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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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June SOS Kitchen Challenge Kick-Off by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies   Last month's carob challenge delivered many delicious submissions, from the sweet to the savory. As in past challenges, Ricki and I offered up prizes to two luc ... Read on »
Gluten-Free Birthday Party Ideas: making "potions" at a Harry Potter party by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies A few weekends ago, I traveled to Northern Iowa to participate in a cob oven-building workshop . My friends were hosting the workshop at their home and I took advan ... 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 »
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 »
Raw Coconut Cacao Bites and a Tropical Traditions Giveaway by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies  It's no secret I love everything from Tropical Traditions . Their coconut products are made from fresh organic coconuts, grown by dedicated family farms in the Phi ... Read on »
"The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking" Book Review and Giveaway by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I have a confession: I obsessively cyberstalk The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking author Kate Payne.  It all started last summer, when I stumbled upon her blog . ... Read on »
May SOS Kitchen Challenge Reveal, and a First Anniversary Giveaway! by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Welcome to another month and another round of the SOS Kitchen Challenge! Ricki and I realized that the SOS Kitchen Challenge is now a year old. Our first challenge in ... Read on »
My Favorite Way to Eat Asparagus by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I want to share my favorite way of eating asparagus with you. I didn't get my act together to post this recipe as part of last month's SOS Kitchen Challenge , which ... Read on »
April SOS Kitchen Challenge Asparagus Recipe Round-Up by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies This past month, Ricki  and I chose Asparagus as our SOS Kitchen Challenge key ingredient, and set out a true "kitchen challenge": could anyone actually come up wi ... Read on »
Baked White Beans with Garlic, Lemon, and Herbs (gluten-free, vegan, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I've always been a baked bean lover. Instead of making sweet and smoky Boston-style baked beans, lately I've been making baked beans inspired by the flavors of the ... Read on »
Rutabaga raab and other fresh food finds in Washington by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I just returned from 6 days visiting friends in Washington state. It was the perfect vacation - a balance of town and country, old friends and new, sun and rain, an ... 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 »
Spicy Mustard Greens (gluten-free, vegan, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I love mustard greens. As a fan of strong, pungent flavors, I adore their inherent bity zippiness. When I don't want to think about what I'm making for dinner, I de ... Read on »
"April in the Raw" and recipe for Layered Rainbow Salad by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Brittany at Real Sustenance is hosting a great blog event this month called April in the Raw . I was thrilled when she asked me to participate. All month long, ... Read on »
Slow-Cooked Pork Shoulder with Sauerkraut, Sweet Potato, and Apple (gluten-free, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Large cuts of meat intimidate me a little. Throw a pound of hamburger, a whole chicken, a filet of salmon, or a chicken breast at me, and I'm a champ. But place a r ... Read on »
April SOS Kitchen Challenge Reveal by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies It's April--which means the cruelest month   love is in the air  an entire month dedicated to the celebration of my birthday  another SOS Kitchen Challenge! This mont ... Read on »
March SOS Kitchen Challenge Round-Up: Adzuki Beans by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Here it is again, the start of another month. That means it is also the end of another SOS Kitchen Challenge. In March, Ricki and I featured none other than the delic ... Read on »
Recycled Brownie Smoothies and Puddings: The best way to use old baked goods! by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Old brownies ready for the blender. When they become too dry to enjoy, freeze them in cubes and use in smoothies and puddings! My housemate Mary just recently turned ... Read on »
Lemon & Herb Chicken Liver Paté (gluten-free, grain-free, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Liver tends to be a rather polarizing food - either you love it or you find the idea of eating it absolutely appalling. Back in my veg*n days, I would go on and on ... Read on »
Sugar-Free Pear Berry Crisp (gluten-free, vegan, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I made this crisp to take along to a dinner with friends last weekend. In addition to sharing allergies, intolerances, restrictions, often waning energy levels, and ... Read on »