SparkPeople Engine 2 Diet Team Messageboard Anyone trying the Engine 2 Diet for 28 days or anyone interested in learning more about the Engine 2 Diet SparkPeople Engine 2 Diet Team Messageboard Looking for a Co-Leader Hi folks! I'm back on SP after a longer than expected absence. Now that I am back, I realize I have to reduce some of my commitments. Sadly that includes giving up leadership of this team. I have chosen to remain as leader of the Forks Over Knives team because it isn't tied to a program like this team is. If you are interested in giving leadership a "test run" or have ideas on how to get members more involved, please send me a SparkMail. If you haven't been active on a team and haven't posted... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 14:16:07 EST How to Peel a Head of Garlic Martha Stewart posted a fabulous way to peel a whole head of garlic at once <link> </link> It's life changing! Sun, 3 Nov 2013 13:30:17 EST Peeling Garlic If you've ever done batch cooking or large quantity cooking of any kind, you probably know the woes of peeling the cloves of a couple of heads of garlic. There's a better way - check out this ingenious method <link><BR>peeling-large-quantities-of-garlic.html </link> Tue, 4 Jun 2013 17:05:16 EST Happy Mother’s Day <link><BR>ation-happy-mothers-day.html </link> Sun, 12 May 2013 20:17:43 EST anyone struggle w/emotions learning truth of this? I don't know where to go for help, feeling so angry & down about learning the truth about the stuff they are putting in our foods and the push for us to eat it, the deception, the frustration trying to tell our loved ones, having a husband that doesn't really care & still wants me to eat what he does... and then the aspect of the medical & drug community pushing that on us when healthy eating is a better alternative. Am I the only one having an "emotional" reaction to this? I don't know wher... Tue, 7 May 2013 14:35:05 EST what do you do with recipes? print, save online... HI, I am curious what everyone else is doing, I am so excited to try recipes and hear how you guys are substituting things for better replacements... I started printing recipes, now I am thinking of just making a file on my computer, I know some day I want to get the actual cookbook, what does everyone here do? Fri, 3 May 2013 17:08:33 EST Food Labels, Food Safety There's a lot of consumer confusion when it comes to food labeling. Often, that's deliberate on the part of manufacturers. For example, do you know the difference between "organic" and "all natural"?" Organic foods have rigorous standards to meet for certification; "all natural" foods have undergone minimal processing but may contain preservatives and genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs). Buying food has become much more complicated over the past few decades, and staying abreast of infor... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:15:11 EST EWG 2013 Pesticides in Produce Guide Every year the Environmental Working Group releases a Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce that features the Dirty Dozen Plus and the Clean Fifteen. Here's a link to the 2013 guides. Scroll to the bottom of the page to view the lists if you don't want to download them. Sadly, kale/collard greens and summer squash has been included on the dirty list. For me, that's yet another reason to buy organic versions of everything on the dirty list. If you can spare some dollars, this group does grea... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:52:31 EST Chad and Derek Sarno Chad and Kevin Sarno are rock stars in the plant-based food world. Both are culinary experts, teachers, and restauranteurs. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Derek is currently Senior Global Chef for Whole Foods and works with the Health Starts Here program. Chad is currently Senior Culinary Educator and R&D Chef for Whole Foods' Health Starts Here program. He was featured in the film Planeat, has written and co-authored several cookbooks (most recently Crazy, Sexy Kitchen written wi... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:21:10 EST Engine 2 Products at Whole Foods A couple of days ago, I noticed a few Engine 2 products when I was at Whole Foods. My store had tortillas, hummus, and several varieties of plant milk. I didn't notice anything in the freezer section and didn't have time to browse all of the shelves. I bought some hummus because I don't have time to make any until the weekend. The plant milk was $1 more expensive than the 365 brand, so I passed on that. Have any of you noticed Engine 2 products at your local Whole Foods? Have you tried any? Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:16:49 EST Ideas for the team Hi folks. I apologize for being so absent for the past few weeks. I have a lot going on like most of you do. If any of you have ideas to revitalize the team and/or would like to be a co-leader, please speak up. Rip's new book will be out in May, and that will probably bring a lot of new members. Let's be ready to welcome them. Stay plant-strong! Sat, 6 Apr 2013 21:13:09 EST Farms2Fork - Anaheim - Anyone else going? Just wondering if anyone else is going to Farms 2 Fork in Anaheim next month... <BR> I have a double room and would love to share it with a new SparkFriend. <BR> <BR> Rip is the host... <BR> <BR> Here's the announcement: <BR> <BR> In just over three weeks, our second Farms 2 Forks Weekend of the season will take place in sunny Southern California from April 12-14 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County! <BR> <BR> Join host Rip Esselstyn along with Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Doug Lisle, Jeff No... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:16:24 EST Canned Young Jackfruit in Brine I'm starting to play around with canned young jackfruit in brine to get a meaty texture for barbeque and curry dishes. It was very popular in some circles a few years ago, but I missed that trend. Young jackfruit is vegetable, and it's very low in calories. There's no protein in it, so you'll need to include something else in your meal for that. I'm far from proficient in my recipe conversions, but it's a very interesting product. Dishes prepared with it are better the second day, so I try t... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:02:55 EST Rip's New Book Rip's new book, "My Beef with Meat: The Healthiest Argument for Eating a Plant-Strong Diet--Plus 140 New Engine 2 Recipes" will be released May 14. It's available for pre-order now. I'm anxious to see how much he has refined the program and, of course, to try the new recipes. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:53:31 EST Hi and new to Engine 2! Hey everyone My name is Judy and today I am starting Engine 2. For some background on me I was following the Raw food diet a few years back and also have been on and off vegan and even followed Eat to Live for a bit. Or the past 8 weeks i have been gluten free to see ifnthat would help with my slooooww digestion. However, my friends have all gone paleo and are crossfitters. They have been begging me to try the Paleo diet. Well I just finished a week of it. I feel gross. It's high in fat and ... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 14:52:37 EST Gaining Weight? It's a vent night for me. I'm completely frustrated. I'm about 3 weeks in and weighed myself today for the 1st time, realizing I've gained 2 lbs. I've done a really good job at being commited to Plant Strong, but clearly I need to figure out how to do this and loose weight. Ugh. Yes totally frustrated. <BR> <BR> Is this typical? Have any of you gone through this? I know I feel better and more energized, but I really need to loose 30 lbs. <BR> <BR> My body has historically responded... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 22:53:12 EST Hello Hi, I'm Ali, a long time SparkPeople fan and on again, off again "dieter". About 7 years ago when we started having children, I began to think often about the quality of what we put in our mouths. Ever since then, I've become a huge fan of "real food" and nothing processed. I would describe myself as mostly vegetarian, with the occasional fish or holiday meat. I'll also confess that as I've recently tipped over 40, I'm watching my BP creep up to 120's and my weight be higher than I'd like.... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 22:26:16 EST Chicago Mayor Rahm Emauel and Rip Esselstyn "Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Endorses Vegan Diet to Lower Healthcare Costs and Promote Longevity <BR> By Free From Harm Staff Writers | January 13, 2013 | Categories: Media Spots <BR> <BR> The city that once promoted itself as a hog slaughter capital of the US (Chicago) now has a leader that promotes veganism. This is groundbreaking. <BR> <BR> Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is often referred to as America’s Fittest Mayor. In this video segment from local Chicago station WGN News, Emanuel endorse... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:03:01 EST E2 Rip's Big Bowl Cereal at Whole Foods I went to Whole Food's Saturday and saw a display of Rips' Big Bowl cereals. They had different flavors. It's the different cereals, ground flax seed, and freeze dried fruit. I bought the Triple Berry Walnut flavor. The picture on the small box makes it look good with a good amt of fruit. <BR> <BR> I opened the box this morning and was disappointed. The little bag in the bigger box was a surprise. I thought the bag would be the size of the box but there was definitely more box than bagged ... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 09:52:15 EST This is an adventure I have been following this plant based diet for 6 months now and have lost 30 pounds. My cholesterol has gone down and I generally feel better. I joined this group to get some encouragement and encourage others as I need to loose about 50 more pounds and have been on hold for the last month. I have found a new interest in cooking and preparing meals which after 40 years was getting old, and I wasn't eating healthy at all. I look forward to friends and meals of interest. Sun, 30 Dec 2012 18:13:31 EST 2013 Challenge The first day of the new year is always filled with resolutions to eat better, get more exercise, save more money -- all of the things that make us healthier. By mid to late January, those self promises have often been abandoned as we return to old habits, good and bad. I am not usually one to make resolutions, but I want to make a sincere effort in 2013 to eat better, get more exercise, and be more dedicated to a healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I'd love to have some company from members of th... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 14:35:39 EST Dr Fuhrman's Holiday Challenge Hi everyone! The food holidays are here! Dr Fuhrman is offering another holiday challenge that starts next week. Here's the info I posted about it on the Forks Over Knives Team: <BR> <BR> Dr Fuhrman's Holiday Challenge begins November 19. You'll have a free 2-month gold membership to his website which includes recipes, forums, and merchandise discounts. I did it last year and learned a lot. This year I'm excited to do it again. Here's a link for more information <link> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 13:55:14 EST Anyone going to a Farms to Forks Event? Rip is showing all the Farms to Forks dates on the Engine 2 website. I wish I could go. Dr. Neal Barnard will be at the one in Atlanta. Sigh! Wed, 24 Oct 2012 02:48:10 EST 2012 Holiday Season Virtual Potluck People who eat a plant-strong diet often encounter challenges during the holidays. I thought it would be fun to have a virtual potluck of delicious plant-strong dishes. Add links or recipes for dishes you would like to serve at your holiday meals and indicate the category when possible. Categories include appetizers, entrees, sides, soups, desserts, and snacks. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 23:33:44 EST Best for Happiness I find this article interesting <BR> <BR> <link><BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=669603 </link> Sun, 14 Oct 2012 17:13:30 EST Special Occasion Cookies and Cupcakes For special occasions, some people like to splurge a little. These recipes are not E2 approved, but they're from Betty Crocker. What else can I say but YUM!? <BR> <BR> Vegan Sugar Cookies <link><BR>ugar-cookies/ </link> <BR> <BR> Double Dark Chocolate-Coconut Cupcakes <link><BR>dark-chocolate-coconut-cupcakes/ </link> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 14:04:43 EST Free 60-Day Supply of Vitamin B12 The November issue of Vegetarian Times has a full page ad for 60 Day Supply No Shot Advanced B12 2,000mcg. You can get a free bottle by simply paying $4.95 shipping. That's a pretty good buy. I pay almost $10 for Jarrow, so I ordered a bottle just to try it. Here's a link if you're interested <link><BR>upply-No-Shot-Advanced-B12-2%2C000mcg.