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KRYSTEN DORNIK: FOUNDER, KRYSTEN’S KITCHEN

The Native Society

September 25, 2019

My Admission Statement: I am a food blogger and content creator specializing in allergy-friendly, paleo, Whole30 and healthy recipes. I believe in eating real food that is made with clean ingredients, healthy and satisfying. In 2015, I started my blog, Krysten’s Kitchen, with the mission to share my years of research on healthy alternatives to everyday foods that I personally can no longer eat, as well as talk about the companies that make healthy foods that taste great! Health is more than just what you eat, it’s also what you put on your body, your lifestyle and the products you use in your home and on your body. I now am even more motivated to find and share clean & healthy beauty and food products. In 2018 I won ShiftCon’s Rising Star award for my blog, and in 2019 I was invited to DC to “hit the Hill” with the Organic Trade Association and lobby for the Organic Industry!

The Top Influencers at Natural Products Expo East 2019

New Hope Network

September 10, 2019

Krysten is an award-winning blogger and content creator in the health and wellness space. She believes in eating real food that is organic, healthy and satisfying. She launched Krysten’s Kitchen with the mission to share her years of research on healthy alternatives to everyday foods that those with food allergies, intolerances and special dietary restrictions can no longer eat, as well as find and try all the new products on the market so that she can share them with her audience. Krysten recently went with the Organic Trade Association to Capitol Hill to lobby for the organic food industry and just released her new cookbook, Eat Real Food, which focuses on clean eating and inspiring others to create magic in the kitchen.

Tart Cherry, Lemon & Rosemary Cookies

Fruit Bliss

June 21, 2019

A moment of bliss can be as simple as a cup of tea and delicious sweet treat. We love this recipe for the perfect tea-time cookie by Krysten of Krysten’s Kitchen featuring our organic Tart Cherries. Visit Krysten’s website and Instagram for more delicious recipe inspiration.

Red Velvet Pancakes - Clean Eating Recipes

Glean

May 23, 2019

The breakfast of champions with this red velvet stack!  Paleo and gluten free, these pancakes are the perfect way to start the day.  

Highlights of MaltinFest

Leonard Maltin

May 22, 2019

We also wanted to showcase some of our friends’ work: Krysten Dornik of Krysten’s Kitchen is on a mission to educate people about food and persuaded sponsors to donate healthy snacks. She was uncommonly generous with her time and energy, and her husband Jeff was unfailingly good-natured no matter what task we threw in his direction.

Alt Protein Presents: 19 of the Best Keto Blogs for 2019

Alt Proteins

May 21, 2019

“Be Real. Eat Real” is Krysten’s Kitchen blog motto. Krysten Dornik is a recipe developer, but she is also a skillful nutrition blogger who specializes in food allergy-friendly ideas. She has created both a blog and a YouTube channel where she shares her recipes, tips, and insights with her followers. She founded Krysten’s Kitchen back in 2015 with the purpose of sharing her personal experience and expertise on healthy food alternatives. She has struggled with food allergies for years, so she has researched a lot of options and even companies that claim they sell healthy yet delicious foods.

For starters, Krysten is allergic to both yeast and cane sugar, so she had to find ways to eat well without affecting her health. Together with her husband, Krysten avoids processed foods, corn, soy, sugar, wheat, dairy, and others. They do indulge in an occasional treat. Despite the fact that she’s a foodie, she tries her best to stick to a healthy and well-balanced diet.

 

On her YouTube channel, you will find a lot of useful things, and not all of them are food-related. Some videos will teach you how to prevent hair loss, but there are also a lot of product reviews. The blog, on the other hand, is much more complex and well-structured. I simply love the recipes section where you can find numerous interesting recipes, and they are all grouped into several categories: breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, soups, snacks, low-carb, appetizers, gluten-free, vegan, and even paleo. Krysten’s Kitchen is definitely a keto blog that’s worth considering.

50 Influencers to Know at Expo West 2019

New Hope Network

February 26, 2019

Hundreds of social media influencers will be walking the show floor in Anaheim. Look for these in-the-know bloggers and Instagrammers as they seek out the right brands to partner with and the coolest products to share with their audiences, far and wide.

Raspberry Chia Seed Jam

Mother's Market

February 14, 2019

There is nothing like homemade jam. My great aunt Anna made strawberry jam when I was a kid, and I can still remember the taste. I loved a piece of toast with a little butter and a heaping spoonful of her jam!

Most jams, of course, contain lots of sugar. Fruit is already sweet, so I don’t see the need for excessive amounts of sugar. This recipe is very easy to make, and can easily be customized to fit your tastebuds. You can add a little maple syrup to sweeten it or totally omit the maple syrup. 

