Vegetarian, vegan, omnivore, gluten-free, dairy-free, picky kids, lack of time … we all face challenges when it comes to food and families. Through unfussy and flexible recipes – plus a few cocktails and desserts thrown in for kicks – Kitchen Treaty strives to achieve mealtime peace, one family-friendly, real-food meal at a time.


Hello and welcome! I’m Karen Raye (Kare), the founder of Kitchen Treaty. I’m a home cook who lives in the suburbs of Seattle, and – since September 2009 and as evidenced by this here food blog – a food blogger too! I’m also a lactose-intolerant vegetarian married to a staunch carnivore, and together we have a young daughter who loves bacon and chocolate and not much else.

I shared my first one-dish-two-ways recipe back in January 2010 on my first blog, The Hazel Bloom. Two years later, I decided to focus on creating recipes for multi-vore households like my own, and Kitchen Treaty was born. I’ve now shared over 500 recipes – crazy!

Kitchen Treaty started out as a blog for vegetarians and meat-eaters living together, but, just like our family, it’s evolved into more than that. It’s about making the kitchen your place of joy and even solace – not a battleground – one whole-food, family-friendly meal at a time. Regardless of dietary limitations!

These days my recipes are on the healthier side (usually) and as uncomplicated as possible. I like to create two different kinds of recipes:

  1. Accessible, diet-neutral recipes. Recipes that are vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free, but still appeal to most everyone.
  2. Adaptable, flexible recipes with options. This includes recipes with optional meat, dairy substitutions, or vegan alternatives, or even a few with picky-kid-friendly options as well.

No matter which category they fall into, they’re always delicious! At least, our multi-vore family thinks so. :)

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