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October 23, 2014 Post a comment

Gluten Free Oatmeal Bowl.

Gluten Free Oatmeal Bowl by Knead to Cook.

Gluten free oatmeal bowl.  

I posted this on IG yesterday and I had a ton of requests for the recipe so I thought I would write up for you all.  I wasn’t sure what I wanted for lunch and I knew it had to be something warm.  I couldn’t shake the chill after my run, post shower and bundling myself up – and a cup of tea.  This hit the spot.  You can customize it for your preference.  Would serve as a quick breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner when you don’t have to make dinner for the entire family – don’t you cherish those nights?  I do!
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October 22, 2014 Post a comment

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash. Vegan. GF.

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash. Vegan. GF. | Knead to Cook.

Stuffed spaghetti squash that is totally vegan and packed with delicious protein power.

I made this recipe a few weekends ago and neglected to share it with you all.  Today’s dreary, gloomy – bad photo-shooting kind of day, made this the perfect one to share.  Currently I have a carrot zucchini (vegan and gluten free) loaf baking away so I thought I would grab a few minutes to finish this post before I run to get my daughter for a dentist appointment.  There’s always something going on, I swear!

I was, in the past, greatly fearful of the spaghetti squash.  I’m not sure why.  Italian girl, lover of pasta – maybe?  Well that said girl now doesn’t eat pasta and I need my fix.  Spaghetti squash to the rescue!  This recipe was concocted to pack some protein in it and to twist it up and not make my typical sauce/squash recipe.  It turned out great and you can use the squash itself as the bowl if you like.  Super festive for the holidays if you ask me.  Plus sooooooo easy!

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October 21, 2014 Post a comment

Coconut Curry Cauliflower Soup.  Vegan.

Coconut Curry Cauliflower Soup. Vegan by Knead to Cook.

Coconut Curry Cauliflower Soup.  Vegan.

On Saturday I bought an almost 7 lb (YES!!) golden colored cauliflower head at the farmer’s market.  I couldn’t resist. It was absolutely gorgeous and I thought of roasting it and making soup.  Geez I could feed an army with a cauliflower THAT large.  So Sunday, after our run and church service – I cut up about a 1/3 of it to roast and the rest went into this gorgeous and very tasty soup.  I simmered the soup most of the afternoon and served it with my favorite Mary’s Crackers that are gluten free and vegan.  I have plenty of leftovers too for lunch all week.  This is a fall soup must-try for sure!
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October 20, 2014 Post a comment

Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Pie Roasted Almonds.

Sweet & Spicy Pumpkin Pie Roasted Almonds | Knead to Cook.

Happy Monday friends!  I never did mind Mondays only because its a reboot – a new start and fresh chance at doing amazing things.  Perspective.  Today’s day started out with an early morning 6.26 mile run. It was the first run of the season with gloves but I will note that I suffer from Raynaud’s and seem a bit more sensitive to cold morning temperatures.  The run felt great and energizing.  From there lots of errands and a dog walk with Samantha.

I’ve been having a week (or more) of eating like a voracious monster.  Literally if a camera was on me from noon till 4 all they would view is me eating – constantly. My husband is convinced its just my body healing and needing extra nutrition. I sure hope he’s right as I go back to the doc next week for more X-rays. Praying for good progress!!

I do have several Meatless Monday recipes to share but whipped these up and as I snack on them – this is what I chose to share with you all today.  You can make these with or without cayenne pepper.  Add more or less to your liking.  These pack up and mail perfectly for the holidays or are great on your Thanksgiving table.  Protein packed and a healthy snack for everyone.  Gluten free and vegan.
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October 16, 2014 Post a comment

Vegan Pumpkin Chili.

Vegan Pumpkin Chili by Knead to Cook.

Vegan Pumpkin Chili.

Last week I was thrilled to purchase Thug Kitchen’s first cookbook.  Scouring each vulgar sentence (that’s their schict) and recipes of this masterpiece – I wanted to try a protein-packed recipe first.  I made this recipe Monday and have enjoyed it all week as leftovers topped with my smoky spicy cashew cheese sauce, which elevated it to a whole new level.  I modified their recipe a bit and absolutely LOVE it and will be making it again and again this winter.  Even your most hardcore carnivores won’t be missing the meat in this flavor-packed chili.

Thug Kitchen tweeted me back after seeing my post… I’m honored and so happy but can’t retweet due to the vulgarity.  Sorry – ha ha.
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October 15, 2014 Post a comment

Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Glaze.  Vegan and Gluten Free.

Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Glaze. Vegan and Gluten Free | Knead to Cook

Pumpkin Muffins with a Maple Glaze.  Vegan and Gluten Free.

Today is a rainy hump day.  Not a nice rain… more like a dumping down from the heavens kind of rain.  The rain that forced me inside for my 6 mile run today so I used today as a weightlifting day as well.  It’s all good.  We, Samantha our black lab and I managed to sneak in a walk to the park post dentist appointment for me. From there, I’ve been in the kitchen working on three recipes.  I wasn’t going to share this one today but because they came out so good – I pushed my post for today off till tomorrow.  Now I have two back to back muffin recipes… hope you don’t mind.

Are you on pumpkin overload yet?  From Starbucks to pretty much every blogger on the planet is focusing on the wonders of pumpkin and for good reason.  It’s totally the best time of year!  This recipe started out from my newly purchased cookbook by Cara Reed titled Decadent Gluten Free Vegan Baking but I’ve morphed it quite a bit and I hope you give this one a whirl.  It’s totally gluten free and vegan for those who have dietary concerns. However those who do not, won’t mind one bit – trust me!

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Gingerbread Muffins. Vegan. GF.

Gingerbread Muffins that are vegan & gluten free. Last Friday was just one of those pity-me days.  We all have them.  I felt like I was a ball of emotions.  It was a hard week with my pin removal from my finger (this situation has been going on for over a year now).  I couldn’t … Continue Reading »

Smoky Spicy Cheese Sauce. Vegan. Gluten Free.

Smoky.  Spicy. Cheesy Sauce.  Wait… dip.  Dressing!  Wait… a sub for yogurt or mayo in sandwiches!  Oh the uses are endless!  And the spiciness and smokiness is all under your wielding. But for us… the more kick and the smokier the better! This cheese sauce, dip, dressing – whatever you want to call it is … Continue Reading »

Smoked Paprika Roasted Pumpkin Seeds.

Smoked paprika roasted pumpkin seeds. A few weeks ago I discovered what I thought were two watermelons growing rogue in my garden turned out to be pumpkins – they looked very much like a striped watermelon that soon turned a lovely orange color.  I was fearful that they weren’t going to last that long due … Continue Reading »

Balsamic Black Bean Tempeh.

Balsamic Black Bean Tempeh. I created this recipe while on my bike ride with my husband on Sunday.  It was a freezing ride and I needed to take my mind off the windchill and tap into my creative side with this new delicacy that the good folks at Smiling Hara Tempeh sent me.  I’ve never … Continue Reading »