The China Study Quick & Easy Cookbook

Even on a busy schedule, your meals can be simple, healthy, and delicious! Nobody knows this better than Chef Del Sroufe, author of the New York Times bestseller Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook and Better Than Vegan. In The China Study Quick & Easy Cookbook, Sroufe takes kitchen time management to the next level and provides menu plans, pantry lists, and more than 100 delicious plant-based recipes that are quick, easy, and multipurpose.   Recipes are reprinted from The China Study Quick & Easy Cookbook by arrangement with BenBella Books. Copyright © 2015, Del Sroufe and edited by LeAnne Campbell, PhD.

Almond Noodles

The rich sauce for this flavorful treat comes together even before you finish cooking the pasta. I make this dish when I need to have dinner on the table in a hurry, and, if I planned my week right, I already have cooked pasta in the refrigerator, so I can have a meal ready in less than 15 minutes.

Stovetop Rice Pudding

I am one of those people who will eat plain brown rice with salt and pepper, but this dish makes me feel like I won a prize that I didn’t have to do much to earn. If you make a big pot of brown rice at the beginning of the week, you can use leftovers to make this recipe for breakfast—or dessert.


I love falafel but I don’t want all the added fat that would normally be in a deep-fried dish. So, I bake it instead and the results taste as good as the fried original.

Two-Minute Date Purée

Two-Minute Date Puree is a great alternative to processed sugars, and this version doesn’t require you to soak the dates. Medjool dates work best for this puree. They are sweeter, and if you can find fresh dates, they are creamier, but use what you can find. Even pitted dates sometimes have pits, so check them before you put them in the blender.