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Darshana Thacker

Darshana Thacker is chef and culinary project manager for Forks Over Knives. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of Forks Over Knives: Flavor! She created the recipes for Forks Over Knives Family and was a lead recipe contributor to the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit DarshanasKitchen.com for more.

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Tortilla Española with Potatoes and Red Peppers

The Spanish tortilla is quite different from the Mexican tortilla. More similar to a frittata, it’s traditionally served as an appetizer but…

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Butternut Mac and Cheese with Broccoli

Spiced butternut squash blended with nutritional yeast and a little plant milk makes a delightfully rich and “cheesy” sauce for pasta and…

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Miso Noodle Soup with Tofu

This tasty vegan miso soup is packed with savory flavor and fresh veggies, while noodles add some heartiness. Dashi, the clear broth…

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Low-Fat Homemade Nut Yogurt

A blend of cashews and rice makes a delicious, neutral-flavored vegan yogurt, but you can use any nuts you like. Agar powder…

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Chayote Soup with Roasted Hominy

Chayote squash is a pear-shape gourd with a mild flavor that makes it the perfect base for a summer soup. Hominy, a…

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Peachy-Orange Arugula Salad

This simple, juicy salad is the perfect summer side dish. Double down on peachy flavor with a mix of raw and grilled…

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Harissa Hummus

Harissa, a spicy North African chile paste, adds complex flavor to this otherwise simple hummus. Store-bought harissa contains oil and can be…

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Mixed Fruit Soup

This refreshing treat was inspired by FOK Head Chef Darshana Thacker’s childhood memories of India. Every year for Diwali, Darshana’s mother served…

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Italian-Style Zucchini and Chickpea Sauté

This colorful, classic Italian side dish features a saucy medley of fork-tender veggies. Look for 6- to 7-inch zucchini with a vibrant…

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Zoodle Rolls with Pesto Sauce

Long, thin strips of zucchini, aka zucchini noodles or zoodles, are a great way to get the texture of pasta with the…

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