Ditch Processed Vegan Cheese for These 3 Homemade Vegan Cheesy Toppings
Looking for some cheesy satisfaction? These easy homemade vegan cheese toppings use whole-food ingredients to deliver a delicious cheesy flavor to your meals without relying on ultra-processed grocery store alternatives. Whether you want something crunchy and savory as a soup topper, a velvety sauce to spoon over nachos, or a flavor-enhancer for roasted veggies, these mouthwatering recipes will take your vegan cooking skills to the next level.
Watermelon Salsa, Pickles, Poke, and More: Savory Ways to Enjoy the Juicy Fruit
A classic American snack, watermelon is more than just a sweet treat on hot summer days: The versatile fruit’s bright red flesh soaks up savory flavors much like tofu or eggplant do. With smoky, tangy, or spicy seasonings, you can transform watermelon from an afternoon nibble into a memorable main course or scrumptious side dish.
Cook’s Guide to Fresh Chile Peppers
When it comes to chile peppers, cooks fall in two camps: the fiery-food lovers who think the more chiles the better, and the hot-food haters who are often too timid to try cooking with them. No matter which group you belong to, once you’re familiar with the different varieties and know how to prepare them, you can figure out how to use them to suit your own taste preferences.
34 Healthy (and Low-Sodium!) Trader Joe’s Vegan Finds
As nice as it is to catch the farmers’ market every week, sometimes it just doesn’t happen. And for those weeks, Trader Joe’s is a popular source of wallet-friendly produce, pantry staples, and healthy convenience foods such as ready-to-eat steamed lentils, pre-cooked frozen grains, and riced fresh cauliflower. In the spirit of discovery, we asked the Forks Over Knives Facebook community to share their favorite Trader Joe’s vegan finds, and their suggestions were full of tasty surprises!
Fluffy Whole Wheat Pancakes, Plus 5 Variations to Try
Brighten up breakfast (or dinner) with our fluffy whole wheat vegan pancakes recipe, plus mix-and-match add-in and topping ideas to create a range of flavor combos. Choose whether you’re craving sweet or savory, then heat up your griddle to start flippin’. If you prefer to keep things simple, just whip up a batch of the base recipe and drizzle a little maple syrup on top for a classic morning meal. Start your day on a tasty note with some fluffy whole wheat goodness!
How to Build a Better Vegan Sandwich
Get the tips and tricks on how to turn the ultimate convenience food into the ultimate healthy meal with these flavor-boosting sandwich ingredient ideas!
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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization declared 2023 the International Year of Millets (following in the footsteps of quinoa, which received the honor in 2012). In this guide to millet, we’ll break down why the small but mighty grain should be in every whole-food, plant-based kitchen and give you cooking tips and recipes to try!
Is the Nutr Machine Worth It? Our Honest Review of the at-Home Plant-Milk Maker
Since hitting the market in 2021, Nutr’s sleek countertop milk makers have taken the plant-based community by storm. At its core, the Nutr is a high-speed blender with added heating capabilities that can make all manner of beverages, sauces, soups, and batters. The Forks Over Knives team was curious about this new gadget, so one of our own gave it a thorough test to see whether its quality lived up to the hype we’d seen on social media.
The Best Low-Fat, Low-Sugar Granola Recipe + 5 Flavor Variations
Most store-bought granolas are packed full of oil, sugar, and sodium, but our easy oil-free granola recipe transforms this breakfast staple from an unhealthy snack into a wholesome treat. The base recipe is endlessly flexible and can accommodate dozens of different add-ins depending on what flavor profile you’re feeling. Feel free to mix-and-match your favorite ingredients, and enjoy a scoop of this amazing granola in various ways!
What Is Celeriac? Get to Know and Love the Homely Root Vegetable
Celeriac, aka celery root, may not be the prettiest vegetable on the produce display—but don’t be put off by its brown, knobby exterior. The white flesh within is distinctive, sweet and very versatile. Read on to learn everything you need to know to enjoy the funny-looking root vegetable, including selection and storage tips, easy ways to prepare it, and how to include it in your favorite recipes.
Rolled or steel-cut, ground into flour or blended into plant milk, oats are inexpensive, easy to prepare, and naturally gluten-free (with an important caveat). Learn everything you need to know about a humble whole grain with impressive health benefits and culinary versatility.
How to Build a Better Vegan Sandwich
A great sandwich is hard to beat! Turn the ultimate convenience food into the ultimate healthy meal with these flavor-boosting sandwich ingredient ideas and tips that will make your next meal better than any restaurant.
Healthy-Pasta Taste Test: We Tried a Dozen Different Brands to Find the Best
If you love twirling your fork into a saucy bowl of spaghetti but want to avoid refined white flour, then it’s time to dive into the wide world of healthy pastas. From lentils to peas to whole grains, there’s no shortage of noodles crafted from good-for-you ingredients. We set out on a mission to find the best healthy pastas currently on the shelves so you don’t have to waste your time, money, or taste buds on the bad stuff.
What to Do When Your Loved Ones Aren’t on Board with a Plant-Based Diet
It can take lots of patience, compassion, and “cooking really good food” for family members, partners, and kids to come around to the whole-food, plant-based lifestyle. Read on for expert tips to follow when your family resists a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle.
How Plant-Based Experts Stay Fit All Winter Long (No Gym Membership Required)
As the nights grow longer and the weather gets colder it can be tempting to skip the gym in favor of spending an evening binge-watching movies from the comfort of your couch. Maintaining a steady fitness routine throughout the winter months will not only fend off winter (and holiday) weight gain, but it can also boost your mental health and fight off depression.