Is everyone feeling and looking their healthiest?
We hope you are eating plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruits, legumes, and all kinds of wonderful whole grains. Much has happened over the last couple of months including a feature story on the front of the national section of the Sunday edition of the New York Times on March 26, 2006: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/26/national/26vegan.html?ex=1301029200&en=2a80650fc12be1eb&ei=5088%02%22ner=rssnyt&emc=rss.
Afterward, we got a great deal of interest from literary agents soliciting us to write a tell-all book about our story, philosophy, alignment, vision, recipes, and meal plans. We feel we can reach an audience that wouldn't otherwise be willing to hear such a message as well as win back some people who need a little nudge to get back on course. We have decided to go with Inkwell Management literary agency out of New York City who also did the wildly successful South Beach diet.
We anticipate the book coming out in about one year and are looking for help in creating a spectacular recipe section. Send us 2 or 3 of your favorite healthy vegan recipes and we'll try them at the firehouse. If it's a winner we'll include the recipe in the book and give you full credit along with any other pertinent personal information; # of years as vegan/vegetarian, cholesterol level, blood pressure, fasting blood sugar, you name it.
We've recently added several sections to the website so we encourage you to visit and e-mail us any ideas and suggestions. We also have t-shirts and hats for sale if you are so inclined.
Lastly, our illustrious driver, James Rae, has moved to station 23 to help a 33-year veteran and lieutenant in the department regain his health and lose about 50 pounds. J.R. is taking the lead role and already has 4 of the 5 members at station 23 eating vegan while at work. Our new driver is very excited about embracing a new and healthier way of eating. Last shift he made some amazing portabella mushroom fajitas with all the trimmings.
We hope this e-mail finds you safe, healthy, happy and well.
The guys at Engine 2