The highly anticipated cookbook companion to the runaway New York Times bestseller The Engine 2 Diet.
The Engine 2 Diet has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and inspired a plant-based food revolution. Featuring endorsements from top medical experts and a food line in Whole Foods Market, Engine 2 is the most trusted name in plant-based eating. Now, readers can bring the Engine 2 program into their kitchens with this cookbook companion to the original diet program. Engine 2 started in a firehouse in Texas, and if Texas firefighters love to eat this food, readers nationwide will eat it up, too! THE ENGINE 2 COOKBOOK packs the life-saving promise of the Engine 2 program into more than 130 mouth-watering, crowd-pleasing recipes that are designed to help readers lose weight, lower cholesterol, and improve their health, one delicious bite at a time.
Rip Esselstyn, a triathlete and former Austin, Tex., firefighter, expands on his 28-day Engine 2 plan that emphasizes a plant-focused diet and exercise and, writing with his sister Jane (Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook), presents this solid collection of 130 meatless dishes. After a quick introduction, the authors dive right into breakfast, with savory breakfast oats, a riff on classic oatmeal that incorporates turmeric, sun-dried tomatoes and mushrooms, and a granola composed entirely of seeds and a little maple syrup. Culinary left turns are on display throughout the book: DIY tater tots filled with hummus, and a Southwestern polenta bowl; however, the authors also include standard fare such as avocado toast and veggie burgers. With the exception of the aptly titled Epic Brats, a recipe that calls for readers to make their own meatless bratwursts as well as toppings, the recipes come together fairly quickly. While Engine 2 devotees are sure to find this collection a must-have, even carnivores will likely find a dish or two here worth considering. Agent: Richard Pine, InkWell Management. (Dec.)Correction: An earlier version of this review misstated the relationship of the book's co-authors. It also listed an incorrect subtitle.