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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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iHerb giveaway winners & October SOS Kitchen Challenge Round up by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies We couldn't be more pleased with the incredible array of entries we received for this month's SOS Kitchen Challenge on sesame seeds!  As always, your creativity and versat ... Read on »
The Ravishing Rutabaga - or - It's Not a Turnip, People: four recipes for using a misunderstood... by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Beautiful rutabaga, ready for eating. Image from "The Kitchn" A couple weekends ago, I did a cooking demo at the Minneapolis Farmers Market called "The Ravishing Rut ... Read on »
Recipe Calendar Giveaway Winners! by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies The mighty random number generator has spoken: The winners of the giveaway of A Year to Eat Freely: 2011 Allergy-Friendly Recipe Calendar are JVegeGirl, who wants ... Read on »
How to Make Sauerkraut - or - Four Women Have a Cabbage-Laden SausageFest by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies My new friend and fellow blogger Amy is wise in the ways of fermented cabbage. Her Croatian-bred family has a long history of kraut making, and she is the proud own ... Read on »
Wholegrain Crackerbread with Sesame (gluten-free, vegan, ACD), my recipe calendar, and TWO giveaways by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies This month's SOS Kitchen Challenge ingredient is sesame.  This is a really exciting challenge for Ricki and me, because we are being sponsored this month by iHerb ... Read on »
Announcing "A Year to Eat Freely: 2011 Allergy-Friendly Recipe Calendar" and a Giveaway! by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies   It's here! Please give a warm welcome to A Year to Eat Freely: 2011 Allergy-Friendly Recipe Calendar.  It's a 12-month calendar packed with 17 allergy-friendly, gl ... Read on »
October SOS Kitchen Challenge Reveal and a Special Surprise... by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies October brings many wonderful things, like mashed sweet potatoes, beautiful golden leaves, and all the fun of Halloween. I love fall and all that comes with it!  Wi ... Read on »
Red Hot Smoothie (gluten-free, vegan, raw, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I just got back from a long weekend up at our family cabin in Northern Wisconsin. Waking to a fire in the wood stove, stepping outside to greet golden trees around th ... 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 »
September SOS Kitchen Challenge Round-Up by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies September's Sweet or Savory (SOS) Kitchen Challenge , featuring the apple, was an absolute hit! Ricki from Diet, Dessert, and Dogs (my challenge co-host) and I rec ... Read on »
Apple & Avocado Salad with Fresh Herbs (gluten-free, ACD, vegan, raw) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I have a helper in the kitchen. That helper's name is The Flavor Bible , and it is my trusted assistant, mentor, and companion.  Written by Karen Page and Andr ... Read on »
Packing a Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly School Lunch by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies This month's "Go Ahead Honey, It's Gluten-Free!" event, hosted by Ali of Whole LIfe Nutrition , is focused on packing healthy school lunc hes. The event was started ... Read on »
Thai Red Curry Vegetable Soup and Homemade Garlicky Red Chili Hot Sauce (gluten-free, ACD, vegan... by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies   Autumn is soup weather, and I wanted soup when I returned from the farmers market this morning. I found myself inspired by Elena's recipe for Thai Vegetable ... Read on »
vegetable poetry and snippets of autumn by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Autumn is an inspiring time for me; I adore the color palette, the vegetables, the crisp air, the way the light behaves, and the multi-layered style of transitional ... Read on »
Not My Mama's Zucchini Bread (grain-free, gluten-free) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Grain-free zucchini bread, hooray! Yeah, yeah, I know I'm a few weeks behind for the height of the annual zucchini deluge. But I found a big bag of discounted o ... Read on »
Apple Pie Smoothie (gluten-free, vegan, raw, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies This month's SOS Kitchen Challenge features the noble apple, one of my favorite fruits. After gazing upon the pile of apples sitting on my kitchen counter this morn ... Read on »
I am making something for you. And I mean it this time. Seriously. by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies I can't hold it in anymore, so I'm letting the cat out of the bag... Read on »
Oven-Roasted Watermelon Seeds (gluten-free, vegan, ACD) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies My coworker E blows my mind regularly. As a celebration of Rosh Hashanah, she brought in four varieties of homemade herb and spice infused honeys to eat with sliced ... Read on »
May Day Blueberry Crumb Cake (gluten-free, vegan) by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies Much to my surprise, I just found this completed post in my drafts section. I had written it all the way back in May and thought I had scheduled it to post, but apparently ... Read on »
Apple, Turnip & Cabbage Hash (gluten-free, vegan, ACD) and an unrelated crafty announcement by Kim Christensen Posted in: Blog Posts in Allergies sweet, savory, sour, and so so so good  This month's SOS Kitchen Challenge features none other than the trusty apple, a harbinger of autumn.  For my first apple reci ... Read on »