Thanksgiving Reflections + Gluten Free Pumpkin Granola

By | 2017-03-10T11:59:18+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Thanksgiving is a difficult holiday for me. I love the gatherings of friends and loved ones, but I am not always full of thanks, especially these past few years. My husband and I have had a really rough time trying to figure out our careers, our faith, where to live, family life, and a lot more stuff--which can be pretty common to all of us! The hardest part is that I am not with my family for the holiday. Ever [...]

Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

By | 2017-04-15T09:50:02+00:00 November 16th, 2016|Categories: Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , |

Especially during the fall months when everything is pumpkin flavored, we begin to crave pumpkin treats and baked goods. Do you get that craving too? Whether or not you do, we wanted to share a recipe that has become a household staple for the both of us. Here is our favorite go-to gluten free pumpkin bread recipe; let us know in the comments if you have any modifications or adaptations you really love!   5.0 from 1 reviews GF Pumpkin [...]

FORAGING FOR PECANS + SPICY PUMPKIN SOUP

By | 2016-11-22T10:05:53+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Recipes|Tags: , , |

Here at Mary Lee Kitchen, we are working on a number of exciting projects -- recipes, educational posts, collaborations, and prepping for holiday markets plus other events. While those projects are cooking, here is one of our favorite soups from the archives to warm your kitchens and stomachs. Happy Monday everyone!  Foraging makes me think of going into the woods to gather ingredients, shooting a deer with a bow and arrow, and then cooking everything over an open fire. That is [...]

Craving Fall + Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

By | 2016-11-01T08:35:12+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Recipes|Tags: , , |

As a kid growing up in New England, October always meant colorful leaves, apple picking, pumpkins, and big sweatshirts. It was part of every year’s pre-Halloween tradition to go to an orchard and pick as many apples as I could one weekend, followed by a pumpkin selection outing the next weekend. The days got shorter and cooler, and there were always more leaves to be raked into piles. For the past nine years, I’ve lived in Los Angeles and, while [...]

Emotional Connection to Pumpkin + Spiced Pumpkin Rum Martini

By | 2016-10-13T15:09:36+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I didn’t really know Fall as a season until I moved to Alabama for college. The enormous trees started to change from deep hunter greens to bright oranges, yellows and reds around the middle of September, and stayed that way until Thanksgiving. I hadn’t experienced anything like this while growing up in the dry desert of West Texas. The Pumpkin Spice Latte also made a grand appearance into my life the fall of my freshman year of college. I resisted [...]

Thankfulness through Serving + Pumpkin Spice Latte

By | 2016-10-07T14:47:58+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Food and Faith, Gluten Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |

We are reposting this in honor of the birthday of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte  Thanksgiving is right around the corner for us folks living in the United States. It marks a time to remember what we are thankful for, having an attitude of gratitude, and preparing for the largest feast most of us will partake in during the year. There are so many things that I am grateful for, but one of the main things that I am grateful for [...]

New Cooking Challenges + Pumpkin Simple Syrup

By | 2016-10-03T10:56:04+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Condiments + Basics, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cooking is hard in my house lately. On doctor’s orders, we are doing two months of dietary restrictions, and it has thrown all of our eating habits into an uproar. Confession, I didn’t think it would be this hard. I mean, my husband was already intolerant of gluten, meaning that we have gluten free meals all of the time, essentially. Not to mention that I am part of a blog and business that deals with food allergies and making allergy-friendly [...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

By | 2017-05-03T12:57:38+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Categories: Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Shellfish Free, Soy Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

You may have read our educational posts about setting up a gluten-free pantry -- which will help you have the ingredients on hand for these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins that avoid many of the common food allergies! In general, as we have said in other posts,   one of the hardest parts about beginning to eat in a new way is changing your entire lifestyle and relationship with food. One of the things we know people miss most? Baked goods. What could be [...]

Foraging for Pecans + Spicy Pumpkin Soup

By | 2016-05-17T10:05:03+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Categories: Corn Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , |

Foraging makes me think of going into the woods to gather ingredients, shooting a deer with a bow and arrow, and then cooking everything over an open fire. That is not me.  Cooking over an open fire sounds nice, but I like the grill. I am not a camper, and I am not a hunter. AT ALL.  So when I think about foraging I don’t personally feel like I fit. But if you think about it, foraging happens all around [...]

Favorite Fall Treats.

By | 2016-05-17T09:44:41+00:00 October 18th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

Ashley and I love traveling. We got to spend some time in 2011 traveling Europe together and realized that we both love tea and hot drinks, which we are actually both drinking right now as this blog goes out. There is a charm about fall and that comes with some great treats. Today’s blog is our favorite fall treats. Our favorites list will be posted once a month, so stay updated. Let us know your favorite fall treats. Ashley’s Favorites: [...]