Synopses & Reviews
Forks Over Knives
, both the documentary and companion book, appeared on the scene in 2011 with an astonishing but simple claim: Following a fully plant-based diet can save your life. By avoiding meat, fish, eggs, dairy, and emphasizing whole, unrefined plant foods, millions of people have begun to notice staggering improvements to their physical fitness, weight, blood sugar and cholesterol levels, lifestyle, and overall health — including preventing, managing, or recovering from illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer.
Yes, the bestselling book Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health includes a solid foundation of recipes for anyone newly aware of the benefits to be gained from a plant-based diet. But home cooks are hungry for even more delicious, satisfying, from-scratch recipes full of whole plant foods like grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. That’s what this cookbook provides: A full year’s worth of meals for anyone hoping to cut out animal products, refined oils, and processed foods for the sake of their health. The recipes are eclectic, global, low fat, often gluten free, and simple to prepare, relying on common ingredients that anyone can find in their local grocery store. These recipes will take readers through an entire year with recipes that rely often on seasonal produce and always on the fundamental building blocks of a plant-based diet. Covering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even desserts and ranging from everyday classics like Mac and Cheese and Baked Ziti to festive, holiday-ready dishes like Chard and Bean Stuffed Delicata Squash, these recipes will prepare readers to cook the plant-based way every day — starting this year and continuing through a long and healthy life.
"Pure elegance. Del's recipes show just how sophisticated plant-based cooking can be. If you think gourmet can't be healthy, be delightfully disproved with this book." Lindsay S. Nixon, author of The Happy Herbivore Cookbook, Everyday Happy Herbivore and Happy Herbivore Abroad
"The recipes in this book are versatile, simple to prepare and, most important, tasty." VIVMag
"Forks Over Knives meals are good for the body — and the pocketbook." Indianapolis Star
"The arguments for a plant-based diet in a resource-strapped world are increasingly convincing: It's cheaper, better for the environment, and can be a healthier option." Philadelphia Inquirer
"[Sroufe's] mean green smoothie is a nutrient-rich, fiber-filled, antioxidant-packed dream." Chicago Tribune
"These recipes are so delicious... you'll never miss the fat." Our Hen House
A whole-foods, plant-based diet has never been easier or tastier — 300 brand-new recipes for cooking the Forks Over Knives
way, every day!
Forks Over Knives — the book, the film, the movement — is back again in a Cookbook. The secret is out: If you want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, and prevent (or even reverse!) chronic conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, the right food is your best medicine. Thousands of people have cut out meat, dairy, and oils and seen amazing results. If you're among them — or you'd like to be — you need this cookbook.
Del Sroufe, the man behind some of the mouthwatering meals in the film, proves that the Forks Over Knives philosophy is not about what you can't eat, but what you can. Chef Del and his collaborators Julieanna Hever, Judy Micklewright, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, and Darshana Thacker transform wholesome fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes into 300 recipes — classic and unexpected, globally and seasonally inspired, and for every meal of the day, all through the year:
Breakfast: Very Berry Smoothie, Breakfast Quinoa with Apple Compote
Salads, Soups and Stews: Kale Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing, Lotsa Vegetable Chowder, Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Stew
Pasta and Noodle Dishes: Sicilian Cauliflower Linguine, Stir-Fried Noodles with Spring Vegetables
Stir-Fried, Grilled and Hashed Vegetables: Grilled Eggplant Steaks
Baked and Stuffed Vegetables: Millet-Stuffed Chard Rolls
The Amazing Bean: White Beans and Escarole with Parsnips
Great Grains: Polenta Pizza with Tomatoes and Basil
Desserts: Apricot Fig Squares, Bursting with Berries Cobbler
. . . and much more!
Simple, affordable, and delicious, the recipes in Forks Over Knives — The Cookbook put the power of real healthy food in your hands. Start cooking the whole-food, plant-based way today — it could save your life!
About the Author
has worked as chef and co-owner at Wellness Forum Foods for six years, a plant-based meal delivery and catering service that emphasizes healthy, minimally processed foods, produces a line of “in the bag mixes,” and offers cooking classes to the public. He has worked in vegan and vegetarian kitchens for 22 years, including spending time as a vegan personal chef. He lives, works, and cooks in Columbus, OH.
Isa Chandra Moskowitz is an American cookbook author, magazine columnist, and former host of the community access cooking show Post Punk Kitchen. Her best-selling cookbooks include Vegan with a Vengeance, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, Veganomicon, Vegan Brunch, Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, and Appetite for Reduction. She maintains the popular vegan website Post Punk Kitchen and lives in Omaha, Nebraska.
Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT, is known as the Plant-Based Dietitian. She is the executive director of EarthSave, International, the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Gluten-Free Vegan Cooking
Judy Micklewright always had an affinity for plants but never realized their full potential, or how one day they would change her life. After battling numerous ailments unsuccessfully, it occurred to her to give a plant-based diet a try, and the results were profound. She has since set out on a path of discovery into plant-based living, personalizing the diet, and enjoying newfound vigor in her mind, body and soul. Now a mother, Judy continues to dedicate herself to unearthing tasty, plant-based good-for-you goodness.