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April 9, 2013

After Hitting Rock Bottom,
Forks Over Knives Helped Me Lose 100+ Pounds


 
By Dustin Rolofson

I had struggled with my weight for many years. While cruising Netflix for documentaries I came across Forks Over Knives. I’m not going to lie. I passed on watching it on numerous occasions. Finally, one time I decided to watch the film. It blew me away! Read the full testimonial here.

Roger Ebert Dead at 70


We are sad to hear about the passing of legendary film critic, Roger Ebert. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Roger holds a special place in our heart. As a little-known independent film, we were honored that he attended a screening in Chicago. The influential but notoriously tough critic gave the film 3 stars and wrote a favorable review. Roger's assessment no doubt helped bring awareness to our work.

Click here read Roger's review of Forks Over Knives. For more on Roger's passing and a recap of his life's work, read this article from The Chicago Sun-Times.

Culprit in Heart Disease Goes Beyond Meat’s Fat


Researchers find another component of red meat that can cause clogged arteries. Oddly enough, the article says: "Researchers say the work could lead to new treatments for heart disease — perhaps even an antibiotic to specifically wipe out the bacterial culprit." Click here to read the article in The New York Times.

Pasta Primavera


By Katelin Mae

Pasta primavera is related to and likely derived from authentic Italian dishes. However this is more accurately a North American dish, created in Nova Scotia and brought to New York City in the early 1970s. Typically, made with olive oil or alfredo, this dish would be high in fat and cholesterol. Luckily, this version keeps the fat to a minimum and is totally health promoting! View the recipe here.

Taping of Farm Cruelty Is Becoming the Crime


 
The New York Times reported on how states are restricting animal rights groups from investigating and uncovering cruelty at American farms. Click here to read the article.

Trans Fat in Meat and Dairy


 
Most people associate trans fat with refined foods, but did you know it's present in meat and dairy? In this NutritionFacts.org video, Dr. Michael Greger looks at research on trans fat and why its presence in animal foods is significant. Click here to watch the video

Well Said!


We enjoyed reading this quote from vegan chef and FOK dessert contributor, Isa Chandra Moskowitz. We shared it on Facebook with this photo of Ponzu Noodles from Forks Over Knives–The Cookbook.

Tribute to Siskel and Ebert

Forks Over Knives–The Cookbook a
New York Times Bestseller for 32nd Week


Forks Over Knives–The Cookbook is a New York Times Bestseller for the 32nd week landing at #11 in Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous.
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