Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf — Thanksgiving 2014

This loaf is dense, chocolaty, and moist, with undertones of pumpkin and autumnal spices laced throughout. I throw in some chocolate chips, and you may like to add other yummy things too, like pecans or walnuts. From Forks Over Knives… 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

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

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

Smoky Sweet Potato Burgers

I love a good bean burger, but sweet potato burgers are in a category of their own! These smoky-sweet but spicy burgers will dazzle anyone they’re served to, so if your friends tend to snub bean burgers and other meat… 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

Potato Salad with Avocado and Dill

How do you make a creamy potato salad when using whole foods? Simple! Mash up a fresh ripe avocado, and substitute it for the vegan mayo (not an ingredient I use in my kitchen!) I like to season this recipe… Read more

Garlic Hash Browns with Kale

Hash browns are a comfort food, and they don’t have to be heavily fried to be good. The added garlic makes them irresistible. From 21 Day Weightloss Kickstart Instructions: Preheat your oven to 375° F. Rinse the shredded potatoes and… Read more

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