SparkPeople The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone Team Messageboard Discovering the book by Alicia Silverstone called "The Kind Diet". SparkPeople The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone Team Messageboard New to the Team and TKD Hi! <BR> My name is Judy and I am so glad to have found this team! I did a fast in February for 21 days that was very strict vegan. It was completely different from my "normal diet"! In that time, I lost the bloated feeling I tended to always have, my energy increased, and I just felt great all around. I lost 7.5 pounds as well! During this 3 week period, I bought Alicia's book and have begun reading it. What a great book! It's been a week since I ended my fast and that old familiar feeling o... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 04:26:30 EST Hi Hello everyone! Staring Sparks tomorrow and hoping I can lose weight and get healthier! The messages are so motivational on here =) Sun, 8 Jan 2012 20:29:57 EST Hello everyone! Thought I would check you guys out as I just received my SIGNED copy of The Kind Diet. I have already started to "devour" it and can't wait to add it to my Vegan repertoire. <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 13:14:30 EST Hi everyone! Hello! I am so excited about this group (and the book!) I joined to group to see what people thought of it and had learned before I bought (funds are tighter than tight!) I found a super cheap second hand one on amazon so now I'm so excited to start trying recipes, they sound amazing!! I really hope this will help my transition from vegetarian to vegan ...(my old recipes are gettin a teeeny bit worn out). Yay for delicious earth loving food ! <em>4</em> <BR> Loads of love to all you lovely v... Wed, 8 Jun 2011 11:06:20 EST Another Newbie Hi everyone! I'm really new to this, so I'm happy to find this team. I read The Kind Diet this weekend and decided that I would try a vegan lifestyle for 6 weeks (until June). Today is day 4, yay! I feel great about this decision! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I've got a very picky eater at home - my husband. We live in Wisconsin where dairy is paramount. To make things worse, he only eats four veggies and he refuses to eat beans. I'm not quite sure what to do with him! I'm worried this might be the end... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 14:45:14 EST Pleased to have found this team! My husband and I watched Food Inc and on the same weekend I got The kind diet book from the library. My hubby wants to eat healthier and has become very interested in being a vegetarian. <BR> <BR> At the moment we are doing salads, veggies etc. I have purchased a few Morningstar type products. But my husband is not keen on using these processed foods on a regular basis, which is fine by me. I am not a great cook so I hope that I am able to cook from scratch and make these meals. Many years a... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 14:12:09 EST Very New to this Hi everyone I am new to this whole Vegetarian/Wegan thing. I turn 31 and have been doing research after Reading Skinny Bitch I purchased the Kind diet book. And I have decided that I am going slowly bring myself into the Vegetarian lifestyle but I had to look for a place to get help and here it is Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:06:22 EST The Stork is coming to see Alicia Silverstone! <em>242</em> Alicia Silverstone! <BR> <BR> She's going to be a mom! Woo Hoo. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>79</em> <em>80</em> <em>75</em> <em>139</em> <em>187</em> <em>183</em> <em>77</em> <em>174</em> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 16:46:57 EST 2011 Flirt Challenge Welcome to the 2011 Flirt Challenge. <BR> <BR> New to vegetarian and veganism? Want to challenge yourself to cut the meat out of your life? Want to learn ways to eat less dairy and eggs (not necessary though if you want to work towards being a flirt). <BR> <BR> What better way to start 2011 than to move towards a better more compasionate way of eating for yourself. Eating less meat and even completely getting rid of it is easier than you can imagine. I gave up meat in November 2009 a... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:01:53 EST 2011 Superhero Challenge This is for anyone who wants to become a superhero, eat more superhero meals or just discuss superhero thoughts and ideas. <BR> <BR> For me, eating a superhero diet is similiar to eating clean. It's cutting out the processed foods. I'm looking forward to this discussion. Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:58:14 EST 2011 Vegan Challenge Open to anyone who wants to challenge themselves to becoming vegan, eating more vegan meals or anything that helps move you toward this goal. <BR> <BR> I'm here to help you acheive your goals. You can do this and it really isn't hard. <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:56:32 EST Happy New Year Everyone! Happy New Year Everyone! <BR> <BR> This is my second New Years day not eating meat and my first as a vegan. What a wonderful year last year has been and I can't believe It's been over a year since I read the Kind Diet and changed the way I live, eat and think. <BR> <BR> Here is to a new great compassionate year in 2011. May we all reach our goals and make the world a better place for us, the planet and the animals. Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:50:02 EST VegucatingRobin - Great site from Robin Quivers <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I just found this posted on Vegan Jazz's Vegan Fitness & Nutrition team's site (which I highly recommend by the way). <BR> <BR> This is great. The more resources we as vegan or flirts have the better. Plus, it's great for those who aren't vegan to see how easy it is to eat this way - ROCK on Robin! Sun, 5 Dec 2010 11:27:51 EST Bob Harper's List of Vegan Proteins This is from his mytrainerbob website. It's not a complete list, but great to see a list none the list. <BR> <BR> <BR> MY Protein Choices!A lot of you have been asking me about plant-based protein.. So let me give you a breakdown of all my protein choices: <BR> <BR> 1. ALL kinds of beans (black, kidney, great northern, chick peas, black eyed peas, green peas, lentils, pinto beans, lima beans) <BR> 2. Tempeh <BR> 3. Seitan <BR> 4. Tofu <BR> 5. Veggie burger <BR> 6. Quinoa <BR> 7. Oatmeal... Sun, 5 Dec 2010 10:54:32 EST Yummy Root veggies - local and organic I just got a huge bag of root vegetables from my Sister in Law. She had too much from her local Organic CSA. I also got some this time last year. These are just the most beautiful carrots, beets and parsnips. They are so yummy and so fresh. I love how the carrots are not your perfect straight boring carrots you get from the store. These are bumpy, crooked and much smaller than the ones you see in the store. Local organic veggies and fruits are not perfect fruit, but that makes them eve... Sun, 5 Dec 2010 10:47:35 EST Burdock Root In case anyone is looking and lives near one, Whole Foods now has burdock root. I read that its usually in season during the fall. I just bought some last night to try. Fri, 15 Oct 2010 12:59:11 EST Tired and feeling run down I have been noticing the last week or so I have been very tired when waking up and it takes me a good part of the day to find my energy then it is late afternoon and I am tired again. <BR> Is there a way to know if I am not getting enough of something that is making me tired? I don't want the expense of going to the doctor and having blood work drawn, I thought maybe there was another way to tell. Any suggestions on what I might be able to do to get my energy level back up to what I would con... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 10:21:22 EST Online Shopping Suggestions Please I live in an area where we have a co-op and although they do offer many good vegan foods, I am having trouble finding some items from Alicia's book. I have not been able to find Maple Sugar or Kamut Flake Cereal just to name a few. I have look at Amazon and although some foods are available others are not. Does anyone know of a place where I maybe able to shop online and get most of the food items I am having trouble locating. I which we had a Trader Joes or Whole Foods, but none of those are... Sun, 12 Sep 2010 21:01:18 EST New Team Members & New Vegans This is where new team members and new vegans can introduce themselves! Thu, 9 Sep 2010 22:21:44 EST Overcoming Challenges with Becoming Vegan Hey everyone! I just wanted to create a space where people can write about any challenges they may have encountered with becoming vegan. Luckily, I haven't had any struggles with giving up meat and dairy. However, i have had a lack of support from people around me who are not educated about vegan-ism. There are many skeptics out there who are quick to point the finger and say that you are not being healthy by giving up these things. I know I have felt a thousand times healthier, happier, and ... Thu, 9 Sep 2010 22:18:41 EST Vegan Resources & Education The following resources have more information of vegan living & vegan cooking (including recipes): <BR> <BR> This is Alicia's website that goes with her book "The Kind life": <link> </link> <BR> <BR> This is an excellent blog filled with vegan recipes! I love this one: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> This resource contains recipes and is a search engine for vegan/vegetarian restaurants and grocers. This is an excellent resource!... Thu, 9 Sep 2010 22:02:44 EST Easy Vegan Lunch ideas Help, I need some easy portable lunch ideas for work. I'm not doing well on bringing my lunches and need some help. Eating out is not helping me lose weight. Tue, 10 Aug 2010 06:43:17 EST Soo exited to have found this team! My name is Renee. I have only been a vegetarian for almost 4 months. I originally read TKD and thought NO WAY! then a few months later I picked it up and read it again and thought what the hell. I started the diet today and I'm having a pretty good day so far. I did find out that the veggie burger I had for lunch contained egg white *bummer* guess I should have read the ingredients before I ate it. But oh well. <BR> <BR> I made her granola this morning and her oatmeal, walnut, plum cookies ... