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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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A Farmers Market Demo with Sweet 'n Sour Rhubarb Pickles and Rhubarb-Apple Compote (gluten-free,... by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies On Saturday, June 11, I gave a rhubarb-themed cooking demonstration at the Minneapolis Farmers Market during their weekly Market Talk  segment. This was my third ... Read on »
Gluten-Free Travel Adventures in the San Francisco Bay Area by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies   I recently returned from a trip to visit a friend in Berkeley, California. I spent 5 glorious days roaming the San Francisco Bay area, hitting up tourist destinati ... Read on »
Strawberry Rhubarb Mango Smoothie (gluten-free, vegan option) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies As I write this post, I have sweat dripping down the back of my neck. I know that's not the most hunger-inducing way to start a post on a food blog, but seriously, ... Read on »
Quick Roasted Kabocha Squash (gluten-free, ACD, vegan option) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Kabocha squash is my favorite squash. Also referred to as the Japanese pumpkin, kabocha squash look like a cross between a pumpkin and an acorn squash. The dark gre ... Read on »
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 »