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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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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 »
On visiting a nutritionist and making Mango Chicken Curry and Steamed Napa Cabbage & Fennel by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I recently had a session with Jennette Turner , a Natural Foods Educator here in Minneapolis, MN. Jennette has a lot of experience and a grounded, whole foods appr ... Read on »
Buckwheat Banana Bread (gluten-free, vegan, low sugar) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies After a wild winter storm that dumped nearly 20" of snow upon the streets of Minneapolis in one day, I needed to feel cozy. I wanted to bake. And immediately, I tho ... Read on »
Announcing..."A Procraftinator's Delight: Last-Minute Holiday Craft Sale" by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies   illustration by Kim Christensen, 2010  Some of my artistically-inclined friends and I are teaming up to throw A Procraftinator's Delight: Last-Minute Holiday Craft ... Read on »
Tips for Cooking when You're Chronically Ill by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Big pots of whole grains are an easy-to-make staple for any healing kitchen. Any of us with food allergies and intolerances already have a lot of work to do in the kit ... Read on »
Super Sexy Borscht (gluten-free, vegan, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies There's something about a beet.  Very rarely do people feel ambivalent about beets. Our ruby-hued friend (or candy-striped, golden, or white...)  tends to polar ... Read on »
My Lyme Disease is not the IDSA Lyme Disease by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I am writing this post in response to an article the Chicago Tribune posted yesterday entitled "Lyme Disease: A Dubious Diagnosis" , by Patricia Callahan and Trine ... Read on »
New RSS Feed and Homemade Natural Mouthwash by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies First, let's get to business. I updated my RSS feed! Please update your readers with this new feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/affairsofliving/RYpC   If you aren't i ... Read on »
November SOS Kitchen Challenge Round-Up and Giveaway Winners by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies November was a crazy month for both Ricki , my SOS Kitchen Challenge co-host, and me. She was blogging up a storm with Vegan MoFo and was busy marking papers at school. I ... Read on »
Pumpkin Coconut Soup (gluten-free, vegan, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies When I was in college, I bought a wonderful little cookbook called Pumpkin, Butternut, and Squash: 30 Sweet and Savory Recipes  off the sale rack at the local groc ... Read on »
Cashew Pumpkin Seed "Cheese" with Apple-Cranberry Sauce (gluten-free, vegan, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies   This dish appeared at my Thanksgiving family feast last week , and was a big hit. It satisfied two things that are an absolute must at any of my family's holiday g ... Read on »
Sweet Potato Crumble Bars (gluten-free, vegan) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Hi there! Did American readers have a good Thanksgiving weekend? Mine was fantastic, spent with family and friends eating wonderful food, laughing a lot, and croche ... Read on »
Cashnana Cookies (gluten-free, vegan) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I've been on a quest for the perfect gluten-free, vegan cashew butter cookie. And this recipe probably isn't it. But I do like these cookies a lot, and thought I'd ... Read on »
Sweet Potato Pie with Seedy Amaranth Crust (gluten-free, vegan) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I am feeling quiet as I right this post. It's been an exhausting week, and I don't feel as wordy as usual at the moment. So, here's the basics: I'm absolutel ... Read on »
Allergy-Free, Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Here in the United States, Thanksgiving is fast approaching.  On Thursday the nation will gorge themselves on turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, those pasty dinner rolls a ... Read on »
Supporting the Spleen with Chinese Nutrition Therapy by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies This is an updated and combined repost of three articles I wrote for the blog Lymenaide,  originally posted on in January and February 2010.  If you have Lyme Disease, or ... Read on »
Beyond Bananas: High Potassium Foods by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Need potassium? How about some beet greens? I recently had a conversation with my brother about an unfortunate leg cramping incident he experienced while completing ... Read on »
Red Marionette giveaway winners! by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Hello! It's been too long, hasn't it? I haven't posted in over two weeks! I started having massive blogging withdrawal.  Where have I been? Well, I lost my internet ... Read on »
November SOS Kitchen Challenge Kick-Off by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Ricki is so sneaky! You see, even though Ricki and I had chosen our  SOS (Sweet or Savory) Kitchen Challenge  key ingredient a week ago, Ricki wanted to suss out the ... Read on »
Red Marionette handmade ornament giveaway by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I'm featuring something today that makes me super excited, even though it is totally non-food related... As you know, the holiday season is fast approaching!  T ... Read on »