Does anyone else ever need just a bite of something sweet -- but not too sweet? That is me almost all the time. I like dessert, but I’m generally more into savory foods, so I prefer my sweets to be a little more subtle. This is why I like panna cotta so much: it’s sweet, versatile, and can be customized with any number of toppings. This particular recipe for panna cotta is a gem. It’s dairy free and made [...]
Ashley shows you how to use the Trader Joe's coffee flour for a summer nectarine and blackberry cobbler. This is perfect for your Labor Day weekend!
Ashley gives us a mouthwatering recipe for cognac-pecan skillet brie and teaches us that going camping doesn't mean that you have to forgo great food.
Do you remember Dr. Seuss’s “Green Eggs and Ham” ? I had this rhyming story of two people discussing when to eat green eggs and ham first read to me by my kindergarten teacher, Ms. Lacy. Afterward, we shared green eggs and ham (which consisted of scrambled eggs dyed green, with pieces of ham mixed in.) I remember thinking it was the most disgusting thing, and didn’t want to eat it, even though I loved scrambled eggs and ham--when they [...]
I don’t think of myself as being much of a cook. Which is maybe a weird way to introduce my first contribution to a food blog, but one of the great things about the Mary Lee Kitchen community is that everyone has a place at the table—even those who are culinarily challenged like me. It’s less that I’m a bad cook as it is that I’m an excessively time-crunched one (who doesn’t relate to that?) I usually have way less [...]
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 [...]
When I first started dating my husband, I received a cookbook for gluten free meals from my mother, who has always loved making food for other people. She had learned from me that he was, and is, intolerant of gluten. For him, this means that if he has more than one serving of something with wheat/gluten every week or so, he begins to show some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction. Thankfully for us, his reactions aren't anaphylactic shock, [...]
It’s here! What seems like a fleeting moment in the course of a year is finally upon us and will fade as quickly as it appeared. Now, I am generally a fan of fall, with its cooling weather, falling leaves, and delicious hot drinks to warm us. However, these next few weeks are by far some of my favorite in Southern California. That’s right, the ultimate sign that spring is arriving–the sweet, intoxicating aroma of blooming orange blossoms. If you [...]
A few years ago, around this time, I made a decision. You could probably call it a self-challenge. I committed to only eating and drinking at local food businesses. That is, if a business had locations outside of Los Angeles County (or perhaps Orange County) I decided not to eat there for a year. So I was determined to frequent only local coffee shops, coffee roasters, fast food, bars, and restaurants. I like giving myself challenges like this. Maybe some [...]
Parades, family gatherings, and other festivities are happening today. So many Americans are celebrating the 4th of July! However, some people are still trying to figure out what to bring and how to feed those with food allergies. If you are reading this, then we have the perfect Gluten Free recipe for you! This is an easy recipe that took me 10 minutes this morning! It is festive and tasty! It is whipped cream, strawberries, and blueberries! I did sprinkle [...]