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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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Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly Super Bowl Recipes by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Truthfully, I don't really care about football 99.9% of the time.  I don't follow it through the season, I don't like the noisy nature of football games, and I hate the wa ... 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 »
January SOS Kitchen Challenge Round-Up & Giveaway Winner by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Like the new logo? Ricki  and I sure do. We thought it was time for an update, something a little more playful and fun to fit the spirit of the challenge.   Ja ... 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 »
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 »
Worker B Lotion Bar Giveaway Winners by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Congratulations to Michiel and Trinity, who each won a lotion bar from Worker B . This Minneapolis-based producer of handcrafted natural lotions and balms gave me ... 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 »
Worker B body product giveaway! by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Want to win one a lovely Lotion Bar like this from Worker B? Image courtesy www.worker-b.com A couple of Minneapolis farmers market friends of mine rece ... 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 »
Sweet Green Juice (gluten-free, raw, vegan, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I love my Vitamix and the wonderful fiber-filled smoothies I make with it, but sometimes I just want juice.  And during those times, I pull out my old hand-me-down ... Read on »
How to Make Sauerkraut in Gallon-Size Plastic Bags: A Follow-Up by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Back in October, I posted an entry called How to Make Sauerkraut - or - Four Women have a Cabbage-Laden Sausagefest .  I described one method for making sauerkraut ... Read on »
Super Health Broth (gluten-free, vegan, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I'm currently in the middle of the Colon Cleanse from Blessed Herbs , a 9-day cleansing program that removes mucoid plaque from your colon. Sounds lovely, right? [i ... Read on »
Spicy Sautéed Beans n' Greens (GF, vegan, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Coconut oil is a great sauté oil.  When used with sesame oil, it lends a warm, rich aroma and flavor to humble green beans. Then I added garlic, onion, and crushed ... Read on »
Grain-Free Lemon Coconut Cut-out Cookies (gluten-free, vegan) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I ♡ cut-out cookies.  And since  I hadn't made cut-out cookies since Easter , so I figured it was about time.  I found a great little recipe over at Green Kitchen S ... Read on »
January SOS Kitchen Challenge Kick-off and a Great Giveaway! by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Welcome to the new year, and to the first   SOS Kitchen Challenge of 2011! Ricki and I are both refreshed from a relaxing holiday season, and ready and rarin' to kick of ... Read on »
a crazy quilt made of flour and stuffed in a jar by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies   A while back I started putting the remaining little bits of all my flours into a jar. Leftover freshly ground oat flour or buckwheat flour, the tablespoon or two o ... Read on »
Spanish Yellow Rice, Rice-Cooker Style (gluten-free, vegan, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Yellow Rice served with Spanish Bean Soup My meal last week at The Columbia Restaurant has put me in the mood for Spanish-inspired food, so I threw together a littl ... Read on »
Restaurant Review: Columbia Restaurant, Tampa, Florida by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies First of all, happy new year! Can you believe it is 2011? A new year, a new decade. May the new year bring you much inspiration, happiness, health, and peace of mind, and ... Read on »
Celebrating a Florida Christmas with Sweet Green Smoothies and Maple-Candied Bacon by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I am spending the holiday weekend in Orlando, Florida, hanging out at my brother and sister-in-law's cozy little apartment. My parents drove down from Wisconsin and ... Read on »
Rainbow Curry Chicken Stew (gluten-free, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The chill of winter makes me yearn for the heat of chilis.  And thus, another red curry stew is born.   This stew is a vibrant rainbow of color, a welcome depar ... Read on »