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Food Line Update PLUS a Recipe Contest!

Food Line Update!

We have a lot of exciting news about the Engine 2 Food Line. 

Engine 2 Hummus, New and Improved! 

Use as a spread, dip or a creamy filling, Engine 2 Plant-Strong hummus delivers a great tasting, health conscious version of the classic hummus recipe.  Unlike the classic version, Engine 2 Plant-Strong hummus does not contain any extracted oils and is low in fat and sodium! Enjoy dipping your favorite vegetables into this hummus or wrap some up in a warm Engine 2 Plant-Strong Sprouted Ancient Grain or Brown Rice tortillas. Engine 2 Plant-Strong hummus is both delicious and satisfying!
Traditional Chickpeas, sesame seeds, lemon juice, garlic & cumin come together to make this creamy delight.
Roasted Red Pepper Roasted red peppers take the traditional hummus recipe in a daring new direction.
Jalapeño Cilantro Jalapeños and cilantro come together perfectly in this hummus for a lovely heat that will make your taste buds sing.Look for the new and improved hummus at Whole Foods Market.
New, Plant-Strong Burgers! Coming to a Whole Foods Market near you! 

Using only whole food ingredients, these plant burgers are not held together by funky binders. Instead, sweet potatoes, rolled oats, brown rice, or quinoa work together to create a tasty & satiating plant burger. The kind that you will want to sink your teeth into! Crumble into soup, salad, casseroles or onto pizza and pasta dishes! What the heck, enjoy one for breakfast -just because you can! Your buns will never be the same!
Curried Lentil Gold and brown lentils unite with sweet potatoes, carrots, brown rice, and yellow curry.
Poblano Black Bean Black beans, brown rice, and tomatoes team up with oats, roasted poblano peppers, and spices to deliver a savory Southwest flavor. 
Thai Basil Edamame “East” meets West when edamame, Thai basil, and ginger combine with sweet potatoes, quinoa, radishes, and brown rice. This burger delivers a fabulous fusion of flavor!
Tuscan Kale White Bean Tuscan kale, white beans, and brown rice pair with roasted peppers, basil, and roasted garlic to deliver this Mediterranean masterpiece.
Plant-Strong Grain Blends:
Make every meal deliciously plant-strong with these organic nutrient-dense, fiber-rich, and flavor-packed grain medleys. There’s goodness in every bite – so give your body the tasty goodness it deserves at breakfast, lunch and dinner! Non-GMO Project Verified and Kosher. Satisfy your appetite with this vibrant blend of brown rice, black beans, poblano and red bell peppers, and sweet corn. Spoon into an Engine 2 Ancient Grain or Brown Rice tortilla along with your favorite plant-strong ingredients to get the party started.  You can even enjoy Morning Blend with your favorite Big Bowl and Almond Milk to really ignite your day! Don’t leave home without it!

Food Line Recipe Contest! 

Do you love creating plant-strong recipes? We want to hear from you! Send us your most inspired plant-strong creations using our Engine 2 food line! Here are the details:
1. Recipe must be plant-strong: 

  • Zero animal products
  • No added oil
  • Made with whole grains
  • Minimal added sweetener
  • Less than 20% total calories from fat per serving (low in added high-fat plant foods)
  • 1:1 ratio of milligrams of sodium to calories per serving (low in salt)

2. Recipe cannot be a published recipe or in the direct likeness of a published recipe. 
3. Recipe must be submitted by August 15th 2013. The winners will first be revealed at our Plant-Stock event on the Esselstyn family farm in upstate New York! We will let all of the winners know by e-mail. We will announce the winners on our blog, The Daily Beet  on Tuesday, August 20th. 
4. Please submit recipes to: info@engine2.com with the subject line “Engine 2 Recipe Contest” 
5. Please include at least one photo of your recipe creation. 

Prizes:
Grand Prize:
$50.00 gift card to Whole Foods Market

All three varieties of Rip’s Big Bowl
A signed copy of My Beef With Meat
1 of our plant-strong T-shirts 
A year long membership to our support site, Engine 2 Extra

First Prize: 
A signed copy of My Beef With Meat
All three varities of Rip’s Big Bowl
1 of our plant-strong T-shirts 
A year long membership to our support site, Engine 2 Extra

Second Prize:  
A signed copy of My Beef With Meat
1 of our plant-strong T-shirts 
All three varieties of Rip’s Big Bowl

Third Prize:  
A signed copy of My Beef With Meat
1 of our plant-strong T-shirts 

Random Kindness too! We will also be picking a few people at random to win a copy of My Beef With Meat.

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9 Responses to “Food Line Update PLUS a Recipe Contest!”

  1. Tara :) says:

    So excited to try the new burgers!!! They sound supa fab :D

  2. Kristi says:

    Oh ya, new burgers. I’m so excited and new and improved hummus too. I’ll be looking for them next time I go.

  3. Gretchen Ochs says:

    Great to have additions to your terrific products. I am hooked on the tortillas and always have both available although the rice is my favorite.

  4. Karen says:

    Will these products be available at Canadian Whole Foods at some point?

  5. SusanB says:

    The black bean burgers say “gluten-free” on the package but they contain rolled oats. Are the oats certified gluten-free? Those of us with celiac disease need to know, otherwise we might get sick if we eat them. Thank you!

  6. Plant Proud Momma says:

    Were the burger recipes published? I have enjoyed the Tuscan one with a bit of marinara, but my husband who like edamame is a bit into Thai. Wish I could get more female friendly recipes, but salad seems to be the way for now. But my husband calls me his son’s “Edamommy” so that is why I am a Plant Proud Momma, because my son is a healthy eater thanks to what I learned from Rip and Happy Herbivore who I think should team up a bit more, but also Dreena Burton who could be a bit healthier. Maybe Dreena would co-author with Rip for Engine 2 #3?

  7. Stretchingmyimagination says:

    Is this hummus made in a dedicated gluten free facility? Although it is certified as gluten free, this does not ensure that it is from a dedicated facility, only that it had tested below a certain number of parts per million. Engine 2 makes other products with wheat and gluten ingredients. Is the hummus in a dedicated facility free from cross contamination? Those of us with celiac disease need to have this information, otherwise we might become ill.

  8. Bob Skiba says:

    Sorry, the Engine 2 hummus is dry and has a bitter after-taste. I had to add a little olive oil to it to make it palatable.

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