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.

Challenges of Owning a Business pt. 2

By | 2016-04-19T12:35:11+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Food Education|Tags: , , |

This is the second (and final) post about the challenge of owning a business. Please read the first post here Beginning a business is long hours and hard work. There is also a lot of advice out there, but this advice is what I wish I had paid more attention to. Network. When I first began my company, I set up meetings almost daily. These meetings were for me to know who was in the field and if I needed [...]

Easy Rice Pilaf

By | 2017-08-12T11:55:02+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Food Education, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

What is rice pilaf? Rice pilaf simply means that rice was cooked with broth, not water. It is different than a risotto for few different reasons, although both of them use broth in the preparation. In this easy rice pilaf, we add some common spices to give the pilaf extra flavor. As with most basic dishes, it is the perfect accompaniment to a meat or hearty vegetable dish. Sometimes, we just eat it plain. If you are like us, you [...]

Rustic April.

By | 2016-04-05T10:26:24+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

When I think of the word rustic, I think of the Little House on the Prairie, The Pioneer Woman, and Wyoming. Scenes that have buffalos roaming on a wide open plain. If I just sit and close my eyes, this image brings peace to my restless mind. April is a month dedicated to the Earth. Tending to it and trying to undo the harm we’ve brought to it. One of the only spaces that reminds me to care for the [...]

Discovering new flavors + Indian Dal

By | 2016-05-18T15:16:47+00:00 April 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Recipes, Soy Free|Tags: , , |

Making food that is not native to my culture intimidates me. I get scared that I am going to offend an entire ethnic group with my attempts at recreating one of their prized dishes--but luckily that is not the case. If I think about it, all of the meals that I prepare have originated from somewhere; they have a history. For instance the hamburger pie I would eat as a child is really Shepherd’s Pie, which is a staple menu [...]

How to Divide a Whole Chicken

By | 2016-03-30T12:02:35+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Originally posted on April 2014. I began buying whole chickens a few years ago when I was doing a little cost comparing while grocery shopping. Fear overcame me because I did not know how to cut a chicken! And it felt gross! But after watching this video a few times, and practicing on a few chickens, I saw how easy it actually is. After a few weeks, I realized the my ethics had shifted, and I wanted to buy whole chickens because [...]

Cardamom Jasmine Rice

By | 2016-04-05T10:02:14+00:00 March 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , |

Cardamom has always been an ingredient that would sit on my spice rack, looking pretty. That was until I was taught how wonderful it is! I love it! I recently added it to rice and it made it have a warm taste that went perfectly with the Dal that I paired it with. Cardamom Jasmine Rice   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 35 mins Total time 40 mins   Author: Elizabeth Eichhorn Recipe type: Sides Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 [...]

The Challenge of Owning a Company + Groundnut Sauce

By | 2016-03-19T21:50:05+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Food Education, Gluten Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is the first of a two part blog series. Do you have a hard time figuring out who you are or what defines you? I do. I think we all do. I am a person who believes in sustainability, but I will buy a plastic food container. I try to eat locally, but sometimes I crave mangoes. The challenge of balancing all of my feeling plagues me daily. One of the largest challenges I face is owning a business. [...]

Mandarin Orange Soy Ginger Kale Salad

By | 2016-03-15T10:19:17+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

*this was originally posted on March 2, 2015.  The month of March is about Spring and all that comes with it. For some it’s spring cleaning and gardening, while others celebrate St. Patrick’s day, but I also want to note that it is Women's History month. So, as you prepare the delicious salad, below, think about the women who have meant a great deal in your life and have helped you get to where you are. Now, onto salads. I think [...]

Tending to the Cycle of Life + Ugandan Matooke

By | 2016-03-14T12:01:27+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

*Disclaimer: This post discusses the resurrection of Christ; which is a key part of the Christian faith around the world. Have you ever eaten something that you grew in your garden? I recently pulled out what I thought was a weed, but was actually a potato! How might this have gotten into my succulent garden? Well, my husband and I compost, and when our bin is filled, we bury the remaining scraps in the dirt, and it just so happened [...]

Chicken Sausage Dolmas

By | 2016-03-10T14:47:21+00:00 March 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I don't know if I have mentioned this, but my husband and I live with another couple and their baby (it helps when you live in Southern California). The other husband is part Syrian and has made something that he calls "yebret" (Mediterranean Grape Leaf Rolls). He recently made some, but had leftover grape leaves...so I decided to make dolmas. We found a local Greek grocery store that carries grape leaves that are gluten and corn free.   I began by placing [...]