Green Soup With Ginger

By | 2016-11-15T17:51:00+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Categories: Mary Lee Community|Tags: |

The holiday season is almost here! October is usually the month when I start thinking about feasting and partying with friends and family. This is also the time when I begin to anticipate all the celebrations that I will host and attend in the following months. I can just imagine spending so much time in the kitchen preparing a hearty Thanksgiving spread, making my favorite Christmas pudding, roasting dad's signature suckling pig or mixing all those holiday cocktails. Yes! This is [...]

Candouni: An Experience in Fine Greek Dining

By | 2017-05-12T13:32:40+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Mary Lee Community, Table Conversation, Travel|Tags: , , |

Recently, my husband Ian and I traveled to Istanbul and Greece. To say it was incredible is an understatement. Awe-inspiring history, intriguing culture, spectacular views, and of course, mouth-watering dishes made this an unforgettable trip. When we travel, we like to immerse ourselves in as much of the culture as possible, and the best way we have found to really know a place is to eat their food. For our entire trip, we ate no American food, and it was [...]

Need a GF Pizza Option in NYC?

By | 2016-06-02T15:45:48+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Mary Lee Community|Tags: , , |

A couple of nights ago I made my first foray into dining out at allergy-friendly establishments. My friends Matthew, Gilbert and I met up in the West Village of New York City to dine at Wild, an almost exclusively gluten-free restaurant specializing in pizza. Right off the bat we encountered two harbingers of good things to come: we were immediately seated at a comfortable table in which no other tables had to be manipulated like a game of tetris in [...]

My Sister’s Celiac + Leek & Zucchini Pie

By | 2016-05-23T16:35:21+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Gluten Free, Mary Lee Community, Peanut Free, Recipes, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , |

One of the reasons I was so keen to guest blog for Mary Lee Kitchen is that I’ve watched my sister struggle with being 100% gluten free for the last five years. After her diagnosis with Celiac Disease, her life changed dramatically. Meal planning and eating became a daunting process---she left behind the days of casually eating out with friends or stopping for a quick sandwich while traveling. I’m endlessly impressed with how gracefully she manages it (seriously; I would [...]

Spiced Salmon with Curry Dip

By | 2016-05-09T12:02:12+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Mary Lee Community, Paleo, Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Michelle Lee is the author of The Young Skin Diet and Living Luxe Gluten Free cookbook. Make sure to check out all of her recipes!  My father-in-law worked in hospitality.  Perhaps because of that experience, or maybe because he was born with it, he had a gift for entertaining and hosted fantastic dinner parties.  He made it look effortless.  At last, he shared one of his secrets – this recipe – with me.  It was his standby for gatherings, and [...]

Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary from The Kitchen Expert

By | 2016-05-02T17:05:21+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Mary Lee Community, Recipes, Soy Free|Tags: , , , |

this recipe was shared with Mary Lee Community by Kitchen Expert If you are only ever going to really master a single recipe, let it be this one! Much everyone on the planet goes crazy for a nice roasted chicken with garlic and rosemary, but you’re going to be able to elevate things even further by changing out those big fat roasters most grocery stores try and pedal and instead give everyone that you’re having over for dinner their own [...]

Persian Kuku from The Delightful Table

By | 2016-04-26T12:55:05+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Mary Lee Community, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |

this is recipe was originally posted on The Delightful Table Spring has sprung and the Spring Equinox also happens to be Persian New Year.  I've always been closer to and identified more with the Spanish side of my family.  After all, my Persian grandmother and my father both immigrated to Spain when my dad was a kid so there's also a lot of Spanish influence on my Persian side.  Even so, I have always tried to connect with those roots through food.  I [...]

Eating your Greens + Megan’s Spin on Green Beans

By | 2016-04-24T10:38:39+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Categories: Mary Lee Community|Tags: , , , , |

Green is my favorite color. I am pretty sure it always has been. And even though I had the perfunctory “I hate cooked spinach” phase as a young one, I usually like most green foods, as well. As I have previously discussed on this blog, Brussels sprouts and asparagus are staples on my weekly rotation of vegetables. I also love fresh spinach salads. Spinach is quite the versatile green, meaning I can have salad multiple times throughout the week, but [...]

Luv Cooks: Spicy Chocolate Sweetie Pie

By | 2016-03-30T12:57:39+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Mary Lee Community, Recipes|Tags: , , , |

The following recipe is not Gluten Free or an allergen friendly recipe. However, it is an inspiration for you to create your own. This was also originally featured on the blog, Luv Cooks. Follow both Callie and Laura for inspirational recipes and beautiful  food photography.   For those of you who may have spent the last week under a rock, or like one or two people I know (#roommates), have been so immersed in the winter Olympics that all you can [...]

Temper Tantrum Roasted Fennel & Carrot Soup

By | 2016-03-14T17:06:31+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Gluten Free, Mary Lee Community, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Vegetarian|Tags: , , |

I pulled out the oldest rimmed baking sheet I own, completely for sentimental reasons, when it occurred to me that maybe I should give it a deep clean scrub. I did. My task had zero effect on the baking sheet’s “seasoned” state. I proceeded in prepping my meal! I cherish the seasons of life that have aged me as a woman, friend, wife, creative, and as of recent, a mother to the little tortellini, Sicily Jean (17 months). When I [...]