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October 29, 2014 Post a comment

Zucchini Carrot Cake.  Vegan and Gluten Free.

Zucchini Carrot Cake. Vegan and Gluten Free | Knead to Cook.

Zucchini Carrot Cake.  Vegan and Gluten Free.  

I was trying out another recipe from Cara Reed’s new vegan and gluten free cookbook.  I mixed it up a bit and it turned out super delicious.  I had zucchini and carrots I wanted to use and just enough gluten free flour to pull this off.  This recipe would easily make awesome muffins or like I did – in a loaf pan sliced thicker then in half like a brownie.  Perfect snacking option for school, breakfast or dessert.

I opted not to use walnuts but they are pretty customary in carrot cake/breads.  My kids aren’t fans so I didn’t put them in.  I also didn’t ice this bread/cake but you certainly could if making cupcakes especially.
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October 27, 2014 Post a comment

Chili Lime Tempeh Bowl.

Chili Lime Tempeh Bowl by Knead to Cook.

So yesterday I was craving big time protein for some reason… and I realize how important it is to listen to your body.  We had gone for one last bike ride because it was going to be warmer.  We rode a very hilly and windy course for 25.8 miles.  It felt good to ride – to let go of all of the things going on in my life right now.  When we got home we walked and enjoyed some family time. Sunday fun day for sure.  Plus the weather absolute perfection!

My husband made a big breakfast and I loaded up my smoothie with lots of Vega protein.  I knew for dinner I needed more.  I normally have a light dinner but I had a craving for my last package of Smiling Hara Tempeh.  I paired it up with some delicious dinosaur kale and it was so good.  My husband and I ate all of it, sadly with no leftovers.  I may have to resort to making more tonight… we shall see.
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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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Vegan Pumpkin Chili.

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 … Continue Reading »

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

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 … Continue Reading »

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 »