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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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Indian Brown Rice Pudding (Kheer)

Kheer is Indian pudding made by boiling milk with a starch such as rice, tapioca, or corn. This whole-food, plant-based recipe uses…

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Broccoli and Brown Rice Casserole with Chickpeas

Broccoli and some pantry staples are all you need to make this comforting rice casserole, which has a subtly creamy texture thanks…

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Lima Bean Pesto Hummus

Lima beans stand in for chickpeas in this fresh, flavorful spread or dip. Frozen lima beans don’t take long to cook, and…

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Polenta Lasagna with Kale and Lentils

A tasty twist on lasagna, this vegan casserole recipe swaps out noodles for comforting Italian-seasoned polenta, layered with a saucy filling of…

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Vegan Vegetable Korma

Cashews are blended with dates and seasoned sautéed onions to create a luscious, full-bodied vegan curry sauce in this hearty, warmly spiced…

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Tempeh Chili

Crumbled tempeh makes a hearty, almost meatlike addition to this zesty chili. Tip: Chile peppers contain oils that can irritate your skin…

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Quinoa Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing

Roma tomatoes, onion, garlic, and serrano pepper are roasted before being blended into a creamy dressing that bursts with bright, juicy flavor….

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Broccoli-Crust Veggie Pizza

Like its cruciferous cousin cauliflower, broccoli can make a great pizza crust. To cut down on day-of cooking time, you can make…

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Cinnamon-Banana Nice Cream with Fruit Compote

The base for this dairy-free treat takes just a few minutes to whip up then sets in the freezer overnight. The compote…

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Fancy Vegan Meatballs

These bean- and rice-based “meatballs” are easy to make, and you can prep them right up to the baking step a day…

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