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 — Thanksgiving 2014

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 — Thanksgiving 2014

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 — Thanksgiving 2014

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

Mushroom and Green Pea Risotto

This creamy risotto is a vast improvement over the traditional dish, as it brings all the creamy texture and cheesy flavor without the heaviness of actual cheese or butter. From The Forks Over Knives Plan Instructions: Place the cashews in… Read more

Mixed Winter Vegetables with Spicy Poppy Seed Sauce thanksgiving

This is a nourishing dish showcasing the rich taste of Indian curry—it’s perfect when paired with steamed rice. The word curry comes from the southern Indian word kari, which means “sauce”—and if you’re used to cooking with store-bought curry powder,… Read more

My $1.50 a Day Challenge: Eating a Plant-Based Diet on an Austere Budget

I recently took on a personal challenge to eat on $1.50 a day for five days. I was apprehensive and didn’t think I could do it. Here’s my story. WHY I DID IT Knowing that so many people struggle to… Read more

Aloo Mattar

Aloo Mattar is a very common dish in India. Many households have their own original recipe. This is my mother’s recipe, which is my favorite! Enjoy! Instructions:  In a pan dry roast the mustard seeds, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, stirring… Read more

Purple Potato and Kale Salad with Cilantro-Tahini Dressing

This is a colorful and richly flavored salad that’s fun to serve—the purple potatoes really give the dish a surprising look. From Forks Over Knives–The Cookbook Instructions:  Place the potatoes in a medium saucepan and add enough water to cover…. Read more