Local Eating and Lemon Bars

By | 2016-03-07T18:25:48+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Taking Time to Slow Down and Eat + Vegan Sweet Potato Chili

By | 2016-03-04T17:28:04+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I can’t tell tell you how many times I skip meals and just graze on whatever is around me.  By the time I get home I am famished and hangry (hungry + angry). Whoever is in my path is going to get destroyed, so let this be your warning. I forget to enjoy my food. I forget that I can really love food. I forget that food is an important element that keeps us alive. Loving food is something I [...]

Mary Lee Kitchen has a Kickstarter Campaign

By | 2015-05-20T18:50:25+00:00 May 19th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |

  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/maryleekitchen/mary-lee-kitchen-welcome-to-the-table?ref=nav_search I used to have the ability to walk into any store and purchase any snack, that freedom was pulled out from under me when I was diagnosed with food allergies. This change sparked a shift in how I understand the food I consumed and required more intentional research and planning if I wanted to stay healthy. This process was mentally exhausting, physically tiring, and often times isolating. And that’s why I created Mary Lee Kitchen. I wanted [...]

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 [...]