Happy Earth Day friends. Honor our Earth by enjoying a plant based meal today. Here are a few links to my fave dinner ideas.
As you know Sandy and I started the Engine 2 Diet (vegan, no oil, low sodium and low sugar) in February and never looked back. It has transformed the way I look at food and feel inside my body. Moving to all whole foods and eliminating processed foods created a shift in my body and mind that I had not expected and I now love the way I feel. I have never felt this connected to my body, how it works and what it needs. I have never really listened, but plowed ahead feeding it what I wanted it to have. That mentality has only left me feeling overweight, unhealthy and often disconnected from myself, even though I was vegetarian. I have always been at odds with my body and my relationship to food until now. That is a direct result of becoming vegan and beginning the Engine 2 and I am grateful. Click here for the original post where I describe the Engine 2 in more detail.
Yesterday when I got home from work a present had arrived via UPS. It was an Exploits birthday gift and it came on the very date I started the blog. So serendipitous. In the package there was a signed copy of the Engine 2 book from the Author Rip Esselstyn, who we now love and admire. He also signed one for you…..the lucky Exploits Birthday Bash Friday Winner.
Congratulations Nik, you have won a signed copy of the Engine 2 Diet, a book that has changed my world and has made me plant strong. It will do the same for you. It is really a fun read with information that will change your life, your health and you r relationship to food. The recipes have become staples in our everyday meals.
For those of you interested in purchasing the Engine 2 book, you can do so here.
Thank you Rip for your generosity and amazing book. I am proud to share it with others.
Have a delicious Earth day.
Earth Day image courtesy of CultureMob.com
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