Welcome to my blog. My name is Robin and I’m the vegan & gluten free foodie/blogger, recipe creator, world traveler and ultra marathoner behind Knead to Cook. I believe food should fuel your life and your passions. I’m a former carnivore transitioned to vegan for over two years now. I believe food should be simple and approachable.
I have the pleasure to be a contributor to Lucy Activewear Lucy Let’s Go blog – creating exclusive recipes and sharing my favorite workout wear. I am a contributor to VegaOne and Honest Cooking. I work with several companies to create recipes for their products including Maille U.S., Colavita and Bob’s Redmill to name a few.
I’m married to my biggest supporter. With that we have a very modern, eclectic needs. My husband and I are vegan with me being gluten free. My oldest is dairy and gluten free and my youngest and my father are both carnivores with no dietary restrictions. Dinners at our house are typically quite a balancing act trying to embrace everyone’s unique palate. Traveling to Europe this summer was quite challenging experience to say the least. Thankfully exploring was so much fun.
My food journey has been an evolution since I started my blog about 5 years ago. I started to change the way I was eating and migrated over to being a vegetarian. It wasn’t for any grand reason other than I sat down to dinner and couldn’t put a piece of meat in my mouth. From that point forward it was like a switch was turned off and I never looked back. That was over 2 years ago. Then in January 2014 I was battling many stomach issues. My husband suggested giving up dairy to see if it would help and it did. I’ve been vegan ever since.
Then the power of food really impacted my daughter. My oldest was battling cystic acne for about 4 years. It was suggested to remove gluten and dairy from her diet after many harsh topicals and prescriptions failed to work. Within 10 months her face is clear and acne free. I also removed gluten from my diet to support her and I’ve felt wonderful.
You will notice a migration of recipes on my blog from full on carnivores/dairy filled to vegan/gluten free. I wanted to provide some history on the journey and my migration to make more sense of the recipe compilation. My hope is that everyone can incorporate some vegan/vegetarian dishes into their family’s diet. I firmly believe food is healing and medicinal.
August, 2013 Cabot Fit Team member running the Beach to Beacon 10k in Maine. Personal record time: 49:01.
Blues Cruise Ultra 50k – October, 2015.
Final trail marathon running for 2015. Ran the first half marathon relay with a newer half marathon and first time trail running friend and the second half with my friend Pete from my ultra marathon.
Had the best time. And wrapping up my 2015 mileage.