Autumn Vegetable Stew — Thanksgiving 2014

The spices in this hearty soup are classic flavors of North African cooking—a mix of sweet, savory, bright, and earthy all in one dish. Saffron may be the world’s most expensive spice, but this recipe, like most, only calls for… Read more

Red Beans & Quinoa

I’ve had a version of beans and rice on my dinner menu for as long as I can remember, mostly because it’s always tasty and filling, and I can make it as easy or as complicated as I want it… Read more

Pesto Pasta with White Beans

This quick and easy pasta dish takes only about as long to put together as it takes to cook the pasta itself. White beans make it a more filling dish, but you could use steamed asparagus in place of the… Read more

Quinoa-Stuffed Tomatoes with Spicy Cilantro Pesto

The filling for this dish tastes great baked in a ripe, juicy tomato, as in this recipe. Feel free to try the filling for burritos, too, as it tastes great with the quinoa standing in for the usual rice. From… Read more

Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes, Chickpeas, and Basil

Roasting vegetables is an easy way to add flavor to a dish, and, yes, you can absolutely do it without added oil—the results are delectable. From The Forks Over Knives Plan Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Have ready… Read more

Easy Thai Noodles

I love Thai food but don’t go out to restaurants for it much anymore because it’s hard to avoid all the added fat. Here is a quick noodle dish I make about once a week. This one has the great… Read more

Wild Rice, Cabbage and Chickpea Pilaf

This recipe came about like a lot of my recipes: I had leftover ingredients in the fridge that needed to be used, and they all ended up in the same pan. When a dish succeeds with leftovers, it generally becomes… Read more

Eggplant Rollatini

This Italian-style eggplant dish is usually filled with bread crumbs and cheeses. This version uses a savory millet and spinach filling–seasoned with fresh basil– and baked and topped with tomato sauce. This can stand alone or be served with a… Read more

Tomato Sauce

This is my go-to sauce for anything, including my delicious Eggplant Rollatini. You can also toss it with cooked whole-grain pasta and sautéed vegetables for an easy meal. From Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook Instructions:  Place the onions in a large… Read more

Vegetable Stock

Making your own vegetable stock is as easy as chopping the vegetables. Double, triple, or quadruple the recipe and freeze some for later use. This is my go-to stock recipe, but you can use whatever vegetables you have available. a… Read more