Emmy-nominated actress Mayim Bialik has announced that she's working on a new vegan cookbook for the masses.
"My next book will be a plant-based (vegan!) family cookbook,” she wrote this week on her site. “Yay! It’s meant for vegan and non-vegan alike! I intend to include all of the Jewish recipes I’ve veganized as well as all of our family’s standard beloved recipes."
"Pediatrician and pediatric nutritionist Dr. Jay Gordon is writing the nutrition chapters with me," she added. "I have a food stylist, recipes to test, and so much fun ahead!”
The 36-year-old “Big Bang Theory” star, who for many years has been outspoken about the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle and animal rights, linked to two preview recipes that will be featured in the book: Mini Potato Kugels and Chocolate Truffle Pie.
“I was vegetarian from age 19 until I got pregnant with my first son in 2005,” she said in an interview last year with Ecorazzi. “He was allergic to dairy in my breastmilk so I cut it out. After Fred was born, I read “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer, and it convinced me that it was worth it to go ‘all the way,’ and so I eliminated eggs and all trace dairy (like in baked goods and my beloved candy bars I indulged in from time to time).
"My love for animals since childhood feels complete now that I am vegan, and it feels really right for every reason: health, ethical, environmental … It is an amazing lifestyle and I find it easy and inexpensive. Our boys eat a variety of foods that many kids have never heard of, and they also get sweets and fun foods in their lives, too. We make it work because it matters to us to do it, even if it’s sometimes challenging.”
Mayim's yet-untitled vegan cookbook is slated to be released in fall 2013.
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