In my collection of Forks Over Knives books I've also included the cookbook "Better than Vegan" by Del Sroufe as he made the recipes for the Forks Over Knives Cookbook.
I love his book equally as much as the FOK cookbook.
His recipes are all oil-free, just as the FOK cookbook recipes are, and they use nuts sparingly which is great for our household. I have made quite a few recipes and they are tasty and easy to prepare. A note though, there are several recipes that call for another recipe in the book to already be pre-made, so it's not always easy to pick this book up for last minute inspiration.
The Forks Over Knives companion is another of my favourites (ok, I admit that I have so many favourites that it's probably just confusing you by now lol).
It's a wonderful combination of information and recipes.
I was soooo excited when this book came out years ago and I read it cover to cover. It's easy to read & understand and the recipes are all delicious with many coming from well-known names in the plant-based world. No photographs of food though, which thankfully was changed for the actual cookbook. Not all recipes include pictures but there are several photograph sections throughout the book.... enough to tempt you!
Pictured here is "Vegetable White Bean Hash".
This was such a quick and easy dish with basic ingredients and yet the combination of a few different seasonings that I wouldn't normally think to use made it taste just amazing. The bright colours are just so appealing too!
We regularly have the "Eggplant Moussaka" and I pretty much remember the recipe by heart without having to refer to the book! It's fair to say that it's one of our household favourites.
I have tweaked it a bit though, leaving out the nuts and using more tomato than the recipe calls for.
But for the pictures below I stayed true to the recipe (excluding the nuts), a very rare occasion when cooking in my kitchen lol!
There are several layers to this dish so it does take some time to prepare but it's not difficult to make. And to be honest, I love that feeling of knowing I've made the 'whole' of the dish. It's truly so satisfying!
It might look messy but it is an incredibly tasty & satisfying dish.
A new book to add to the FOK collection is to be released next week.
The Forks Over Knives plan is a guide to making a plant-based diet do-able in your own life. Although I feel as though I well and truly have this way of eating mastered I'm still very keen to get this book and check it out.
I am a lover of all things Forks Over Knives really!!!!
It's the very documentary that encouraged my husband to change his diet so it really does have a special place in my heart!
If you haven't watched this documentary then I highly recommend you view it (link only available in the U.S sorry).
The connections between diet and disease are irrefutable. And not from what would be considered diets that are necessarily 'largely' based on animal products, but even as little as 20% of calories coming from animal protein. I remember seeing the chart on cancer growth with comparisons of 5% vs 20% and was shocked. The best news of all, the cancer growth didn't happen when that 20% of calories from protein came from plant protein...... even the dreaded "soy protein" that everyone seems to have a phobia of these days!
So eat your beans my friends!!!! :-)
And if you need even more recipes and information you can also purchase the Forks Over Knives recipe app here (currently only for Apple products, Android still being developed).
I have only had the app a few weeks and am yet to cook from it, but recipes are being added frequently and it looks like it is a handy app for those who prefer to use electronic devices for viewing recipes/cooking from.
Last but not least, the Forks Over Knives website is AMAZING.
SO much information, encouraging stories, and tasty recipes. I visit it regularly.
Have you seen the documentary Forks Over Knives?