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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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Curried Rhubarb Coleslaw (gluten free, vegan, raw, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies What do you do with a small amounts of many random vegetables? If you're me, you throw 'em all together and make a spontaneous slaw.  Waste not, want not, right? ... Read on »
Dairy-Free Beet & Cherry Creamsicles (gluten free, vegan, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies You may have noticed that Ricki from Diet, Dessert, and Dogs and I are hosting a new event called the SOS Kitchen Challenge .  The even features a key ingredient each ... Read on »
Dairy-Free Coconut Milk Kefir Ice Cream with Mixed Berries, No Ice Cream-Maker Required by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Perfectly pink and full of probiotics. My housemate Mary has been making coconut milk kefir lately, and our refrigerator was rather full of the stuff. She is using ... Read on »
Diet, Dessert, and Dogs: "A Year to Eat Freely" Recipe Calendar Review & Giveaway by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies My good friend Ricki over at Diet, Dessert, and Dogs just posted a lovely review of my recipe collection "A Year to Eat Freely: 2011 Allergy-Friendly Recipe Calen ... Read on »
Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen: When to buy organic and when to save a buck. by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies What's organic in your basket? You're standing in the grocery store, holding a $6 tub of organic spinach in one hand and a $3 tub of conventional spinach in the other. ... Read on »
DIY // Good Morning Homemade Natural Body Scrub by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies This body scrub is like breakfast: oatmeal, coffee, and honey.  The perfect formula for a good morning, right? I know, I know, this is a total departure from food ... Read on »
Easy Grilled Tuna and Vegan Grapefruit-Fennel Salad (gluten-free, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I grew up in the heart of Wisconsin and now live in Minnesota, both unique places where people grill outside all year long. Even in the coldest temperatures, a true ... Read on »
Easy Rice Cooker Vegetable Pullao (gluten free, vegan option) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies In high school, between youth symphony rehearsal, viola lessons, school newspaper editing sessions, volunteer tutoring, and all my homework, I was a busy girl. A busy veg ... Read on »
Egg-Free Celeri RĂ©moulade a.k.a. Celeriac Slaw (gluten free, vegan) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Every heard of celeriac?  It also goes by the name celery root.  Put simply, it is an ugly, knobby, root vegetable that tastes like celery but is starchy like a potato. ... Read on »
Fave Fresche, Finocchi e Piselli Brasate al "Latte" - Fresh Fava Beans, Fennel, and Peas Braised... by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Like my Italian? I don't get to use it very often. This was amazing.  It was inspired by a recipe for Fave Fresche Brasate al Latte (Broad Beans Braised in Mi ... Read on »
February SOS Kitchen Challenge Reveal, and a Sweet Giveaway by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies [How do you like our new event logo?]  When Ricki  and I discussed which ingredient to use for the SOS Kitchen  Challenge this month - the month of Valentine's D ... Read on »
February SOS Kitchen Challenge Stevia Round-up & Giveaway Winners by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies   Thanks to everyone who submitted a recipe using stevia for February's SOS Kitchen Challenge ! As always, we received a stellar collection of recipes!  And I want to ... Read on »
Food Porn: Chocolate Sauerkraut Cake, v. 1.0 by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Yes, you read that correctly: chocolate sauerkraut cake. Think about it - sweet + salty + bitter + sour. Four of the five essential flavors. Actually, as I think ... Read on »
French Tuna Macaroni Salad with Anchovy Mustard Dressing (gluten free) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies My week of housesitting is over, and yesterday I returned home to my humble apartment. It felt good to be back in my own space, and I enjoyed unpacking, making lunc ... Read on »
Fresh Pea Dip with Sorrel and Thyme (gluten free, vegan, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Back in April when I planted my peas, I must have gotten my seed packets mixed up. Instead of two rows of snow peas, I ended up with two big rows of shell peas.  And ... Read on »
Fresh, local, and gluten-free: two farmer's market fresh recipes by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Purple kohlrabi and Cultured Kohlrabi "Pickles" I had quite the day yesterday at the Minneapolis Farmers Market .  I kicked it all off at 8 am on the Fresh & Local Sho ... Read on »
Garlic-Chive Parsnip Mash (gluten free, vegan) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Tonight, I didn't feel like cooking, I just wanted something easy, something comforting, something quick. The wedding this past weekend was a blast, but left me ex ... Read on »
Garlicky Olive Tapenade (gluten free, vegan, vinegar free, citrus free) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies By no means is this gourmet or really even all that whole foods nutritious.  Nor does it look all that appealing - there is nothing attractive about this brown mushy ... Read on »
Garlicky Olive Tapenade (gluten free, vegan, vinegar free, citrus free) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies By no means is this gourmet or really even all that whole foods nutritious.  Nor does it look all that appealing - there is nothing attractive about this brown m ... Read on »
Get Cultured: Dietary Sources of Probiotics by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Updated from a post I originally wrote and published for  Lymenaide , February 6, 2010.   “Support bacteria – they’re the only culture some people have.” -Ste ... Read on »