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"Forks Over Knives" Movie and Book Review and First Dish

Recently I bought both the "Forks Over Knives" movie that came out on DVD, as well as the "Forks OverGarbanzo bean loaf  
Knive" book, which is mainly a cookbook. The movie was very good. I really liked how it offers so much compelling information as to why sticking to a plant based diet is the best route for human health. Two thumbs way up for the movie.

I was excited to get the book as well, because it featured so many healthy sounding recipes. Tonight I made my first recipe from the "Forks Over Knives" book. I made the garbanzo bean loaf (pictured). It was easy to make, but one thing that I kept thinking after I put it in the oven is that there didn't seem to be anyting to bind it all together and make it stick like an actual loaf.

Sure enough, it came out not bound together. Even though you put it in a loaf pan it doesn't come out like an actual loaf. It comes out like something you would stuff peppers with! Very mushy... nothing holding it together.

My kids hated it. My husband thought it was okay and did eat it. I personally ate a helping of it but didn't care for it at all. I really wanted to like this dish. I really did! But in the end I can say that I will never make it again. But I haven't given up on the book yet, there are plenty of other yummy sounding recipes. Fingers are crossed they turn out better and tastier than this one did.

 



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Homa

So frustrating! I have a hard time getting things to hold together, flaxseed can help sometimes, or potato flour. You want to be able to trust a recipe, though! I haven't seen the movie yet but have heard of it.

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