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Puréed Spicy Sweet Potato with Chickpeas

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FOK PureedSweetPotatoStew570x299 Puréed Spicy Sweet Potato with ChickpeasThis soup combines sweet potatoes with earthy spices, a good dose of fresh ginger, and just a small amount of nut butter (gives depth of flavor without being too heavy or cloying). The soup is pureed and then whole chickpeas are added for more texture.
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How My Cardiologist and Forks Over Knives Changed My Destiny

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JamieBrinck 570x299 How My Cardiologist and Forks Over Knives Changed My DestinyIn 2008, three weeks before my forty-fourth birthday, I had a heart attack. I was not really surprised, because of my family history and my lifestyle. My father died in his fifties from a massive heart attack; as did his parents. My mother suffered from heart problems as well and finally died from heart failure. My three siblings and I all have dealt with cholesterol and/or blood pressure problems in our adult lives. I always assumed an early death due to heart failure was just my destiny.

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Roasted Tomato and Cannellini Bean Pasta

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This recipe is so easy to put together and can easily be doubled. I serve this with sautéed kale. I like this dish with a lot of garlic, but you can adjust this as you wish.
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1907 New York Times Article Shows that Meat Causes Cancer.
A Century Later, Many People Still Haven’t Heard the News

Newspaper655x344 1907 New York Times Article Shows that Meat Causes Cancer. <br> A Century Later, Many People Still Haven’t Heard the News

Newspaper570x299 1907 New York Times Article Shows that Meat Causes Cancer. <br> A Century Later, Many People Still Haven’t Heard the NewsIn a recent NPR debate about the risks of meat-eating, I put forward the proposition that meat causes cancer. Judging by faces in the audience, this was a new idea. While everyone understands the link between cancer and cigarettes, the link with meat has somehow escaped notice.

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Running for “Health” Wasn’t Enough … Eating Plants Made All the Difference!

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Alina 570x299 Running for “Health” Wasn’t Enough … Eating Plants Made All the Difference!I immigrated to the United States seven years ago from Russia. Right away the pleasures of American cuisine turned out to be irresistible to me. Going out to eat two to three times a week with my new American friends? Sure! All of the temptations at supermarkets and fast food places? Bring them on!

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Quick and Easy Thai Vegetable Stew

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570x299 Quick and Easy Thai Veg Stew Quick and Easy Thai Vegetable Stew

This delicious stew is a perfect dinner to serve to last-minute guests, but don’t only save it for them—this will hit the spot anytime you’re in the mood for Thai. The stew tastes great served over brown rice.
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BBQ Beans & Greens

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If you miss the tangy, sweet flavor of BBQ sauce, but not all the salt and sugar, you will love this recipe. It’s easy to make and uses pineapple as its secret ingredient.
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I Lost 180 Pounds in a Year … Along with High Cholesterol, Pre-Diabetes, and Sleep Apnea!

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JonBergman 570x299 I Lost 180 Pounds in a Year … Along with High Cholesterol, Pre Diabetes, and Sleep Apnea!A little over a year ago, I decided I wanted to lose weight and get healthy, because I was dangerously overweight and always felt tired and depressed. I started by buying a scale with a 400-pound limit. Seeing 395 pounds was a real eye-opener! I joined a gym and started working out three hours a day: one hour before work and two hours after. I lost 30 pounds in the first two months.

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Banana Ice Cream

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Banana Ice Cream 570x299 Banana Ice CreamThis banana-based ice cream is so easy to make and the number-one reason why I always have frozen bananas in my freezer. Anytime the craving for rich and creamy ice cream hits, make this instead! P.S. I love (love!) topping this ice cream off with chocolate balsamic vinegar. (I’m not crazy, I swear!)
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The Plant-Based Lifestyle Is the Best Medicine I’ve Ever Prescribed

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RobertOstfeld 570x299 The Plant Based Lifestyle Is the Best Medicine Ive Ever PrescribedAs a cardiologist, I am delighted to share the many ways Forks Over Knives has been an incredible resource for my patients, my students, and for me. I recommend the movie multiple times each day when explaining to patients how they can dramatically improve their health by embracing a whole-foods, plant-based diet. Outside of an emergency medical condition that requires an urgent intervention, I have never seen anything come close to providing the breadth and depth of benefits that this lifestyle offers.

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