Tempeh Time: Cauliflower and Tempeh Curry

We’ve had a lot of fun exploring the different ways to cook with tempeh. It’s a great source of plant-based protein and as you know, we’re pretty obsessed with any form of plant-based nutrition at BumbleBar. For the last recipe in the Tempeh Time series, we decided to make a yummy veggie-centric comfort food: Cauliflower and Tempeh Curry. Follow along to make your own! 

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May is Celiac Awareness Month. What’s it like to Live with Celiac Disease?

May is celiac awareness month. As a gluten-free energy bar company, pretty much every month is celiac awareness month here, but we want to help spread the word.  

Celiac disease is an immune reaction to consuming gluten, a protein found in wheat. Check out our blog post specifically on gluten to learn more about it. Consuming gluten triggers a response in people with this disease. It damages their small intestine’s lining over time and prevents the body from absorbing nutrients. Celiac disease can manifest itself in many ways. The intestinal damage that occurs when eating gluten can cause an individual with this disease to experience anything from fatigue and irritability to weight loss and infertility as well as a variety of other uncomfortable and painful side effects.

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Ingredient Highlight: Flaxseed

Here at BumbleBar, we use a variety of quality ingredients in our bars, one of which is flaxseed. We feature organic, non-GMO flaxseed in all of our BumbleBars right alongside organic, non-GMO sesame seeds. Beyond adding delicious flavors and textures to our bars, flaxseeds pack a superfood punch and come with several health benefits.

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30 Facts About Peanuts You (Probably) Didn’t Know

 

  1. There are over 500 peanuts in every 12oz jar of peanut butter.
  2. It’s illegal in the US to label a product “peanut butter” if it’s less than 90% peanuts.
  3. It takes almost 5 gallons of water to process 1oz of peanuts (compared to 80 gallons for 1oz of almonds)
  4. Two US presidents were peanut farmers (Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter)
  5. There are six cities named “Peanut” in the US, and they’re located in California, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

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10 Cookbooks We Use, Love, and Recommend

There’s something really satisfying about making a recipe from start to finish using a cookbook. In this digital age, it’s easy to find how to make almost anything you can imagine online, but we love the art of the cookbook. Beyond being little nuggets of wisdom from bonafide food professionals, they’re ridiculously beautiful creations. If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably a foodie just like us and enjoy the gorgeous culinary photography and design that goes into modern cookbooks. If you’re looking for recommendations, we’ve got ‘em. Here are some of our favorites:

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Tofu Tour: Crispy Tofu and Sprouts Sandwich

For our final stop on the Tofu Tour, I decided to choose a recipe that was a little different than the other four we’ve made while exploring the different ways to prepare tofu. We’ve done nuggets, roasted veggie bowls, curry, and mini quiches, but now it’s time for something you can pack for lunch. It’s easy to make, it consists of three fresh ingredients, it comes with a crunch, and you’re going to love it. Without further ado, let’s make a crispy tofu and sprouts sandwich!

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Tofu Tour: Mini Veggie Quiches

The next stop on our tour is mini tofu quiches! When choosing these recipes, my main goal has been variety. I want to show several ways one can enjoy tofu, even when one of the steps is to blend it into a purée. That’s not very appetizing to think of but bear with me because this recipe does not disappoint. I’d say these quiches are one of those recipes that you could set down in front of someone and they wouldn’t know the difference between it and the real deal.

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Tofu Tour: Very Easy Vegan Curry

We’re exploring the different ways we can enjoy tofu and the next stop on the journey has a delightful kick. This was my first time making curry, and I was a little bit intimidated. I’ve heard talk of it from more sophisticated palates all my life, but I’m not entirely sure if I even really knew what it was until making it this weekend.

Curry is an all-encompassing term referencing a variety of recipes from the Indian subcontinent and South Asia. The linking factor is that all curry dishes feature a complicated mixture of herbs and spices that typically include hot chilies. There are dry curries out there, but our recipe is the saucy kind!

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10 Health Benefits of Drinking Warm Water

As January brings in 2018 just as cold as December left 2017, we find ourselves adding to the ways we try to stay warm. We start with sweatshirts, heavy socks, and undershirts. We graduate to blankets, space heaters, and excessive showers and baths. Finally, we’re here at the final attempt to stay warm: imbibing warm water.

While drinking tea or hot water is an excellent way to keep yourself warm as the snows fall, it’s also a very healthy practice for your mind and body.

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50 Things to Do When It’s Just Too Dang Cold Outside

The Spokane area has been chilly since late November, and January (unsurprisingly) hasn’t done us any favors either. Compared to the rest of the country, we’re pretty lucky to stay just above freezing most days, but that doesn’t mean we like facing the cold any better. While Spokane has a myriad of amazing outdoor winter activities to offer, that’s not everyone’s ‘cup of tea.’ Some people’s ‘cup of tea’ is an actual cup of tea by a warm fire inside, away from the cold. The following list is for those people once they get tired of lounging by that fire and want some ideas for what else they could do indoors this winter:

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