Cranberry Apple Crisp

While this is a great recipe to make with leftover cranberry relish, it’s also a great reason to make your own cranberry relish! With no added sugar, it’s just fruit and oats … so you could eat it for breakfast… Read more

Banana Blueberry Bars

This tasty bar is perfect for breakfast, a snack, or desert. It’s full of starch to give you lasting energy and unrefined sugars for a healthy sweetness. You can have a delicious treat and support your body at the same… 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

Caldo Verde

Caldo Verde is a Portuguese extravaganza of puréed potatoes with simmered kale, spiked with garlic and made hearty with red beans. From 21 Day Weightloss Kickstart Instructions: Bring the water to a simmer. Add the onion, potatoes, salt, pepper, garlic,… 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

Burrito Bowl

This is our latest favorite meal, often enjoyed outside on our deck on a warm evening. I vary the beans, and also the veggies and salsa, so the meal is different every time I serve it. I serve this in… 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

Smoky Little Devils

These tiny stuffed potatoes are absolutely beautiful, and, oh so delicious as hors d’oeuvres or the center part of a meal. Be sure the potatoes are tiny. And remember to hold back! Don’t eat them all before your guests arrive!… Read more

Adzuki Beans with Kabocha Squash

This recipe may sound a little ho-hum, but it’s actually incredibly delicious. If you prefer a softer, stewier texture, add the squash to the beans 10 or 15 minutes earlier. From The Kind Diet Instructions: 1. Drain the kombu and… Read more

Mediterranean Vegetable Spaghetti

This pasta dish is the perfect example of delicious simplicity, with its homemade tomato and pepper sauce tossed with brown rice spaghetti and then piled high with black olives, zucchini slices, sautéed spinach, and fresh herbs to create something quite… Read more

Teriyaki Veggie Crunch Roll

There is so much more to vegan sushi than cucumber rolls! This recipe is a creative twist on a classic veggie roll, complete with a home-made teriyaki sauce. Instructions: Roast Japanese yam at 375°F for 45 minutes, or until soft…. 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

Pasta Primavera

This pasta dish has no bouillon, or any other meat, in it. It’s colorful, hearty, tasty, and a great way to get greens into your evening meal. It also makes for wonderful leftovers. At the firehouse we usually make a… 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