An Adventure is a community-based 28-day program that can kick-start you on a lifetime of healthier eating with a whole foods, plant based lifestyle.
It seems that with every new HEA Adventure, participants sharing their new experiences will mention sleeping better and having more energy! There are actually plenty of reasons why a whole foods plant-based diet would help you sleep better: No more night-time wakening from GERD (acid reflux): Getting rid of fatty,… continue reading »
Often I have a large green leafy salad for lunch with a limitless variety of combinations of fruits, veggies, beans and grains. And over the months I’ll share many of those with you, and talk about all those wonderful greens and combining salad “fixings”. Today however, it’s cold and damp and… continue reading »
Enjoy this photo tour of Bending Bridge Farm – organic Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), providing fabulous foods to the Tuscarora Valley. The photos are beautiful and it’s fun to read their tricks for raising healthy crops. And don’t miss the recipe at the end. Thank you Audrey and Cameron Pedersen… continue reading »
Isn’t this pottery bowl a real beauty! Wanted to showcase my beautiful new rice bowl pottery…so why not cook some wonderful tasty saffron rice. Brown basmati rice is one of my favorites; just jazz it up a bit. I cook rice in my pressure cooker – it only takes 6… continue reading »
We love avocados…here are a few tips which, hopefully, help you select and preserve left overs. How to tell if an avocado is ripe: If you gently squeeze the avocado, the skin should give just a little. Another method is to remove the brown stem and check the color underneath: … continue reading »
…was the perfect reason to mulch the garden beds tie clematis vines and climbing roses and look up from weeding the asparagus patch. Planning the vegan picnic menu was easy with my daughter Honors’ help. Here’s what we did: LUNCH: Premade chickpea avocado sweet potato wraps: (cut in half) served warm or… continue reading »
I went to military processing in Mechanicsburg today, grandson Travis left for Army basic training. It was really refreshing to see those fit and trim military personnel, it almost seemed an anomaly to me to see a room full of slender people. It struck me just how overweight our society has become and we have become conditioned to that being the norm.
Thanks for all the work coordinating things over the last months. This lifestyle change has been very rewarding to me in so many ways.
– Laurie Rice
I only consider this the finish of the 28 day challenge, because I plan on staying on this and adding more exercise. For me this has been great, because I have always known that I need to eat a better diet, but would usually kid myself into thinking I was OK and bad health happens to other people. Rip's plan offers a great guideline with proven results to back up what he says. Thanks for putting this together!
– Tim Howley
I want to thank and commend you for your tireless effort in bringing to light a very important issue for our community…our health and well being! If you helped just one person realize a happy and healthy life style, you accomplished a lot. I can tell you, you helped change my life for the better. Thank you my friend!
– Dan Fisher
Carl and I had already taken some steps to become more plant strong before joining with all of you and I had set a goal last winter to lose some weight and become more fit and was working toward that end, but the commitment to Engine 2 this past month boosted our efforts considerably. We each lost a few pounds in addition to what we'd lost before, but I guess what I'm most proud of is what it did to my energy and stamina.
– Cherie Pederson
August 26-28, 2016 An Immersion for Physicians into healthy cooking at beautiful Penn National Inn near the Appalachian Trail Bust your patients’ myths about Healthy Eating – “It’s hard, it takes too long, I don’t like vegetables, it’s too expensive.” Learn the research behind whole foods – plant based eating and learn to… continue reading »