You might remember how watching the film Forks Over Knives inspired me to eliminate all non-plant foods from my diet. One of the people I became acquainted with in the film was Rip Esselstyn.
Rip was a member of the Austin Fire Department where he introduced his passion for a whole-food, plant-based diet to Austin’s Engine 2 Firehouse in order to rescue a firefighting brother’s health. To document his success he wrote the national bestselling book, The Engine 2 Diet, which shows the irrefutable connection between a plant-based diet and good health.
Now he’s following up that book with My Beef with Meat: The Healthiest Argument for Eating a Plant-Strong Diet (affiliate link) which will be released next week on May 14th.
About My Beef with Meat
My Beef with Meat explains to plant eaters and meat eaters alike why a whole food, plant-strong diet is great on so many levels, hence the subtitle: The Healthiest Argument for Eating a Plant-Strong Diet”. The primary driving force behind the book was to delve deeper into the major myths that keep surfacing about eating plants, such as: “You won’t get enough protein”, “You won’t get enough calcium”, “Eating plants is too expensive”, “Real men (and women) eat meat”, “Olive oil is heart-healthy”, and “Moderation in everything.”
I don’t know about you but I’ve said many of those things in the past. But what I was doing wasn’t working. I was on the cusp of diabetes, taking a statin for high cholesterol and triglycerides and being treated for hypertension.
And it wasn’t from too much red meat. My husband will share that I preferred fish and poultry over beef the past few years. I was ready to shake it up and fight for my health.
A My Beef with Meat Recipe
My Beef with Meat not only proves the Engine 2 way of eating can optimize health and ultimately save lives, but it also includes more than 145 delicious recipes to help readers reach that goal.
I love cookies and wanted to share that you can eat a plant-based diet and still have dessert! Enjoy Rips recipe and find more recipes at the Engine 2 Diet along with some of the most inspiring stories I’ve read.
Banana Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 tablespoon vanilla
¾ cup natural chunky peanut butter
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 cups old fashioned oats
½ cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt (optional)
½ cup non-dairy chocolate chips or raisins
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper
3. Mix bananas, vanilla, peanut butter and maple syrup into a creamy consistency in a large bowl
4. In another bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder and salt
5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until they are well combined -the batter
should be slightly sticky
6. Fold in the chocolate chips or raisins
7. Place rounded, heaping tablespoon-sized balls of the batter onto an ungreased baking sheet
8. Bake for 15-18 minutes
9. Gobble these up while they are still warm
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