Super Bowl Menu 2015

  I really love the Super Bowl because it’s a fun time to get together with friends and family and indulge in some good food. I don’t know much about football (home runs or touchdowns?), but I enjoy the celebratory… Read more

Tomato Salsa — Super Bowl 2015 Super Bowl

A friend taught me his family recipe for salsa roja de molcajete, or tomato salsa made in a traditional stone mortar and pestle. I’ve adapted it so it can be made without the mortar and pestle. Roasting the chile and… Read more

Tortilla Soup — Super Bowl 2015 Super Bowl

Many traditional Mexican dishes are easy to adapt to a fully plant-based diet. This tortilla soup is a great example. Whenever I cook it, the whole house fills with a delightful aroma, a hint of the robust and delicious flavor… Read more

Hot Chile Sauce

I created this sauce when I could not easily find a commercially made hot sauce that was oil- and sugar-free—and also tasted really good! Plus, I really wanted to control the heat to my personal preference. This delicious sauce meets… Read more

Potato Scramble with Hot Chile Sauce

This hearty dish is easy to prepare ahead of time which makes it an ideal holiday breakfast dish and a good option to serve for brunch. When you’re ready to serve, simply reheat the potatoes and spoon them on top… Read more

Recipes for a Plant-Based Thanksgiving 2014

A Thanksgiving meal is a perfect occasion to showcase the variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables available at this time of the year, including winter squashes, cabbage, pomegranates, mandarin oranges, and cranberries. There are so many ways to present these… Read more

Rice Casserole with Lentils

This dish is a real crowd-pleaser, and is especially good for big gatherings like Super Bowl parties. I love it with rice, but it’s also really good with pasta. Both options are given below. The lentils need to be soaked… Read more

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

It’s not hard to see why this dish represents comfort food for people of many different backgrounds. Its creamy, savory goodness is always a hit! From The Forks Over Knives Plan Instructions: 1. Place the cashews in a small bowl… Read more

Radicchio Salad with Cranberry Orange Dressing

This simple salad of seasonal autumn fruits is easy to make and yet has an interesting sweet and sour flavor. You can add some cooked grains to make it a heartier dish. Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 250°F. Roast… Read more

Chewy Lemon-Oatmeal Cookies

The trick to keeping these chewy, flavorful cookies moist is the low-and-slow baking—45 minutes at 275°F—which allows them to bake through without drying out. From The Forks Over Knives Plan Instructions: Preheat the oven to 275°F. Line 2 baking sheets… Read more