<BR>html </link> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 12:19:40 EST Tofu Scramble There are as many versions of tofu scramble as there are good ideas, I think. This one is particularly nice because it includes some citrus, which I think is a really nice touch. Here's a link to Kathy Patalsky's recipe <link><BR>-scramble-recipe-test-kitchen-vegan.html </link> As she mentions in the text, you can omit the spread and water sautee the veggies. Sun, 30 Sep 2012 17:05:50 EST October Unprocessed 2012 Take the pledge and commit to eating no processed foods for the month of October. You'll get daily emails with recipes and tips. Though not all of the recipes will be vegan, we all know how to modify recipes or substitute with something yummy, vegan, and unprocessed. Here's a link to more info <link><BR>lenge-starts-tomorrow/ </link> <BR> <BR> PS - Apologies for the last minute post. I've had a crazy few weeks but should be around more from now on. <BR... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 12:50:01 EST Quinoa Quinoa is a nutritional powerhouse. Sadly, it's often mushy instead of fluffy because the packages tell you to use more water than you need. Here are some tips from Kathy Patalsky for cooking perfectly fluffy quinoa every time you make it. <link><BR>-fluffy-quinoa-every-time-how-to.html </link> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 12:45:08 EST stepping down Hi all, because life is life and is catching up with me. I must step down as a leader of this team, would somebody volunteer to help Patti. Thanks Mon, 17 Sep 2012 23:05:47 EST Fingernails My nails used to be really strong. They started going downhill even before I went vegan, but have gotten worse. Ridges and splitting. Any suggestions? I do take special viatmins for vegans, and Vit D, I don't eat almost no oils just avocado and a bit of nuts. <BR> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 15:26:28 EST serving size I want to enter rice and beans in the tracker by the cooked serving but on the bag the serving is dry uncooked how do I do that, I forgot Sat, 8 Sep 2012 23:42:56 EST Vegan Food CAN Make You Fat Sometimes we forget that just because something is vegan doesn't mean it's healthy. Here's a good article to remind us <link><BR>ps/5-vegan-foods-make-you-fat </link> Sat, 8 Sep 2012 12:59:30 EST Engine 2 Extra From the website: <BR> "Engine 2 Extra is a private online community designed to help you reach your health goals! <BR> Individual & community support <BR> Specialized groups to meet your needs <BR> Live support and chat during the week <BR> Challenges <BR> Recipes <BR> Book clubs <BR> Daily motivation <BR> Member blogs <BR> Forums <BR> Coaching <BR> <BR> At least 2 webcasts and tele classes every month with the best in plant-strong education including guests like: Rip Esselstyn, Dr. John ... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 12:45:42 EST Brown Rice If you are tired of mushy rice, try this method for a fluffier result <link><BR>recipe-brown-rice# </link> Sat, 8 Sep 2012 12:05:49 EST Spa popsicles! Cucumbers and lemons team up for a frosty treat. <BR> <link><BR>3/lemonade-cucumber-spa-popsicle-recipe/ </link> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 23:55:16 EST GMO WHO IS WHO IS NOT read this you will be surprised <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ceivers/ </link> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 19:39:43 EST Cholesterol Numbers Just finished my 28 day challenge and received my cholesterol numbers. <BR> <BR> Lipid Panel Before and After <BR> Total Cholesterol 174 mg/dL - 136 mg/dL <BR> Triglycerides 94 mg/dL - 119 mg/dL <BR> HDL 55 mg/dL - 48 mg/dL <BR> LDL 100 mg/dL - 64 mg/dL <BR> <BR> I was pretty happy to see the other numbers go down but should I be concern about my Triglycerdes? <BR> <BR> thanks, <BR> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:35:33 EST uses for vinegar read this article on vinegar it remove pesticides from produce <BR> <BR> <link><BR>archive/2012/08/20/vinegar-as-non-toxi<BR>c-cleaner.aspx?e_cid=20120820_DNL_artNew_1 </link> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:55:29 EST My Plant Based Life podcast! I discovered this podcast today on itunes, <link> </link> . It's based on the E2 diet. <BR> <BR> I'll take a walk so I can listen to it now. Sun, 12 Aug 2012 18:18:18 EST Pot Lucks I live in Fayetteville, NC and I wasn't sure if anyone in this group was close but I am really hoping to find someone around here. I am wanting to start up a pot luck meetup. I'm not sure where to start so I started here on the E2 website forum. If there is anyone out there in the surrounding area that might be interested, PLEASE let me know! Wed, 1 Aug 2012 16:21:19 EST New Forks Over Knives Cookbook SOON! There is a new FON cookbook due out in August. It has over 300 recipes. I have pre-ordered mine and can't wait to get it! So I'll report more in a few weeks. <em>4</em> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:12:37 EST Body Pump Certification! So I spent this weekend in a gym for about 9 hours saturday and another 9 sunday doing some high intensity weight lifting and learning all to get certified to teach Body Pump! After putting over 4000 reps in(800reps an hour in a body pump class) this weekend it makes me wonder why people still think you NEED meat to gain muscle and the vegans are somehow weak. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 03:21:30 EST whats your extreme which way are you extreme, read this <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ation-have-you-caught-the-extremetitis<BR>-bug.html </link> Fri, 6 Jul 2012 13:32:17 EST Getting Plant Strong in Alabama A friend introduced me to the E2 Diet while our families were vacationing at the beach. As soon as I got home I got the book and started my wife and I on it. Even though we are foodies and good cooks we are loving this! I look forward to getting healthier. Just a note... my cholesterol was 314 and I weighed 225. After 2 weeks I'm at 217... I'll check my cholesterol in December. Sat, 30 Jun 2012 20:03:16 EST Renal diet Hi, my wife wants to watch her diet because of her kidney numbers but all of the renal diet she has found are saying you can't eat healthy food. does any body have accurate information for a renal diet based on vegan eating and not the FDA standard American diet. Don't suggest ask doc she just refers to a dietician who is no better Wed, 27 Jun 2012 18:30:29 EST Today's Daily Beet is all about (no) oil! There's a lot of information about letting go of oil in today's Daily Beet! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ig-oil-post-plus-a-giveaway/ </link> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 17:08:30 EST cramps I have been having some serious leg cramps, not Charley horse type. These feel like my thigh muscles are being twisted like a wet towel and have me screaming in pain. always happens in the morning. does anybody know what causes them and what can I do.all doc said is bld clot but they ruled out that. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:56:11 EST Vegan Quiche Anyone? The Vegan Zombie uploaded a new video of his vegan quiche recipe and I thought I'd share it. I myself won't be able to make it right away because I don't have about three of the ingredients (would have to travel out of town to find them. Mainly Diaya cheese.) But for those who are in the mood for quiche, it sounds good. It's at: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 23:38:16 EST bag lable Hi I have a bag of butter lettuce. I noticed under the vitamins there is a list of nutrients that are less than. example it has less than 65g of fat, less than 300mg of cholesterol. what does it mean lose things are not in lettuce Fri, 8 Jun 2012 22:12:50 EST When people ask: But where do you get protein? When people ask "But where do you get your protein?" what do you say? Fri, 8 Jun 2012 20:29:07 EST Recipe Contest Anyone? I just got an email about a recipe contest at Whole Foods. You can win a 250 dollar gift certificate there if you win. It's about finding a unique and easy recipe for berry's. If I did it right, here's the link: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pub/cc?_ri_=X0Gzc2X%3DWQpglLjHJlTQGudS<BR>oif3X7U1Iy5rHrpvgO0U0zfYzcNBiwmfVXtpKX<BR>%3DASTUB&_ei_=El2uVFjkOygTdvuBDmEuqVBi<BR>sZbLvqiIwH-O95vLVgw3kyMACxtDJMzjGJxSs_<BR>fuZ3xNfYice2uWAxRJb5K7wiNP8xdmH4hMQKnU<BR>4LuAZrNQjLA6NjZa... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 18:39:20 EST Get Ready for Holiday Meals I know it is a ways off, but I want to experiment and find some go-to vegan dishes for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I want to play around with recipes this summer and have my menu plan ready for holidays, instead of panicking and cooking the same old traditional SAD foods that I have in the past :( <BR> <BR> My problem: 2 SAD/mega meat eaters in the home, 2 Bloodtype eaters (daughter & son-in-law) and two small grandkids ages 2 & 5. <BR> <BR> However, I really just want the <BR> majori... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 10:58:03 EST Weight Plateau Since I started the plant-based diet, I have lost a total of 10 pounds. But it has been awhile since I lost any. Seems to be just holding. Granted, I eat like a little piggy, lol I am petite, 4'11" so <BR> have at least 10-15 pounds to go (and a slight frame). Is there a particular food (besides the cheating foods) that I should stay away from or eat, to bump up my metabolism? I eat bread of corn tortillas once/twice a week. I know I need more green stuff than just green smoothies. Try to... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 10:34:20 EST lettuce I know iceberg lettuce is not worth much nutritionally but what about other lettuces Sun, 3 Jun 2012 19:01:07 EST Proud to Announce.... I have started taking my pre-requisites to earn my degree as a Registered Dietitian! (This is why I have MIA the past few weeks.) Finally at 42 I know what I want to do when I grow up! Sun, 3 Jun 2012 16:44:13 EST High Protein Garlic Mashed Potatoes this looks yummy <BR> <BR> <link><BR>in-garlic-mashed-potatoes/ </link> Fri, 1 Jun 2012 20:22:23 EST a step in the right direction I just got this in my mail, hope it goes through <BR> <BR> <link><BR>mportant-news-break-proposed-ban-on-la<BR>rge-sugary-drinks-in-nyc.html </link> Thu, 31 May 2012 17:25:25 EST Great Salad Idea If you're looking for more ways to eat enough veggies every day, try this tip of putting the salad ingredients in a food processor to make confetti salad <link><BR>l/confetti%20salad </link> I followed the link from Jennifer McCann's blog on 4.12.2012 where she mentioned confetti salad <link> </link> Jennifer didn't post anything on her blog for almost a year, and I'm glad to see that she's sharing great ideas again. <BR> ... Tue, 29 May 2012 19:45:47 EST Extra weekly menu planning ideas? I want to go beyond my regular go-to meals (Lentil loaf, mashed potatoes, pinto beans, & salads to inspire and motivate my picky meat-eaters. My son loves the lentil loaf but tires of repetition. So I need to create maybe a four-week rotation or a month long menu plan, and not have lentil loaf every week, lol. I am not a gourmet cook, so also needs to be simple as well as low-cost. Any ideas? I also sometimes cook a veggie pizza. Tue, 29 May 2012 15:17:48 EST Miss my sugar & milk with coffee Does anyone have a suggestion for a tea that tastes similar to coffee? I really miss my morning cup of coffee. My Bengal Spice tea, is, umm, OK. Mon, 28 May 2012 08:29:42 EST So very FRUSTRATING!!! My husband and I are so happy to be on this diet. We absolutely love how we feel! Yet we had to buy meat today. It came down to either run out of food and money in a couple days and starve for the next week and a half or buy meat that will last for a week and a half. We absolutely hated doing it but we can't let my daughter starve so... <BR> <BR> We do have a plan though. We are going to keep our meat portions the right size and we are also going to keep down on the butters, oils, and dairy... Tue, 22 May 2012 21:06:59 EST Need to feel like I'm part of a team Hi all - I've been struggling to stick with the vegan diet for a few months now and keep backsliding (my ice cream addiction has been hard to beat). Been vegetarian for 20 years and this vegan change feels like the right thing now. I live on my own and don't know any local vegans (hard to find in the conservative beef town where I live). I'm hoping that joining here will keep me on track. Thanks and hope to connect:) Sat, 19 May 2012 18:30:21 EST I did good!!! Yesterday I went on a trip and the only thing I fudged on was getting subway sourdough bread. Since there wheat bread isn't actually whole wheat I didn't think it really mattered. I skipped the delicious looking chocolate cake, I missed the meat sandwiches, the potato salad and my normal choice of sandwich at subway!! I did awesome! I am so proud of myself!!! Though I'm still thinking about that chocolate cake! Sat, 19 May 2012 16:11:59 EST Trader Joe's Chocolate Chips - no longer vegan Trader Joe's is switching production