January 23, 2013

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rice Salad with Fennel, Orange and Chickpeas

By Del Sroufe

Here's a delectable Rice Salad with Fennel, Orange and Chickpeas from Forks Over Knives–The Cookbook. The mild anise-like flavor of fennel is well balanced by the citrus in this hearty salad. View the recipe here.

Some Dietary Supplements May Be
More Than a Waste of Money

In this Nutrition Facts video, Dr. Michael Greger discusses how people taking dietary supplements may, in some cases, be paying to make themselves sick. This video covers folic acid, beta carotene, and green tea supplements. Click here to watch the video.

Olive Oil Is Not Health Food

Please watch this 10-minute excerpt of Jeff Novick, M.S., R.D. discussing common misconceptions about olive oil and The Mediterranean Diet. Video by Click here to watch now


By Jason Wyrick   

Enfrijoladas are similar to Sonoran enchiladas, but they’re smothered with a bean sauce instead of a chili sauce, hence the translation “in bean sauce.” They are so filling, you may be hard-pressed to finish one! View the recipe here
Chicago Mayor Embraces Plant-Based Nutrition, Engine 2 Diet

Chicago mayor publicly supported plant-based nutrition and embraced The Engine 2 Diet. View the news clip from ABC 7 in Chicago

Forks Over Knives–The Cookbook a
New York Times Bestseller for 21st Week

Forks Over Knives–The Cookbook is a New York Times Bestseller for the 21st week landing at #8 in Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous. The latest ranking will be published on January 27, 2013. Buy the book on ForksOverKnives.comAmazon or Barnes and Noble

What's Best at Relieving Constipation?

In this Nutrition Facts video, Dr. Michael Greger looks at whether prunes, a fiber supplement, or a vegan diet is best at relieving constipation. Click here to watch the video

Hearty Vegetable Stew

By Veronica Grace

A classic vegan slow cooker stew filled with delicious root vegetables such as yams, potatoes, turnips and carrots is just what you need on those cold, snowy days! This recipe makes great leftovers for a healthy lunch and is perfect for serving at a winter potluck. View the recipe here

Forks Over Knives Released in the U.K.

Forks Over Knives was released in the United Kingdom on January 14 and is now available on Amazon and through other retailers. Please share the news with any friends and family members you may know there!

Cuisine from Around the World

Many countries around the world feature delicious cuisine that can easily be made healthy. Here Indian dishes dal (lentil stew) and aloo mattar (potatoes and peas) are made without dairy or oil.

7 Reasons to Go on a Plant-Based Diet

Nice piece in Business Insider on reasons to adopt a vegan lifestyle. Read the full article here. What are your main reasons for being on a plant-based diet? Please share your thoughts with us on our Facebook page.

Engine 2 Named One of Best Diets
for Diabetes by U.S. News 

Congratulations to The Engine 2 Diet for being named one of the best diets for diabetes by U.S. News & World Report. Click here to read the article.

Student Finds 'Brain' in KFC Meal

Student says he found "brain" in KFC meal. KFC spokesperson apologizes and says the body part appears to be a kidney and not a brain. Read the article on MSN NZ

We're happy to eat plant-based meals like sweet potato stew and veggie burritos! 

Going Vegan in 2013

Check out this Metro U.S. article, which includes a Q&A with T. Colin Campbell. Read the article in Metro U.S
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