5 Challenges when Trying to Snack Allergy-Friendly

By | 2018-09-15T13:58:27+00:00 September 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Food Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Whether you are new to eating allergy-friendly or an old pro, there are some significant challenges when it comes to finding good snacks. And a good snack is important. It might be a bit of a (completely deserved) running joke with my friends about how much food I have with me at all times: I typically carry at least two snacks in each bag and have a stash of snacks at my desk for my day job. Why know the [...]

Stocking Your Kitchen: Fridge Basics

By | 2018-06-24T14:42:55+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Food Education|Tags: , , , , , , |

Have you ever looked in your fridge and seen only condiments and a few sad, orphaned items? Odds are, you have. Better yet, have you ever looked in your fridge and only seen items that you can’t eat? If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions and live with someone who doesn’t, you’ve probably experienced this as well. And if what you ask yourself in those moments (other than “who can I call for take out?”) is “what can I [...]

Stocking Your Kitchen: 11 Freezer Basics

By | 2018-07-15T16:08:02+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 [...]