About Elizabeth Eichhorn

A native Texan who, after being diagnosed with food allergies and Celiac Disease in her mid-twenties, wanted to help others who drastically had to change their diets later in life. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, where she operates Mary Lee Kitchen.

Date Paste Sweetener

By | 2017-05-03T13:13:45+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Condiments + Basics, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Food Education, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  One of my favorite ingredient substitutions is dates in place of sweeteners. They still are high in sugar but they have other great benefits, like reduce blood pressure and a good source of fiber. I like making date paste. It's easy and can keep in the freezer for 3 months! If you are looking for other great substitutions, head over to our education section, and check out my top 8 corn substitutions... having good substitutions on hand makes cooking and baking easier, and prevents [...]

Fall Changes + Tahini Crusted Baked Tilapia

By | 2016-09-13T12:01:19+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Fall is here, kids are back in school--and I’m definitely feeling  the shift in the season. From a carefree work environment to one with more structure. Seriously, my first day back from vacation at the end of August felt like October was booked already! With fall comes the smell of cinnamon, hot drinks, and cozy fires...but before I pull out my scarves or dust off my boots, I want to share some things that I learned on our break this [...]

Strawberry Margaritas + Simple Syrup

By | 2016-07-26T12:42:25+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

I absolutely love margaritas. Being a girl from Texas, this is not a surprising fact, but seriously the love for them has grown over the years. After realizing I had Celiac my alcohol consumption came to an abrupt halt until I knew which alcohols I could have without getting sick. Enter tequila!  A few quick facts about tequila: #nationaltequiladay is recognized on July 23 tequila is plant based produced from the heart of the agave plant the liquor used to [...]

Celebrate All Moments + Parsnip Fries

By | 2016-07-01T18:26:10+00:00 July 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Gluten Free, Recipes, Soy Free|

My fourth wedding anniversary was a few weeks ago, June 16! I can’t believe I was married four years ago! After our wedding, we honeymooned in Boston, MA. Neither of us had ever been there, and we wanted to go somewhere new. We spent the first half of our trip  on a beach outside of the city in Nantasket, and it was 50 degrees! Then, the day we went into Boston proper, they were in the middle of their hottest [...]

Easy Summer Lettuce Wraps

By | 2018-02-24T22:07:46+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Gluten Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By the middle of the summer I get pretty tired of cold food. Somehow it doesn't fill me up the way that warm meals do. I crave something I can sink my teeth into. That's one reason I love these lettuce wraps. Something about the combination of everything makes me feel all filled up--almost like those winter meals. One of the best parts of this is the preparation. Other than washing some lettuce, everything goes into a food processor. Couple [...]

Reading Food Labels

By | 2017-08-12T10:08:03+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Food Education|Tags: , |

This is a revised post of one published on June 25, 2014 Raise your hands if all of the food labels on produce and ingredient lists at the grocery store is becoming more confusing? HAND UP for me! The stories my grandmother told me of going to pick up fresh veggies at the market is not my experience. My frustration builds when I have to rummage through the mounds of produce just trying to know which one is local, organic, [...]

Fresh Mint and Berry Smoothie

By | 2017-08-12T11:10:42+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Corn Free, Egg Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Summertime means many things in the produce world. To us, it means berries. Whether you pick your own berries, or buy cartons of them at a time, we bet that you make at least a few smoothies a summer. Our fresh mint and berry smoothie is a new favorite around here, and we bet that it will become one of yours too! Here at Mary Lee Kitchen, we like adding in a few extra ingredients to keep things interesting (and [...]

Food Allergy Awareness + GF Mini Blueberry Muffins

By | 2016-05-23T16:32:11+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Food Education, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , |

This month is food allergy awareness month. A whole month dedicated to helping raise more understanding of food allergies and how to find food for people who have food allergies. As you may know, we have a gluten-free cookie product line -- which makes for a perfect pairing with food allergy awareness month. And there has not been a single event that someone doesn’t approach the table and criticize the cookies for being gluten free and remarks about how they [...]

GF Foods Taste Different, but That’s Not Bad + GF Lemon Tea Cake

By | 2016-05-06T17:20:11+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you remember Dr. Seuss’s “Green Eggs and Ham” ? I had this rhyming story of two people discussing when to eat green eggs and ham first read to me by my kindergarten teacher, Ms. Lacy. Afterward, we shared green eggs and ham (which consisted of scrambled eggs dyed green, with pieces of ham mixed in.) I remember thinking it was the most disgusting thing, and didn’t want to eat it, even though I loved scrambled eggs and ham--when they [...]

How Fishing Changed My Perspective + Baked Halibut

By | 2016-04-24T10:42:12+00:00 April 24th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , |

As a child, I lived down the street from my three older male cousins. They were your stereotypical Texas boys who played sports, hunted, and fished; and as their younger female cousin, they felt it was important that they teach me to partake in these activities along with them. So, in first grade, I embarked on my first fishing trip and joined my extended family on a trip to the Wichita Mountains. I remember it being a hot summer day, [...]