of its chocolate chips to dairy equipment. What were they thinking?! <link><BR>g-dairy-a-minor-gastronomic-disaster/ </link> Thu, 17 May 2012 13:15:53 EST Beyond Meat - chicken that isn't chicken Whole Foods will test market a new product in northern California next month. Beyond Meat is a faux chicken that has been generating a lot of press over the past few months. I'm very anxious to try it! Since I live in the midwest, it could be a while before it is on shelves here. Here's an article <link><BR>/152519988/a-farmer-bets-better-fake-c<BR>hicken-meat-will-be-as-good-as-the-real-thing </link> Thu, 17 May 2012 13:01:59 EST Great News!!! I have told everyone how well I'm doing, but I can't forget my meat eating hubby who has given up almost everything. (he still eats a little butter and cheese) I'm so very proud of him and just need to share a little! <BR> <BR> He has last almost 10lbs in the last week! He's reported that his pants don't fit so well anymore and that he is very happy he started eating this way. His energy is going up and up! He loves almost everything we've eaten even though there's been no meat. Also, though... Thu, 17 May 2012 12:45:18 EST Alzeimer's disease Do any of you know of any books, articles, or other resources on preventing Alzeimer's that focus on eating a vegan diet. Most of the books that I have read on that subject focus on eating fish, fish oil, etc. Thanks! Wed, 16 May 2012 15:07:50 EST Need some tips... I am giving up coffee. I would like today to be my last day. A little back ground on my coffee drinking though... I've been drinking coffee daily since I was 8 years old. I've gotten myself back down to one cup a day. I've been afraid of the migraine that I know will be coming and I wanted to stop slowly. Now I am ready to drop it altogether. I need some tips though from others who have also done this. What is the best way? And what should I do about the habit part of it? You see yesterday wa... Wed, 16 May 2012 13:07:19 EST How to get my 2 year old to eat???? I'm looking for some answers because I have no idea what to do. I've tried to get my daughter to eat and she just won't eat any of the healthy food we bring out. What did some of you do? Fri, 11 May 2012 22:13:19 EST pizza Hi I want to make my own pizza, no problem for me but my wife can't eat tomato. What else can I use for the tomato sauce Fri, 11 May 2012 17:26:02 EST My first shopping trip! Last night my hubby and I went on our first shopping trip together. I think that we did really really good. We made some mistakes but overall I think we did really good. For the first time our fridge and freezer are filled with healthy foods! My hubby has not given up cheese or butter yet.... but he is doing really well. He did eat a hamburger last night while we were out with fries and a drink. I was able to say no though which I'm really proud of. I did eat a few fries but since I was starv... Fri, 11 May 2012 13:38:16 EST E2 no cheese mac and cheese Has anyone made the "no cheese mac and cheese" from the E2 book? I made that and the split pea soup. The split pea soup turned out really good, but the cheese sauce in the mac and cheese was grainy. It smelled good in the food processor, but after I cooked it it smelled kind of odd. Are you supposed to soak the cashews? I also made the shepherd's pie from the computer print out from the engine 2, 28 day program, but there are two ingredients that were left out. Fortunately, I have the... Thu, 10 May 2012 04:10:14 EST Cheap Recipes? What are some of the cheaper recipes that would work for a family of 3? Wed, 9 May 2012 22:38:27 EST The difficulty!!! I am loving this new diet. Yesterday I was energized all day until I ate dinner that is. You see this is my problem. I'm so used to having to eat big huge plates of food to be full that I made a regular plate (for me) with the new way eating and I was so stuffed I could barely move. I am definitely going to need to learn new plate sizes because I cannot feel like that all the time. I felt like a blimp! The one good thing about it though is that I know that even as full as I was I didn't reach... Wed, 9 May 2012 13:06:39 EST disappointing Newsweek article I opened my mailbox to find the May 14, 2012 Newsweek. The cover has a baby on it and the the caption: "When I grow up, I'm going to weigh 300 lbs. Help! The baby has a large box of french fries in his arms. It's written by Gary Taubes, author of "Why We Get Fat". He talks about the HBO new documentary called, "Weight of the Nation" which starts May 15. It is a collaboration between the non profit Institute of Medicine and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the National... Tue, 8 May 2012 20:08:49 EST FOK Website Update "Our goal has always been to bring you the leading information in the plant-based world – and to that end, will feature daily blogs from an elite network of contributors. These contributors will include medical doctors, dietitians, chefs, athletes and more, who will write about, first and foremost, the diet and health connection. We will also include blogs on plant-based fitness and how food choices impact the world around us." <BR> <BR> It's great that the film's websit... Tue, 8 May 2012 11:27:45 EST Jeff Novick's Fast Food video Hi, I just got the Jeff Novick Fast Food video and I was wondering if any of you have tried any of the recipes. I'm continuing to experiment with various ways to make a plant based eating plan work for me and it is getting easier. I thank all of you for your great suggestions and links. If you've tried any of Jeff's recipes what is your favorite? Mon, 7 May 2012 14:41:03 EST Rosacea does any body know of a dietary control for Rosacea Sun, 6 May 2012 21:38:40 EST GMOS We've been hearing a lot about Monsanto and his GMO Production. Have a seat because this is going to blow your mind the latest GMO creation is that of Human Genes spliced into rice. emoticon <BR> <BR> <BR><BR>n_ <BR> genes_Kansas.html <BR> <BR> NaturalNews) Unless the rice you buy is certified organic, or comes specifically from a farm that tests its rice crops for genetically modified (GM) traits, you could be eating rice tainted with actual human ... Fri, 4 May 2012 14:27:50 EST 21 Day Vegan Kickstart India begins June 4 The next round of PCRM's 21 Day Vegan Kickstart India begins June 4. This is a great way to learn about Indian food and how to cook it without the dairy and fat that are commonly found in the regional cuisines of that great nation. I participated in part of it during its premiere earlier this year and learned a lot. I'm anxious to do it again.To learn more and to sign up, click on this link <link><BR>ename=21day_vegan_kickstart_india </link> Thu, 3 May 2012 17:06:24 EST Cinco de Mayo ideas Any ideas would be welcome. <BR> Here are my current thoughts E2 Beans & Rice or 3 Bean Chili Soup <BR> (from Whole Foods Challenge) <BR> <link><BR>ingham/files/2012/01/28-Day-Low-Cost-M<BR>eal-Plan_28-Day-Challenge.pdf </link> Sun, 29 Apr 2012 11:07:25 EST Vegan News Part 1 in a 4 part series aired in Portland, Maine. <BR> <BR> Going Vegan <BR> The obesity rate is as high as ever, and the amount of people suffering from diabetes, cancer and heart disease is rising. That's why more and more people are changing the way they eat and going Vegan. That means no meat and no dairy. News 13's Jeff Peterson takes a look at what it's like to go Vegan. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s/wgme_vid_11663.shtml </link> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 18:34:34 EST New blood test results Sorry this is just a little bragging, but I'm excited about my newest blood test results. After 5 weeks on Engine 2, I lowered my total cholesterol from a bad 223 to an ok 182 :) LDL came way down from about 130 to 104. HDL pretty much the same. The only thing I'm a little concerned about is that my Triglycerides are a little up, I'm going to talk to my doctor about that. But, they're still in an ok range. <BR> <BR> I was thrilled. I was going to start eating fish again, but I'm so motivated... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 18:19:53 EST Training for Half Marathon I've started training for a half marathon. Right now I am running 3.5 miles 3x's a week. I hope to increase mileage weekly. On my off running days I bike 6-7 miles 3x's a week. <BR> <BR> I drink half a gallon of water a day in addition to green tea so I don't think thirst is an issue. I eat a snack every 2-3 hours. My problem is at night. Hunger is waking me up around 2-3 am. Any suggestions on what I could eat before bed that could get me through the night? <BR> <BR> I'm assuming I... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:59:45 EST The Yonanas Machine Hi all I had a banana this morning and I saw this sticker on it that said "Make bananas into soft serve ice cream " I check it out and its this machine that you put frozen fruit in and it comes out like soft serve Ice Cream and it looks Great! so check it out all and let me know what you think ok? I want one they have them at target! Peace ~CarolM <em>265</em> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:23:36 EST Has anyone tried the Mushroom stroganoff? I didnt care for the stroganoff it turned out to pasty and bland what did i do wrong ? I had to use more veggie broth to make it smooth also I just used the regular mushrooms (cermini) from the store not the wild! was that my first mistake? lol I want to make this better so if u all have any hints I would really appericate it Thanks so much ~peace CarolM <em>4</em> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:01:16 EST how much fruit is to much how much fruit is to much, I eat 6 to 8 or more fresh or frozen fruits a day mostly fresh. I have heard that to much fructose is bad, including fresh fruit. I am confused Sun, 22 Apr 2012 21:29:50 EST What's On Today's Menu! I thought it would be fun to share meal ideas. If enough of us do this, we can use this thread for ideas to put together meal plans. When you post recipes that don't meet E2 guidelines, please tell us if you're going to change the recipe and how. <BR> <BR> This is what I’m making tonight: <BR> <BR> Tofu Cutlets Marsala <link><BR>fu_cutlets_marsala.html </link> I’m going to bake the tofu instead of frying it. That will significantly reduce the fat conten... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 15:57:12 EST Planning ahead for meals I am just curious whether you all plan your meals or parts of them ahead of time? If you do, do you plan ahead a week, a day, every two days? If you don't plan meals too much ahead of time, do you do anything else prep wise that helps you stay on track? <BR> <BR> I am finding that the more that I plan the better I do. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sun, 22 Apr 2012 00:39:04 EST Dole Lettuce Recall IMPORTANT: Dole lettuce recall in 15 states <link><BR>eaking/chi-dole-seven-lettuces-bagged-<BR>salad-recalled-by-company-20120415,0,1<BR>502816.story </link> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 22:36:18 EST Cost of produce or healthy diet plan Just wanted to check in and ask you all about the cost of produce in your area. I live in Alabama. I downloaded a week's worth of meals from Lindsey Nixon, author of Happy Herbivore's website. I went to Publix today and the produce totaled around $60. That's 21 meals and snacks. <BR> <BR> Here's some examples: Romaine Hearts: 3.29; Red Onion: 1.22 @1.69 a lb; One Grapefruit: 1.19; head of cauliflower: 2.69; 1 orange: 1.49 a lb, so 1.31; 1 cantaloupe: 2.00; head of broccoli: 2.50; baby s... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 23:03:04 EST vegan athletes Hi, I found this article in another team about vegan athletes <BR> <BR> <link><BR>621/five-fit-female-vegetarian-vegan-a<BR>thletes </link> Sat, 14 Apr 2012 14:07:37 EST Social Situations & Negativity I've learned to plan ahead when I dine with close friends & family. My little lunch bag only comes out if I have little or NO options. Or I will eat ahead of time so I only need to nibble. <BR> <BR> But I need a better way to handle situations outside that circle. I attended a ladies church dinner this week. I knew to pack something as usually serve rich food. I also know MY weakness. Sweets. <BR> <BR> On the menu that night was White Chicken Chili, Chili, tortilla chips, salad, a... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 12:51:11 EST Love Rip's Plan! Hi, my name is Mary. I've been vegan for about five years and on SP for almost two years. I just looked at my home page for the first time in ages and saw that my starting weight is my current weight. I have obviously made no progress in two years. I have read/purchased multiple diet books (20+), both vegan and other during that time. Either they didn't work or were too hard to follow, blah, blah, blah. <BR> <BR> I don't know why it took me so long to check out Rip's book, but I got it from... