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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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Chill out with Chilean quinoa salad

Usher in summer this holiday weekend with a quinoa salad filled with vegetables and shrimp and topped with a citrus-and-olive-oil dressing. Quinoa, an ancient grain from the Andean Mountains, has become very popular in recent years. It’s a good source of protein and it is gluten-free.

Grilled salad a reason to finally use grilling pan

Over the years, I’ve received roughly a half dozen of those perforated grilling pans as gifts. You know the ones I mean. They usually have sloped sides and small holes in them. The idea is that they let you cook smaller items on the grill without fear of losing the food between the grates.