Alicia Silverstone’s book The Kind Diet is one of my absolute favorites. A few years back when I discovered I couldn’t eat gluten and wasn’t feeling well some very good friends bought this for me to help me get healthy again. I was already a vegetarian, so having to cut gluten out of my diet had me (and everyone else) wondering what there was left for me to eat. This book helped me to look at eating in an entirely new way. Most importantly I could see that food didn’t have to be just potentially hazardous, it could be potentially healing as well.

It has taken some time for me to learn the in’s and out’s of which foods can harm and which foods can heal, but this book was the beginning. Alicia goes through the superfoods one by one and discusses their benefits and how to avoid any of their potential drawbacks. She also covers vegan sources for nutrients that would be otherwise missing from a vegetarian or vegan diet. While it isn’t a gluten free book, it is a great book for those who want to eat a clean, healthy and vegan or vegetarian diet. For those of us with adequate gluten free knowledge, any of her gluten containing recipes can be easily converted. This book comes highly recommended in my opinion!

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