If you remove oil, cheese, alcohol and meat, what's left? Anna and Kristina test this bestselling lifestyle cookbook to see if this spare fare tempts the palette of diet and exercise guru Harley Pasternak.
Anna and Kristina go into testing their latest cookbook, "The Engine 2 Diet", with some skepticism if only because of the overly extreme nature of the book's premise. They do believe in eating healthy to a degree, but the book, written by former athlete turned firefighter Rip Esselstyn, promises that one can eat more by eating right, and still lose weight, among other health benefits, such as lowering cholesterol and losing body fat... all within four weeks. They believe the diet is overly restrictive - cutting out caffeine, alcohol, sugar, dairy, meat, and olive oil - which they don't mind in and of itself, but only if the resulting meals are tasty and satisfying. They are making six dishes in three hours: kale butter (which is said to be a replacement for peanut butter), spinach salad with homemade croûtons, eggless omelet with salsa, shepherd's pie, tofu steaks (which Esselstyn claims rivals anything from a steak house) with mushrooms and green beans and mashed potatoes, and fruit ... Written by