 

Use this raspberry chia seed jam on toast, smoothies, pancakes, waffles, chia seed pudding, or even add it to this Raspberry Twix Bar recipe! Yes, I said TWIX!

5th Annual SoCal Wellness Event Recap

Primped Mommy

February 13, 2019

There was so much wellness knowledge under one roof, and I learned a lot. I also had the chance to network with tons of brands, learn about new products on the market, but my favorite part of any event is running into familiar faces. If you stay in any industry long enough, you'll realize it isn't that big after all. While I was at the SoCal Wellness event, I bumped into a couple of my favorite gals, Krysten from Krysten's Kitchen and Saarah of Beauty Momme. Over the past year our working relationship has blossomed into a lovely friendship. Being in the blogging space opens so many doors to a wonderful community! 

3 Ingredient Peppermint Cookie Dough Truffles

Cappello's

April 26, 2018

We were already fans of Cappello's and love their pizza crusts and pastas and now we are big fans of their cookie dough, too. I did bake some, in case you were curious, and that was definitely a great idea. Not only did our kitchen smell amazing, but the cookies were delicious! 

75 Prominent Influencers Share Their Top Advice on How To Become An Influencer

Medium

April 09, 2018

Krysten Dornik is a food blogger specializing in allergy-friendly recipes, product reviews and all around eating real food. Krysten launched her blog, Krysten’s Kitchen, with the mission to share her years of research on healthy alternatives to everyday foods that she can no longer eat, as well as talk about the companies that make healthy foods that taste great! In 2018 she won ShiftCon’s Rising Star award, a peer voted award for influencers in the Natural Products Industry.
 

My Top Tips To Become An Influencer
 

1) Be consistent, even when you are just starting out because you are laying down the foundation of your blog, social media or youtube for the future. It takes time but be consistent with your content.
 

2) Don’t be afraid to show your face or get in front of the camera (Instagram stories, youtube videos). If you are only showing photos or videos of your subject (food, fashion, makeup products etc) then you are missing out on a key aspect to being an influencer. Once you get your face in front of the camera, people will be able to connect with you on a whole new level. Brands will also be able to put a face to a name.

3) Work with other influencers and brands to collaborate on content, blogs and projects. Don’t be afraid of working with others. It’s a great way to get your name out there with cross promotion.

 

4) Engage with your audience. Ask questions and reply to their answers. Take the time to reply to their comments, tweets and direct messages as much as you can. Your audience will appreciate the time you take to reply to them.

 

5) Be yourself. Let people see the real you. They will follow you, and engage with you because they know you and trust you. Be authentically you.

Bloggers Share Their Favorite Products From Natural Products Expo West

New Hope

March 23, 2018

Among the 80,000+ people attending Natural Products Expo West 2018 were members of our #ExpoBlogger team, who did their best to visit every booth and try every product available. We asked these 15 natural living and health bloggers to choose their three favorite products, which are featured in this gallery.

Oscars 2018: Funniest, Craziest, Whackiest Coments at the 90th Academy Awards that got Twitter Talking

Indiana Express

March 05, 2018

From the 'huge' lettering on Oscar envelopes to the 'massive' height difference between Jennifer Lawerence and Jodie Foster and the customary Meryl Streep memes, Twitterati did not overlook anything at the 90th Academy Awards.

You Won't Believe Who Inspired Jennifer Lawrence's Oscars Hair

Refinery 29

March 04, 2018

Celebrity hairstylists are notoriously secretive. It's part of the job to be a steel trap when it comes to who's dating who, who's up for what, and how A-listers spend their time. Some might even say they're just as quiet about their hair inspiration. Having said this, they also love leaving a trail of breadcrumbs when they can't talk about certain stars.

Expo West 2018 and What You Should Know

Unique Heartbeat

March 02, 2018

Starting this off by saying that I have heard that Expo West is the biggest expo of all time. It's located at the Anaheim Convention Center  in California. I have started off slow with blogging but I decided now was the time to jump in so I sign up as one of the New Hope Blogger Team and I am excited to say the least. You can meet the New Hope Blogger Team Colleen Francioli of ​Fodmap life, Desarae Fowler & Kadee Morrison of Oh So Delicioso, Erica Dermer of Celiac and the Beast, Jackie Day of My Vegan Journal, Jenny Zhang of Organically Blissful, Kara Dewitt of Sister Undercover, Kathlena "The Allergy Chef" of Food and Lego, Krysten Dornik of Krystens Kitchen, Leah Segedie of Mamavation, Lindsay Mauch of Fit and Awesome, Nickey Omohundro of Little Family Adventure, Paris Marash of Green and Fries, Sarah Kay Hoffman of Sarah Kay Hoffman, Sofia & Frank Polizzi of PlantBased Companion, Venus Ramos of Doctor Venus, Yvonne Feld of Tried and Tasty and last but never the least yours truly!