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 17:26:56 EST Veg Week is April 23 - 29 Compassion Over Killing launched the first Veg Week in 2008. Join many others, and take the pledge to eat no animal products for a week. You'll get daily emails and recipes. Restaurants in many cities create special menus. If you're lucky enough to live in one of those, please try to support those great restaurants during Veg Week. Here's a link to get more info and to take the pledge <link> </link> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 11:46:27 EST iodine Hi I was wondering, being on a low sodium diet has one disadvantage, where do you get your iodine if you don't use salt. and sea vggies and supplement are not an option Tue, 10 Apr 2012 13:54:19 EST Forks Over Knives Team Hi everyone! Most of you have probably viewed the film "Forks Over Knives" by now. It's a powerful film that has many messages. <BR> <BR> Someone started a SP team but didn't do much with it, and it hasn't been very active. I decided the film topics were too important to be represented by an inactive team, so I have taken over leadership. There will be threads about a plant based diet, of course; but there will also be threads on various food topics that appear in the media along with othe... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 10:40:30 EST "Grilling" Without Oil I wasn't sure whether to bring this up in E2 basics or start a new topic, so I started a new topic. In the basics section Patti showed us a video about cooking without oil that showed a cool method of frying without oil. <BR> <BR> I've been guilty of using oil sometimes, because I couldn't figure out how to leave it out. I'm now making special effort to leave out the oil (as a way to lower the fat in my blood). <BR> <BR> The method in the video sounds great for pan frying. But, being a bach... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 09:05:51 EST Raw on $10 or less Hi I found this blog on how to eat raw vegan for ten dollars or less a day <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 9 Apr 2012 13:38:24 EST The Politics of Food - Pink Slime and More This is a link to a very interesting segment on UP with Chris Hayes. Mark Bittman and several others join Chris in a lively discussion about pink slime, inspection of poultry, and more about what is in the nation's food. It's well worth the time it takes to watch. It will make you even more glad you're vegan and reinforce the wisdom of that decision if you're on the fence. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>istopher-hayes-hosts-roundtable-on-pin<BR>k-slime/ </link> <B... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 19:20:42 EST Happy Herbivore Book Club Are any of you participating in the Happy Herbivore Book Club? You can read the book and work on the questions on your own if you don't want to post on the discussion threads. The first book was "The Pleasure Trap" by Doug Lisle and Alan Goldhamer. We are currently reading "Mindless Eating" by Brian Wansink. Most of the book are available at public libraries. <BR> <BR> Join us! It's fun! Here's a link to this week's questions <link><BR>lub-mindless-eatin... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 12:04:25 EST E2 Pinterest Page E2 has a robust Pinterest page with 5 boards. Check it out <link> </link> Sat, 7 Apr 2012 18:05:21 EST B12 I found this in another team and thought I would pass it on <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 4 Apr 2012 18:12:52 EST Bryanna's Buttah OK. This recipe absolutely does not meet E2 standards, but on very rare occasions "butter" would be a lovely treat. Leave it to Bryanna Clark Grogan to develop just the perfect recipe for those moments. Here is her recipe for Buttah. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>an/bryannas-vegan-butter/ </link> Tue, 3 Apr 2012 13:49:56 EST 4.3.2012 Today's Online Discoveries Today's theme: Simplicity <BR> <BR> Today I set out in search of Seventh Day Adventist recipes or sites linked to from SDA pages I visited. I found a lovely collection of fairly simple vegan recipes. Sandwich spreads and simple meals aren't in most cookbooks which is why I thought this site was particularly share-worthy <link><BR>n-recipes.htm </link> <BR> <BR> The recipes on these pages also look good <BR> <BR> <link> Tue, 3 Apr 2012 12:53:48 EST white rice I just found this article that is a good reason to not eat refined food, thought I'd share <BR> <BR> <link><BR>es-more-white-rice-more-diabetes-risk.<BR>html </link> Mon, 2 Apr 2012 13:29:33 EST Is sugar toxic? 60 minutes ran the story Is Sugar Toxic today. Thoughts anyone? <BR> <BR> I'm sure it is, any highly refined food is suspect. I have to re-direct my taste buds to be satisfied with fruit. <BR> I already use less sugar that the typical SAD diet person, however, I could improve. <BR> <BR> Watch the segment here: <BR> <link><BR>7203-10391709/sugar-and-kids-the-toxic<BR>-truth/?tag=cbsnewsMainColumnArea.1 </link> <BR> <BR> My downfall is ice cream, I hav... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 23:25:08 EST Favorite kitchen gadgets? I use my small Kitchen Aid food processor a lot. I slice carrots and celery very thin and add them to soups and vegan chilis when I heat them for lunch at work. I make gazpacho and salsa in the summer. I use it for slicing onions and garlic almost every day. Any veggie sliced thin works well for salads. <BR> <BR> I also have a spiralizer that works well with soft veggies like zucchini. It makes curly ribbons or tiny angel hair out of zucchini that I add to pasta dishes. You don't have to co... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 11:20:08 EST Supplements Most of us know that vegans need to take supplements to be sure we get Vitamin B12. There are a couple of other supplements to consider: Vitamin D, especially for those of us in northern climates, and iodine if you don't use iodized salt or eat sea vegetables. Only Vitamin D2 is made from plant sources; Vitamin D3 is made from animal products. Here is an interesting post by Dr Michael Greger with his dosage recommendations for these supplements <link><BR>... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:21:58 EST limited mobility Hi coach Jen just announced in the team leader team a new resource for those with limited mobility. here is the link. She said it is not in the drop down menu yet. Pass this around to those you know may benefit from it <BR> <BR> <link><BR>le_center_detail.asp?id=19 </link> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:53:39 EST Rich Roll - Slaying the Protein Dragon Since you started your move to a plant-strong diet, have you had friends/family ask you how you get your protein? It's such an obsession with many people. Here's a link to a very interesting article by Rich Roll <link><BR>-the-protein-dragon-from-one-green-pla<BR>net/ </link> <BR> <BR> Here's a link to Rich's website and a quote by Rip for the jacket of his forthcoming book, Finding Ultra <link><BR>ks-immersion/ </... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:33:11 EST Avocado Hi I just found I can eat avocado if I mix it. But how often should you eat it Sun, 25 Mar 2012 21:07:33 EST Traveling Food Any ideas for some good traveling food? I have to fly from Seattle to Baltimore with a stop at JFK pretty soon here and have been looking at some of my options. I figure a salad will be easy and maybe some Goji berries and carrots for snacks? Any other ideas on some good traveling foods? Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:31:07 EST Shock Over New Numbers! Wanted to share some numbers with you! <BR> <BR> July 2011 - Cholesterol of 200 <BR> <BR> 2 weeks ago- Cholesterol of 190 after 7 months of "healthy eating." <BR> <BR> Today - Cholesterol check at today's health fair. (Tested by finger prick) 164! <BR> <BR> Thank you E2! Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:02:05 EST Life without cheese My usual cuisine included cheese, and a very high cholesterol count. I am doing fine without it, however, I still like to make certain dishes where cheese was an important element. <BR> <BR> So I am trying to figure out substitutions, thoughts, anyone? <BR> <BR> For example I make a marinara sauce and whole wheat pasta. I think I'll try diced up kalamata olives. <BR> I did try nuts ground up with nutritional yeast but that was not good. Yuk. I used to use pecorino Romano. <BR> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 23:58:55 EST March 20 is Meatout! Tomorrow, March 20, is the first day of spring and Meatout - the world's largest grassroots dietary education campaign. Founded in 1985, it is organized by FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement), the same organization that brings you Meatout Mondays. Even if there are no events in your area, you can still celebrate your plant-strong diet and maybe talk to someone about how great it feels to be free of animal products. <BR> <BR> Here are links to more information about Meatout <link>www.meatou... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 15:50:28 EST 3.19.2012 - Today's Online Discoveries Today I came across a blog I had never read before. All the recipes are vegetarian and most are vegan. I cannot wait to try his recipe for Vegetarian (vegan) Boudin Sausages <link><BR>3/vegetarian-boudin-sausage.html </link> After only a few minutes, I found quite a few other recipes I want to try. Everything I've seen meets or can be modified to meet E2 oil and sodium standards except the ones that are just vegetarian and contain eggs, etc. Oh! You hav... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 15:27:46 EST avacodo Hi I need some help, many recipes I want to try include avocado but I can't eat it, I am going to try again but what can I replace it with,I don't know what it does in a recipient Sun, 18 Mar 2012 19:10:27 EST Italian Sausage (Seitan) I had this seitan Italian sausage earlier this evening at the cooking class I'm taking. They're SO easy to make and SO delicious. If you've thought about making seitan but weren't sure which recipe to start with, this is the one: Isa's Simple Italian Sausages <link><BR>/ </link> Sat, 17 Mar 2012 01:29:25 EST WHAT IS Harder what is harder, being a vegetarian/vegan or being a clean vegetarian/vegan. I don't have to much trouble being vegetarian but some of the foods I eat are considered junk food because they are not clean I feel better when I stick to a veg diet but eat to much in the way of processed food breads and such. It is defeating the purpose of the diet. What do you think about this issue Thu, 15 Mar 2012 19:17:57 EST Whole Wheat Bread The Engine 2 Diet is very strict about fats and salt. When I went through the E2 Diet Challenge at Whole Foods, I discovered the Health Starts Here 100% Whole Wheat Bread sold in its bakery. It's absolutely delicious! I've been looking for a recipe that would produce a similar loaf, and I found several on a great vegan baking website. Here's the easiest version, Easy Wheat Bread <link><BR>86-easy-wheat-bread </link> This is a no-knead bread that I'm ver... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:17:59 EST Dr Esselstyn: NO OIL!!! Lots of folks who turn to a plant-strong diet still want to use oil. Dr E says"NO!" <link><BR>feature=related </link> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 22:11:17 EST Next 21-Day Kickstart Begins April 2 The next 21-Day Kickstart begins April 2. If you are new to or even familiar with a plant-strong diet, the Kickstart will send you daily emails linking to motivational stories, tips, and recipes. For folks who have done it before, the PCRM promo pieces indicate there are new recipes this round. I signed up because I can always use more motivation. I can do anything for 21 days! If you sign up, we can use this thread to share experiences, questions, etc. Here's a link <link>www.21daykickstar... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:24:48 EST Finally Doing It So I'm finally going to do the 28 day challenge. I switched to a heavy plant based diet last summer but I would still eat chicken maybe once a week and really the only dairy I would eat was my greek yogurt. The only issue I ever had was low energy and so after falling off my diet over the holidays I've decided to get back to it but this time cut the dairy and meat and get some help from E2. I'm hoping that this time around with the help from E2 and having cut the meats and dairy I won't have ... Sun, 11 Mar 2012 03:39:14 EST Deviled "Eggs" This is the time of year when eggs are most popular. Check out this great vegan version of deviled eggs <link><BR>12/26/maresas-vegan-deviled-eggs-vegan<BR>-deviled-eggs-that-taste-and-look-like-eggs/ </link> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 00:18:15 EST Meat Is the New Tobacco Kathy Freston's column in today's Huffington Post is "Meat Is the New Tobacco." Very interesting post! <link><BR>/animal-products-cancer_b_1316222.html </link> <BR> <BR> This link goes to one of her earlier columns, "How to Kick Your Meat Addiction" <link><BR>/meat-addiction_b_904417.html </link> <BR> <BR> Both pieces are especially good to recommend to friends and family who are having difficulty breaking the S... