The Kind Diet

A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet

Silverstone, Alicia

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Kind Diet
Addresses the nutritional concerns faced by many who are new to plant-based, vegetarian diets and shows how to cover every nutritional base, from protein to calcium and beyond. Features irresistibly delicious food that satisfies on every level --including amazing desserts to keep the most stubborn sweet tooth happy.

Publisher: [Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale ; [New York] : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, c2009
ISBN: 9781605296449
Branch Call Number: 641.5636 S
Characteristics: xi, 308 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pearson, Victoria


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Jan 22, 2015

There is a poo bus in the UK using human and food waste by anaerobic bacteria breaking down the organic matter producing methane. The bus carries ten thousand people a year between Bath and Bristol. Cows produce methane, but methane can be useful. This book opens the eyes to how animals suffer and that it is unethical. It is quite good, but some of the recipes require a spartan outlook on life as only the healthiest ingredients are left.

Jan 05, 2015

This book opens the eyes to what many animals go through before they end up on our plates. If you eat soy, make sure it is not from Brazil because it is the new cash crop that leads to the deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest.

Nov 12, 2014

This book is a life changer and a life saver. It is so informative: and lets you know exactly why you are feeling crummy, when you eat certain foods. I love this book so much I went and bought it! I wish more people would understand what Alicia is telling us in this book.

Sep 02, 2014

A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: "I think this would be really hard to follow. I love to eat meat, so I don't think I could go vegan."

Mar 01, 2013
  • danialina rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good, easy to read book. Tried the vegan caesar salad dressing...and I must say, it's pretty spot on! Interesting concept using the 3 different categories: 1. those who are flirting with veganism, 2. those who are vegan, and 3. those who want to become superhero vegans. A lot of the "superhero" concepts are based on macrobiotics, which is great, but as a newbie vegan, I found the recipes to be a little intimidating as far as the types of foods used. Up until I read the book, the only sea vegetable I was familiar with was nori. In this book, she explores all kinds of sea vegetables such as kombu, arame, wakame, and others. The superhero diet (even though it's not the intention) seems a little rigid, in that you no longer use processed vegan products, such as soy. Spices are limited, nightshade vegetables (potatoes, eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers) and fruits are minimized, natural sugars are phased out, etc. So, while it's a great book to read just to get some information on the Kind Diet, do what's best for you and your body.

Dec 26, 2012
  • HereHere rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

There are better vegan cookbooks out there, and some of the dietary concepts are not based on science, but there is a good recipe to make your own peanut butter cups. I did a variation and it came out acceptably (I didn't have graham crumbs, so I used icing sugar and cocoa powder to firm them up).

Jun 11, 2012
  • KileyP rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a great book for veggies, vegans, and meat lovers alike. Part reader, part recipe book, Silverstone tells us about her experiences, shares information in manageable bites, and keeps a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor throughout. She doesn't ever come across as preachy as to why you should go vegan - in fact she has a whole section on how you can just "flirt" with the idea - but she comes across as genuine with her concerns for you, the world and it's edible creatures.

Also has some great recipes - a few of the ingredients are a little harder to source up in Canada, but nothing is impossible (and there are still lots of recipes with easy to find ingredients)!

Mar 10, 2012
  • gibsoka rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you're looking for a vegan cookbook to add to your collection, make it this one. It's my standby for when we have vegan friends over for a meal, or for detox dining.

Jan 21, 2012
  • M_K_F rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Informative. I've found other vegan books to be equally or more informative and offering better recipes.

Oct 02, 2011
  • Jules222 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Im already a NON meat eater but this book has inspired me to stop eating dairy and eggs.

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