Meet the 2018 Natural Products Expo West Blogger Team

New Hope

February 28, 2018

“I am so excited to see all of the new allergy-friendly foods at Expo West this year. I can’t wait to meet new companies and see what my favorite companies have in store for the natural products industry. I am always so excited to find new things and share them on my blog and with my followers.”

How To Attract - And Satisfy - Natural Influencers At Natural Products Expo West

New Hope

January 28, 2018

Krysten Dornik suffers a variety of food allergies, including cane sugar, so she is looking for allergen-free foods as well. She looks for real foods—the words you can pronounce, not chemical compositions—in the ingredients lists.

 

Like Dermer, Dornik needs to know the sources of the ingredients for consumers who follow her on Krysten’s Kitchen. She agrees that people staffing the booths need to have more information. She often has to reach out to the brands after the show to get answers.

10 Products Health Experts Can’t Live Without

The Vitamin Shoppe

January 16, 2018

Collagen, a type of protein that’s crucial for our hair, skin, nails, and joints—especially as we age—is arguably one of the buzziest supplements out there right now.

 

“My go-to supplement is collagen powder,” says blogger Maya Krampf of Wholesome Yum. “It makes my morning bulletproof coffee creamier, makes the drink more satisfying, and most importantly, does wonders for my hair, skin, nails, and joints,” she says.

 

“I cannot go a day without my Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides,” agrees food blogger Krysten Dornik of Krystenskitchen. “I add it to my smoothies or coffee every single day.”

Instagram Aesthetics: 7 Pro Tips to Stand Out & Increase Followers

PageCloud.

January 10, 2018

 Krysten Dornik of @KrystensKitchen agrees. “Instagram stories really helped me grow my Instagram account over the last year,” adding that she takes advantage of new tools available in the app.

“Using the ‘poll’ feature, the ‘swipe up’ option for links to your other content, and tagging companies to let them know you are talking about them are some of the easy ways to improve your marketing on Instagram.”

She also keeps up on the new features that Instagram introduces throughout the year, like highlights.  

“Now you can choose a few things you would like to ‘highlight’ on your page from your instagram story,” she bubbles. “Right now, I am highlighting a giveaway and a new recipe on my blog!”

30 Best Ways to Stick to Any Diet

BestLife

January 09, 2018

“It’s much easier to stick to a diet when you can get your spouse, roommate or a friend on board,” suggests Krysten Dornik, a food blogger who writes about allergy-friendly recipes at KrystensKitchen.com. “You will be less likely to give in when the person you spend the most time with is in the same boat.”

Keith Urban and Kelly Clarkson Sing Surprise Duet During Golden Globes

Pop Culture

January 07, 2018

While presenting the Golden Globe for Best Original Song, Kelly Clarkson and Keith Urban gave an impromptu original song themselves.

 

After listing off the nominees for the award the two singers decided to sing "And the Golden Globe goes to..." They then presented the award to Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who co-wrote "This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman.

Congratulations Shifter Finalists

ShiftCon

October 28, 2017

With only 95 days till ShiftCon, so many exciting things are happening!

Thank you to everyone who nominated their favorite bloggers for our awards ceremony. We are proud to present the Finalists in each category. After you nominated hundreds of your favorite bloggers, our board met and voted on the finalists. Each category has three finalists and represent some of the most endearing, talented, and dedicated influencers at the event.

What's Your Favorite Cake Flavor?

Nemo's Bakery

September 22, 2017

A simple, rich chocolate cake is always going to be devoured, but bakers are also experimenting with unique twists and combinations, like orange chocolate, lavender chocolate, ginger-lime chocolate, and more. Another example is from Krysten Dornik, a food blogger specializing in allergy-friendly recipes. She says: “My favorite cake flavor is definitely chocolate, but not just any chocolate. I like to make my chocolate cakes using coffee or espresso for the liquid instead of water. It brings out the chocolate flavor and the overall chocolate flavor is much richer. Most people can’t pinpoint that the cake is made using coffee but can tell that the chocolate cake is richer than what they are used to. My grandmother taught me to do this when I was a little girl, and now I never make a chocolate cake without using coffee.”

Pumpkin Spice: 9 Outrageous Tweets Haters Will Love

Patch

September 19, 2017

For some of you, ubiquitous pumpkin spice is a taste never quite acquired, which means it's going to be a long couple of months. Pumpkin spice is for pies and the occasional loaf of bread. Let's be clear about that. Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte was the gateway drug for this craze, and now pumpkin spice is showing up in Cheerios, vodka and even in chicken sausage. Name your poison, and pumpkin spice is probably in there.