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 15:47:35 EST Brand spanking new! Hey everyone! My name is Jess and I'm new to the team. I've actually been a vegan for almost 2 years but I only recently started focusing on nutrition instead of vegan "junk". <BR> I got The Kind Diet and it should arrive in a few days. I'm really excited to get it and to be part of this team as well! Sun, 11 Jul 2010 12:40:12 EST New but not new to Veg or Vegan. Hello joined team a while ago and wanted to stop by and say Hi. <BR> <BR> Bought her book about 1 month ago and like what I see still haven't tried any of her recipes but will try eventually. <BR> <BR> I'm in the process of going Vegan I think my problem is most products are made in a factory that produces nuts, milk and eggs. <BR> <BR> Also my problem in going Vegan has not been successful because a find most things have Casein or when I'm pressured there is cheese in the foods. <BR> ... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:21:44 EST Protein Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I jumped into the Vegan plan a week ago and so far all is good with eliminating dairy and meats, however when I track my daily food I am really high on the carbs and low on protein. I am not too fond of tofu, etc. and I am gone from the house by 6am and not home until about 6 pm so finding it hard to do a lot of daily cooking. does anyone have any sugestions on increasing protein without processed foods? <BR> <BR> I love alecia's book but find the menu hard to fol... Mon, 14 Jun 2010 12:47:30 EST Back on Board... So to speak I am new to the group, a former vegetarian (prior to meeting my husband 12 years ago) and read the Kind Diet book and I am hooked again but going the Vegan route. <BR> <BR> I am on day 3 and already starting to have more energy, sleep better and feel beter in general. But maybe that is all in my head <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I guess that is it for now. Have great weekend everyone! Fri, 11 Jun 2010 15:05:10 EST Vegetari an/Vegan Substitutes I have to say that I am not a big fan of tofu. It's just something about the texture that makes me feel like I'm eating gel. I'm weird like that, I suppose. <BR> <BR> <BR> But I have to say, I really enjoy the Light Life food substitutes. (or is it Smart Life--I think it's Smart Life). Anyway, I tried the veggie protein that looked like ground beef and it was so yummy! I seasoned it with cumin, garlic, paprika and a little sea salt and it was great. The Morningstar veggie burgers are great... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 15:41:22 EST Superhero Recipes We can share our superhero recipes here! Wed, 19 May 2010 10:30:53 EST Vegan Recipes Tempeh Tacos <BR> <BR> Here is my recipe for tempeh tacos. I just took my regular recipe I used to use pre-vegetarian/vegan days and veganized it. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/18/life-changing-tempeh-love/ </link> Wed, 19 May 2010 10:29:33 EST Mochi I just bought some Mochi today and tried some tonight. I baked it instead of frying it and it was very plain by itself (sort of bread like but puffy). I added a tbsp of brown rice syrup. That definately made a great trip. <BR> <BR> Next time I'm going to try to make it using the recipe Alicia uses (frying on each side). <BR> <BR> I also want to try the mochi waffles. <BR> <BR> I'm definately glad I tried it :) Sun, 2 May 2010 20:39:53 EST Gomashio Has anyone tried making this? I'm going to be buying a suribachi (a grooved japanese mortar and pestle) this week. I cn't wiat to try it. It's just sesame seeds and salt. Check out page 232 of the Kind Diet for more info. <BR> <BR> The Real Food Daily cookbook that Alici recommends (and so do I) also talks about and has the same recipe in their book. <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 May 2010 17:04:32 EST Miso I've had some brown rice miso in my refrigerator for a little while and I have been afraid to use it because I didn't really know what to do with it. I have really wanted to make a soup with it and when I came home from work tonight I thought - I'm going to just experiment and see what happens. <BR> <BR> I boiled (just starting to boil) some water and took it off the heat. Then I added 2 teaspoons of the miso and stired it till it desolved. Not as salty as the miso soup (or as strong) as ... Wed, 28 Apr 2010 18:41:07 EST Going Dairy Free Discussion I'd love to have a discussion on "Going Dairy Free". <BR> <BR> Have you tried yet? Let's discuss what you are finding easy to give up, and what you are finding hard to give up. What non-dairy finds are you loving. <BR> <BR> So let's talk Dairy Free!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>airy-free.php </li... Wed, 28 Apr 2010 10:22:57 EST Are you a Flirt, Vegan or Superhero? So far I'm a flirt and making a more effort these days to work towards Vegan. I've been vegetarian since 11/10/09, so a little over 5 months now. That part was so easy!! <BR> <BR> Eating Vegan at home is very easy. Eating out is a little harder, but I'm learning to do it more and more. Cheese is the hardest. I believe it's something I can do, but the Vegan part I'm working on slower just so I can make it work. <BR> <BR> How about you? Would love to hear about your journey? Thu, 22 Apr 2010 08:05:23 EST New to team Hi All- <BR> <BR> I'm been a vegetarian for about 6 months now and picked up the Kind Diet about that time. I'm not vegan but have eliminated butter and mayonnaise. Still working on cheese.... <BR> Anyways- I really enjoy Alicia's book and have made a lot of the recipes. This morning I had the Soft Rice porridge, very yummy and an economical way to use left over rice. Sun, 11 Apr 2010 10:18:24 EST 2nd Day In After a long debate with a vegan lifestyle, I finally