Today we discussed the groundbreaking feature film, “Forks Over Knives,” which examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so-called “diseases of affluence” that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The film opens in theatres on May 6th, 2011. I talked with Brian Wendel, Creator and Executive Producer of the film and Lee Fulkerson, Writer and Director. We also heard from Dr. Pam Popper, who was supervising consultant and appears in the film. Watch a clip of the film by clicking here!
For those of you who have followed Jazzy Vegetarian Radio for the past year and a half, you know that the overall goal of this program is to help us learn how to transition to a plant-based diet, by providing delicious recipes, nutritional information and earth friendly lifestyle tips. And now, the film “Forks Over Knives,” explains why we can all benefit by adopting a plant-based diet. I strongly urge everyone to take a good look at “Forks Over Knives,” because it is an essential, important, groundbreaking and accessible film that will change the way we all look at food. The film follows the riveting and inspirational journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a pair of pioneering researchers in the field. Beautifully presented in a comprehensive, colorful and compelling format, “Forks Over Knives” is the “must see” film for anyone looking to change their diet, lifestyle and the world, for the better.
Dr. Pam Popper suggests that chili is a great way to get started on the path toward incorporating more plant-based meals into your weekly menu plan! So….My recipe of the week is Southwestern Style Chili, which is a nutritious, delicious, very filling and oh-so-hearty plant-based recipe. I like to serve it over a baked potato or with brown rice or corn bread, and a green salad. Or, if you are tight on time, it makes a great one-pot meal, served with a bit of crusty bread on the side. Do you have a nutritional question for Dr. Pam Popper? Feel free to email her your query at: Askdrpam@jazzyvegetarian.com
And remember, if you are looking for more tasty vegan recipes, visit: www.jazzyvegetarianrecipes.com. Be Well!