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 [...]

Top 10 Resources for Food Allergies

By | 2017-08-12T11:32:01+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Food Education|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever had a panic attack? Like the kind where you can’t breathe and need a paper bag? This has only happened once or twice in my life, but the feeling is not something that I will soon forget. My body was out of my control. This feeling was similar to when I first tried to figure out the food allergy world. If you are connected to someone with food allergies, you can probably relate! So, in that case, I [...]

Mandarin Orange Soy Ginger Kale Salad

By | 2016-03-15T10:19:17+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

*this was originally posted on March 2, 2015.  The month of March is about Spring and all that comes with it. For some it’s spring cleaning and gardening, while others celebrate St. Patrick’s day, but I also want to note that it is Women's History month. So, as you prepare the delicious salad, below, think about the women who have meant a great deal in your life and have helped you get to where you are. Now, onto salads. I think [...]

Love of Food + Spaghetti Squash and Homemade Tomato Basil Sauce

By | 2016-02-03T16:31:12+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Recipes, Vegetarian|Tags: , |

When I was ten my grandmother, Mary Gay Lee (who the company is named for), told me I could make dinner for the family.  I didn’t quite know what to prepare, but had recently received my first cookbook--so I grabbed the cookbook and flipped through the pages filled with recipes that intimidated me. It felt overwhelming, trying to decide what to make, because I was scared to mess it up and didn’t want to let my family down. I don’t [...]

Frustration, Confusion, + Food Advocacy

By | 2017-10-29T19:42:47+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Everyday I wake up with uncertainty about what the day holds for me. I don't plan what I’m going to cook, nor do I really know the direction of my business. This becomes frustrating when I look at the rest of the world and see others with the appearance of having it together. I find myself longing for the day that I’m able to authentically look the part of confident businesswoman, but then I wonder: maybe I am not supposed [...]