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 Post subject: Re: Forks Over Knives
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:32 pm 
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I've got Isa's banana bread baking right now. The batter tasted AMAZING, but yeah, using copious amounts of maple syrup isn't going to be a frequent event for me, unless this banana bread is life-changing. Then, maple syrup will be allotted for in my monthly budget, just like rent and electricity.


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 Post subject: Re: Forks Over Knives
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:18 pm 
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Do you have a Costco membership? The only reason I can use it with abandon is because it's about 1/3 the price there.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:59 am 
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I've been trying some of the smoothies from the breakfast chapter.

Spicy Tropical Green Smoothie - This was delicious, I was apprehensive about green smoothies. This really did just taste of the fruit.
Very Berry Smoothie - Really good, I did cut back on the amount of Medjool dates used. I'm glad, it was just sweet enough for me.
Chunky Monkey Smoothie - Oh man, this was like dessert in a glass for breakfast! So good!

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 Post subject: Re: Forks Over Knives
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:11 pm 
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I don't have a Costco membership, but I do have one for Sam's Club, so I'll have to check for it next time I'm there. Thanks for the idea!


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 Post subject: Re: Forks Over Knives
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:48 pm 
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Um, holy balls the macaroni salad is good. It's basically deli-style macaroni salad, but possibly a bit more tangy because there's more vinegar in the dressing. I was really skeptical that their tofu mayo recipe would be good in this, as I was afraid it'd be too beany, but I didn't detect any of those flavors because it's really tangy (in a pleasant way) due to the seasonings and red wine vinegar.

I could eat this stuff all day. I gave a small sample dish to my partner and when I asked him how it was, he pulled the dish close to himself and gave me this evil possessive "MINE!" look, while scarfing it down... Haha. Pretty good praise considering he's a die-hard miracle whip fan.


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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 4:53 pm 
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I was on the fence about this cookbook until I read this thread, so thanks everyone for contributing to my overgrown cookbook collection! I just got it and have flipped through some of the recipes and a lot of stuff looks and sounds really good. I'm especially excited about the dessert recipes! I'll probably cook a few things from it this week.

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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 5:42 pm 
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I made the zucchini bread again this weekend, it's my favourite! Most recipes usually have too much sugar for my tastes so this one is perfect for me. I froze half of it but I don't think it'll last that long in there!

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I got the book last week at Costco. I used a agave-maple blend for the banana bread. It is not as good as my mama's but it is good! I added a pinch of cinnamon!

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 Post subject: Re: Forks Over Knives
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:48 pm 
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I've made a few recipes from this book so far.

Peanut noodles with broccoli - This was really tasty and easy. Will definitely make again. Would be good with some fried tofu.
Creamy polenta with wild mushrooms - So delicious! The mushrooms were so flavorful. If you love mushrooms, this dish is for you!
Banana bread - It was good, but I like the one from Veganomicon better.

I'm planning to try the Polenta pizza with pesto, caramelized onions, and potatoes tonight.


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 Post subject: Re: Forks Over Knives
PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:58 pm 
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I met Del Stroufe last weekend and it totally reminded me of this cookbook and now I'm eager to make more of the recipes!

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I love this book but I always forget to make stuff from it. I need more suggestions from ya'll!

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I'm trying to eat more unprocessed foods and pulled this book off my shelf. I made the kale salad with maple-mustard dressing and it is really good and holds nicely in the fridge for several days of lunches. The dressing is thickened with cooked beans, which frankly I thought I'd try but would probably be "beany" or something (I didn't really have high hopes), but it turns out to be really good. I used a strong dijon mustard which adds a lot of tang. Very filling.


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 Post subject: Re: Forks Over Knives
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:56 am 
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I loved that salad! Thank you for reminding me of it, I haven't made it in quite awhile.

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I made the middle eastern shepherd's pie tonight and I thought it was pretty tasty. My husband was super skeptical of a non traditional shepherd's pie but he ended up having 3 servings!

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 Post subject: Re: Forks Over Knives
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Made the Spanish chickpea stew tonight. It was simple but good. I think it would be better with two tomatoes instead of one though.

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 Post subject: Re: Forks Over Knives
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:54 pm 
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I made the Cuban black beans and rice tonight. They were alright. Nothing amazing or memorable.

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The penne with chickpeas and spinach was so good! I added extra dill and sun dried tomatoes.

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 Post subject: Re: Forks Over Knives
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:55 am 
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lobsteriffic wrote:
I made the Cuban black beans and rice tonight. They were alright. Nothing amazing or memorable.


Hiya, lobsteriffic: Thanx for all these updates. I've owned this book since the get-go of my vegan days (1.5 years - before I even owned an Isa book, I believe), and I've never prepared *1* thing out of it...! So some clues and feedback are encouraging me to give it a go, after all. Once I found myself in the Isa/Terry fold, FoK found a dark place on a high shelf and never again saw sunlight.

I'm on a semi- cooking hiatus, trying to get a bunch of projects done without the daily (FUN) distraction of cooking (woe is me), but I enjoy reading about your triumphs and trials.


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I gave my copy to my oldest daughter, who now doesn't use it. I am thinking about asking for it back. Or maybe caving in and getting a new copy.

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 Post subject: Re: Forks Over Knives
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I just got my copy off the shelf the other day and thought I should cook from it. I need to focus on healthier cooking, the only things I have ever made from it have been from Isa's section.

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 Post subject: Re: Forks Over Knives
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i pulled this back out the other day too....the only thing i have really made from it is the banana nut bread.

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I got this from the library and a lot of things look really tasty. Especially the desserts...

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:54 pm 
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I sent the movie, the cookbook, and a copy of The Starch Solution to my dad after his heart surgery. He hasn't mentioned any of it.

Now I'm thinking I should ask him if I can just have the damned book.


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