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These chocolate chip treats are so yummy that I call them “bliss balls.” They are so delicious that it’s nearly impossible to stop at one, and even difficult to stop at two. I suggest you make a double batch to enjoy throughout the week. They store well so they are ideal for lunch box treats, […]

This polenta and black bean recipe is a fun dish that can be made into an appetizer when cut into medallions or a main dish if you prepare it as a casserole topped with assorted steamed vegetables. Either way, it’s great served with a spicy salsa and guacamole. This recipe freezes well for weeks, so […]

At a deli one afternoon, I ordered a tomato-vegetable soup and a baked potato. When I received the two items, they looked like they belonged together, so I poured the soup over the potato. The result? A tasty new meal and the spark that led to all sorts of new dishes that turn baked potatoes […]

This is a great lunch or dinner dish no matter what season it is. During the summer, serve it chilled on a bed of greens, and during the winter, serve it at room temperature with a cup of hot soup. (From the book, The Forks Over Knives Plan) Ingredients: 1 small butternut or acorn squash […]

This fat-free, dairy-free spinach and artichoke dip has a delightfully creamy yet light taste and texture. Serve with crudité or baked chips. Ingredients: 1¼ cups unsweetened, unflavored plant milk 3 tablespoons all-purpose or oat flour 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 cups finely chopped spinach (fresh, or […]

Darshana Thacker
Chef
Darshana Thacker

Darshana Thacker is chef and culinary project manager for Forks Over Knives, an organization that empowers people to live healthier lives by changing the
way the world understands nutrition. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she’s known for her hearty and distinctly flavorful creations, which draw
inspiration from a wide range of ethnic traditions. Chef Darshana was the recipe author of Forks Over Knives Family and a lead recipe contributor for the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan.

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