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Kim Christensen

Minneapolis, Minnesota
I'm a gluten free Lymie with food allergies who likes to write, cook, and eat. When I'm not in the kitchen? I dig DIY stuff, crafting, natural health, sustainability, music, and positivity. My plans for the future involve going to school for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, living on a... Full Bio
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Spiced Seed & Honey Granola (gluten-free, nut-free, low sugar) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies So many packaged or bulk granolas have glutenous ingredients, are packed full of nuts (I'm allergic to almost all of them), are waaaay too sweet for my taste ... Read on »
Pumpkin Muffins (gluten-free, dairy-free, cane sugar free) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies So it's not *really* spring here yet. Technically it is, but the ongoing weather proves otherwise. It was snowing out this morning! For obvious reasons, "spring" ... Read on »
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins (GF, dairy-free, cane sugar-free, low sugar) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies So it's not *really* spring here yet. Technically it is, but the ongoing weather proves otherwise. It was snowing out this morning! For obvious reasons, "spring" ... Read on »
Snow! School! Cheese! Lyme Disease! by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Hello! It's been awhile. I've been busy.   This is what is going on outside my bedroom window right now... That's right! An April blizzard. Whatever, Mi ... Read on »
Gluten-Free Maple Syrup Pumpkin Pie with Flaky Gluten-Free Pie Crust (GF, cane sugar free) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Gluten-free pie crust. These words struck fear in my heart for years. I tried, and tried, and tried. And each time, I was like "F***!" when I had ano ... Read on »
Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten-free, low sugar) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I bake a lot. When I'm stressed, I bake. When I'm sad, I bake. When it's chilly outside, I bake. When I'm bored, I bake. It's a little excessive sometimes, actually ... Read on »
life updates from ribbons to resignation, registration to fermentation by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies   Hello friends! My life has been so full as of late, and I just haven't been maintaining this site, or been online much in general. I've been thriving through being p ... Read on »
I want to be a Blue Ribbon baker... by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies ...so, I'm entering things in the Minnesota State Fair ! (Oh, hello by the way. I'm still alive and kicking. I thought I was ready to return to blogging in the spring, ... Read on »
A personal tale of overindulgence and a recipe for Totally Loaded Oatmeal Raisin Cookies by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies [Trigger warning: depression, thoughts of self-harm, and intimacy are brought up briefly in this post. You wouldn't expect it in a post about cookies, but there it ... Read on »
Hello. I'm back. by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Greetings friends. It's been a while. A long while. I'm still here, really. I've been taking time for myself the last few months, doing much-needed self-maintenance ... Read on »
Can you beet my new forearm tattoo? by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I've known for years  someday I would cross the visible tattoo threshold and put a design on my forearm.  More recently, I've been leaning toward a food-centered design th ... Read on »
Who needs potatoes when you have Parsnip Apple Mash? by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I haven't eaten potatoes in almost 4 years. Although I undeniably enjoy the starchy goodness of a potato and the multiplicity of ways to enjoy them, consuming them ... Read on »
Honey-sweetened Gluten-free Mesquite Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies It's happened: winter is slowly setting in on Minnesota. Last week Saturday the yards and streets took on the familiar white layer of fresh snow. Within a few d ... Read on »
Allergy-Friendly, Gluten-free Thanksgiving Recipes by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Here in the United States, Thanksgiving is fast approaching.  On Thursday the nation will gorge themselves on turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, those pasty dinner rolls a ... Read on »
No-Bake Sweet Potato Pie (gluten-free, vegan, low-sugar, grain-free, nut-free) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies   The original recipe for this pie was published in my 2011 recipe calendar A Year to Eat Freely. It was a really fun recipe project that I had for sale through Etsy ... Read on »
I'm still here, really. by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I haven't really been present on the blog lately. Life has been a mass of curveballs and uncertainty, and while it's all been for the best, it hasn't really allowed ... Read on »
November SOS Kitchen Challenge Reveal by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Happy November!  It's the beginning of the month, which means it's also time for a new SOS Kitchen Challenge ingredient ... Read on »
Homemade Vanilla Salt, Two Ways by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies There are all kinds of fancy salts out there for you to blow your paycheck on. Confession: I own many of them.  Thankfully, one of my favorite salts is one that ... Read on »
Cabbage Apple Slaw (gluten-free, vegan, grain-free, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Simple slaws are ideal for every season of the year. They are crunchy and light, yet satisfying and filling, and endlessly adaptable to a variety of seasonal produc ... Read on »
Coconut Curry Pepita Brittle (gluten-free, vegan, cane sugar-free) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Over the weekend, we had our seventh gathering of the MPLS Food Swappers . The MPLS Swappers is just one of the food swapping groups that has popped up around the w ... Read on »