A headshot of Jane and Ann Esselstyn

Ann Crile Esselstyn, M.Ed., and Jane Esselstyn, R.N.

Ann and Jane Esselstyn are a mother-daughter team with decades of experience developing delicious, healthful dishes both for their family and for Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s many grateful patients. They co-authored Be a Plant-Based Woman Warrior and The Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, and regularly feature heart-healthy recipes on their popular YouTube channel. Ann developed the recipes for The New York Times bestselling book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. Jane is a wellness instructor and a plant-strong presenter and cook, as well as a married mother of three. She created the recipe section for the bestselling Plant-Strong and The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet, and co-authored The Engine 2 Cookbook with her brother, Rip Esselstyn. Ann and Jane live next door to each other in Cleveland, Ohio. Follow them on Instagram. Photo by Donna Ruhlman

All Contributions from Ann Crile Esselstyn, M.Ed., and Jane Esselstyn, R.N. (8)

  • Mommy's Mushroom Gravy 3.0 in a white porcelain gravy boat

    Mommy’s Mushroom Gravy 3.0

    “We love this recipe so much,” write Ann and Jane Esselstyn in their cookbook Be a Plant-Based Woman Warrior. “And since it…

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  • Good Garlicky Mashed Potatoes in a bowl next to a cutting board with potato wedges

    Good Garlicky Mashed Potatoes

    “You will never believe how good these garlicky mashed potatoes are until you try them,” write Ann and Jane Esselstyn in their…

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  • Big Bean Soup

    Big Bean Soup

    Our daughter-in-law Polly told us about this bean soup. Since we are lima bean fans, we couldn’t resist this interesting bean soup…

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  • photo of a folded vegan chickpea omelette with mushrooms visible inside, topped with diced tomatoes and garnished with microgreens, on a white plate

    Chickpea Omelet

    This wonderful egg-free omelet is easy to make and is good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. From The Prevent and Reverse Heart…

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  • Cannellini Bean Sauce

    Cannellini White Bean Sauce

    Serve this cannellini bean sauce over kale, greens, salads, grains, or veggies, or use as a spread for sandwiches or as a topping on pizza.

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  • Kale Bruschetta

    Kale Bruschetta

    We adore kale bruschetta as an appetizer, and so does everyone else. It is always the first empty platter at our holiday party!

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  • Black Bean Salad

    Easy Black Bean Salad

    We could eat this black bean salad for every meal in summer, even breakfast. This is the salad I make when I…

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  • Smoky Little Devils

    These tiny stuffed potatoes are absolutely beautiful, and, oh so delicious as hors d’oeuvres or the center part of a meal. Be…

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