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In search of good gluten-free cookies

By Leigh Felesky, CBCNews.ca

With recent food sensitivities showing up in my family, I'm on a mission to find some recipes for good gluten-free goodies, particularly cookies. If you have any suggestions, send them along.

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Share your Easter recipes

By Leigh Felesky, CBCNews.ca

One of the year's major feasts is just around the corner. Here's compilation of some Easter recipe ideas in time for Sunday. If you have some favourites of your own, share them below.

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Nut what? Making sense of some food allergies

by Leigh Felesky, CBCNews.ca

My son was around three when he helped himself to a tray of nuts at a Christmas party. The food table was toddler-high and full of festive goodies. No one was paying too much attention until he said, "Mommy, I don't feel well."

Less than one minute later he had a bout of projectile vomiting that was enough to make the party pause.

Not sure what to make of it as he's never thrown up easily, I investigated the next week, starting with the pediatrician and ending at the allergist. The diagnosis? My son had a potentially fatal allergy to all tree nuts. Peanuts, which are a legume, are ok.

Ah, this left me chewing on my nutcracker. I was someone who always wondered if banning nuts from schools was really necessary, and who was sure that kids with nut allergies were rare and over-diagnosed. But perhaps I was always wrong.

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"Opting out" of the Western diet

By Leigh Felesky, CBCNews.ca

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association reported that the Western diet is responsible for 35 per cent of the world's heart attacks.

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