White Bean Hummus with Fresh Thyme and Basil

White Bean Hummus

The fresh thyme and basil add a fresh and vibrant taste to this hummus. The pureed cannellini beans are creamy white, which together with the green flecks from the fresh herbs, make this hummus pretty …



Sloppy Lentil Joes

Sloppy Lentil Joes

This is a quick and easy meal that also reheats well for lunch the next day or two. Serve this stuffed into a whole-grain bun and eat with your hands, or ladle it over the …



Freshwater Abuse and Loss: Where Is It All Going?

Freshwater Abuse and Loss: Where Is It All Going?

Along with climate change, perhaps the most pressing concern we have regarding sustaining our lives, and future life on earth, is our supply of fresh water. From 1941 to 2011 the world’s population has tripled, …



Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy—People Are Desperate for Change

Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy—People Are Desperate for Change

I have no intention of criticizing the famous actress, Angelina Jolie, for her decision to have both breasts removed in an effort to improve her chances for a longer life. (National headlines on May 15, …



How a Plant-Based Lifestyle Helped Me Regain My Health and Youthfulness

How A Plant-Based Lifestyle Helped Me Regain My Health and Youthfulness

For most of my adult life, I battled health and weight issues. Since about 18 years old, I fluctuated in weight and clothing sizes, and it was ever so frustrating. I tried so many things, …



Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadillas

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadillas

These quesadillas from My Beef with Meat are a regular with the Engine 2 plant-strong Hall family. They are simple to make and very satisfying.



My First 50-Mile Ultra-Marathon Was a Success

My First 50-Mile Ultra-Marathon Was a Success

On race day for the 50-mile Mt. Si Ultra, I woke up at 4 a.m. and began getting ready. I ate a heaping bowl of oatmeal with strawberries and raisins. At 6 a.m. I was …



Caramel Apples

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When I gave up processed and refined sweeteners I never thought I would be able to enjoy a caramel apple again, until I created this recipe. Even without caramel, they look just like the real …



Q&A with Rip Esselstyn on His New Book, “My Beef with Meat”

Q&A with Rip Esselstyn on His New Book, “My Beef with Meat”

Rip Esselstyn, the former firefighter featured in Forks Over Knives and bestselling author of The Engine 2 Diet, has written a new book, My Beef with Meat. The book arrives in stores on May 14. …



Curried French Lentils

Curried French Lentils

This is one of my favorite go-to meals. It’s easy to prepare, all in one pot, and is very flavorful and satisfying. It can be eaten alone as a stew, over some brown jasmine rice, …