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 20:33:10 EST Why Are You Sticking With the Engine 2 Diet? Hi gang! I was just curious why some of us are continuing to stick with the Engine 2 Diet after being on it a while? Why do we stay here? Have we tried other diets and keep coming back to the E2 plan? I'll start by explaining why I am still on the E2 plan: <BR> <BR> I come from a "fast food junkie" background and I think "veganizing" some of that fast food has been helpful to me and still is (of course I keep trying to make my choices healthier all the time and steer more away from veggie f... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 17:36:57 EST Problem with tofu I have read that tofu is really bad for you and is not to be considered a health food. Is there any thing to this or is it hype put out by the meat industry. I like tofu and would use more of it if I dared Mon, 5 Mar 2012 22:41:55 EST processed food this was posted in another group but I had to share <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=player_embedded </link> Sat, 3 Mar 2012 23:45:37 EST Hungry for Change Online Premiere The film "Hungry for Change" has a free online premiere March 21 - 31. Here's a link to watch the trailer, sign up, and enter to win one of the DVDs. <link><BR>ide-online-premiere </link> Fri, 2 Mar 2012 17:10:50 EST Juicers Juicing isn't really part of the E2 plan, but it's very popular. I have a very inexpensive juicer that I don't use very much, probably because it's time consuming to clean up. There's a lot of pulp because it's not an efficient machine. On the same website I found the Soyabella demo, I watched a 2-part demo of a Green Star Elite Juicer. I was really impressed. Here's a link to part 1 (juice) <link><BR>t-demos/greenstar-juicer-demonstration<BR>-part-1 </li... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 20:40:21 EST Soyabella Soy Milk Maker - also for almond milk I’ve looked at Soyabella Soy Milk Makers several times. For some reason, I never thought past the soy milk part. When I was searching for something on the web earlier, I found this great demonstration video using a Soyabella, and I’ve now put it on my Amazon wish list to buy. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make almond milk! No more nut milk bags! You can even make soup in it. Here’s a link to the demo I found <link><BR>/product-demos/soybella-demons... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 20:24:08 EST Vitamin B12 Supplement Vitamin B12 is something you can't get from plants, but it is found in many fortified foods. Do you take a B12 supplement? If so, which one - how often, how do you take it, etc. Has it made a difference in how you feel? If you don't take one, how do you make sure you get enough B12 in your diet? Or -- are you early in the stages of being plant-strong and not ready to try to tweak the nutritional stats yet? Fri, 24 Feb 2012 21:40:33 EST Vegan friendly places to eat out I live in a small town in the south with few healthy eating style restaurants. Hey, we aren't the 2nd fattest state in the US for nothing! :) If you like BBQ or chicken fingers we've got you covered. :) So far, the only restaurants I've tried for vegan friendly foods are Subway, Zoe's Kitchen and Chipolte. I've heard that there are 122 vegan restaurants alone in NYC and I will be visting there this summer. Anyway, just curious what your experience has been with that issue. <em>4</em> Sun, 19 Feb 2012 18:10:00 EST Unhappy with recipes I am new here to the forum. I just started the Engine 2 diet and have some questions about recipes. I have tried one Engine 2 recipe (the black beans and rice), a couple of the FOK recipes (Quinoa Garden Salad, and Kale, Potatoes and Mushrooms) and 3 Happy Herbivore recipes (bean brownies and tofu scramble and red lentil dal). <BR> <BR> I did not like any of these recipes enough to cook them again. I am wondering if I am doing something wrong. Did it take you all a while to get used t... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 14:56:04 EST Newby Hello everyone. <BR> <BR> I am very happy to find this team. I watched the movie Forks Over Knifes, and also Food Inc. I very much want to follow the Engine 2 Diet and become plant strong, but I have to be honest, I feel like this may be impossible for me. My culture, my family, is so opposite of this, but I remember even as a child, how I disliked meat. I would eat the bread of my hamburgers and leave the meat. I would eat all the sides at thanksgiving and leave the meat. When I grew up an... Fri, 17 Feb 2012 13:18:16 EST About to start Week 3 at with Whole Foods Santa Fe Hi! <BR> <BR> My name is Pamela and I have the great fortune of working at Whole Foods in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I was even more fortunate to be able to see Rip speak at one of our stores here about the Engine 2 Diet and talk to him briefly in the store the next day. <BR> <BR> In September I was also able to see Dr. Neal Barnard speak at our store and did a 28-day Vegan Kickstart. I completed the entire 28 days, then slipped into a vegetarian, not vegan, diet after the Kickstart was over. Wh... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 20:46:27 EST Day #9 :-p Not good. I woke up this morning feeling "off", sort of light headed and really tired. I started out well enough. I had natural peanut butter on Ezekiel Bread and a green smoothie made with collards, banana and mango. I finished the toast, but about halfway through the smoothie, I started feeling really nauseous. I finished it anyway, but I've been feeling sick as a dog all day. I had some ginger lemon tea, some O.N.E. Active Coconut water, and some organic (non whole wheat and with oil)... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 23:44:13 EST New here Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm now on day 8 of the 28 day challenge! It's been going okay, and I've been sticking to it, but the last couple of days have been tough! Yesterday I started having serious sugar cravings and I felt like I might be getting sick. Just really tired, achy and a little nauseous. I wanted some chocolate cream pie SO bad! I'm feeling better today but still craving a creamy chocolatey something. I'm a sugar addict and I know if I have some I'll feel instantly better, b... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 18:50:23 EST PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter Have you ever used PB2? It’s a new product to me, and my first jar arrived today. What’s so great about it that I felt compelled to order a jar? It is powdered peanut butter; 85% of the oil has been removed. For someone like me who loves to use peanut butter in a variety of dishes, that means lots more peanut sauces in my future. <BR> <BR> Here’s a comparison between Maranatha Organic No Stir Creamy Peanut Butter and PB2. <BR> <BR> MARANATHA <BR> Ingredients: Organic Dry Roasted Peanuts, Or... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 17:16:05 EST How to Lose Weight Without Going Out of Your Mind For a limited time, a video of Dr. Doug Lisle's presentation from a few days ago is on the Forks Over Knives channel on YouTube. Dr Lisle is the psychologist at the McDougall Institute and co-author of The Pleasure Trap. Here's the link <link> </link> It's just over an hour, so plan ahead. It is really worth the time it takes to watch it. It's quite thought-provoking, and everything he says made absolute sense to me. <BR> <BR> Special thanks to RAWORGANI... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:18:21 EST Tara Parker-Pope NYT Article on Weight Loss Tara Parker-Pope recently wrote an article that was published in the New York Times that essentially said you can't permanently lose weight once you've gained it. She perpetuated the myth that losing weight is an endless battle. Well, a battle cry went up throughout the vegan/foodie/health world. Here's a link to a great response by PeerTrainer that includes Dr Fuhrman's comments. A link to the original NYT article is inside the PeerTrainer article (NYT only allows 20 free article views per m... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 15:20:30 EST Mitch Spinach If you're looking for some fun recipes like spinach balls or healthy chocolate cake, take a peek at the Mitch Spinach site. Designed for parents and fans of the Mitch Spinach books, there is good information for veggie kids; and there are delicious recipes for kids of all ages. Here's a link to spinach balls <link><BR>ch-spinach-balls-1 </link> Tue, 3 Jan 2012 12:13:35 EST Happy Herbivore Lindsay Nixon from Happy Herbivore has a new newsletter, 30 Days to Herbie Happiness. Here's a link if you want to subscribe <link><BR>new-you/ </link> The Happy Herbivore blog is wonderful, so I expect nothing less of her new newsletter. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 16:05:08 EST Whole Foods E2 28-Day Healthy Eating Challenge If there is a Whole Foods Market near you, you might want to check out its website. Starting January 16 (registration closes January 9), all of the WFMs in my area are offering an Engine 2 28-Day Healthy Eating Challenge. There will be screenings of FOK at local libraries for participants plus orientation, tastings, meet ups, and classes. It's all free, so be sure to take advantage of this great opportunity if you can. If you don't live near a WFM, you can create your own challenge by followi... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 10:52:23 EST 9 year old vegan I found this cute video and had to share <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ear-old-vegan-video.html </link> Sun, 25 Dec 2011 13:27:24 EST Just signed up for E2 Immersion in Chicago in 2012 Been following a Vegan eating lifestyle since mid September, 2011. I have dropped my cholesterol by 100 points and lost 16 lbs. I still have more weight to lose, but finding this approach refreshing and renewing. <BR> <BR> I just signed up for an Immersion weekend June 30 / July 1 in the Chicago area and I wish June would hurry up and get here! <BR> <BR> Learning new things about being Plant Strong every day. <BR> <BR> Happy Holidays! Thu, 22 Dec 2011 22:20:50 EST addiction Hi here is a good article from diseaseproof <BR> <BR> <link><BR>y-challenge-dopamine-why-just-one-bite<BR>-doesnt-work.html </link> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 18:00:20 EST Rip is a "Former" Firefighter? Hi gang, <BR> <BR> I just noticed on the E2 website that Rip now calls himself a "former" firefighter. I think when the book first came out he was still doing firefighting, wasn't he? I guess now his schedule and speaking tours have increased to the point that he left firefighting behind. (Which is a good thing, cause the world needs to know more about how to be a vegan from someone like him.) I guess I was just surprised that he had left it, because it sounded like he enjoyed it. But change... Mon, 19 Dec 2011 04:59:00 EST Do Any of You Do Rip's Suggested Body Exercises? Rip's book recommends using your body as a weight to do your "weight lifting" routine twice a week. I tried it a few times and I do believe it's an excellent body conditioning program (it got me out of breath a few times there!) But I did seem to have trouble wanting to keep doing it on a weekly basis. (But I have trouble wanting to stick to any it may just be me!) <BR> <BR> Do any of you do it? If so, how have your results been? Sun, 18 Dec 2011 18:32:09 EST Are Any of You In the E2 Forum at E2 Website? I was just curious if any of you here are also on the E2 Forum on the E2 website? I was just checking it out, and was surprised that it doesn't look nearly as busy as vegan groups at Spark People are. Maybe their chatting set up is not as good, or something. I was just curious, since I was thinking of joining it. <BR> <BR> Sun, 18 Dec 2011 18:27:38 EST Mochi Almost every time I go to Whole Foods, I pass the Mochi packages because they're in the same section as tofu, tempeh, hummus, etc. For some reason, I haven't been curious enough to try it - until today. I subscribe to many blogs, and today one of them was about Mochi. Specifically it was about Mochi Garlic Roll Puffs. I love garlic bread; actually I love just about anything with garlic and just about any bread. Mochi is made from rice, so it's gluten free; and it's vegan. Here's a link to the... Fri, 16 Dec 2011 08:39:55 EST New Engine 2 Diet DVD! Hi Gang, <BR> <BR> There's a new Engine 2 Diet DVD for sale at the Forks Over Knives website (on sale till sunday for 15.00 dollars! I'm not sure about the shipping cost amount.) and at for about 18 dollars (but free shipping if you buy 25 dollars worth of items there.) <BR> <BR> It's called the "Engine 2 Kitchen Resque" (love that title!) <BR> <BR> This is a must have on my list! I'm eager to see what Rip has to say and the demonstrations on cooking he does. <BR> <BR> Just th... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 10:52:19 EST Quorn CSPI is trying to collect information from people who have had adverse reactions to Quorn. Here's a link that gives you some information about the process that is used to make this vat-grown fungus and more about what CSPI is trying to accomplish. <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Have any of you eaten Quorn? If so, what was your experience like? Did you like it? Would you eat it again? Do you think it should be eaten as part of a healthy diet? Mon, 5 Dec 2011 16:36:37 EST Tofu Just found a nice little thread on Tofu, so I thought I would share. <link> </link> <BR> I didn't know you could make tofu into a chicken like texture just by freezing. Tue, 15 Nov 2011 16:59:03 EST how do you say no I just read an article in another site about say no to offered food. How do you say no to offered food that you would rather not eat, not only non vegan foods but other unhealthy food you don't want Tue, 15 Nov 2011 13:23:34 EST institutional food Hi, we all know the quality of hospital food and nursing home isn't any better. What is a vegan to do in a hospital or nursing home Sat, 12 Nov 2011 17:20:40 EST Discouraged Today, I received my lab work results. I was excited because I had been following the Engine 2 Diet faithfully for the past 6 weeks. I did not have great results. I am bummed. <BR> <BR> Before Cholesterol with Zocor 220 LDL 120 <BR> <BR> <BR> After 6 weeks of Engine 2 diet & Zocor - 229 LDL- 143 <em>46</em> Wed, 2 Nov 2011 20:03:28 EST low or no fat hummus Hi does any body have ant recipes for low or no fat hummus, all the one I can find have fat in them Wed, 2 Nov 2011 17:17:00 EST Great short video about the USDA Here is a great video about the conflict of interest the USDA has when making dietary recommendations in the USA. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>idelines-its-all-greek-to-the-usda/ </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to post this on your other teams. I am only posting on 3 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:54:26 EST New and need advice My husband and I watched Forks over Knives last week. Now my husband wants to go Vegan. I felt his forhead checking for a fever and said, "Who are you and what have you done with my husband?" He LOVES meat, especially steaks, and I can count on one hand how many salads he has eaten in the past 20 years. <BR> We ordered the book and the Engine 2 book, have purchased a juicer, and he wants to do a juice fast for a week then go Vegan. I'm having a hard time wraping my head around it. Lord knows... Sat, 29 Oct 2011 08:24:45 EST Here's my story! Hi everyone. Let me get my history out of the way first. I've been a vegetarian for decades but just recently I have been evolving into a plant based way of eating. I did try the E2 diet a couple of years ago and did the kickstart program. My goal was to lower my cholesterol. It was borderline at the time and I figured eliminating the dairy would knock those numbers down. Not so fast. What happened is that when I completed my 4-6 weeks (can't remember how long I tried the E2 for) and got my c... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:45:37 EST fish Hi I am seeing a naturopath, she know I am a vegetarian but but she still wants me to eat fish for the omega 3s because I am very deficient in the ones you get from fish, I cannot afford the vegan supplement Fri, 21 Oct 2011 14:27:55 EST E2 Holiday Menus E2 is adding holiday menu ideas to its website weekly through the New Year. Here's a link to this week's ideas <link><BR>oliday-table-menu-1/ </link> Fri, 21 Oct 2011 12:22:13 EST vegan food tracker Hi if you are a team leader or co leader and you would like a vegan food tracker go to the leader team and voice your opinion a member from one of the vegan has started a request their. The more people requesting will add weight to it Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:33:33 EST 21 Day Vegan Kickstart India The next 21 Day Kickstart begins November 7. This round was developed for the Indian diet and will have healthier versions of traditional Indian dishes that are typically loaded with fat and dairy. I am really excited about this new challenge because I love Indian food. If you're interested, here's a link to learn more and to sign up for the challenge. If several of you join the challenge, let's keep this thread active with comments. <link><BR>ename=21day... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:28:39 EST cutting veggies Hi do you cut your veggies a head of using them, like cut today and use them the next day, will they lose value that way Mon, 10 Oct 2011 01:45:55 EST exploring the possibilites... I just picked up this book and seriously considering a 28 day commitment. <BR> <BR> thanks for being here! <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 00:07:44 EST manure what do you think, are veggies fertilized with animal manure vegan, would you eat them. Mon, 10 Oct 2011 00:07:36 EST Mike's Mediterranean Oat Cakes w/Tomato Kale Gravy Doesn't just reading the name of this recipe make you hungry? It's the subject of the latest post from Happy Healthy Long Life. It's Esselstyn-friendly and comes with a great story <link><BR>ealthy_long_life/2011/09/oat-cakes.html </link> I can hardly wait to try it! Fri, 23 Sep 2011 15:25:35 EST Leaving to attend E2 Immersion in Austin tomorrow! Wanted to say hi and introduce myself. At the end of July, I watched "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead" and was so inspired that the next day I started a modified juice fast for 5 days (I had salads or a veggie stew for dinner). I started researched what to do after my 'reboot', and discovered Dr. Joel Fuhrman, who was interviewed in the film, and his Eat To Live plan. From there I discovered E2, Dr. Neil Barnard, The China Study, Dr Esselstyn's books, etc, etc. I'm been basically plant-stron... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 21:00:21 EST New & Seeking Ideas Hey everyone. I came across the engine2 diet a couple of weeks back after one of many evenings on research about health and sustainable living. <BR> I have now been on the 28 day program for 2 weeks now, starting week 3 today. This is the first routine I have had support from my partner in the sense that he is following along as well. We are really struggling though, I have been following the planner and finding the meals inadequate. <BR> What I mean is, some are quite bland and while we'd ... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 20:42:18 EST Re-doing Engine 2 Hi! I'm Amanda, and I did the Engine 2 Diet 28 day challenge in June. It was amazing. I felt amazing, I lost weight, I learned how to cook great tasting veggies, and all of that wonderful stuff. Unfortunately the past couple weeks I have fallen off track and I think I need a kick in the behind all over again so I am re-doing the challenge with the hopes that I can stick a little more closely to its guidelines after the challenge is over. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself here and s... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 14:15:31 EST Engine 2 Diet Website Down? Can anyone else here access homepage for Rip Essylteins book? For some reason, everytime I've clicked on it all week it's said "a broken link" and cannot go to the page. I just wanted to see what all Rip has for sale on his website and maybe what online support he offers there...but can no longer go to the page. I'm wondering if it's my computer having a problem, or if it's the website having a problem. <BR> <BR> Terry <BR> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 08:11:02 EST Seitan Brisket The holiday season will start soon. Here's a delicious sounding recipe from My Jewish Learning for Seitan Brisket <link><BR>ood/Ashkenazic_Cuisine/Germany/Brisket<BR>/seitan-brisket_Prn.shtml </link> I'm definitely putting this on my holiday cooking list! Mon, 12 Sep 2011 15:45:23 EST hummus or sandwich spread Hi I am looking for a simple recipe for hummus or sandwich spread, but one with out fat, most that I have seen have tahini in it Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:10:46 EST Animal protein acid- Links? I am making my way through the E2 diet book. Tonight I read about animal protein being acidic. Does anyone know of any good, credible links that I would be able to read more about this? Thanks! Mon, 12 Sep 2011 03:37:00 EST its fall what do you like about fall me I like the change in the season, cooler but enjoyable, just being outside Sun, 4 Sep 2011 14:12:32 EST Marigold Vegetable Bouillon I found a delicious low sodium vegetable bouillon that I like better than Mastel products. It's Marigold Reduced Salt Swiss Vegetable Bouillon, a product widely used in the UK. Amazon has a great deal if you sign up for a subscription (which you can always cancel). It's only $28.25 for a case of 6 - 5.3 oz canisters instead of $33.23. Amazon carries the full sodium product, too. Both of these bouillon powders are vegan. I haven't been able to find the organic versions in the US. Here's a link... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 22:16:39 EST New Here - Starting the Engine 2 Immersion tonight Hi everyone, <BR> I am attending the Engine 2 Immersion this weekend in Marshall Texas. I feel lucky that it is coming to our little town. We'll get to hear both Rip and his Father speak, among others, and over the course of the weekend, have 7 plant-based meals. <BR> I will admit to being unsure how much of this lifestyle I will be willing to incorporate. But I will also admit to eating way to much meat, dairy, sugary, and processed foods, and I would like to cut way back on them. Thats ... Fri, 26 Aug 2011 12:05:36 EST Wheat Belly. How unbelievably ironic that just this morning I was talking to my father about how much better I am doing since I eliminated wheat and sugar from my diet. Of course I realize that I have had a very serious ED for nearly 30 years, that was resistant to a 5 month stint at an ED clinic in NY, and these are very very early days, but ............... I am binge free for 5 full days now and to somebody like me with the problems I have with food, that is a very big deal. <BR> <BR> So long story sh... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 18:39:31 EST Veganism is growing ( Yay !!!! ) Hi gang, <BR> <BR> I am watching channel 2 right now, The Early show, here in NY. <BR> <BR> An upcoming segment before 9 am will be the growing trend of veganism among celebrities. Under normal circumstances I couldn't care less what the rich and famous are up to, but in this case, I say well done ! <BR> <BR> The bottom line is that perhaps even if in a small degree their influence will encourage more and more to become vegan, and no matter how it happens and thru what means, it is always ... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 08:41:04 EST New Here, But Have Friends Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm new to this particular group, but I'm a member of "Calling All Vegans and Vegetarians" group. I've seen a few friends from the other group here too---so that is cool! <BR> <BR> I sometimes get a little frustrated with the other group because it's not all vegan and there's a lot of vegetarian info there too. So I've been looking for an all vegan group, and i found "Vegan Fitness and Nutrtion" and this Engine 2 group---so I was thrilled! <BR> <BR> Glad to be here and eager ... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 21:15:05 EST 10 Best Vegan Ice Cream Parlours. I have fond memories of Lula's, as I was taken there in January for my 50th birthday after a terrific vegan dinner at Lan Cafe ( vegan Vietnamese food ) here in NY. I also tried Stogo's but in my humble opinion not as nice as Lula's. Now that I have gone both sugar and flour free, I very much doubt that a visit to Lula's will be more often than once or twice a year. <BR> If vegan ice cream is your thing, have a look at the list below. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> . Atomic #7 (Henderson, NV) <B... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 21:10:48 EST Gazpacho Gazpacho <BR> <BR> Soup: <BR> <BR> 6 medium tomatoes, peeled and roughly chopped <BR> 3 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced <BR> 1/2 large cucumber, peeled and sliced <BR> 1 small red pepper, roughly chopped <BR> 1 small vidalia onion, chopped <BR> 2 T red wine vinegar <BR> 1/2 T extra-virgin olive oil <BR> Garnish (use any or all): Chopped avocado, cilantro, peaches, mangoes, cucumbers, onion, tomato, bell peppers <BR> Serves 4-6 <BR> <BR> <BR> Process all soup ingredients in a blender... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 19:57:50 EST Vegan "Goldfish" Crackers Yum! Yum! Snacks ahoy! Here's a recipe for vegan "goldfish" crackers from Chef Chloe <link><BR>fish-crackers.html </link> They contain vegan margarine, so they aren't E2 approved. All the same, I think I'll make a batch to have with soup or maybe just for a snack. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 19:02:44 EST Hello ! I have just joined the team and thought I would swing by to say hello to everyone. <BR> <BR> My name is Victoria, I am 50 years old and am a vegan. I have eliminated sugar and flour from my diet as they are two massive triggers for me, as I am in recovery from a nearly 30 year battle with my ED. <BR> I use as much organic food as possible, and use supplements, herbs and homeopathy as much as I can for natural healing. <BR> <BR> Nice to be here. <BR> <BR> Vickie <em>213</em> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 21:24:33 EST Cheese It turns out that not only is cheese (along with all dairy) not good for you, it's bad for the environment as well. Here's an interesting article from Audubon magazine's blog <link><BR>onment </link> Fri, 19 Aug 2011 20:35:19 EST 21 day vegan kickstart <link><BR>ename=21day_vegan_kickstart </link> Fri, 19 Aug 2011 19:17:31 EST The Last Heart Attack CNN is airing Dr Sanjay Gupta's special "The Last Heart Attack" Sunday, August 21 at 8 PM ET. Here's a link to an article that has some clips featuring Bill Clinton as well as our own favorite Dr Caldwell Esselstyn <link><BR> </link> <BR> <BR> If you watch it, stop by and share your thoughts. Fri, 19 Aug 2011 16:46:02 EST why we eat junk food here is another is this you, I know it is me I fell off the wagon and am having a hard tyime catching much less getting back on. what do you think. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>y-food-think-about-health-when-faced-w<BR>ith-tough-decisions.html </link> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 18:44:49 EST Ener-G egg replacer Hi does any body know where you can get Ener-G egg replacer Sun, 14 Aug 2011 20:17:12 EST Salad Dressings Does anyone have a good vegan ranch dressing recipe? I don't use salad dressings often, but I really love Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing made from the packets, not the bottled variety. I use the original buttermilk recipe. There is buttermilk in the mix but probably not very much. On the other hand, aside from not being vegan, that little package of dried garlic and parsley is very expensive. <BR> <BR> Recipes for good tried and tested dressings are welcome. I'm not fond of super vinegary dres... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 11:35:27 EST Planning Vacation Meals Hi E2ers! We started a 10-day stint in the country today. I went to Whole Foods yesterday and my local health food store. I stocked up on Tofurky coldcutsand a Field Roast "meat loaf," (now that I know both aren't processed with hexane). I also bought a big bunch of dino kale (for smoothies), 3 Sweet and Sara S'mores, some Chocolove dark chocolate bars, and some Sweet and Sara vegan marshmallows. Today I went to my country garden and harvested 6 medium-sized Early Girl tomatoes and we had on... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 17:49:38 EST do you still eat chicken do you eat chicken, here is something to think about, I found it in another team. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>g/Top-10-Reasons-Not-to-Eat-Chickens.aspx </link> Fri, 5 Aug 2011 14:01:44 EST books LADY DIS thread about DVDS gave me an idea: what books have you read about food or veg cooking. I have read the China Study, most of Eat To Live, and Eat for Health, and am reading reversing heart disease by DR. Dean Ormish. I have a vegetarian crock post cookbook by Robin Robertson and Vegan on the cheap, one of Ani Phyos books Thu, 28 Jul 2011 16:06:53 EST substitute for potato chips? Trying to go vegan but one thing my husband takes to work every day is potato chips. He still wants a crunchy snack, quick and easy to eat at break time at work, hopefully with a little salt. What can we substitute that would be cleaner, vegan? Wed, 27 Jul 2011 21:37:40 EST How is everyone today? I haven't seen any posts here for a little while, and I want to spend more time at this team. How's it going? Please let us know! <BR> <em>67</em> Sunny Tue, 26 Jul 2011 10:18:53 EST Gout and veganism My husband has gout. Some of the triggers for gout include all kinds of dried beans and cauliflower. Has anyone had any experience with eating vegan and gout? Sat, 23 Jul 2011 11:30:06 EST I think I Belong Here! Hi E2ers, I am moving myself over here after finishing the Vegan for Life book and realizing that I agree that vegan "meats" are just fine for me as long as I eat plenty of whole, unprocessed foods too, and I suspect I'm bucking the trend at another team that follows a strict plan very closely. I've always been a member of this team, but I plan to be more active now! <BR> <em>244</em> Sunny Wed, 20 Jul 2011 17:57:53 EST Not liking Air Popped Popcorn...any suggestions... I love popcorn, but not plain air popped...any suggestions to make it where I might like eating it.....I basically just ate Popcorn done with canola oil and some salt...sometimes would add the white cheddar cheese powder but not very often. Any ideas to help me like it this way? <BR> <BR> Thanks. Sat, 16 Jul 2011 13:44:14 EST is this you I found this article in my email today and it struck a cord, I need to get back on track <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l-food-perhaps-its-time-to-grow-up.html </link> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 17:54:02 EST steroids did you know steroid use is illegal, could have fooled me the way the meat industry dumps them into the meat supply to the point it is increasing the growth rate of those eating meat. This never occurred to me till I read it in another group recently Sun, 3 Jul 2011 14:09:49 EST power of food I found this in disease proof website, this shows you that food can be better medicine <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ation-type-i-diabetic-reaches-age-90.html </link> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 20:45:23 EST 28 Day Challenge Have any of you done the 28 Day Challenge? How did it work out for you, and what did you learn? <BR> <BR> My husband and I just started yesterday - I hope to learn lots of recipes that don't involve dairy (that I WANT to eat!) <BR> <BR> I plan to blog about the Challenge, and how it's going for us - any other blogs that you know of? <BR> <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=43<BR>13213 </link> <BR> <BR> See you around the team! Tue, 21 Jun 2011 13:05:15 EST Goals do you use goals and rewards in your health journey Sun, 19 Jun 2011 00:38:52 EST best part of weight loss Hi I found this in another team and had to share, what is the best part of weight loss for you For me it is a healthy BP and cholesterol level. No more meds and being told I look good Thu, 16 Jun 2011 15:49:49 EST poor diet this is what poor diet does and what a good one can do, from disease proof <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pressure-almost-20-of-young-adults-hav<BR>e-hypertension.html </link> Thu, 9 Jun 2011 20:31:23 EST power plate <link><BR>ood_plate.html </link> Fri, 3 Jun 2011 01:12:46 EST Forks Over Knives Last night I went to the local premiere of Forks Over Knives. It's probably the most powerful film I've ever seen. The film features the independent research of Dr T Colin Campbell and Dr Caldwell Esselstyn as well as people whose lives have been completely changed by adopting a plantstrong diet. <BR> <BR> I had never seen a good overview of Dr Campbell's research; it's staggering. What's also staggering is how the scientific community marginalized him once he started publicizing his findin... Thu, 19 May 2011 13:05:48 EST Has anyone made the meatloaf? It was delicious but a bit crumbly. Is that the way it is or did I do something wrong? Wed, 18 May 2011 20:06:51 EST proper protein intake Hi I have read many questions about how much protein should you get, I found this in one such discussion posted by imvegan. hope this is helpful <BR> <BR> <link><BR>rement.html </link> Tue, 17 May 2011 22:23:14 EST Blogs and websites We mention a lot of blogs and websites on our Daily Chatter thread. I thought I would start a topic so it's easier to find them. <BR> <BR> Today I spent some time on - it's a compilation of many websites including Food Network. You can filter by ingredient as well as dietary preference, for example soy free, vegan. Check it out <link> </link> If you type "vegan" in the search box, you'll end up on one of many pages of vegan recipes. You can filter using the choic... Sun, 1 May 2011 19:34:22 EST kosher salt Hi what is kosher salt and can you substitute regular table salt for it Sat, 30 Apr 2011 01:58:37 EST Watch Dr Oz Wed. Apr 27 On the Wednesday Dr Oz Show, they are showcasing the new movie "Forks Over Knives". Rip will be on along with others. The whole show will be on vegan stuff. Wed, 27 Apr 2011 01:34:30 EST mayonnaise I am terribly addicted to mayonnaise that being said I now eat vegenaise which is lower in fat but still high. Does anybody know of a substitute for mayonnaise or creamy salad dressings that are low fat other than tofu. I am avoiding soy Mon, 25 Apr 2011 19:28:03 EST Dr. Colin T Campbell speech Here's a link to a speech about animal protein (meat and dairy) and cancer that Dr. Campbell delivered at the 2005 VegSource Healthy Lifestyle Expo. It's about 45 minutes long but worth the time. <link><BR>feature=related </link> <BR> <BR> Sorry! I was in a hurry when I typed the topic - It's Dr. T. Colin Campbell. Wed, 20 Apr 2011 12:31:16 EST stop this is this country turning communist, it seems that way one freedom at a time <BR> <BR> <link><BR>n/public/?action_KEY=6403 </link> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 15:54:21 EST whats your eating style when do you eat, for me it is often but light, is this article familiar, I fit in there do you <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ation-eating-occasions-revisited.html </link> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 15:51:57 EST junk food addiction is junk food addiction inherited, read this <BR> <BR> <link><BR>y-pregnancy-children-may-inherit-their<BR>-mothers-diets.html </link> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:42:21 EST Parmesan Substitute I found this recipe for Parma Flakes (Parmesan Substitute) on Hannah Kaminsky's excellent blog <link><BR>1/30/pining-for-parm/ </link> This would be excellent for salad or pasta garnish. I can't wait to try it. Mon, 11 Apr 2011 13:16:29 EST free to know this bill will let supplement and food producers make health claims with out fear. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ch_nutritional_science.html </link> Fri, 8 Apr 2011 12:25:58 EST update sb31 lets hope this passes <BR> <BR> <link><BR>eedom_North_Carolina.html </link> Thu, 7 Apr 2011 12:49:33 EST dip Hi I need a low fat dip, with no soy, avacodo, beans nuts or hot stuff any ideas Wed, 6 Apr 2011 18:31:33 EST medical tyranny check this out <BR> <BR> <link><BR>olina_health_freedom.html </link> Wed, 6 Apr 2011 13:16:39 EST GMO cows milk human look whats coming for new mothers <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e/geneticmodification/8423536/Genetica<BR>lly-modified-cows-produce-human-milk.html </link> Tue, 5 Apr 2011 00:45:51 EST Sneaky don't let them do this <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ractice_licensing.html </link> Mon, 4 Apr 2011 17:10:02 EST Protein Getting enough protein is one of those topics that keeps popping up. Here's an interesting take on the subject from a vegan athlete <link><BR>s/ </link> Mon, 4 Apr 2011 15:12:51 EST DR. Esselstyn imvegan posted this in another team <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 3 Apr 2011 11:25:28 EST fat free how do you eat fat free or low fat, so many recipes have oil or other fats in them Sat, 2 Apr 2011 02:32:16 EST spaghetti squash Hi does any body have any simple spaghetti squash recipes Fri, 1 Apr 2011 12:39:16 EST non GMO farmers <link><BR>lawsuit.html </link> Fri, 1 Apr 2011 12:38:15 EST what is natural in food read this Wed, 30 Mar 2011 23:12:54 EST 21 Day Kickstart and Dr. Barnard's New Book Are any of you doing the next 21 Day Kickstart? It starts April 4. Maybe we could support each other on this thread. <BR> <BR> I got a copy of Dr. Barnard's latest book, 21 Day Weight Loss Kickstart <link><BR>446583817.htm </link> when I was at the library yesterday. I love that the recipes are scaled for 2 servings and hope they appear in the 21 Day Kickstart rotation soon. I haven't had a chance to read the book yet; the recipes are by Jason Wyrick. I... