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21 Dec Kitchen Rescue Recipes!

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Our new DVD, “Engine 2 Kitch Rescue came out this week!

Join Rip as he teaches the White and Wali families the basics of a whole-food, plant-based diet. Step-by-step, Rip guides these families on how to take control of their own health by:

  1. Undertaking a top-to-bottom pantry clean-out
  2. Showing them how to navigate the grocery store aisles to not get burned by misleading nutritional labels
  3. Giving cooking lessons to make family favorite, tantalizingly plant-strong dishes

With the life-saving tips in The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue, it’s easy to own your health – join Rip and learn how to rescue your kitchen today!

If you’d like some of the recipes featured in Kitchen Rescue, please click here: Kitchen Rescue Recipes! We hope you enjoy the DVD, it is great to pass along to friends and family who are interested in becoming plant-strong.

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The Engine 2 Team is dedicated to helping you become plant-strong! Each of us are on the plant-strong journey right along side of you!

  • Teresa Heple
    Posted at 23:33h, 21 December

    Got the Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue DVD in today, watched it tonight…it’s great! thanks!!!!!!!

  • Alan Vierra
    Posted at 18:30h, 22 December

    I also just got the Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue dvd today and learned SO much! I’m bursting at the seams and excited about a healthy plant diet! Thanks Rip & Dr. E!

  • Sandra
    Posted at 12:41h, 27 December

    Just wondering when this movie will be available on Amazon Canada?

  • Mama_Boog
    Posted at 22:58h, 24 December

    I just watched most of this documentary and while I can say I am impressed, at the same time I am discouraged. Not everyone has the means with which to purchase nuts that aren’t in a can, or to afford high temperature, organic oils that are better for cooking with than olive. Not to mention, the homes that were featured in the movie were places where it seemed like millionaires would live in.

    While this diet sounds great and looks great, I don’t think it’s economically affordable or feasible for many Americans and I’m sad to say, I’ll just stick with what I’ve been doing, which is the best with what I have.

    • Nana Julz
      Posted at 13:57h, 02 January

      Mama_Boog, it’s either pay now, or you might be paying more later…

      • Mama_Boog
        Posted at 16:33h, 02 January

        Please tell me more about how a single mother with 2 children is supposed to afford what was featured on the movie.

        • guest
          Posted at 17:26h, 29 January

          i wondered the same thing but in all reality if there is no soda bought and chips etc you can afford the other stuff . im doing it little by little ,

        • Aleasa Thomsen Green
          Posted at 14:59h, 01 February

          It takes work to budget it out. I found a local produce store with better prices. I don’t do all organic but as much as I can. I sub some of the stuff for cheaper alternatives that are all-natural. I also find that I only eat what is here and I spend less because I don’t buy all the other crap. Rip says most families rotate 6 meals all week. Also, I save money on medical expenses from the arthritis and IBS etc I had before eating right. I buy boxed bulk of almond milk at Costco (sometimes rice). Even Aldi has some organic alternatives and produce (same owners at Trader Joe’s!). It can be done with careful planning and budgeting.

          • Aleasa Thomsen Green
            Posted at 15:00h, 01 February

            beans and rice and nuts and oatmeal are the basics… not expensive, especially considering how many nuts you are supposed to eat… not many.

          • Mama_Boog
            Posted at 20:47h, 01 February

            Wow @ the people assuming I’m buying prepared snacks full of additives or feeding my kids McDonald’s. That’s really a stretch of an assumption, considering you don’t even type all of your words out and use internet jargon for majority of your reply. That’s quite ugly of you and unappreciated.

            You also have to understand that some places in the US have SIGNIFICANTLY higher food prices than other locations. When I lived in upstate NY and even in NW Indiana, prices were HARDLY as expensive as they are here in North Carolina. Also, the choices I have in this “backwoods” sort of area are slim to none: one farmer’s market is huge, but actually IMPORTS their overpriced fruits and vegetables from New Zealand, while maintaining they grow everything themselves and nothing is imported, while the other shuts down during winter time, though its prices are far more affordable and convenient to what I need to eat.

            Anyway, if you all want to bash instead of try to help, that’s fine, but it’s really an unappreciated move. When people ask questions and ask for help, you should try to help them, not put them down and assume things that may or may not be true about them.

