May 1, 2013

Black Bean Soup with Sweet Potatoes

By Dreena Burton

This soup has an irresistible quality; the flavors are deep and earthy with some sweetness from the potatoes. Don’t let the number of ingredients intimidate you – they build layers of flavor, but this soup is not at all difficult to make! View the recipe here.

New Forks Over Knives Books

We're excited to announce that we are working on two more Forks Over Knives books! Simon and Schuster imprint, Touchstone, will publish our transition and family guides in the Spring of 2014 and 2015, respectively. We'll provide more details in the coming months.

Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer

Article in The New York Times challenging some of the common conceptions on breast cancer. Click here to read the article.

After a Year of Terrible Health,
Forks Over Knives Has Me Back on Track

2012 was a terrible year for my health. Already suffering from high blood pressure and asthma, I contracted seven lung infections, which required steroids and antibiotics that wrecked havoc with my digestive system and sapped my metabolism. I knew something had to give... Read the full testimonial here.

Eggs, Too, May Provoke Bacteria to Raise Heart Risk

Investigators who found that eating meat can increase heart disease risk because of the actions of intestinal bacteria now say the same thing happens with lecithin, abundant in egg yolks. Read the full article on

Carnitine, Choline, Cancer and Cholesterol:
The TMAO Connection

In this video from, Dr. Michael Greger looks at the science on how carnitine and choline (found in high amounts in certain animal products) may promote heart disease and cancer growth. Click here to watch the 9-minute video

Fresh Produce at Houston's Rawfully Organic Co-op

Boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables from the Rawfully Organic Co-op in Houston, Texas. If you're in the area, be sure to stop by, say hello to Kristina, and enjoy nature's bounty!

Glenn Loses 100 Pounds After Watching FOK
and Adopting Plant-Based Diet

Here's a nice testimonial on The Engine 2 Diet website about Glenn, who became healthy and lost over 100 pounds after adopting a plant-based lifestyle. Read the full testimonial on

Sustainability and Food Choice: Why Eating Local,
"Less" Meat, and Taking Baby Steps Won't Work

In this 80-minute video, Richard Oppenlander, PhD (author of Comfortably Unaware) looks at the often overlooked footprint of animal agriculture. The video is full of important information that is sure to surprise. Click here to watch the video.

Mashed Potatoes

Our team enjoyed these delicious, plant-based mashed potatoes this week. Most mashed potatoes are made with butter or margarine, but these use only wholesome plant-based ingredients. We are trying to persuade the chef to share the recipe with us, but no luck yet!

Farmers with Benefits

Good article on how farm subsidies serve big business, cost taxpayers a fortune and substantially damage the environment. Since these subsidies have made meat, dairy, and refined sugar cheap, we would add that they have done untold damage to human health and supported a violent food chain. Please read the article on the

Cruelty to Farm Animals Demands Exposure

On April 26,The Washington Post editorialized on "ag-gag" legislation saying: "Society demands a level of openness, and America has a proud tradition of people doing good by showing what’s wrong. As you next cut into a steak or crack an egg, ask yourself why an industry that claims it has nothing to hide demands protections afforded to no other." Read the full editorial in The Washington Post.

Boulangere Potatoes

By Ramses Bravo

This recipe is a great alternative to scalloped potatoes, which are traditionally very high in fat. View the recipe here.

Delicious Berries

Berries make great on-the-go food! They're our favorite food on a plane trip, since they are delicious, hydrating and mess free. What's your favorite berry? Join the conversation on our Facebook page.
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