Kitchen GEAR WE LOVE:  

  1. Tovolo Mini Scoop and Spreader. OH,  do we LOVE this little rubber spatulas and or spreader. It is exactly what we have needed for years.
  2. Citrus Reamer. My mom prefers this tool for  lemons, limes and all things citrus that need to be juiced. I prefer #3!
  3. Lemon Press. This gets SO much action at my house. The acid from all the lemons and limes I juice has removed the paint from the press!
  4. Zester/ MicroplaneThis tool adds ZEST, LIFE, VIM and VIGOR to your food. It is magic. There are many inspiring colors to choose from, too!
  5. Parchment Paper. This may sound dull, but do not underestimate this stuff. It saves you 1000’s of calories as it replaces greasing a pan; it saves you 1000’s of hour in clean up, and your food still browns. I love it when our kids whip out the parchment paper  when they are cooking! A good habit in action.
  6. Wooden Handle Potato Masher. This mini arm workout feels best with a wooden handle. It doesn’t slip as much in my opinion.  Boil potatoes, mash potatoes, eat potatoes, check out your triceps.
  7. Apple Slicer. This moves apples and pears through your home. Place it next to the fruit bowl and watch the games begin.
  8. Melon Baller. Our favorite appetizer, Smoky Little Devils, demands an awesome melon baller in order to scoop out the wee B-sized potatoes. This baller is up for the task!
  9. Pastry Knife. This tool makes kitchen clean up a whiz after pizza night, chili night, biscuits cutting, or anytime your teens have invaded the kitchen. My husband loves this tool – puts him in a good mood!
  10. Immersion Blender. This is a magic wand. Such a helping hand. It thickens, grinds, blends and makes whatever is in the pot more flavorful…while only adding one item that needs cleaning.
  11. Yonanas Machine. This is completely different. Honestly. This is soft serve. Soft Serve – not banana soup.
  12. Ginger /Garlic Grinding Plate and BrushGrind up these flavor boosting, immune boosting ingredients with ease.  My mom uses this every night when she makes  salad dressing. I can smell it just thinking about it- Yum!
  13. Commercial Grade French Fry Cutter– My father gifted a french fry cutter to each of us one holiday. What love! Now we all have these devices mounted in our homes – some in dangerous places.
  14. Panini Grill we love! My mom loves anything crispy. This machine is a champ at making  almost anything have a crispy exterior – while also being a non-stick surface. The other day I found the kids making waffles using this….needless to say it was a mess!


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The Engine 2 Cookbook
Rip Esselstyn & Jane Esselstyn

The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook
Ann Crile Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
Dr. C.B.Esselstyn Jr. MD

The Engine 2 Diet
Rip Esselstyn

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook by Ann Crile Esselstyn & Jane Esselstyn

By Ann Crile Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn

Rip Esselstyn, recipes by Jane Esselstyn

How Not To Die
Micheal Gregor MD                                         

The China Study
T.Colin Campbell

T.Colin Campbell
The Engine 2 Seven Day Rescue Diet
Rip Esselstyn, recipes by Jane Esselstyn


By Rip Esselstyn with Recipes by Jane Esselstyn

Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes
Dr. Neal Barnard

21 Day Weight Loss Kickstart
Dr. Neal Barnard

Happy Herbivore
Lindsay Nixon

McDougall Quick and Easy, McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss, The Starch Solution
Dr. John McDougall MD


Available at events only:
Brian’s “plants only” chopping boards 

plants only.

Brian’s  “plants only.” Chopping Boards are  made from spalted maple harvested at or near The Knob, land that has been in our family for five generations.  Each Chopping Board is unique, hand-shaped to highlight the natural, organic features of the 1.5″ to 2 ” thick slab from which it came.  And, of course, every one bears the hand-burned vow of “plants only.” 

'plants only.'Larger “plants only.” Chopping Boards: 
Roughly 18-inches x 12-inches. $75.00

Smaller “plants only.” Chopping Boards: Roughly 12-inches x 9-inches. $60.00



Available upon requestT-shirts: $22.00

plants only. women’s cut shown here in heather-grey. Also available in brown with green print and red with navy print.

plants only. men’s cut  in heather-blue with green print. Also availabl in red with navy print and a few available in sage with blue print.

CUVA Available in women’s cut in light blue with grey print, and hot coral with grey print.

Please contact Health Care is Self Care at info@hcissc.com to place an order. Leave your name, email, the style, number, size, and preferred cut: male or female, and we will ship it off to you!

Thanks for your interest and support!

-Jane and Brian