Kind, Conscious Eating Made Simple

Vegetarian cookbooks and vegetarian recipes from Alicia Silverstone and Tal Ronnen, Oprah Winfrey's chef during her vegan challenge

Wish every cookbook came with low-carbon-footprint recipes using local, organic ingredients? Eco-thinking chefs are making veg-friendly, simple meals easier and tastier than ever. Check out these latest green eating recipes and resources:

  • Are you vegan—or v-curious? Pick up a copy of The Conscious Cook, a new, eco-conscious vegan cookbook by chef Tal Ronnen, best known as the chef behind Oprah Winfrey’s 21-day vegan cleanse. Tal says his 4-color book provides “Delicious Meatless Recipes that will Change the Way you Eat”—without sacrificing yumminess!
  • Clueless fans who’d like to get clued in on how to eat to save the planet will want to check out Alicia Silverstone’s new book, The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet. This vegan foodie book isn’t just for hardcore vegans, since sections provide info on how a few simple ingredient substitutes can make for a lower-carbon, lower-calorie meal. Learn more about the book by reading EcoStiletto’s interview with Alicia Silverstone.
  • Don’t want to spend money on another cookbook? Get free recipes from Eat Healthy, a new online interactive guide put together by eco-nonprofit Healthy Child Healthy World, with the goal to help people make food “fast, frugal, fun and eco-friendly.” Along with green recipes, eco-easy foodie tips come from experts like co-founder of Earthbound Farm Myra Goodman and Raising Baby Green author Dr. Alan Greene, plus celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow.

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