Blog 2017-03-28T22:18:51+00:00

Stocking Your Kitchen: 11 Freezer Basics

How does the inside of your freezer look? Is it bare, or stuffed to the brim? If it’s the latter, or you are looking to overhaul your freezer to be more allergy friendly, this is a fantastic place to begin. We have identified 11 of our freezer basics to keep stocked in your freezer at all times. Why might you change out what is in your freezer? Good question. After all, there are dozens, probably [...]

My Story with Food

The funny thing about this post is, I technically should have written it last August. And then I should have written it by last October. And then I should have written it by the end of December. And then it was January 31, and I finally got the first draft of this post in. I only mention all this because everything in life converges, and I’m pretty sure my deep inability to act during seasons [...]

My Food Journey Continued: Equity Around the Table

Last year, I shared deeply about the true beginnings of my “food story.” I didn’t know what to expect...I had no prediction about how writing it or publishing it would feel--I only knew that I wanted, that I needed to be honest with myself and others about all the reasons why food is an important part of my life, and how it came to be that way. And so, without expectation, I left myself open [...]

6 Tips to Prepare for Traveling with Food Allergies

One of the best things about traveling is the good food! It doesn’t matter if you’re going to a big city with lots of food options or camping where you bring your own--you do have to do some pre-trip food planning. Here our my top tips for planning ahead and traveling with a food allergy. Determine where you are staying and if there will there be a kitchen, a fridge, or appliances. If it doesn’t [...]

The Beginning of My Food Journey

Hello Mary Lee community! As you may know, we are shifting towards longer story-telling, and are separating out the stories from the recipes in order to make both easier to find. Here is a deeper look into my story. As a head's up, I am quite honest about how my food journey intersects with mental health at different points. For some this might be triggering, so read informed.  Lately, despite the fact that I professionally [...]

Repost: Seder + Passover + Traditions

(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 [...]

Printable Holiday Shopping Guide

I am the daughter of a very “type A” engineer. My father was, and is, a meticulous person who created charts and graphs ALL the time. He once told me that his favorite computer program was Excel--so not mine. However, I am very very thankful for his knowledge of the program, because it has helped me with my business.Who knew?! His list-making tendency always came in handy when it came to grocery shopping. This helped [...]

Sanctuary at the Table

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 [...]

Thankfulness through Serving + Pumpkin Spice Latte

We are reposting this in honor of the birthday of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte  Thanksgiving is right around the corner for us folks living in the United States. It marks a time to remember what we are thankful for, having an attitude of gratitude, and preparing for the largest feast most of us will partake in during the year. There are so many things that I am grateful for, but one of the main things [...]