About maryleekitchen

At Mary Lee Kitchen, we believe that what we eat matters. Each of us has the right to know what is in our food. Over the years the food industry has negatively impacted our health and well being. This has caused the rise of food allergies, food sensitivities, rise in child obesity- which are just a few of the harmful side effects of the food manufactures created. It is time for us to implement change.

I am a food artisan that creates allergy free products that are made in a sustainable way. Through my own experience with rare food allergies, I have learned how to cook in a way that is inclusive for all diets. Through food education, recipes, and products I support the gathering of all people around the kitchen table.

Repost: Seder + Passover + Traditions

By | 2017-05-14T08:46:42+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Food and Faith, Table Conversation|Tags: , , , |

(this was originally posted in 2015) As today marks the beginning of Passover and the Passover Seder, I wanted to spend some time really discussing the idea of tradition. Especially the traditions in each of our different cultures. You might not realize, but the Passover Seder is a meal that is eaten in a particular order and is always a specific grouping of food (each having a different representation). While eating, the story of the liberation of the Jewish people [...]

Sanctuary at the Table

By | 2017-04-15T09:54:53+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Table Conversation|

If you live in the United States, this last week has been filled with a lot of emotion. No matter what side of the political spectrum you fall on, there has been a lot of conflict, fear, and division--a lot of which I have felt deeply. I needed most of last week to sit quietly and reflect on what was (and would have been, no matter the outcome) a historic presidential election. My emotions have been on a rollercoaster for [...]

Elizabeth’s Top 8 Corn Ingredient Substitutions

By | 2017-05-03T13:18:56+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Food Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This past Saturday night, instead of going out with friends or having a date night out with my husband, he and I decided to stay in and make a GREAT meal. And I do mean great. Lately, most of our time has been completely filled with extra meetings, assignments, friends, and travel, so we needed this time to reconnect to our kitchen. As I was prepping the dressing for a steak salad, I paused and realized that it didn’t take [...]

5 Tips for Setting Up a Gluten Free Kitchen

By | 2017-05-03T13:04:45+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Food Education|Tags: , , , |

You may have already read the post on setting up a gluten-free pantry  when you made the  jump and started to live gluten-free or corn-free. If you haven’t, I highly suggest it, because one of the hardest parts about beginning to eat in a new way is changing your entire lifestyle and relationship with food. As people, we begin our food habits as infants and toddlers. Those ways of thinking about food are deeply ingrained, and discovering as an adult [...]

Sweet Potato Tacos

By | 2016-07-26T13:38:41+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Sweet Potato Tacos   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 45 mins   Sweet potatoes make for a hearty meat substitute and allow you to have yummy, stomach filling tacos. Author: Elizabeth Eichhorn Recipe type: Gluten Free Serves: 4 servings Ingredients 5 large sweet potatoes 1 yellow onion 3 garlic cloves 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 jalapeno-deseeded 2 red bell peppers 2 tsp sea salt (separated in half) 1 tsp spanish oregano ½ tsp [...]

Cilantro/Lime Cauliflower Rice

By | 2016-07-26T13:29:03+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Cilantro/Lime Cauliflower Rice   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Cauliflower rice is not hard to make and for those on a paleo or grain free diet, it is a perfect substitute for rice. Author: Elizabeth Eichhorn Recipe type: Side Serves: 6 servings Ingredients 1 red onion 1 head cauliflower 2 garlic cloves 2 Tbsp lime juice ½ C cilantro 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp jalapenos 1 tsp sea salt [...]

Top 10 Resources for Food Allergies

By | 2017-08-12T11:32:01+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Food Education|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever had a panic attack? Like the kind where you can’t breathe and need a paper bag? This has only happened once or twice in my life, but the feeling is not something that I will soon forget. My body was out of my control. This feeling was similar to when I first tried to figure out the food allergy world. If you are connected to someone with food allergies, you can probably relate! So, in that case, I [...]

Avoiding Hidden Corn Ingredients

By | 2017-08-12T12:13:52+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Food Education|Tags: , , , , |

After I got diagnosed with food allergies, Celiac Disease, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), I enrolled in a certificate program for nutrition and health to learn how to eat and understand what is happening in my body. This was also around the time that I discovered that I am not alone; many people are affected by the food that we consume. One of the largest hidden components of the food we eat is corn--something that I am allergic to. Since [...]

March Menu

By | 2016-04-05T10:15:20+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Recipes|Tags: , |

This month we (Elizabeth and Ashley) focused on types of foods we don’t typically make and had an adventure without ever leaving the kitchen! We didn’t exit March like a lamb, but maybe that comes with the first week of April? Hope you enjoyed the dishes as much as we did; we would love to hear about your kitchen adventures. Main Dishes: Daal Vegan Sweet Potato Chili Go-Together Dishes: Groundnut Sauce Matooke Pocho Side Dishes: Cardamom Jasmine Rice Jalapeño Apple [...]

Brown Rice Pocho

By | 2016-04-05T09:31:04+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This basic and easy to make recipe is the third part of a delicious team when paired with the Matooke and Groundnut Sauce. I would also make it to go with curry or spicy dishes that need a more neutral flavor to soothe the heat. Brown Rice Pocho   Save Print Prep time 1 min Cook time 30 mins Total time 31 mins   Author: Elizabeth Eichhorn Recipe type: Side Serves: 4 servings Ingredients 1 cup brown rice flour 2 [...]