Actress Alicia Silverstone made a major decision about 11 years ago: She decided to go vegan. That meant eliminating meat and dairy from her diet, and instead eating whole grains and what she calls "magic foods" such as miso and sea vegetables. She began to look and feel her best, says the actress who has starred in such movies as "Clueless" and "Batman & Robin."
Now Ms. Silverstone has set out on a mission to share the results from her lifestyle change with her new book, "The Kind Diet". (Available from American Vegan Society. Call 856-694-2887 to order.) In this vegan cookbook and its corresponding Web site, thekindlife.com, Ms. Silverstone, 33 years old, explains her pursuit to reach "people who just want to feel amazing, want to look amazing, and who want to contribute to making this planet healthier."
With the boosted energy and enthusiasm she attributes to her diet, Ms. Silverstone's life is moving full speed ahead: She's set to star in the upcoming Broadway show "Time Stands Still" with Laura Linney and is launching a line of eco-friendly cosmetics bags and brushes this month.