Dairy Free Recipes

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 [...]

Fresh Greens Salad with Apple + Pecan

By | 2018-03-04T17:11:09+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Categories: Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Recipes, Soy Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As spring arrives and the farmers markets begin to fill back up with fresh produce, I am always drawn the the section with fresh greens. There is something so vibrant about the color green in the spring, especially if the plants outdoors have been hibernating during the winter. The green seems to pop out with all the enthusiasm of the changing season. In the aisle of the farmer's market, this is practically a beacon that guides me in. Before I [...]

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 [...]

How Fishing Changed My Perspective + Baked Halibut

By | 2016-04-24T10:42:12+00:00 April 24th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , |

As a child, I lived down the street from my three older male cousins. They were your stereotypical Texas boys who played sports, hunted, and fished; and as their younger female cousin, they felt it was important that they teach me to partake in these activities along with them. So, in first grade, I embarked on my first fishing trip and joined my extended family on a trip to the Wichita Mountains. I remember it being a hot summer day, [...]

Food Nostalgia + GF Bread Machine Recipe

By | 2016-04-19T17:03:10+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , |

Lately I have been thinking a lot about bread. Several of my colleagues greatly enjoy quality bread, and their enthusiasm for the qualities of “the loaf” have rekindled my own passion for it. As a child, my mother would make a loaf in her bread machine each week. We bought flour by the 25-pound bag at Sam’s Club or Costco, and learned early on that the “thump thump thump” sound during the mix cycle meant the dough was too dry. [...]

Explore the World with Your Palate + Gluten Free Tabbouleh

By | 2016-04-15T18:44:14+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Culture has always been synonymous with food for me. Being from a large city with countless inhabitants whose people originate from far away places is as exciting as it is delicious. As a child, I loved to try new foods from different countries. It told me about what was important to that culture, which is usually family. It is also a great lesson in sustainability. A quick glance at any culture’s food teaches about what is local to the region [...]

MUDDLED STRAWBERRY + ROSE SPARKLING GIN COCKTAIL

By | 2016-04-14T18:59:12+00:00 April 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Dairy Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , |

This post was originally on the lifestyle company, The Eternal Child.  Make sure to follow them.  I have always preferred to jump into these posts, as if we were already in mid- conversation.  Like we are old friends, who have sat across from each other over many lattes or shared one too many glasses of champagne at one too many dinner parties, but for the sake of this, I will quickly introduce myself.  My name is Valerie, I am a [...]

Birthday Reflection + Red Juice

By | 2016-04-12T14:50:09+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This week I turned 30. Yes, 30. Depending on your age, 30 might sound like I have the rest of my life ahead of me; like I am still very young. Or, 30 might sound mature and experienced, like I am now firmly on the side of adulthood and no longer in the fun-loving years of my 20s. Either way, 30 is a major milestone. I am no longer in a decade of life where I finish multiple major life [...]

Sustainability + Slow-Cooker Carnitas

By | 2016-04-11T17:33:28+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This month, I’ve been thinking about the word “sustainability.” Yes, sustainable means what you think it means. Merriam-Webster defines it as “able to be used without being completely used up or destroyed.” But it is also  comprised of two separate words: “sustain” and “able” –something that is able to sustain. Ok, so maybe this isn’t a massive revelation, but before you roll your eyes, let’s pursue this idea. Sustainability is a big part of my community’s vernacular, and we’ve ignored [...]

Easy Rice Pilaf

By | 2017-08-12T11:55:02+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Food Education, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

What is rice pilaf? Rice pilaf simply means that rice was cooked with broth, not water. It is different than a risotto for few different reasons, although both of them use broth in the preparation. In this easy rice pilaf, we add some common spices to give the pilaf extra flavor. As with most basic dishes, it is the perfect accompaniment to a meat or hearty vegetable dish. Sometimes, we just eat it plain. If you are like us, you [...]