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As a firefighter for the Austin Fire Department, he helped people and saved lives. As a friend to other firefighters, he transformed the way Austin ’s Engine 2 firehouse ate in order to save a firefighting brother’s health. Now, as the author of The Engine 2 Diet, Rip is teaching people the irrefutable connection between what they put in their mouths and their ability to reach their ideal weight and their ideal health.

10 signs Vegetarianism is catching on

By Kathy Freston, AlterNet. Posted November 30, 2009. On Thanksgiving, I spent some time taking stock of my life and the world around me and, as we’re supposed to do over the holiday, giving thanks for all the joys — little and big — in my life. One of the larger joys for which I [&hellip

The "Engine 2" Plant-Strong Diet is a hit in East Hampton

East Hamptoners Take On Challenge 442.5 pounds lost and counting By Jennifer Landes 12/03/09 For the past few years, more and more people have been extolling the virtues of a purely or mostly vegetarian diet. Recent books by Mark Bittman, a foodwriter for The New York Times and an author of several popular basic cookbooks, and [&hellip

PETA's Thanksgiving ad – banned from TV!

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Join us at Beet's Cafe Nov 14th, 2pm

Beet’s Cafe in Austin is having it’s grand opening celebration, and Engine 2 is going to be there. Join us for the day of activities, starting at 2:00 (with Rip), and extending through the night. Beet’s invitation is here:  http://beetscafe.com/site/evite.html

How gorgeous is this food!

Pictures from the October Engine 2 potluck

Rip speaking at BEET'S CAFE Grand Opening

Rip will be joining an all-star Austin cast to welcome our newest plat-strong restaurant to the Austin eating scene. BEET, which is having it’s grand opening on Saturday Nov 14th, will be hosting Rip at 2:00 for remarks and a book signing. Join us there – 1611 W. 5th St., and check out the BEET’S [&hellip

Rip in LA – watch what folks are hearing across the country

Rip speaking at the September 2009 VegSource conference, Los Angeles,