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The Daily Beet: Tips, Advice and Stories

About the author

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.

Peggy Breer's Miso Marinade Recipe for Tofu

  I get lots of emails from people asking what to do with tofu. I’m here to tell you, there are 2222 things you can do with tofu from dinner steaks to desserts. As I say in the book, tofu is basically a blank slate that is waiting for you to take action. Be big [&hellip

Pass the "edible ivory" please!

  The coveted white asparagus. Yes indeed. I know that blueberries and berries in general are rockin good right now in Texas and I would imagine throughout much of the country. I think it’s important to take eating your fruits and vegetables seriously but this gentleman went a tad overboard with the former food of [&hellip

An E2 shout out to Jimmy and friends

Heart disease and stroke currently account for 51 precent of American deaths. It is a harsh and sad reality given the fact that this is a disease that never need exist–and even when it does, it can be halted and EVEN reversed with proper NUTRITIONAL intervention. Dr. Lewis Kuller of the University of Pittsburgh recently [&hellip

The ENGINE 2 DIET pop quiz:

1. Do you: a) eat on the run, or b) eat so you can run faster? 2. Which would you prefer: a) a heart transplant, or b) a diet transplant? 3. Are you: a) betting on cattle futures, or b) betting on your own health future? 4. Does your current diet leave you feeling: a) [&hellip

Do you have a health kingdom?

I’ve reversed this quote by Jack Lalane and given it an Engine 2 twist. “You’ve got to eat right, exercise and have goals and challenges. Plant-strong nutrition is King; Exercise is queen. Put ‘em together and you’ve got a health kingdom!” Check out this video of a 72 year old plant-strong warrior who lives and [&hellip

Rich Roll. One of the fittest men on the planet

There are people all over the country who are leading the charge, living large, and setting a shining example of the benefits of eating a plant-strong diet. I would like to recognize Rich Roll, a former swimming acquaintance who was just named by Men’s Fitness as one of the top 25 fittest men on the [&hellip

An Engine 2 Winner

Every day I receive wonderful emails from people who are doing the Engine 2 Diet, and who are succeeding in a big, big way!! Here’s a note that just came in from a fellow firefighting brother in Lincoln, Nebraska: Rip. . . Greetings, brother, from a fellow IAFF member and Local 644 Vice-President!! I started [&hellip

Red Meat and Flesh

Red Meat. Chicken. Pork. Fish. Whether it flaps a wing, wiggles a fin, paws a hoof, or closes a clam, if it has flesh and muscle it contains the demonic trinity of western diseases; artery-clogging saturated fat, plaque-promoting dietary cholesterol, and tumor and cancer-promoting animal protein. And yet America and other industrialized countries have been [&hellip

My recent travel to Central Station

A few Fridays ago I traveled to Station 1 (traveling being the term for a firefighter being sent to another station that is short on personnel for a day). Station 1, also known as Central Station, is located in the heart of downtown Austin; I was posted here for more than five years before moving [&hellip