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

Chickpea Avocado Salad — Super Bowl 2015 Super Bowl

Serve this flavorful salad on a bed of greens for a complete meal. From Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook Instructions: 1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well. Add the avocado just before serving. Photo by… 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

Orange Black Bean Taquitos — Super Bowl 2015 Super Bowl

The orange zest and juice in this recipe brighten the dish and elevate the ordinary black bean to new heights. Serve this with cooked brown rice or quinoa and a salad. Instructions: 1. Sauté the onions in a saucepan over medium… Read more

Spiked Sour Cream — Super Bowl 2015 Super Bowl

I always make my own sour cream when I want it. I sometimes like to kick up the flavor, as I do in this recipe, depending on what I’m serving it with. This version is great on tacos, burritos, or… Read more

Pumpkin Pie Squares — Super Bowl 2015 Super Bowl

These pumpkin squares are easier to make than pumpkin pie, and they are firm enough to be eaten as finger food. They are great by themselves, or add a bit of Macadamia-Vanilla Frosting for a little “happy holidays.” Instructions: 1…. Read more

Zingy Italian White Bean Soup

This recipe begins a day ahead, when you will need to soak dried cannellini beans overnight. Start cooking them a little while before you begin chopping the vegetables, and they should be ready by the time you’re ready to make… Read more

Corn and Black Bean Cakes

My mom made a version of these savory pancakes for dinner when I was a kid. My updated version is healthier, but no less delicious—and now I enjoy them for breakfast, too! For best results, don’t try to flip the… Read more

Enchilada Casserole

Filling and flavorful, this casserole is easier to make than enchiladas, since you don’t need to roll the tortillas or make a separate sauce. Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Chop or prepare all ingredients before starting. Place 2… Read more

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

This gravy takes just minutes to put together. Sometimes my boys eat just a bowl of mashed potatoes and gravy for a snack. For dinner, we serve this dish with sautéed broccolini or green beans. To Make the Creamy Golden… Read more

Spinach-Potato Tacos

Traditional Mexican tacos are much more than ground beef and sour cream in a fried shell. There are many, many ways to make tacos—in my opinion, this is one of the best. From The Forks Over Knives Plan Instructions: 1…. 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

Potato Pancakes

Here’s my plant-based version of potato pancakes, a recipe that traditionally consists of shallow-fried grated potato, flour, and egg. My recipe here is free of the ingredients that damage our arteries. As a plant lover, I prefer dairy-free toppings, such… Read more

Spinach Lasagna

My mom has been making a version of this lasagna for years. It is now a favorite of my boys. I serve this with My Caesar Salad from The Starch Solution and a loaf of warm French bread with roasted garlic…. Read more

Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf

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