For maximal heart health, Colin’s parents, Diane and Estes, follow the Doctor Esselstyn Diet: no meats, fish, eggs, oil (even olive oil), processed grains, milk products, or avocados, and very limited sugars and salt.
You may be gasping now, especially if you are a meat-and-oil-loving American, but here’s what’s amazing: the food Diane creates with this diet is DELICIOUS!
I had the pleasure this week of flying to Cleveland to spend my first vegan Thanksgiving with Colin’s family. And it was yummy!
Feast your eyes now on these photos of the many dishes we sampled last night. There was no turkey (and in fact no meat, oil, or processed grains), but I felt oh so full and satisfied after stuffing my face with the deliciousness lining the table. Come, join us!
An amazing aspect of getting engaged and married is you gain a whole extra family group. How happy I am to be able to experience this. Thanks, Diane and Estes, for a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Readers, if you’re interested in talking healthy eating with Diane, click here for her Facebook page!
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