The Engine 2 Diet

Apr 9, 2013

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Who doesn’t like firemen?


This Thursday, you can meet and chat with a fireman—and even dine like one. Well, one like Rip Esselstyn.

Whole Foods Arroyo is hosting an evening with Rip (he does look as though he’s got 6-pack abs) as he promotes his new book The Engine 2 Diet, which is noted to have “plant-strong” recipes (ya gotta love ad guys; how do they come up with this stuff?).

Rip’s recipes are said to be “plant-based, nutrient-dense, and packed with fiber, and have shown to provide groundbreaking results.”

His website ( shares recipes like Lynn’s Meatloaf that has no meat, but has tofu, walnuts, and lentils; Spelt Blueberry Pancakes with flaxseed meal, soy milk, applesauce, and agave nectar; and a Black Beans and Brown Rice Extravaganza.


Rip’s Raise the Roof Sweet Potato Lasagne recipe calls for mushrooms, garlic, onions, broccoli, carrots, red bell peppers, spinach, and corn—this must be the plant-strong part, got it, sounds yummy, check.

The spices featured are oregano, basil, rosemary, and cayenne pepper—good, check.

Whole grain lasagna noodles—not exciting, but doable, check.

Next on the list, Silken lite tofu—oh yeah, this is a diet (we forgot), check (sad face).

Best line in the recipe: 2 jars Engine 2 approved pasta sauce. 

300px-Rip_EsselstynThis Thursday, Aprill 11th, Rip will give a talk and then be available for a Q&A period. Shoppers can also sample some of his recipes at Whole Foods’ Greens, Beans, and Grains Café or purchase an Engine 2 bowl made-to-order, which includes Rip’s Engine 2 plant-strong products (exclusive to Whole Foods Market).

Rip Esselstyn: The Engine 2 Diet
Thursday, April 11th, 6:00-8 p.m.
Whole Foods Market, 465 S. Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena 91105
Whole Foods Arroyo Facebook page





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