Friday, March 19, 2010

The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone

I've been waiting and waiting to purchase this book!  I was soooo excited when it came in the mail, I couldn't wait to get home and read it!  I ordered mine off instead of buying it at Chapter's and I SAVED $10!!!  YIPPEE!!!

This book is so interesting.  I love how you can 'flirt' with the idea of being 'vegan' and you don't have to feel bad if you 'fall off the wagon' just get back on again!  I think Alicia is such a good writer and I feel like I'm reading a letter from a friend, it's an easy read and she gives tons of tips on the food items.  Let's be honest, how many of us have heard of "shoyu" or "kuzu"?  Not me!  Alicia explains what the food is, what color it is and what section you might find it in your local store!  There is a great table in the book that shows what brands she likes best too!

I think there are a lot of benefits to eating a "vegan" or "vegetarian" diet, and I am excited to continue my read and learn more about it!  I CAN tell you this though, I've been doing it for about a week now and I feel GREAT!  I have more energy and I am not tired at ALL!  Fantastic!!! 

I think that's is so important to feel and look our best and I fully believe that food is the #1 factor in all of it!  Some people may think "if you don't eat meat or drink milk, how are you getting enough protien and calcium?".  In "The Kind Diet" Alicia explains that if you are eating food from the EARTH and eating plenty of legumes, beans and leafy vegetables that you are getting enough of these things and you are getting them in their purest form! 

My boyfriend is still eating meat, but over the past week I've been cooking 'vegan friendly' food and we both feel like we're not missing out on anything!  Good deal!!!



  1. Interesting! Hope I get to savour some of your new cooking soon! ;)

    PS - WHAT is that scrumptious looking chocolate thing, above?!?!

  2. Oh you will!!!

    Those are "Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups" I can't WAIT to make them too!!!