Me, Rip Esselstyn, my husband Bill and son, Aaron
I had the pleasure of meeting Rip Esselstyn at his book signing & meet and greet at my local Whole Foods Market. As I expected, he was laid-back and very informative. His Engine 2 Diet book http://engine2diet.com/ is one of the books that really got us rolling in this new plantcentric journey. The other main book we used was his father’s, Caldwell B. Esselstyn, M.D. How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. (For more on our start and the books and documentaries we learned from, see the About section on this blog.)
He touched on how he got interested in eating plant-strong, as he calls it, and how he got his fire department to give up meat and dairy and why it is so healthy to do so.
He has his own line of foods that are just coming out called Engine 2 Foods. We absolutely LOVE his Engine 2 Organic Crispbreads with some hummus spread on top. We also love his Rip’s Big Bowl Cereal Check out his line here http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/engine2. Only available at Whole Foods Market.