I created this rich, creamy garlic sauce bursting with tomatoes and herbs to fill the void left by my all time favorite pasta dish, Rigatoni a la Vodka, from my favorite old neighborhood Italian restaurant in Chicago. The original dish was a weekly indulgence of mine and contributed to my heart disease and ongoing obesity. This version promotes the reversal of disease, elimination of obesity and total joy with the meal satisfaction of pasta covered in Tomato Cream Sauce.
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Eight years ago my amazing wife Molly convinced me to try the McDougall Plant Based Diet. 5 years ago she started following the Protective Diet and quickly convinced me to join her. Without her daily commitment to planning and meal preparation we would not be celebrating transformed health while eating the best food I have… Read more or comment “Celebrating 5 years on the Protective Diet”
Thanks Julie, I feel so inspired to be the very best I can be; finally for the first time in my life, plant strong and healthy! I appreciate you, Kath and Dr. Esselstyn’s kind words and great advice. Your recipes are so easy, delicious and fun to make. Again, thanks so much Julie. It’s interesting… Read more or comment “Lori S.”
“This is just TOO MUCH!!! Your photos are SO APPETIZING!!! I have chewed part of my screen off trying to taste them. Beautiful stuff! My wife has promised to start making some of these recipes (as a result of which I may never leave the house!). In case I do venture outdoors, please provide guidance… Read more or comment “Steven M.”
Eight months into my PD journey and today I hit the 30 lbs gone mark! I never imagined I would see the 150’s again (haven’t been this weight since high school). I started my WFPB journey on Jan 1st but was floundering with knowing what to cook and struggling to find compliant recipes that I… Read more or comment “Karen P”
Things are definitely happening after 18 days on PD. I love raisin bread and after finding out at our last PD-Ed class that Ezechiel brand is ok, my sister bought me some. I toasted it tonight and was so excited until I bit into it. Oh my gosh! It is so, so, sweet! I told… Read more or comment “Sheree B.”
I’ve been following the Protective Diet for 90 days! I’ve stuck with the plan 100%, and it’s paying off. I want to say that it’s been effortless, but that isn’t true. I’ve made the effort to plan my meals, to make sure that I always have the ingredients I need at home, and to take… Read more or comment “Denise”