Robin Runner

Robin Runner is the blogger behind www.kneadtocook.com. She grew up around two of her greatest inspirations, her Italian grandmother and her aunt. Both believed in farm to table foods, purity in nature and love as the main ingredient for anything on their menu. Today, Robin is a strong advocate of farming and buying local ingredients, as well as composting to help repurpose food scraps into rich soil for our garden.

Homemade Triple Nut Butter

Made with three different nuts for the perfect consistency, this homemade triple nut butter is simple to throw together in your food processor.

Quick Pickled Cabbage

A super easy recipe for beautifully bright quick pickled cabbage. In just a few hours, you can be topping your sandwiches, salads and more with fermented purple cabbage.

Jalapeño Beet Ketchup

Slather this amazingly sweet and spicy Jalapeño Beet Ketchup on your next veggie pattie, burger or dip your sweet fries in it. You really can’t go wrong with this delicious sauce.

Vegan Bean Étouffée

Swap out the smoked meats and seafood usually found in Creole rice stew for this vegan bean étouffée loaded with spice, beans and liquid smoke.

Spicy Peanut Tofu

This spicy peanut tofu is loaded with flavor and baked to have the most delicious crispy edges we have ever seen. It you don’t already love tofu, this recipe will get you there.


Buffalo Tofu

If you know how delicious buffalo wings are, then you should be pretty excited that there’s a plant-based version too. Check out this buffalo tofu that is so easy to make and won’t leave you feeling heavy.

Lentil Bolognese

Let vegetables and lentils add great protein and flavor to this usually meaty bolognese dish.


No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Sweet peanut butter bars come together in a jiffy, plus they’re gluten free and vegan, so they count as an energy-packed snack, too.

Gluten Free Fig Newtons

Packed with fresh figs, chia seeds, and gluten free oats, these fig newton bars are a delicious blast from the past and a nutritious snack, too.


Almond Butter and Maple Bars with Oats

Make bars for the next time you need a quick snack that is delicious and good for you. Boost healthy fats and improve brain function while enjoying them.


Homemade Crispy Beet Chips

Easy beet chips are a fun way to eat your vegetables. Bake the thin slices in your oven with spices and olive or truffle oil for great flavor.

Spiced Peanut Pumpkin Stew

Serve this hearty, vegetarian stew over quinoa on cool fall day. Curry and pepper flakes bring heat to yams and pumpkins and this an exciting peanut soup.

Strawberry and Cucumber Salsa

This salsa is easy to whip up and you can easily control the spice level. It’s colorful and eye-catching, providing lots of energy for the pool or beach.

Rainbow Chard with Garlic Scapes

This chard will power your week and it is a delicious way to get your greens in. Serve it as an easy side or grab a whole bowl for lunch, it is that good.


Strawberry Overload Smoothie

This is just another way to use some of the season’s bounty of gorgeous strawberries you might have on hand. Makes the perfect breakfast, lunch or snack.

Edamame and Corn Salad Salsa

Serve with tortilla chips or on lettuce. This salsa is the perfect warm weather welcome. Grab margaritas and edamame salsa and you’re ready for a party.

Gluten-Free Banana Oatmeal Bars

Vegan chocolate banana bars are made with ground gluten-free oats. Added protein and no refined sugars, you will leave you feeling great about this indulgent snack.