Brown Rice Pocho

By | 2016-04-05T09:31:04+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This basic and easy to make recipe is the third part of a delicious team when paired with the Matooke and Groundnut Sauce. I would also make it to go with curry or spicy dishes that need a more neutral flavor to soothe the heat. Brown Rice Pocho   Save Print Prep time 1 min Cook time 30 mins Total time 31 mins   Author: Elizabeth Eichhorn Recipe type: Side Serves: 4 servings Ingredients 1 cup brown rice flour 2 [...]

Mandarin Orange Soy Ginger Kale Salad

By | 2016-03-15T10:19:17+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

*this was originally posted on March 2, 2015.  The month of March is about Spring and all that comes with it. For some it’s spring cleaning and gardening, while others celebrate St. Patrick’s day, but I also want to note that it is Women's History month. So, as you prepare the delicious salad, below, think about the women who have meant a great deal in your life and have helped you get to where you are. Now, onto salads. I think [...]

Tending to the Cycle of Life + Ugandan Matooke

By | 2016-03-14T12:01:27+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

*Disclaimer: This post discusses the resurrection of Christ; which is a key part of the Christian faith around the world. Have you ever eaten something that you grew in your garden? I recently pulled out what I thought was a weed, but was actually a potato! How might this have gotten into my succulent garden? Well, my husband and I compost, and when our bin is filled, we bury the remaining scraps in the dirt, and it just so happened [...]

Beginning of Spring Vegetables + Megan’s Review of GF Artichoke Dip

By | 2016-03-08T19:08:33+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  I took an unofficial poll amongst my friends (‘tis the season) and confirmed what I thought all along: I am in the small minority of people who prefer cold weather and the seasons that come with it. More than likely, this stems from a classic case of wanting what I can’t have. Growing up in Texas, while I certainly experienced cold weather (and even a little snow each year), I mostly experienced the heat. My tastes, however, are more [...]

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 [...]

In Like a Lion + Jalapeño Apple ‘Slaw

By | 2016-03-03T15:40:01+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Did you ever hear the phrase that March “comes in like a lion and out like a lamb” when you were growing up? I did. And if this phrase is true in Southern California, then our lion is hot, dry, and confused. By all accounts, the intense year of El Niño rain that we were promised is either fashionably late or not showing up. It’s likely that the phrase just doesn’t apply here, but the memories of moving from the [...]

Discovering New Comforts + Spiced Buckwheat Pancakes

By | 2016-05-17T10:06:54+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Mary Lee Community, Peanut Free, Recipes, Soy Free|Tags: , |

Yams, Grandma’s macaroni and cheese, collard greens, beans, rolls, ham… This is what typically comes to mind when I think of traditional holiday foods. The holidays always meant being surrounded by family and an abundance of food. Whether Thanksgiving or Christmas, preparations began the night before with washing vegetables, soaking beans, and defrosting large birds or hams. The next morning, I rose early with the sun and my mother to help in the marathon of cooking and baking. My brothers [...]

Connie’s After Thanksgiving Salad

By | 2016-05-17T10:00:05+00:00 November 27th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Mary Lee Community, Recipes|Tags: , |

Connie's After Thanksgiving Salad   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 40 mins   Author: Connie Weismuller Recipe type: Salad Serves: 4 C Ingredients 1 Cup Uncooked Quinoa + 2 Cups Water ½ Large Bell Pepper ¼ Cup Fresh Edamame 3 Green Onion Sprigs ½ Large Yellow Peach 1 Heaping TBSP Roasted and Unsalted Sunflower Seeds 10 Cherry Tomatoes 3 Slices of Fresh Lemon Juice (about 2 TBSP) 2 tsp olive oil Cracked Salt [...]

Paleo Chocolate Mousse for Thanksgiving! It’s a new tradition.

By | 2016-05-17T10:00:30+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Mary Lee Community, Peanut Free, Recipes|Tags: |

Polishing silver was one of my jobs as a child to help prepare for the Thanksgiving meal at my grandparents. Silver was polished, crystal shined, and the centerpiece assembled. There was attention to every detail and it took weeks to prepare, but what still makes me laugh is the centerpiece that we had. It was a pineapple with a velvet turkey head that was pinned to the bottom of the pineapple. The prickly part of the pineapple represented the feathers [...]

Grateful For + Paleo Pear and Honey Crumble

By | 2016-05-17T10:01:45+00:00 November 18th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Recipes|Tags: , |

I like to think of myself as a grateful person. But in light of the ongoing conflict and violence worldwide and last week’s attacks in Beirut and Paris, my meaning of grateful has undergone significant reassessment. Instead of only thinking about what makes me feel good, I’m also prompted to understand my experience in the context of others’ realities. I'm incredibly grateful for the people who love me. Friends, mentors, and family have showered innumerable kindnesses on me, gifts that [...]