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The winner of our giveaway and Friday Recipe Round-up!

We know a lot of you are going through a lot right now, it has been a tough week here in Austin with all of the fires, and we are also thinking about our friends battling floods on the East Coast! Please stay safe, and know the Engine 2 Family is thinking about all of you out there!

We want to thank Lindsay from The Happy Herbivore for talking with us yesterday! We loved all of your responses, and wish we could give everyone a cookbook! Sadly there can only be one winner. Through a random pick, the winner is……

The third comment was Carrie! She said “Food IS medicine. I’m a health professional living well with type 1 diabetes and believe strongly in the power of food. I would love to learn more about delicious plant based recipes and would be able to share them with my patients at the hospital. It would be the perfect resource to encourage myself and others to pick up the fork instead of the knife. :-)

Congratulations Carrie! And to everyone else, we are doing a giveaway every week during the month of September! Follow Engine 2 on FB and Rip and follow us on twitter @engine2diet !

Okay, on to recipes!

We asked you on facebook what kind of recipes you wanted to see, we’re not sure if that was a good idea. :) In just a few minutes there were a lot of responses! We aim to please, so we are going to try to find recipes for as many people as we can! We’re going to make this a weekly feature, so please check in with us every Friday to see what recipes we feature!

Beth asked for recipes with seasonal vegetables.
Potato and Brocoli casserole
Cauliflower soup
Tomato soup with spaghetti squash
Lemony quinoa with butternut squash

Joanne asked for an eggplant recipe.
Baba Ganoush 
Roasted Eggplant with Pepper, tomato and basil
Eggplant curry

Eight of you asked for kid-friendly recipes!
Breakfast cookies
Baked tofu
Melty cheese pizza
Spring Rolls
Pancakes
Mighty Muffins
Sloppy Joes

A few of you wanted salad dressings (specifically ranch!)
Ranch
Buttermilk dressing
Happy Herbivore’s tips on fat free salad dressings
Creamy salad dressing
French Dressing
Italian Dressing
Light goddess dressing
Creamy hummus dressing

A lot of you wanted easy meals:
Quick black bean burgers 
Creole black-eyed peas
Pasta Primavera
Basic E2 wrap
Hamburger helper (healthy!)
Chili stuffed peppers

Desserts!
Apple Crisp 
Fruit salad with strawberry sauce
Baked apples
Ice-cream sandwiches
Black bean brownies

Sue asked for crock pot recipes. (We LOVE SUE! She is one of our immersion graduates!)
Cream-sickle  Tapioca pudding
Cassoulet
Vanilla fig oatmeal
Chili

We hope you find a recipe you love!

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  • http://healthygirlskitchen.blogspot.com Wendy (Healthy Girl’s Kitchen)

    Can you believe I had no idea that you guys had recipes on this website until I read this blog posting! Amazing. I love the format.

    Thanks Engine 2!

  • Laura

    Yum, also please post some gluten free recipes next time!

  • Cherie

    Thank you. This is fantastic! Keep up the good work. ;)

  • http://engine2diet.com Engine 2 Team

    Laura, a lot of those are gluten free! And most of them can be easily made gluten free if they are not.

  • http://engine2diet.com Engine 2 Team

    Actually – 28 of them are gluten free :)

  • Sandi McMahill

    You guys are wonderful. I am changing the way I eat and enjoying all the recipes. Went to have my physical yesterday and gave my Chinese Dr. A copy of The China Study and your FOK DVD. Keep up the great work.

  • Jack

    You know, there’s several things I don’t get, first of all fat makes us slim, carbs make us fat. Cereals create an insulin response that ends with body fat, so do fruits,now take oils, fats, they instantly fire up our metabolism which lasts over a day, hence slimming. I can understand your desire for vegetarianism, I’m a diabetic, I’ve been raw since 2002, what I do now works for me, you cook most things, robbing yourself of lots of nutrients, why don’t you spend a little time discovering the damage food additives do? MSG for starts, this addictive poison has been around since 1909, inducing use to eat more than we should, hence obesity .what does it matter that olive oil is processed or not, it’s a small things compared to the problems of Fukashima, it wish Americans the best on that nightmare.

    • http://engine2diet.com Engine 2 Team

      Jack, we suggest reading the book “Dr. Neal Barnards Program for Reversing Diabetes”

      We do not recommend highly processed foods like foods with MSG. We have had 1000′s of people now reverse diabetes by adopting a low fat plant-based diet that consists of whole grains/beans/vegetables and grains.

  • Jack

    Diabetics should look to Diabetesnewspaper.com for a very good reason, you’ll find it fascinating

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