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 [...]

Another Reason I Eat Local + Jalapeno Leek Fritters

By | 2016-02-20T22:49:23+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

Last month I took part in an anonymous gift exchange and received the most amazing gift. My benefactor found a local roaster and decided to give me a pound of their mouth-wateringly fragrant coffee. Guys. It was delicious. The coffee, a Brazilian bean with flavors of maple syrup and almonds, was so rich and intense. I adored it--my adoration fueled in part by the fact that the roaster donates 10 pounds of food to local food banks (over 800,000 pounds [...]

How to Save Time and Eat (Well) – A Week As a Graduate Student

By | 2016-05-17T09:57:51+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

I’ve just wrapped up the graduate student portion of my life where eating sustainably on a graduate student budget with little time posed a particular challenge. Like most graduate students, I needed to keep costs low and cooking time minimal. Here is an inside look to what a typical week looked like for me, and how I saved time and money! Saturday: After drinking a cup of coffee I pick up my CSA box (in-season and local is a handy [...]