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The Daily Beet: Tips, Advice and Stories

Ann and Jane’s New Book

My dance card to following a plant-strong diet started by reading Rip’s first scribe, THE ENGINE 2 DIET (Grand Central Life & Style, 2009). If you saw my copy five years after its purchase, it is dog-earred, has sticky notes on many pages, and best, is that it has inscriptions from Rip, Jane, Ann, and Dr. Esselstyn. I love this book so much that I have never allowed anyone to borrow it. It stays with me at all times. To say that THE ENGINE 2 DIET turned my life around is an understatement. It’s not just the diet, but the science and the anecdotes in Rip’s book that have created a new back-drop for me. Last year, Rip published another NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, MY BEEF WITH MEAT. Again, another book filled with plant-strong compassion, scientific data, and easy-to-follow recipes. His sister, Jane Esselstyn, worked closely in plotting plant-strong recipes for the book. The recipes’ wholesomeness and simplicity were a draw to me, and many others. It, too, became a NEW YORK TIMES bestseller. And while Rip’s dad, Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D. authored PREVENT AND REVERSE HEART DISEASE (Avery, 2008), that book is perhaps the cornerstone of plant-based, whole foods eating. The recipes in Dr. Esselstyn’s book were all created by Rip’s mom, Ann Crile Esselstyn. Again, basic and easy-to-follow recipes that pack a plant-based punch. It only seemed [&hellip

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Hatch Pepper Breakfast

We love Hatch pepper season! These delightful peppers are only available for a short time each year.  Look for them at your market today! Great [&hellip

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Where Did the Summer Go?

  Vacation is over. I am not sure where my summer went, but it evaporated. I’d like to bottle a summer from my third-grade, where [&hellip

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Carrot Kale Muffins

Start your day with these hearty muffins! A slight sweetness from the carrots, raisins and spices makes a great pairing with the kale and the [&hellip

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Summer’s End

If you’re a teacher, the summer really ends the first week of August. As a former teacher, I always looked forward to the return of [&hellip

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Smokey Cheez Sauce

  1 can reduced sodium cannellini beans with liquid 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast 3 tablespoons Ninja Squirrel Sriracha Sauce – or other brand if not [&hellip

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Plant-Strong Kids Week 8

This week is all about lunch! We have lunchbox ideas and tips plus a bunch of plant-strong lunch recipes! Week 8  If your child/children have [&hellip

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Praise the Potato

  For a long time, potatoes have gotten a bad rap and mainly because they’ve either been fried, or slathered in fattening dairy. But, the [&hellip

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Plant-Strong™ Kids Week 7

It is hard to believe that we are in week 7 of our plant-strong™ kids series! This week we have recipes from Happy Herbivore and [&hellip

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