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7th November 20154

Rinotta Stuffed Shells Rinotta Shells in a bed of sauce and greens My Mom used to make stuffed shells a lot when I was growing up.  The standard ricotta, mozzarella, eggs, garlic and spices filled the shells. There wa...

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1st November 2015

If you’re a Drew Carey fan, you know that the theme song from his sitcom carries the message that “Cleveland Rocks!”  If you attended the 2 Forks Conference  in Cleveland this past weekend, you’ll have to agree...

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29th October 201525

At our house, we love having tacos or nachos for dinner.  Skipping the beef is easy, so is skipping the processed veggie crumbles that are highly processed and sometimes contain oil.  You can opt for using beans in y...

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29th September 20152

We got our first microwave in 1980.  It had a dial instead of buttons.  I remember cooking in it as a kid - poorly I might add.  It changed the way things were done at our house.  We didn't have to 'cook' any more,...

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10th September 201514

Meal planning can be tough, especially with our busy lives.  Everyone has more on their plate these days.  Maintaining a plant-based lifestyle can be even easier than the standard American diet.  A little planning...

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9th September 20151

I live in Pennsylvania, and just a few miles from my house is Kennett Square, PA, the "Mushroom Capital of the World."  Invite me to your house, and I will come with freshly picked mushrooms for you to enjoy. With so m...

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25th August 2015

Carrots.  Who doesn't love carrots?  I've been rather spoiled this summer with so many delicious varieties, and in so many colors, from deep purple, golden yellow, bright orange, and more. I am also very fond of hum...

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24th August 2015

Those were my husband's words to me as we were packing the car for our recent family vacation to Chincoteague Island, VA, a rather secluded and isolated place.  We rent a home each summer and do lots of cooking during o...

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24th July 2015

Meet Christian Ledesma Husband and Father Plant-Strong School Teacher Rip first met elementary school teacher, Christian Ledesma in May, 2013, when Rip was visiting P.S. 244 in Queens, NY.  Christian was the wellne...

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16th July 20151

If you’ve been to an Engine 2 Retreat, you know that it is like going to camp for adults. As I look back to my own experience some five years ago, there are two distinct things in my mind. One, is that Rip was ever-...

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19th June 2015

There is something special about being at the farm. I knew it the second we pulled up the drive. I met up with Engine 2 Coach Char Nolan in Philadelphia and we made the scenic drive up to Claverack, New York together ...

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5th June 2015

Meet Michael Rady! Michael has been appearing in TV and film since his first role in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films. Recently he played Micah in the CW series Emily Owens MD, Special Agent Chris Jameson on ...

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4th June 2015

I’ll be honest,  until about five years ago, I’d never even heard of kohlrabi.  Yes, I knew it was a vegetable, but I had already sworn it off as anything I’d ever eat.  But, the more I’ve visited farmer’s...

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22nd May 2015

  Summer is around the corner, and knocking on its door is Memorial Day weekend, which comes early this year.  I was a tad caught off guard, but for me, it's just another plant-strong extravaganza with deliciou...

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21st May 2015

Whether you are headed to the Andes, Chicago, or the Jersey Shore, preparing plant-strong food makes the journey easier and more delightful.  While airports, train stations, and turnpike stops are becoming more plant...

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13th May 20151

Who doesn't love lasagna?  Making a plant-strong lasagna has been easy, especially with Rip's great recipe for "Raise the Roof Lasagna."  But, lasagna making just got easier, thanks to Hummus Day! Yes, today is Hummu...