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September 30, 2014 Post a comment

Veggie burger.  Vegan and gluten free.

Veggie burger. Vegan and gluten free by Knead to Cook.

Veggie burger. Vegan and gluten free.

Yesterday was my husband’s birthday.  This was post 2 days after our anniversary and homecoming. It was a busy weekend.  Because his birthday falls on a Monday, and we went out this weekend for our anniversary, he requested vegan burgers for his special dinner.  Done!  This burger is sturdy and more like it’s meat counterpart.  You can even grill this burger without it falling apart – like many or most vegan burgers.  This one is also packed with fiber and protein.
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September 24, 2014 Post a comment

Cilantro Lime Tempeh Bowl.

Cilantro Lime Tempeh Bowl | Knead to Cook

Cilantro Lime Tempeh Bowl

Okay just got the dreaded call that my hair appointment had to be rescheduled so I will take my extra free time and get my post up now instead of later.  A little background… A few weeks ago I was blessed to make a connection with Smiling Hara Tempeh.  It was instant love! No lie.  I’m always so excited to connect with people who are passionate about healthy, good quality food.  Since becoming a vegan 10 months ago, I’ve really found a love for tempeh (temp – pay).  I love marinating, grilling, broiling or pan frying it in coconut oil.  But my issue… finding good tempeh!

So the good folks at Smiling Hara sent me a care package and it arrived while I was in Texas. I opted not to marinate this first dish because I really wanted to taste the actual product.  I went with the original soy product in this recipe but will be featuring other variations that they sell in future recipes.  This recipe is super easy and I was so impressed with the flavor!  Most grocery stores only sell one brand, which is quite bitter to me – this tempeh doesn’t have that annoying bite.  Okay so let’s get onto this recipe…
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September 23, 2014 Post a comment


Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookie Bars.  Vegan.  Gluten Free.

Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookie Bars. Vegan. Gluten Free | Knead to Cook.

Oatmeal cinnamon cookie bars.

Happy first day of fall!  So happy!  I made these bars last week for my kid’s weekly snack.  I always make something healthier to have on hand for after-school/practice, grab and go treat.  These are always a favorite.  I’ve made them vegan and gluten free so my oldest can enjoy them too.  Packed with great nutrients and vitamins, this treat is secretly healthier than a regular cookie bar and the coconut palm sugar gives it a deeper, rich flavor that they just love.  Great breakfast treat for the bus too!  The original recipe was given to me by an old friend Callae but I’ve morphed it to accommodate my daughter’s dietary restrictions.
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September 22, 2014 Post a comment

So happy to be back in Pennsylvania with our fall-like chill in the air and NO humidity.  Windows open.  Bill and I took a holiday to Texas to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary (albeit a little early thanks to Homecoming).  We decided to visit the San Antonio Riverwalk and Alamo as well as tour Austin.  Of course, it was my goal to find everything vegan along the way and Texas did not let us down!  Now I’ve been vegetarian for almost 2 years now and vegan for 10 months.  I knew going to Texas and eating vegan may pose a challenge in the land of bbq but it so was not!

First off the heat and humidity was almost unbearable.  Worst than the east coast in August!  HOLY humidity!  Running was a bit fun but we did manage to get two runs happily and completely sweaty.  I finished out my week with 25 miles as planned.
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September 16, 2014 Post a comment

Triple Almond Cookies.  Vegan. Gluten Free.

Triple Almond Cookies. Vegan. Gluten Free | Knead to Cook

Today I’m Baking for a Cure.  This month is Child Cancer Awareness Month.  I happily joined OXO and their annual Cookies for Kids Cancer program.  Having spent many days at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – I could only imagine how emotional and tearful it is for families living that horrible reality.

This program through OXO requires no donations on your part.  Every product marked with this green label that is purchased – a donation will be made on your behalf.  For every item marked that is sold, OXO will donate 25 cents as apart of their of $100,000 pledge to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.  This runs through September. The goal is to help raise funds for cancer research for pediatrics.#OXOGOODCOOKIES

I love their measuring cups, spoons and spatulas that help me scoop all of my flax eggs out of my bowls.

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Here are a few items with the green logo to look for.

These cookies, if you’re an almond fan, will totally knock your socks off.  They are a cross between a traditional cookie and a biscotti and they are the BEST in my humble opinion.
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September 15, 2014 Post a comment

Roasted tomato and corn red pepper soup.

Roasted tomato and corn red pepper soup | Knead to Cook

Roasted Corn & Tomato Red Pepper Soup.  Vegan.  

Fall weather is here!  I love fall.  Everything about it.  Pumpkins.  Gourds.  Apples.  We hit up our favorite apple orchard Saturday.  Stocked up on our favorite Honeycrisp apples.  It’s just a great time of year.  Yesterday we went out early on our bike ride and it was 51 degrees air temp and about 45 while riding for 27 miles.  It was chilly but fun.  Each ride is a challenge and gets me out of my comfort zone but it was all good exercise.

In the afternoon I decided, while football watching, to make a quick soup recipe to have for tonight’s dinner.  Perfect Meatless Monday dinner idea and leftovers are great to pack-up for lunch for the coming days.  You can always use frozen corn to make this but I suggest, if you can still find fresh corn at the farm stand, use that.  Right now, tomatoes and corn are so cheap at the farmer’s market.  I stock up and roast a lot this time of year.

Now onto the recipe…
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Vegan Veggie Breakfast Scramble.

Vegan Veggie Breakfast Scramble.  All morning I’ve been reminiscing 9/11.  I can’t believe it’s been 13 years.  This was the one and only memorable moment in history that I had happen in my life.  It’s that moment when you remember exactly where you were, what you were doing and exactly how you felt.  I was … Continue Reading »

Easy Homemade Beet Chips.

Do you love beets?  Many years ago I wouldn’t touch them with a ten foot pole!  Now, I’ve grown to love them. I eat them roasted to raw and pretty much consume them daily.  I like to shred many of them in my food processor and keep them for salads, add to smoothies… just eat … Continue Reading »

Roasted tomato soup. Vegan.

Roasted tomato soup.  Vegan. This soup can be made for less than $10 total with leftovers.  Go to your farmer’s market or farm stand now and pick up tomato seconds – all different tomatoes work from cherry to heirlooms.  You can buy several pounds for $6 or less.  Tomatoes don’t need to be perfect and … Continue Reading »

Overnight Pickled Jalapeño Radishes. Vegan.

Overnight Pickled Jalapeño Radishes. If you know me, you know I’m a spicy freak.  I also love pickles so after buying a bunch of lovely radishes at the farmer’s market- my brain went right to this favorited recipe that I’ve had for years.  Pink radishes as my youngest calls them are a favorite.  These are … Continue Reading »