When Kim's son was diagnosed with multiple food allergies several years ago, she had to learn a new way to cook in order to keep him safe and well-fed. Since then, she has developed hundreds of allergen- and gluten-free vegan recipes. Kim and her recipes have been featured on WGN-TV, Chicago Sun-Times, VegNews' website, Mothering magazine's website, Chicago Parent, in Elizabeth Pantley's The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution and many other websites. Kim is also a contributor to The Balanced Platter and VegNews websites.
Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen and Gluten-free Vegan Recipes is the recipient of a 2012 Silver Nautilus Award and has received glowing reviews from Library Journal, VegNews, Living Without, and Vegetarian Journal.
Welcoming Kitchen is a Top 25 Food Allergy Mom Blog and a Top 25 Vegetarian/Vegan Mom Blog from Circle of Moms.
Kim lives in Chicago with her husband and two sons. She has learned about cooking for a child with food allergies through the trial-and-error of everyday meal preparation. It is Kim’s passion to help make every kitchen a Welcoming Kitchen where everyone can enjoy a meal together, regardless of food restrictions.
Kim has four books in publication including Super Seeds: The Complete Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Chia, Quinoa, Flax, Hemp & Amaranth (Sterling Publishing, 2014), Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen and Gluten-free Recipes (Sterling Publishing, 2011), The Everything Organic Cooking for Infants & Toddlers Book (Adams Media, 2008), and The Everything Guide to Cooking for Children with Autism (Adams Media, 2010).