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 14:21:30 EST Another article about power of plant based diets There are stories of 2 people in this article. One is tragic, and the other is the tale of a remarkable life turnaround <BR> <link><BR>being-fat-in-america_b_840994.html </link> Sat, 26 Mar 2011 19:17:58 EST New Post on Western Diet Health Hazards Here's an article about the health hazards of a Western diet from one of my favorite websites <link><BR>ealthy_long_life/ </link> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 17:39:49 EST vegan tips hi I found this inanother team posted by sunnyh99 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ips-for-new-vegans#disqus_thread </link> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 20:25:14 EST senior skier will you be this active when you are 100 years old <BR> <BR> <link><BR>508n&tag=cbsnewsSectionsArea.2 </link> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 16:20:37 EST Eye opener I found this link on the Eat to Live team posted by 55Walker and thought I'd share it here. Boy is this ugly. <link><BR>/04/my-friday-with-the-fat-blob/ </link> <em>40</em> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 14:12:46 EST blended salad Hi after eating my blended salad consisting of baby spinach kale and some times romaine or collards with banana or apples or both, my throat is sore why Thu, 24 Mar 2011 01:13:15 EST its the berrys ee what berries can do for you <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pressure-berries-help-keep-blood-press<BR>ure-down.html </link> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 19:44:30 EST Share Soup Recipes Soups are wonderful to have on hand no matter what time of year it is. I thought it would be fun to have a soup recipe thread so we can share recipes and find them again later. <BR> <BR> Here's a link to a great article on NPR about winter greens <link><BR>-dont-have-to-be-southern-to-love-gree<BR>ns?ps=rs </link> I'm anxious to try the recipe for Curried Red Lentil, Chickpea And Kale Soup <BR> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 10:51:38 EST freezing veggies I freeze the veggies I have for my blended salads, what ones freeze well and what ones lose their nutritional value. freezing make them easier to blend as well as I can store longer but I ruined some romaine hearts when I found it depletes the nutrition. Tue, 22 Mar 2011 18:47:51 EST barley men Hi I found this about vegan gladiators, thought it would be of interest, what do you think My computer won't play some Utubes very loud <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 16:47:04 EST new co leader Hi all PATTK1220 has agreed to be a co leader for us so let give her a big welcome Sun, 20 Mar 2011 18:20:33 EST coleader Hi all, this team is not very active and it is all my fault, I have no imagination and can't think of ways to get constructive dialog going. I have started posting articles I come by but what I need is a coleader, some body that can see what I should but can't. It was pointed out that the book was written by an athletic man so the coleadser should be a man, however that may not be possible, I am not saying one is better than the other. I do need help thanks Mike Tue, 15 Mar 2011 19:50:16 EST prossed foods and zoos Hi check this out from diseaseproof, humans are not the only ones that die of heart disease: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>orillas-need-greens-not-processed-food<BR>.html </link> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 17:09:37 EST HFCS commercial Hi I saw a disgusting HFCS commercial, a very healthy looking woman was touting HFCS as great, why the big fuss it is no different than any other sugar, what rot Sat, 12 Mar 2011 17:47:35 EST what meat can cause check this out to see what over consumption of meat can cause <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-red-meat-consumption-increases-ischem<BR>ic-stroke-risk.html </link> Tue, 8 Mar 2011 18:56:03 EST E2 NY Times Veggie Burgers Just wondering if anyone has tried Rip's veggie burgers on page 186 in the E2 book? I've made a few different recipes for V. Burgers and like the ones with black beans. Just though I'd ask B4 making them. <em>4</em> Sun, 13 Feb 2011 17:49:13 EST Chinese food Hi does anybody know how to fix low fat low salt Chinese food without a lot of processed sauces Fri, 11 Feb 2011 19:25:54 EST Millinneum Restaurant Cookbooks The Millennium Restaurant in San Francisco is a famous gourmet vegan restaurant that opened in 1994. I found a copy of The Artful Vegan (2003) at Half Price Books a couple of weeks ago. It is really a treasure. I wish I could find a copy of the restaurant's first cookbook, The Millennium Cookbook (1998). I am making the Spicy Fennel Seitan Sausage recipe from that book this weekend. I may not have ideal results since I found out today that the Bob's Red Mill brand of Vital Wheat Gluten doesn'... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 15:29:00 EST "Long time listener, first time caller" On the air Heya <BR> My name is Ella, as the user name implies. I live in Louisville Kentucky and I'm a loner when it comes to exercise aside from the random jogging partner. I plan work outs loosely and they change sporadically based on my mood and the weather. <BR> <BR> I'm definitely one of those people that has a difficult time sticking to a plan unless other people depend on said plan. <BR> <BR> I have been vegetarian for roughly 15 years, mostly a "junk food" vegetarian up until the past two y... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 05:34:59 EST no more organic foods USDA approves GMO crops <BR> <BR> <link><BR>etically-engineered-sugarbeets-kiss-or<BR>ganic-goodbye/ </link> Tue, 8 Feb 2011 17:17:24 EST stop Gmos take action against this decision, our goverment is our worst enemy in healthy any thing <BR> <BR> <link><BR>gulates-genetically-engineered-alfalfa<BR>-it-is-time-to-demand-congressional-he<BR>arings-action-alert/ </link> Tue, 1 Feb 2011 22:40:41 EST This is Terrible <link><BR>ticle_22449.cfm </link> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 19:17:49 EST chain letters coach J en asked that we do not respond to chain letters, they clog the system. <BR> <BR> Hi everyone <BR> <BR> This is just a friendly reminder to please not pass along "chain" type SparkMails or comments on your SparkPage. There's one going around right now about being a beautiful person and passing it along to 3 other people you know. It's nice in theory, but can easily get out of hand. <BR> <BR> I'd ask that you spread the word to prevent things like this from continuing. <BR> <BR> Th... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 13:55:17 EST need help I have a vertigo problem, unsteadiness faint, drunk or drugged feeling. My wife insists that is be cause I no longer eat meat. you could say it is detox but is been going on since july of last year, could it be diet. Don't say go to the doc, they don't know any more than I do Sat, 8 Jan 2011 21:26:18 EST Interesting Article I thought that some of you might find this article interesting. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>gnoring_healthy_alternative_mypyramid_<BR>11016.html </link> <em>188</em> Thu, 6 Jan 2011 16:05:36 EST Banana Bread Here's a link to my vegan banana bread recipe <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=1385303 </link> You can make the recipe healthier by substituting whole wheat pastry flour or regular whole wheat flour for 1 cup of the all purpose flour. Tue, 4 Jan 2011 16:55:01 EST Curried Collards with Red Lentils I used a Whole Foods recipe as a starting point and created this delicious new recipe for Curried Collards and Red Lentils <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=1384361 </link> If you like spicy food, you might like this. I am trying to use collards more often because they are so high in calcium. Tue, 4 Jan 2011 12:09:20 EST Robin Robertson Robin Robertson has written several highly acclaimed cookbooks for vegetarians and vegans. This is a link to the page for 1000 Vegan Recipes <link><BR>?ie=UTF8&tag=vegancom&linkCode=as2&cam<BR>p=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=04<BR>70085029 </link> Scroll down to find links to 4 recipes in the book. I am going to make the Tricolor Rotini with Pesto Bianco soon. Here are links to her blog <link> </link> and her we... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 15:03:53 EST 2011 what are your goals for 2011 Fri, 31 Dec 2010 21:10:50 EST 2010 what have you accomplished in 2010 Fri, 31 Dec 2010 21:10:15 EST FOOD TYRANNY the food safety bill passed, look what it will do for us <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ty_bill_American_farmers.html </link> Wed, 22 Dec 2010 15:07:18 EST FOOD TYRANNY error Mon, 13 Dec 2010 19:55:54 EST is this you does this happen to you, I know it does me <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ation-is-pleasing-grandma-ruining-your<BR>-health.html </link> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 19:51:57 EST addiction what addictions did your or do you struggle with as a vegetarian/vegan Sun, 12 Dec 2010 16:30:59 EST food matters check out this video <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 10 Dec 2010 17:09:02 EST Finally something right big brother finally did something right, at least it is a big step in the right direction, read what DR Barnard has to say about it <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.gx=1&.tm=1285454519&.rand=a5t2gvd4aie<BR>vt#_pg=showMessage&sMid=1&&filterBy=&.<BR>rand=1951130057&midIndex=1&mid=1_39785<BR>_AFcWw0MAAIQATQD%2FOwxDREnrwew&fromId=<BR><BR>0418_AE0Ww0MAAM0%2FTQEHRgE6Zh0jrMc,1_3<BR>9785_AFcWw0MAAIQATQD%2FOwxDREnrwew,1_3<BR>9143_AFcXw0M... Thu, 9 Dec 2010 11:58:15 EST FOOD TYRANNY this bill need to be stopped our healthy way of life will end. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ty_bill_FDA.html </link> Thu, 9 Dec 2010 03:16:07 EST Talia Fuhrman The daughter of the author of eat to live wrote this, it is a reminder of what being vegan mean for our environment <BR> <BR> <link><BR>living-the-environmental-consequences-<BR>of-our-dietary-choices.html </link> Tue, 30 Nov 2010 19:55:28 EST Split Pea Soup I've been making this on the fly for years. This weekend I finally measured everything. This is a very thick soup, almost a stew. If you prefer a thinner soup, add more water. <BR> <BR> PATT'S SPLIT PEA SOUP <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 2 C green split peas <BR> ½ C brown rice <BR> 10 C water <BR> 2 C chopped carrots <BR> 2 C diced red potatoes (unpeeled) <BR> 1 Tbsp Mrs. Dash Original Seasoning <BR> 2 Tbsp Seitenbacher Vegetable Broth and Seasoning <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> 1. Sort throug... Tue, 23 Nov 2010 11:26:07 EST raw for life check out this clip from the documentary raw for life <BR> <BR> <link><BR>010.html </link> Thu, 18 Nov 2010 20:24:42 EST whats in a name I thought it would be interesting to share what our user names mean. Mine kokoek9 is the name of my wifes previous dog kokoe. this is a different spelling of coho as in coho Alaska. The do was part Siberian husky and she wanted an indian name just added the k9 because she was a dog and it stuck Thu, 18 Nov 2010 19:55:15 EST do plant foods cure cancer read this to find out <BR> <BR> <link><BR>re.html </link> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 02:09:04 EST SIMPLY RAW check this out <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.html </link> Fri, 12 Nov 2010 20:45:06 EST CHECK THIS OUT This is a really cool video, check it out <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>188</em> Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:25:30 EST Mike Adams checkout this interview <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ge_id=32 </link> Thu, 11 Nov 2010 21:45:50 EST genetically engineered beets take a look at this and take action if you want safe food for your self your children and grandchildren. Then take action <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ed-foods-and-new-action-alert/ </link> Tue, 9 Nov 2010 23:37:26 EST wheatgrass <BR> anyone doing wheatgrass shots? How many times a week would you recomend doing it for a beginner ? Tue, 9 Nov 2010 08:58:15 EST question for 11/9 do you use soy products Tue, 9 Nov 2010 01:25:12 EST power vegans read this article to find out about some big name vegans <BR> <BR> <link><BR>t/10_46/b4203103862097.htm </link> Mon, 8 Nov 2010 19:27:43 EST question of the day for 11/8 for to days question I took one from eat to live. what can people taste that animals can't Mon, 8 Nov 2010 01:58:39 EST SIMPLY RAW DAVID WOLFE check this video out <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ge_id=85 </link> Sun, 7 Nov 2010 20:59:43 EST 100 questions is corn a veggie or a grain, what do you think Sat, 6 Nov 2010 18:50:37 EST eat to live Check out this video by the author of Eat to Live, DR. Joel Fuhrman. <BR> <BR> Thu, 4 Nov 2010 15:07:12 EST Green Smoothies Hi all, today is the 6th consecutive day I've made a green smoothie with kale and or spinach and fruit for breakfast. I feel great, I've lost 3 pounds, and I'm craving sugar less. I even skipped my vegan ice cream 2 days in a row now, just not feeling like I wanted it. <BR> <BR> I thought starting a thread on this to list what I make daily and others can add to it would be a neat idea. <BR> <BR> Today I had: <BR> 3 cups raw kale, chopped <BR> 1 banana <BR> 1 cup strawberries <BR> 1 TBS grou... Thu, 4 Nov 2010 11:59:47 EST to fat to fight who ifs go to protect the US if the obesity rate continues, read this <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ght.html </link> Thu, 4 Nov 2010 00:57:42 EST