise with other recipes, but I haven’t been able to get close. The heat was perfection, and I’ve never had such tender lamb while dining out at an Indian restaurant. My aunt suggested I turn to Culinary SOS for help. Can you track down the recipe for the spicy habanero lamb vindaloo?

There’s no need for tons of fat in this sweet potato salad

Let’s talk potato salad. Everyone knows it’s good — there’s a reason it’s a summer perennial — but that doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Here’s a crafty version that swaps in sweet potatoes for the more traditional white potatoes and loses the standard recipe’s abundant mayonnaise in favor of a dressing high in flavor and low in fat.