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Del has worked in vegetarian and vegan kitchens since 1989, has owned a vegan bakery, a vegan personal chef service, and has worked as executive chef at Wellness Forum Foods in Columbus Ohio for over 12 years. He has written four cookbooks: Forks Over Knives: The Cookbook; Better Than Vegan: 101 Favorite Low-Fat, Plant-Based Recipes That Helped Me Lose Over 200 Pounds; The China Study Quick and Easy Cookbook; and The China Study Family Cookbook. Del is currently working with the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies as a culinary specialist and the host of CNS kitchen.

Does it Matter If I Call Myself a Food Addict?
Does it Matter If I Call Myself a Food Addict?

Where is the line that separates normal eating from food addiction? Aren’t we all addicted to it to some extent, and don’t we need food to live? I have asked myself these questions many times, and I have tried to answer them with help from professionals and in my own social circles.


Date and Soy Stir-Fry Sauce
Date and Soy Stir-Fry Sauce

I always have this sauce on hand. With this sauce, some cooked rice or pasta, and a package of frozen vegetables, I can have dinner ready in less than 15 minutes. Even if I do have to make this easy sauce, I can prepare dinner in less than 30 minutes.


Pineapple “Fried” Rice
Pineapple “Fried” Rice

The sweet, tangy pineapple brightens this fried rice dish, and serrano pepper brings the heat. It comes together especially fast if you keep a pot of cooked brown rice on hand in the refrigerator to use for stir-fries, wraps, and as a complement for bean dishes throughout the week.


Healthy Plant-Based Meat Substitutes
Healthy Plant-Based Meat Substitutes

New meat substitutes are appearing on grocery store shelves all the time, and many may be healthier than their animal-based counterparts. But are they actually good for you? And if not, what should you eat instead? You might love a good burger, hot dog, or pepperoni pizza, but the vegan versions of these classic animal-based … Continued


Understanding MSG In The Kitchen: Is it as Bad as We think?
Understanding MSG In The Kitchen: Is it as Bad as We think?

Monosodium glutamate, or MSG, is an additive found in many processed foods (e.g., canned soups, sauces, and condiments). It gives a lot of foods their umami flavor, which is the savory character found naturally in many foods. It is a prized component of cooking that chefs spend a lot of time learning about, but it’s … Continued


Texas Caviar
Texas Caviar

This is a wonderful summer salad that’s full of fresh garden flavors and nutrient-dense ingredients. The jalapeño peppers give it a little kick that pairs deliciously with the earthy sweetness of the black-eyed peas.


Oven “Fried” Tofu
Oven “Fried” Tofu

This is a super easy and delicious way to bake tofu. Tossing the tofu cubes in almond meal and nutritional yeast before baking gives them a crispier texture, as well as a slightly nutty flavor. It’s a delicious addition to almost any dish that you would usually eat with tofu.


Curried Rice Salad
Curried Rice Salad

The sweetness of the currants contrasts well with the lively curry flavor. If you don’t have currants, use raisins or any other dried fruit. Serve this salad on a bed of greens—such as spinach, arugula, or field greens—for a nice lunch.


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