kind diet alicia silverstoneI’ve been a huge fan of AIicia Silverstone since I first saw her in the teen flick Clueless many years ago. So I was tickled last fall when she featured my Vegan Herb Crackers recipe on her food blog The Kind Life.

Although Silverstone and I do food differently (she is a devoted vegan, I follow a modified Paleo eating plan); I am quite an admirer of how she has used her celebrity to promote social causes. When her publisher sent me a copy of her book last fall, I was eager to both see it and review it. The Kind Diet is not just a cookbook, it is a manual for treading lightly on this planet, something to which Silverstone has devoted her life.

While Silverstone does use gluten in this book, there are many recipes that are naturally gluten free. My favorite recipes are those for a vegan Caesar Salad, yummy Artichoke Dip, a refreshing Pomegranate Lime Iced Tea, Gomashio (a Japanese condiment that I also have a recipe for on this site), and Alicia’s Magical Healing Soup. I also love Silverstone’s recipe for Ume-Sesame Dressing (perfect for those that are not only gluten free, but also on the candida diet).

Even though it is not a gluten free cookbook, there is much goodness in this tome of recipes and I am happy to be giving a copy away today to one lucky winner. Just leave a comment below (by Friday 5/20/2011 at 12 noon MST) telling me what your favorite vegan dish is. This giveaway is open to everyone everywhere.

If you need some inspiration here are some of my favorite vegan recipes from this website:

Stay tuned tomorrow for my veganalicious nettles pesto recipe made from wild edibles.

Update: the winner of the giveaway for a copy of The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone is Katie!


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