Stocking Your Kitchen: 11 Freezer Basics

By | 2018-03-30T09:16:45+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Food Education|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 even hundreds, of allergy-friendly frozen [...]

My Story with Food

By | 2018-03-30T08:05:09+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Mary Lee Community, Table Conversation|Tags: , , , , , |

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 of chaos and stress (which [...]

My Food Journey Continued: Equity Around the Table

By | 2018-02-07T20:59:40+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Table Conversation|Tags: , , |

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 to whatever emerged from telling [...]

Understanding Gluten-Free Baked Goods + The Best GF Cookie Recipe!

By | 2018-02-24T20:33:53+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Food Education, Gluten Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Gluten is found in so many baked goods. This is a quick reminder of what has gluten and what does not.

10 Tips for Saving Money and Navigating Farmer’s Markets

By | 2017-12-07T13:11:59+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Food Education|Tags: , , , , |

These 10 Tips will help you navigate your local farmer's market, get the best tasting produce for a good price, and build a community.

6 Tips to Prepare for Traveling with Food Allergies

By | 2018-02-24T22:21:12+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Food Education, Travel|

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 have any of these things, [...]

The Beginning of My Food Journey

By | 2017-05-14T08:50:20+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Table Conversation|Tags: , |

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 trade in narratives and life [...]

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 [...]

Printable Holiday Shopping Guide

By | 2017-05-12T13:28:06+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Food Education|Tags: , , , |

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 to make the time at [...]