Discovering New Comforts + Spiced Buckwheat Pancakes

By | 2016-05-17T10:06:54+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Mary Lee Community, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free|Tags: , |

Yams, Grandma’s macaroni and cheese, collard greens, beans, rolls, ham… This is what typically comes to mind when I think of traditional holiday foods. The holidays always meant being surrounded by family and an abundance of food. Whether Thanksgiving or Christmas, preparations began the night before with washing vegetables, soaking beans, and defrosting large birds or hams. The next morning, I rose early with the sun and my mother to help in the marathon of cooking and baking. My brothers [...]

Celiac Friendly Breakfast Puffs- Perfect for your Preschooler

By | 2015-09-04T08:59:14+00:00 September 4th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Gluten Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , |

This summer has given our family amazing opportunities to share our table with each other, with friends, and with family. We’ve been able to have (nearly) complete control over the battle against celiac disease and once the summer months end, it’s back to school, back to daycare, and back to a daily stress about whether or not Kye’s caretakers will be as vigilant about reading labels as we are. We’re fortunate to have people we know and trust who take [...]

Egg-free Breakfast Risotto

By | 2016-05-17T09:50:44+00:00 May 19th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Gluten Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Every week we eat dinner with a group of friends. We call this sanctuary “community dinner” because it is a place where we build in person the kind of community that Mary Lee Kitchen hopes to build online around eating together. The group of people has changed over time, but the consistent part of community dinner is gluten and corn free (and often vegetarian or with meat on the side) potluck style eating. This way, each person can eat and [...]

Gluten Free Drop Biscuits

By | 2014-11-21T07:12:21+00:00 April 8th, 2014|Categories: Gluten Free, Recipes|Tags: , , |

If you have been following me on instagram (@maryleekitchen) you know that the pictures that I have posted these past few days are leading up to a delicious, GF recipe!  Do you think you know what it is? Before I reveal what recipe the pictures lead to I want to tell you that the final product is the closest thing I have gotten to the “original” taste. Are you ready?   Southern Style Drop Biscuits! Biscuits were quintessential in my [...]

Fresh-Squeezed Orange Juice

By | 2018-07-07T14:01:22+00:00 March 4th, 2014|Categories: Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian|Tags: , , |

Orange Juice is a staple in many American households, who like to have it with breakfast, or drink it if they feel like they’re about to come down with a cold, (since oranges contain a lot of Vitamin C). There area few simple facts I want to address when it comes to orange juice: orange juice has a lot of natural sugar! Many times, store-bought orange juice will have additives, and the FDA doesn't require companies to add them to [...]

Using Leftovers + Fried Ham with Spinach and Eggs

By | 2018-07-07T13:46:33+00:00 January 14th, 2014|Categories: Corn Free, Gluten Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

January is a strange month for me. I have enjoyed the holiday season, and then it just ends. There are no longer Christmas decorations up, and if someone happens to still have them up, then those folks get a strange look from others. This month is when kids go back to school after a nice winter break, and look forward to spring break. Maybe I feel like it is never really the holiday season because I live in Southern California, [...]

Oh-so Good Gluten and Corn Free Pancakes!

By | 2018-02-07T21:17:42+00:00 July 1st, 2013|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

One of my favorite ways to cool off in summer is to head inside and watch Netflix while drinking a cold glass of water. The show I'm currently loving is season 5 of Parks and Recreation. The show takes place in a small town in Indiana, which is where my husband is also from. So, I watch the show for insights on my husband--especially when it comes to food. The show has some hilarious storylines about the food that is [...]