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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.

All Contributions from Darshana Thacker (169)

Rye and Wheat Berries With Celery and Apples

Tender, chewy wheat berries mingle with crunchy celery and sweet apples and raisins in this refreshing side dish. This recipe can be…

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Sweet Potato Waffles with Apple-Date Slaw

An easy fruit slaw takes these naturally sweet waffles to the next level. On busy mornings, heat leftover waffles in a 350°F…

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Millet in Coconut Curry

With fresh herbs and spices, and chopped asparagus, leek, and date, this Millet in Coconut Curry packs a lot of flavor and…

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Quick Black Bean Tostadas

Toasted tortillas topped with flavorful black beans and fresh vegetables make a quick and delicious light meal. This is also a great…

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Instant Pot Kidney Bean Dal

Rajma, or kidney bean dal, is a popular stew in North India. The kidney beans are cooked for hours to create a…

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Red Lentil Loaf with Smoky Tomato Sauce

Infinitely healthier than meat-based meatloaf and just as delicious, this savory vegan meatloaf recipe makes a welcome meal on a chilly night….

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Double Chocolate Vegan Instant Pot Cake

Multicookers such as the Instant Pot aren’t just for soups and stews: They can make delectable, luscious desserts, too. This incredibly moist…

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Herbed Instant Pot Rice Pilaf

Loaded with veggies and fresh herbs, this Instant Pot rice pilaf is subtly sweet, totally satisfying, and one of the easiest dishes…

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Peanut Butter-Chocolate Marble Pudding

A rich swirl of dark chocolate adds intensity to this cool vegan peanut butter pudding. Fiber-rich date paste and a dollop of pure…

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Valentine’s Day Treats: Chocolate Pistachio Mint and Strawberry Rose Bliss Balls

Melt your vegan valentine’s heart with these plant-based Bliss Balls. This recipe yields two fabulous flavors—rich Chocolate Pistachio Mint and radiant Strawberry…

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