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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Alicia Silverstone

I got this book last week after my sister recommended it over the holidays, and I can't put it down. It's fantastic! I really had relatively low expectations, being that she's an actress and all; but the book is really great. The first part is about how different foods affect your body, and why it's better to avoid some things. (disclaimer: this is a vegan cookbook, but it's really not preachy) Then there are two recipe sections; regular vegan, and what she calls a "superhero" diet, that's basically macrobiotics. I've been interested in macrobiotics on and off, but mostly I get turned off when they say to not eat tomatoes, potatoes, or eggplant. Alicia's approach is that everything that is a step towards healthier eating, is obviously better; but not to try to do everything all at once. It's ok to make small changes and see how you feel.

There are also some amazing dessert recipes in here; and I'm totally going to make these peanut butter cups for Valentine's Day. (although she also talks about how white sugar is evil, and I'm tempted to agree with her most of the time.) So if you see this book, you should totally check it out!

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