Rip Esselstyn

Rip Esselstyn
Rip Esselstyn, son of Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, was a firefighter in the Austin fire department when he discovered dangerously high cholesterol levels among his firefighter comrades. He led a stationwide revolution of dietary change that resulted in markedly better health, which he detailed in his bestselling book, The Engine 2 Diet. Visit Engine2Diet.com for updates from Rip.

Fire Brigade Stuffing

Fire Brigade Stuffing 150x150 #2

My brother-in-law, Brian, makes this stuffing, which will make your palate swoon and your tummy sing. Here’s a fun twist to make your guests swoon as well: Cook, then serve this inside a pumpkin. Seriously! …



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.



Tips for Visiting Friends and Family Who Are Not Plant-Strong

Tips for Visiting Friends and Family Who Are Not Plant-Strong

Visiting friends and family who are not plant-strong can be very tricky and requires a delicate balance of grace and diplomacy. You want to do your best to stick to the plant-strong plan, but you don’t want …



Plant-Strong Snacking

Plant-Strong Snacking

Like most people, I love to snack. When I was a triathlete, training four to eight hours and burning over 5,000 calories a day, I had an enormous appetite and snacks were a major part …



Healthy Homemade Hummus

Healthy Homemade Hummus

This is the most basic of the spreads. You can find a variation of this recipe in almost any grocery store, but 95 percent of them are made with either olive oil or tahini (sesame …



Mighty Muffins for Mother’s Day

Mighty Muffins

These muffins are the brainchild of my friend Bridget’s brother, Michael, who is an amazing cook. This recipe is great to serve Mom for breakfast-in-bed this Mother’s Day! Enjoy!



Plant-Strong on The Road!

Plant-Strong on The Road!

Staying plant-strong while you’re traveling on planes, trains, and automobiles is a piece of cake (or even better, a piece of kale!). I’ve been traveling a ton lately. In fact, in February I was on the …