What is the healthiest breakfast?

Here are few options for having healthy breakfast routine.

Banana Oatmeal – Breakfast Recipe

Jowar Bajra Salad

Masala Omlette – Egg Recipe | Breakfast Recipes | FoodStalking

High protien kichadi – Not sure if somebody would like to eat Khichadi in breakfast but its very high in protein 🙂

Paneer & Broccoli Salad – Veg Healthy Recipe

For more recipes please visit – FoodStalking Recipes – Veg, Non-Veg, Pizza, Chinese etc.

What is the easiest way to test for food allergies?

(For the sake of brevity, I will assume you know what IgE, B Cells, T Cells, mast cells, and histamines are)

First of all, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TEST FOR FOOD ALLERGIES AT HOME. Allergic reactions range from minor itchiness and irritation to full blown food allergen-induced anaphylaxis that can result in death.

In the clinic, the gold standard would be a double-blind placebo-controlled test. That is, the physician and the patient together will test to see if the patient is susceptible to specific food allergens. The patient will be given an unknown sample and a reaction will be determined in the clinic (again, reactions range from itchiness, hives, rashes, irritation, etc. to anaphylaxis). Positive reactions often mean that the patient has an allergy to that particular food.

Alternatively, you can do a skin prick test in which you prick the skin of the patient with a particular allergen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ski…). The results are in that site, but essentially, positive test results will give you redness in the skin area corresponding to a particular allergen. The downside is that this does not necessarily indicate a food allergic response. That is, your body may create histamines and IgE in response to the food allergy, but that does not necessarily dictate a physiological response.

There are many other tests as well, ranging from serum antibody reactivity tests to intradermal injections, etc. Your clinical gold standard, however, is still going to be the double-blind placebo-controlled test.

Some other resources of interest:
http://www.webmd.com/allergies/a…
http://www.mssm.edu/research/pro…

Why do all types of milk (regardless of fat content) have 12g of sugars in them?

I think it's important to point out here that fats and sugars are very different compounds. Fats fall under the heading of lipids and have certain properties, while sugars are carbohydrates with other properties. Thus removing the fat from something does not necessarily have to remove any of the sugar.

What are some of the best buffets in the Bay Area?

For what type of cuisine?
(This list is South Bay Centric)
For North Indian, Taste Buds on Grape Ave in Sunnyvale, CA
For Middle Eastern, Holy Land in Santa Clara
For Meat, Potatoes and Beer, Harry's Hofbrau on Saratoga/Stevens Creek
For Southern/Soul Food, Little Mae's House of Soul Food on Coleman near SJC — extra points for having a full bar, something few buffets places do.

Other than Taste Buds, these places will run north of US$15-20 per person with drinks, so they are pricier than the usual buffet places — but worth it.

You might have better luck asking this question on a purely local service like Yelp or Sidewalk…just saying.

Where can I find the best sushi in New York?

Masa is supposed to be the best, but may cost you $400 or more a person.

These places are comparable to some of the best places I've tried in Japan:
  Sushi Yasuda – http://www.yelp.com/biz/sushi-ya…
  Sushi Azabu – http://www.yelp.com/biz/sushi-az…

I've heard the best cost-performance is Takesushi (http://www.yelp.com/biz/takesush…).

Many people like Sushi of Gari the best for their creative sushi, but I think they are mostly people who haven't tried a lot of Japanese food before.

[Update]
Went to Sushi Azabu again recently and was a bit disappointed. Sushi was good, but not as special as it had been in previous visits. Perhaps quality is falling.

Tried Takezushi. Lived up to its reputation of good cost-performance. Not the very best, but not excessively expensive either.

Also went to Kurumazushi, per Quora User 's suggestion. Quality of fish was very good, but consistency and temperature of the rice was off and fish was not always sliced cleanly. I think it was just a bad day for the Tiasho – seemed like he was busy training a new chef while making sushi, although he had time to yap and joke with the customers. Also ended up being rather expensive; markup for sake was excessive.

[Update 2]
Takezushi closed down earlier this year.