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Yotam Ottolenghi Gives “Plenty More” Vegetarian Recipes In New Book

Written by Vegetarian Star on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 in Authors, Books, Chefs, Food & Drink.

Plenty More Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi, food writer for The Guardian and author of a previous cookbook that put the spotlight on vegetables, has written an encore to Plenty.

Plenty More features more than 150 recipes that are organized by cooking method.

A second cookbook devoted entirely to vegetarian eating is not bad for someone who would have never considered including even one plant-based recipe in his regular columns if his Guardian editor had not suggested it.


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Lee Daniels Considers Opening Vegan Restaurant

Written by Vegetarian Star on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 in Directors and Producers, Food & Drink.

Lee Daniels

The Butler director Lee Daniels considered adopting a vegan diet in 2013 after learning the actor playing the lead role in his film about serving guests at the White House followed one.

Now that he’s been eating more like Forest Whittaker, Daniels is considering opening a restaurant they both can dine at.


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Alicia Silverstone Says Children Appreciate A Vegan “Kind Mama”

Written by Vegetarian Star on Thursday, October 9th, 2014 in Actresses, Children, Food & Drink.

Alicia Silverstone "The Kind Mama"

Alicia Silverstone has always lent her voice to events that promote healthy living and she’ll be hosting the Seed Food and Wine Festival’s Vedge dinner with Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby Friday, October 17 at the Tongue & Cheek in South Beach.

The actress spoke with Miami New Times about her latest book, The Kind Mama, and some of the misconceptions people may have about raising vegan children.


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Anthony Anderson Of “Black-ish” Goes “Vegan-ish”

Written by Vegetarian Star on Monday, October 6th, 2014 in Actors, Food & Drink.

Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson of the new ABC comedy Black-ish has gone vegan!

“Six weeks ago, I moved to a plant-based diet,” he told PEOPLE. “I’m vegan-ish – I’m not going to send anything back to the kitchen if some butter or cream found its way onto the plate.”


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Michael Symon

Michael Symon is a promoter of Meatless Mondays and on a recent episode of The Chew, he prepared a vegan dish with the star of the new comedy about African-American life Black-ish, Anthony Anderson.

During the demonstration of Corn Pudding with Collards and Mushrooms, the two discussed Anderson’s decision to go vegan.


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Jennifer Widerstrom

Jennifer Widerstrom from NBC’s Biggest Loser is teaching fitness by practicing what she preaches.

A former American Gladiators star, she’s known for her ripped physique and athletic skills. But she’s recently experienced an enlightenment that’s made her think as much about what she’s lifting with her fork as what she’s lifting on the barbell.

“I try to eat more green stuff now. I’d be really good and then be really bad. Now I’m more consistent. Like for lunch today, I’m going to get a vegetarian wrap with lettuce, where before I would have gotten a fried chicken sandwich and fries … because that’s the way I feel today,” she says.


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Mario Batali "Molto Gusto"

Mario Batali has spent almost as many years preparing meals on television as he has for his family.

A proponent of Meatless Monday, the celebrity chef has a vegetarian pasta dish that reflects his desire to promote lighter, plant-based eating and his ability to create a dish that every type of eater will love.

“After 18 years of raising hungry boys in my kitchen, I seldom have leftovers when pasta water and butter are paired as the base of a sauce,” Batali said.


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Meatless Mouthful–Sadie Frost Keeps Mum On Eating Habits

Written by Vegetarian Star on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 in Actresses, Food & Drink, Meatless Mouthful.

Sadie Frost

“For years I was considered a goody two-shoes for being a vegetarian and avoiding wheat. But I don’t do this for vanity, it’s to feel good. I don’t talk about it. I think it makes people feel rubbish if you constantly talk about your eating habits. I actually find it quite vulgar.”

Sadie Frost, on being the less vocal vegetarian these days. Does discussing your diet too much make you sound vulgar? Keep a clean mouth by stuffing it with plant-based goodies. Occasionally, offer to share some without offending.

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