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12/16/2014 Chow Line: Now is prime time to examine grocery bill (8/3/12) Every week, I’m shocked at how high my grocery bill is. And I’ve heard we can expect even higher prices next year because of the drought. Please share any tips you can on saving money on groceries. Martha Filipic Dan Remley
01/29/2010 Chow Line: Omega-3 fatty acids offer multiple benefits (for 2/7/10) Why are omega-3 fatty acids so healthful? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
07/30/2010 Chow Line: Onions good for flavor, health (for 8/8/10) We use onions when preparing supper almost every night. Do they add as much nutrition as they do flavor? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
01/26/2007 Chow Line: Over 50? Consider B12 supplement (for 2/4/07) Should I take a vitamin B12 supplement? I'm 68 and in good health. Martha Filipic Jaime Foster
02/29/2008 Chow Line: Pay attention when dining out (for 3/9/08) When I go to lunch with co-workers, I push to eat at "healthier" fast food places, but my friends say they're not really any better. Is that true? Martha Filipic Sharron Coplin
03/21/2008 Chow Line: Peanuts nutritious but pack in the calories What are the nutrition pros and cons for peanuts? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
04/29/2011 Chow Line: Peppermint could ease pain in gut (for 5/8/11) I suffer from irritable bowel syndrome. I heard that peppermint might help ease my symptoms, but it sounds like folklore to me. How true is it? Martha Filipic Amber Riggin
08/13/2010 Chow Line: Pesticide-free not the same as 'organic' (for 8/22/10) At the farmers market I go to each week, one of the vendors sells "pesticide-free" produce. Why don't they just call it "organic"? The vendor says they can't, but she promises they don't use pesticides. Martha Filipic Elaine Grassbaugh
10/16/2000 Chow Line: Phytochemicals help plants, humans (for 11/4/01) I keep hearing good things about "phytochemicals." What are they, exactly? Martha Filipic Joshua Bomser
02/12/2009 Chow Line: Plan ahead to trim food budget (for 2/22/09) We're trying to cut back on our grocery bill but want to keep eating healthfully. What are some guidelines we should follow? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
03/30/2007 Chow Line: Play it safe with hard-cooked eggs (for 4/8/07) How long can you keep hard-boiled eggs? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
11/30/2012 Chow Line: Plenty of options to replace olive oil (11/30/12) What kind of oil is the best to use for heart health? I tend to use olive oil all the time, but I’ve been looking for alternatives.  Martha Filipic Dan Remley
04/29/2009 Chow Line: Pork and swine flu: the rest of the story (for 5/10/09) I keep hearing that even though swine flu is spreading, pork is safe to eat as long as it is cooked properly. What does that mean? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
01/29/2009 Chow Line: Portion control can help with diabetes (for week of 2/8/09) My wife was just diagnosed with diabetes. I do most of the cooking at our house -- what can I do differently in the kitchen to help? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
01/20/2012 Chow Line: Portion control essential for toddlers (1/20/12) My two toddlers are overweight. We have begun watching what we eat more closely, but I find that I’m not sure how much my children should be eating. Can you help? Martha Filipic Alma Simmons
10/29/2010 Chow Line: Potatoes: You say waxy, I say mealy (11/7/20) What kinds of potatoes are best for boiling, mashing, frying and baking? Martha Filipic Allison Weis
03/26/2009 Chow Line: Promising research on peanut allergies (for 4/5/09) As a new mother, is there anything I can do to reduce the risk that my child will develop a peanut allergy? Should I avoid eating peanuts while breastfeeding? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
03/17/2011 Chow Line: Pros and cons of sugar alcohols (for 3/27/11) At a diabetes education class, I learned that "sugar-free" candies sometimes have more carbohydrates than their regularly sweetened counterparts. Why would anyone do that?  Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
09/12/2008 Chow Line: Protein easy for vegetarians to get (for 9/21/08) What would be a protein replacement for an individual who does not eat meat or eggs? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
10/15/2010 Chow Line: Pumpkin seeds pack a lot of punch (for 10/24/10) My family loves snacking on pumpkin seeds. I've heard they're quite nutritious -- are they? Martha Filipic Becky Vaschak
04/01/2010 Chow Line: Quick breakfasts can be healthful (for 4/11/10) I know they say breakfast is "the most important meal of the day," but I usually just don't have time. Am I doing myself in by not eating breakfast? Martha Filipic Julie Shertzer
08/27/2010 Chow Line: Recalled or not, handle eggs safely (for 9/5/10) I'm curious about how the inside of eggs could become contaminated with bacteria. Is this something new? Martha Filipic Ahmed Yousef, Jennifer Perry
10/14/2011 Chow Line: Reduce risk linked to fresh produce (for 10/23/11) I’ve read about the deaths associated with tainted cantaloupe. How are you supposed to protect yourself against that kind of contamination? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
07/27/2012 Chow Line: Research evolving on nighttime snacks (7/27/12) Please help settle a disagreement: Are you more likely to gain weight from eating a snack at night than if you ate the same snack earlier in the day? Martha Filipic Hugo Melgar-Quinonez
10/03/2008 Chow Line: Rinsing baby carrots not necessary (for 10/12/08) Should we rinse off baby carrots before we eat them? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
05/22/2009 Chow Line: Sanitize countertops and cutting boards (for 5/21/09) Should I use a sanitizer to clean counter tops and cutting boards, or does hot water and soap do the job? Martha Filipic Lydia Medeiros
12/21/2012 Chow Line: Saturated fat science is evolving (12/21/12) In a recent column, you said oils that are high in saturated fat aren’t heart-healthy. But I’ve read about the benefits of tropical oils, especially coconut oil. What’s up? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
07/20/2012 Chow Line: Science behind appetite complex (7/20/12) I’ve been overweight all my life. Recently, I’ve read a little about what controls hunger and appetite. Are there foods I can eat that will help me feel fuller sooner, so I eat less? Martha Filipic Julie Kennel
06/20/2008 Chow Line: Scientists examining risks of raw produce (for 6/29/08) It seems like there have been more food safety problems with fresh produce in recent years. How do fruits and vegetables become contaminated? Martha Filipic Jeffrey LeJeune
08/02/2007 Chow Line: Seeded or seedless, watermelon a treat Are seedless watermelons less sweet than seeded varieties? Martha Filipic Elaine Grassbaugh