made the change Monday morning. <BR> <BR> I could really use the support and more. <BR> <BR> I am interested on getting ideas, I am a college student and this change has been rather expensive. I would love to learn economical ways to continue this lifestyle and get help staying on track.. <BR> <BR> I look forward to talking with everyone and I can't wait to get my copy of the Kind Diet... It should be here this week! Tue, 30 Mar 2010 16:24:37 EST Newbie Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm Antoinette. I just discovered The Kind Diet a few weeks ago and have not been able to get it out of my mind since. I finally bought the book, just got it today and cannot wait to read it and try the recipes. I am not fully vegan. I am sliding into it. Right now I'm pesca-vegetarian. I switched to soy milk and I'm still trying to find good soy cheese and butter so I can get off dairy. But I'm loving all the delicious greens and fun ways to make vegetable dishes. <BR> <BR> L... Fri, 19 Mar 2010 16:21:49 EST Hi All! I joined this group a few days ago, but never got around to posting an intro. <BR> <BR> I've been a spark member for quite awhile now, over two years I guess. I have been vegan for over a year and veg for longer than that. <BR> <BR> I picked up The Kind Diet last week after a rec. from a friend because my vegan diet hasn't been the healthiest as of late and I needed a little kick in the pants. <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you all, hopefully we'll have more members soon!! Sun, 31 Jan 2010 12:09:44 EST hello! Hello Everyone! STRUKBYASTAR invited me to join this group and I'm so glad :) My journey has been an interesting one. I'm 25 years old and live in Lincoln, NE- at the heart of meat eating country! I have vacillated between vegetarian and omnivore since my teens. My parents never ate red meat, pork or chicken, only turkey (on holidays) and fish. I adopted this sort of lifestyle and never really acquired a taste for any other type of meat. In my early 20's I wanted to have a more responsible li... Wed, 27 Jan 2010 13:00:03 EST Greens - help! My problem is...I hate greens. I never was a big veggie-loving vegetarian before The Kind Diet, and I'm trying to be now. I'd been forcing down spinach every day with breakfast, but it turns out that that is not what Alicia means by "greens". I experimented with collards a little, but they're so hard to tenderize, I have to cook them to death, which I am sure takes away from nutritional value. The Sicilian Collards w/ Pine Nuts recipe isn't bad, but I don't have time to cook those to eat wi... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 13:07:51 EST Maple sugar Today I was reading the chapter on Nasty Foods: Processed Sugar. I had no idea that evaporated cane juice was almost as bad as refined sugar. I mean - it's certainly an improvement - but Alicia doesn't seem really keen on it. <BR> <BR> So, my question then is where the Hell do you find maple sugar? I have tried Sunflower Market, Trader Joes, a natural foods coop, and can't find any whatsoever, just different forms of cane sugar (turbinado, succanat, etc), stevia, and xylitol. Is the on... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 02:28:16 EST Bragg's Liquid Aminos Anyone else use this in place of shoyu? (I don't understand why she just doesn't call it soy sauce, but whatevs) <BR> <BR> I just made the Braised Daikon with it and the Kikkoman Mirin, and got great results. Sun, 10 Jan 2010 22:25:25 EST Nutrition Facts for Alicia's recipes As of yet, there is no resource that tells us what the nutrition facts of the recipes in The Kind Diet. I know most of you probably journal your food under "my Nutrition", so this is frusterating. On the Kind Life Forum pages, someone pointed out that you can put the ingredients and serving numbers of any recipe into this tool and it will figure it out for you: (Thread:<BR>s/list/2/5805/1) <BR> <BR> I find... Wed, 6 Jan 2010 11:34:31 EST Hi, all! Back on the vegan bandwagon... Hi, my name is Colleen. I'm 25, and I live in Tucson, AZ, and love my beautiful city. <BR> <BR> I became vegetarian when I was about 18 after watching Meet Your Meat and was strict lacto-ovo (in retrospect, this makes no sense after watching that video, but that’s the past) until about age 21. I then became a vegan for about 8 months. It was extremely rewarding - I was at my lowest weight ever, and felt amazing. But I was in college and didn't have time to properly feed myself. So I gave it... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 19:56:26 EST Good Morning! Hi! My name is Lisa. I started this way of eating on Monday. I am bouncing between the vegan and superhero diets but mostly eating vegan. I know that it has only been four days but I do feel so much better. I have noticed that I have quite a bit more energy in the evenings. <BR> How is everyone else doing? Has anyone tried any of the recipes in the book and if so, what are your favorites? My daughter and I love the rustic pasta! Thu, 3 Dec 2009 09:58:48 EST Daily Chat Welcome everyone, <BR> <BR> We can use this thread to discuss anything and everything that has to do with health, The Kind Diet, Flirting with Vegetarianism, Vegetarianism, Vegan and even macrobiotic. <BR> <BR> Welcome - Can't wait to get to meet others who have read, want to read the book. Mon, 9 Nov 2009 19:04:55 EST