8 Budget-Friendly Ways to Follow a Mediterranean Diet

Everyday Health

August 09, 2017

“Whether it’s seafood, nuts, herbs, or berries, always seek out the sales,” says Krysten Dornik, a food blogger in Newport Beach, California. “You can freeze much of it for later so that you always have food on hand.” Some grocery stores even have a section of discounted produce that can save you lots of moola if you plan ahead.

“Freeze fresh herbs in ice cube trays with some chicken broth. Make your own chicken stock. My yiayia (Greek for grandmother) always had a stockpot going, making chicken broth at all hours of the day. She would add leftover onion scraps, celery stalks, and cloves of garlic for flavor.”

Spirilized Greek Salad with Krysten's Kitchen

Primal Kitchen

July 27, 2017

If you’re looking for a savvy twist to your traditional Greek summer salad, try Krysten’s Greek salad with spiralized cucumber! Krysten has a knack for adding a little extra pizzazz to all her recipes, and this masterpiece is no exception. Plus, it’s fun, easy, and nutrient dense!

Cucumbers Curious History - More Than Just A Salad Staple

Weight Watchers

July 25, 2017

Krysten Dornik, who runs the food blog Krysten’s Kitchen, likes to turn her cucumbers into a fun meal.

“I love to ‘zoodle’ a cucumber for a healthy take on pasta salad,” she says. “The cucumber holds up beautifully using a spiralizer and creates delicious crunchy veggie ‘noodles’ that you can add all kinds dressings, sauces or more veggies to. I make a traditional Greek salad with a twist by spiralizing the cucumbers, adding tomatoes, kalamata olives, red onions, oregano and Greek dressing.”

13 Home Remedies That Actually Work That Every Grown Ass Woman Should Know About

Bustle

June 22, 2017

Not to mention, a few DIY skills can even save you in times of desperation. (Like when you get cramps at 3 a.m. and the drugstore isn't open.) As food and lifestyle blogger Krysten Dornik says, "It’s important to have go-to home remedies for everyday issues that come up so that you aren’t frazzled when you are in need. Home remedies save you time, money, and headache." And, they can even cure your headache. Read on for a few great tips, so you can look after yourself all by yourself.

Green Hummy Bears & Green Super Food Oomph Yes Please!!!

Mocu Health

May 25, 2017

Check out this fabulous creation from Krysten of Krysten's Kitchen. She got seriously creative on how to utilize Mocu Superfood OOMPH and whipped up a true American Favorite!

Quinoa Brulee

Healthy Skoop

May 10, 2017

Back in September, my husband and I visited Vancouver Canada to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. We stayed at the Four Seasons right in Downtown Vancouver, which was absolutely beautiful.

They have a restaurant called Yew Seafood which was the best food ever with the very best service ever and the most amazing breakfast dish, called Quinoa Brûlée. 

Top Tips for Picky Eaters

Delicious Living

May 01, 2017

Picky eaters come in all ages. My husband, Jeff, and I have been together for almost 12 years, and when we first met there were things that he wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole that he will gladly eat and cook today. He loved fast food but never ate or ordered dark leafy greens.


Twelve years ago, he wouldn’t eat things like spinach, Brussels sprouts, coconut, salmon or the amount of veggies that he eats today. He had a very plain diet that consisted of fast food combos and sodas. We believe he became a picky eater due to a combination of how his food was prepared (in a microwave or boiled), the lack of freshness of his veggies and, of course, the “texture thing” as he calls it.

Why Healthy Food Blogger Krysten from Krysten's Kitchen Loves Portion Perfect

Bentology

April 24, 2017

We want to thank our friend Krysten from Krysten's Kitchen for recently featuring our Portion Perfect products on her blog. In her post, she wrote about why she loves using our complete weight loss kit:

"This Portion Perfect Weight Loss Kit from Bentology is a great place to work on your portion size, but it does so much more than assist in portion control. It’s a lunchbox, too! It’s made right here in the USA, is food-safe, there’s no lead or BPA, phthalates or PVC, it’s dishwasher safe (top rack, of course) and has leak-resistant lids. It’s really handy to keep in the kitchen for when you need to pack yourself a lunch for school, the office, a fun day at the beach or even a magical day Disneyland. Side note: did you know you can bring your own food into Disneyland? Yup - it’s true! That makes it easier to enjoy the fun when you have food allergies or a strict diet."

Superior Health for Krysten with Everyday Greens

Wheatgrass.com

March 17, 2017

Krysten is an expert on food allergies.  Many of her superior delicious, nutritious, allergy-free recipes are on her website and on Instagram and Twitter at @krystenskitchen.


Krysten recognizes the importance of eating plenty of whole food dark green vegetables each day.  She adds Pines nutrient-dense greens to make her green smoothies even greener.