Dinner in Istanbul + Mediterranean Couscous Salad

By | 2016-07-01T18:47:36+00:00 July 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Fish Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On the roof of a 6-story building, the hostess led me to my table. As I sat down, I took in the sights and sounds around me: the other diners, the kitchen, the bar, and beyond that, the sprawling city of Istanbul. It was dinner time in late May, so the sun was low in the sky, casting an enchanting orange glow on hundreds of minarets as far as I could see. I knew with a setting like this, dinner [...]

My Sister’s Celiac + Leek & Zucchini Pie

By | 2016-05-23T16:35:21+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Gluten Free, Mary Lee Community, Peanut Free, Recipes, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , |

One of the reasons I was so keen to guest blog for Mary Lee Kitchen is that I’ve watched my sister struggle with being 100% gluten free for the last five years. After her diagnosis with Celiac Disease, her life changed dramatically. Meal planning and eating became a daunting process---she left behind the days of casually eating out with friends or stopping for a quick sandwich while traveling. I’m endlessly impressed with how gracefully she manages it (seriously; I would [...]