Easy Green Chili Egg Casserole

By | 2018-05-10T17:37:16+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Categories: Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Do you have certain meals that remind you of your childhood? I do. This green chili egg casserole is one of them. My mom would make it for church functions or her non-profit events; and every time she did, I prayed that there would leftovers, because this amazing cheesy casserole was always a treat to wake up to. Over the past few months, my life has been filled to the brim with activities, social events, work, and dealing with my [...]

Spring + Green Bean Salad

By | 2018-05-10T17:27:48+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Categories: Corn Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I am not sure why, but spring makes me want to eat more brunch. I mean, I love brunch year-round...but when the spring veggies come into their own, their more delicate structure (as opposed to the heartier fall and winter veg) makes me want to eat breakfast foods and light dishes all the more. All winter long I crave heavier food, but as soon as the sun comes out and the temperature warms up, I shed heavy foods like layers. [...]

Gluten and Corn Free Crepes

By | 2018-07-08T22:58:20+00:00 April 8th, 2018|Categories: Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

My mother recently took a trip to France to visit my uncle and his wife, Ann, who live in a small town that borders Geneva, Switzerland. She had two requests for her trip: visit a lavender field, and eat a proper French crêpe. When she told this to my relatives, they were somewhat puzzled--because in all their time in France, they had never eaten a crêpe! Undeterred, a few days into my mom’s trip, they found a small restaurant that [...]

Slow Morning +  Gluten and Corn Free Bloody Caesar

By | 2016-02-09T16:45:00+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Mary Lee Community, Peanut Free, Recipes, Vegetarian|Tags: , |

I remember my first winter in Iowa. It was cold and windy, as you would expect, but it was also lonely. My friends had left town preferring to be home for the holidays, and I was stuck in a small snow-laden town. I was staying with my older brother whose Christmas was delayed because his wife did the noble thing and worked the holiday so her employees could enjoy Christmas Day with their families. She’s selfless that way, but at [...]