        • Sam
          Posted at 11:10h, 17 August

          Its interesting, but one thing I began to factor in is my medical costs. Realistically, when you begin to go plant based, a huge medical expenditure decreased for us. Some of our bills fluctuate as well, but I always have to shop around (takes more work and definitely annoying with lots of kids) but it turns out that I save more in the long run. I would say if you truly want to go plant based, see if there is any room in your budget to save money…..then just like buying a new toy, begin by putting it towards food. There is also a great list of fruits and veggies called the Dirty Dozen that helps when you dont have the resources to always buy organic. Good luck!

    • MJ
      Posted at 12:20h, 01 February

      omg! I am shocked to read this post. 1. I am a mother of 2 with a husband that has been unemployed for more than a yr with NO food stamps, living mostly with an annual income of $27,000. 2. buying vegetable is more affordable than buying precooked.

      A few years ago I prepare a project with my oldest son on healthy eating and in a budget for the math expo at his school.(btw he got 1st place) A realistic weekly budget.
      a budget which was and has been part of our lifestyle for more than 6 yrs. My weekly budget is $75 for a family of 4. If its not on sale and DON’T need it, don’t buy it. Beside I only shop the perimeter of the store. I don’t buy any prepacked snack, cookies or food.

      when my kids want cookies, I bring them into the kitchen and bake from scratch cookies for them. its one way of them learning good eating habits. more or less what is in the food they eat.

      Maybe you should stop buying soda, cookies juices, chips and everything else is in the middle of the store and eating out( mcD, etc)

      having money or not has nothing to do with wanting to eat a healthy balance diet. you just have to learn how to apply yourself to make this happen.

  • Sarah
    Posted at 08:45h, 25 July

    The part I don’t understand is can food is not healthy for us in yet there is can foods in his recipes.. Also cooking veggies takes away vitamins and nutrition from them but all of his recipes requires an oven hmmmmmmm I’m confused

  • Daniela
    Posted at 10:46h, 30 September

    I watched the movie and was sort of disappointed in the fact that there was no follow up with the families. There was a few guidelines as to how to understand fat calories etc. to me, it was a dumbed down version of forks over knives. I felt I needed a follow up with the families. As well, what about lower income families that live on dollars & cents a day for food. There was no conversation on how inexpensively one can purchase organic produce. I felt the movie was only geared toward upper class that can afford most anything in the grocery store. We all know the coined phrase “whole paycheck”. Blue collar, college students & food stamp users could be informed of how they can live on pennies a day and maintain a healthy diet without succumb to fast food because it’s cheaper than whole food. I totally agree with the fact that we must kick our addiction, as a nation to salt, sugar & fat. It’s a tough one that we all deal with everyday. Perhaps a follow up article, book or movie bringing into the light how we can live on good organic plant food on pennies a day (well maybe dimes & quarters).

  • Bobo65
    Posted at 11:50h, 05 January

    Thank goodness, I live in the west , where the $99 cent stores have veggies, lots of them, however; I do fret about pesticides, for they are mostly not organic, but for the price, yeah, I eat really well with a lot of fruits and veggies. I like his recipes, but it is geared to upper income it seems, it would be nice if all could afford the organic foods found in specialty stores. One other issue is preparation, and working it takes a big effort to pull all the ingredients together, but if you have a lot of hands, this would be no issue, but single, and working all day is another matter, that is one reason fast food is so common, it is cheap and quick and easy. Also, there a lot of ingredients, and spices, some exotic, fine once you get them all together, for they last a long time, but pricy to buy them all.

  • Chrilian
    Posted at 18:22h, 25 January

    Thank you Rip, feeling so much better in so many ways. Monies saved on not buying meats or any animal products whatsoever and prescription medications (that never helped) has made life so much more delicious with a bounty of fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts! Love your recipes, am a dedicated follower now. Have not for one minute regretted the change I made over a month ago. Eating main courses I never cared for before with meat, as lasagna, chilli, shepherds pie, it is a course of discovery of how tasty foods are that I never knew before. A thousand thanks. 🙂

  • Aruna Peravali
    Posted at 20:34h, 12 August

    Rip, I saw the documentary on Netflix and was impressed with the facts presented. I have suggested to my personal trainer to watch the documentary for learning purposes to guage the right level of protein intakes. There was something that caught my attention.. iam trying to switch my breakfasr routine from eggs to oatmeal and fruits and I saw in your movie that you are using raw oatmeal with almond milk and fruits. Is it ok to eat old fashioned oats without being cooked?

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