Alicia Silverstone advocates green and clean living at The Kind Life. This weekend, she’s in Miami for the Seed Food & Wine Festival, the city’s first vegan street fair with a host of satellite dinners and other events. She spoke with Miami.com about what she’s looking forward to, like hanging with Moby, her “fellow plant-based comrade.”
Q. How does the Seed Festival dovetail with what you’re doing with The Kind Life?
A. I think the Seed Festival definitely shares a common thread with The Kind Life. The Seed Festival seeks to raise consciousness and kindness for both our health and the environment in Florida. This effort is strengthened by the power of community: having people come together and learn, be supported, and have fun.
Q. What made you want to participate in Seed?
A. It was a culmination of things! It sounded fun and well organized. Then, my fellow plant-based comrades Moby, Brendan Brazier and Matthew Kenney (whose meals I enjoy so much!) were going. Since it’s the festival’s first year I thought it would be worthwhile to be a part of and help establish a stronger plant-based presence in this lively and fun city. It sounds like it is going to be an absolute blast!
Q. What are three of your current favorite recipes on the Kind Life/Delicious blog?
Q. How did you get into vegan food, and how to do encourage others to explore a plant-based diet?
A. I actually first made the shift because of my love for animals. Right after making the switch, I ditched my asthma inhaler, stopped my weekly allergy shots, lost weight, got clearer skin, and had a new glow from my skin and hair. This way of eating transformed me! Since then I have not needed caffeine, aspirin or antibiotics. My body healed itself. Plus, I felt amazing from having more energy and balanced out moods.
As a result, I find that the best thing you can do is lead by example: looking great and feeling great will prove to the doubters that adopting a plant-based diet can have an amazing effect on your health and well-being. Next, I would suggest a good book like The China Study or The Kind Diet. There is a significant amount of research and science-based evidence that points to the immense benefits of plant-based diets!