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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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Charcutepalooza: Homemade Corned Beef by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I am a recovering vegetarian. My 10 year plant-fueled career spanned my formative cooking years. I became a whiz with all things vegetal, but was robbed of a decent ... Read on »
Charcutepalooza: smoking, pudding, and porkgasms by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Q: What do you call the feeling of intense euphoria brought on by the consumption of well-prepared pork? A: A porkgasm!   I proudly take full cred ... Read on »
Chewy Chocolate Buckwheat Cookies with Chocolate Coconut Glaze and Sea Salt (gluten free, vegan) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I love the combination of dark chocolate and sea salt.   B.T. McElrath, a local chocolatier, makes an amazing chocolate bar called the Salty Dog, a combination ... Read on »
Chilled Summer Pea and Herb Soup (gluten free, vegan, raw, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies   What a surprise, another green pureed meal in a bowl.  You know me, I love green food and I love pureed food, and these loves often intersect.  This green puree, how ... Read on »
Christmas Round-Up and Sugar Free "Cream Soda" by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies With the holidays and all I've taken a bit of time away from the blogging, so here's a slightly late Christmas round-up. We ate like kings and queens; I took ove ... Read on »
Cinnamon Raisin Granola (gluten-free, vegan, cane sugar-free) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Here's another one for this month's SOS Kitchen Challenge , which features coconut oil. Granted, there isn't a lot of coconut oil in this granola, but it is still ... Read on »
Cinnamon Raisin Rice-Free Muffins (gluten-free, rice-free, vegan, ACD option) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know I said I was on a break. I've never been good at putting myself on time outs. These little gems were the result of an emergency gluten-fr ... Read on »
Coconut Aminos in Action!: Peanut-Free Satay Sauce and Cheat's Turkey Satay (gluten free, soy... by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Tonight I made a quick stop at the co-op after work and discovered something truly amazing: COCONUT AMINOS .  I saw it on the shelf by the umeboshi plum vinegar and ... Read on »
Coconut Carrot Mash (gluten-free, vegan, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies My household's winter CSA through Uptown Farmers is loading us up with more carrots than we know what to do with. They are accomodating our request for a potato fre ... 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 »
Corned Beef & Sweet Potato Hash (gluten-free) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies When I was a kid, sometimes my dad would buy those cans of Hormel® Mary Kitchen® corned beef hash . I remember being fascinated by the way the unappetizing pasty, f ... Read on »
Creamy Hemp Milk (gluten-free, vegan, raw, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies This is my go-to recipe for a quick milk, a simple combination of filtered water, hemp seeds, and chia seeds. Hemp seeds do not contain phytic acid, are easily assi ... Read on »
Crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten free, vegan, sugar-free) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Oh my, these are so good!  I had a cookie craving, and these satisfy like no other cookie I've baked thus far in my gluten-free career. Huzzah! But, my dear frien ... Read on »
Crock Pot Beef Roast with Root Vegetables and Flourless Gravy (gluten free, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Last week at the gym I was watching the Food Network while walking on the treadmill.  My 60-minute walkw was narrated by two shows about meat: one highlighting the be ... Read on »
Cucumber Onion Salad, version 2.0 (gluten-free, with ACD, vegan and raw options) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Growing up, our family summer meals often included a simple, classic cucumber, onion, and tomato salad. The flavors were simple - cucumber, onion, and tomato soaked i ... Read on »
Cultured Curried Carrot Sticks (gluten-free, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I love making cultured (also known as lacto-fermented) foods. After taking about 6 months off from fermenting (save a battle with 20 heads of cabbage that resulted ... Read on »
Cultured Vegetables: "Red Sea" Sauerkraut, Pickled Pearl Onions, Pickled Beets (gluten... by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies More lacto-fermented fun!  I was so happy with my last batches of cultured veggies I had to do more.  I've been compiling this post for a while, and am finally getti ... Read on »
Cultured Vegetables: Pickled Kohlrabi Spears with Dill and Caraway (gluten free, raw, vegan) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I adore kohlrabi. After leaving the farmer's market with a bag full of it last week, I thought pickling some would be fun. I wanted something like dill pickles, so I cu ... Read on »
Cumin-Kissed Kale (gluten free, vegan, ACD friendly) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I adore kale in all forms, and this is one of my favorite ways to eat it lately.  It is really really simple to make, and is ready in 10-15 minutes.  Kale is a super nu ... Read on »
Cumin-Kissed Kale (gluten free, vegan, ACD friendly) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I adore kale in all forms, and this is one of my favorite ways to eat it lately.  It is really really simple to make, and is ready in 10-15 minutes.  Kale is a super n ... Read on »