Written by PETA
In honor of Culinarians Day, we've whipped up a list of some of our favorite vegan celebrity chefs, chefs who cook for celebrities, and cruelty-free restaurants where you might just catch celebrities chowing down. Tasty! Check it out:
One lucky reader can win the Skinny Bitch Ultimate Everyday Cookbook. For a chance to win, just leave a comment telling us who your favorite vegan celebrity is.*
Written by Colleen Twombly-Borst
Today marks the end of a television era. After 25 years of daytime dominance, Oprah Winfrey's CBS show is signing off. While we wait to see our 2008 Person of the Year again on her OWN network, we wanted to take a stroll down memory lane and revisit some of our favorite Oprah episodes:
We're sure that in true Oprah fashion, she will continue to be a voice for animals on her new network.
Considering how much Martha Stewart loves animals, it shouldn't come as any surprise that the domestic diva is dedicating an entire show to vegan living. She'll be cooking a vegan entrée with Twitter's vegan co-founder, Biz Stone, and learning about a cruelty-free lifestyle with Kathy Freston, best-selling author of Veganist and Quantum Wellness.
By showing her fans how easy it is to whip up a delicious vegan meal, Martha could be helping them prevent obesity, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and strokes, in addition to saving countless animals from abuse on factory farms and in slaughterhouses.
The show airs tomorrow, March 30, at 10 a.m. on the Hallmark channel. Can't wait until then to learn more about vegan living? Order your free vegetarian/vegan starter kit and discover how delicious cruelty-free can be.
Kathy Freston is a savvy, stylish, and inspiring New York Times best-selling author and advocate for animals. Freston appeared on Good Morning America today to talk about her newest book, Veganist, which celebrates everything that vegan living offers—and has rocketed to the top of Amazon's bestseller list. And the two lucky winners of this week's "Win It" Wednesday contest will also be celebrating when they each score a copy of Veganist.
Want to step into the winner's circle? Tell us how you're stepping toward—or as Kathy puts it, leaning into—a more humane lifestyle. Maybe you're planning to spend the month of March exploring the many different brands of vegan cheeses so that you can bid adieu to dairy cheeses by April? Perhaps you're signing up for vegan cooking classes? Or clearing out the last bits of skin from your closet?
The two people whose entries show our judges just how far you're willing to lean will each win a copy of Veganist.
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Written by Karin Bennett
Set your TiVo now because you won't want to miss the stunning and articulate Kathy Freston talking to Oprah Winfrey and her legions of fans about living a cruelty-free, healthy vegan lifestyle. Kathy will appear on Oprah tomorrow as part of an hour-long show on being vegan. The last time that Kathy appeared on Oprah, she convinced the talk-show host to try the 21-day vegan cleanse that's included in Kathy's groundbreaking book Quantum Wellness: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Health and Happiness, so there's no telling what kind of meatless magic Freston will work this time. Maybe Oprah will let her audience members be the first to grab a copy of Kathy's new book, Veganist, which comes out the same day.
The full title of the book describes Kathy's life philosophy: Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World. The best-selling author provides the keys to effortless weight loss, saving money, feeding the hungry, reducing climate change, and ending animal suffering. U2 frontman and humanitarian Bono says of Veganist, "Kathy Freston writes so beautifully and convincingly that even this most carnivorous of rock stars finds himself staring at his bleeding protein with new eyes."
Written by Michelle Sherrow
Vegan health and wellness expert Kathy Freston—author of the soon-to-be-released book Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World—isn't shy about recommending a vegan diet to everyone she meets. She's appeared on Ellen, The View, Good Morning America, and many other shows to give people advice on following a healthful and delicious diet. She even convinced Oprah Winfrey to try her 21-day vegan cleanse.
So it comes as no surprise that after the "impossibly glamorous" New York Times best-selling author sat down for lunch at New York City vegan hot spot Candle 79 with a meat-and-potatoes-loving reporter from Vanity Fair, he went vegetarian! Although the reporter initially turned up his nose at the seitan chimichurri and grilled-kale salad that Kathy recommended, once he actually tasted them, he declared them to be "delicious."
In the article, which is featured in the February issue of Vanity Fair, Kathy explains that a meat-based diet "basically fertilizes cancer," talks about the photo of a downed cow that started her on the path to vegan eating, and says that increased "public awareness of health issues and the environment" has led to an explosion in the popularity of vegan diets. We'll eat to that!
Dr. Mehmet Oz's wife, Lisa, has long been health-conscious. On a recent episode of The View, she mentioned that she's been a vegetarian since she was 15 and that she cooks vegetarian meals for her family. She's obviously having a positive influence: Her husband even convinced a guest on his show—a cowboy, no less—to go vegan. If you haven't already done so, take the doctor's—and his wife's—advice and ditch meat, eggs, and dairy products. For tips, check out Quantum Wellness by best-selling author (and Lisa's good friend) Kathy Freston.
Written by Heather Moore
It's official: Oprah will end her show in 2011. Feel that collective surge of sadness? We sure do. Oprah's groundbreaking program has transcended the talk-show format and has paved the way for social and political change. In honor of PETA's 2008 Person of the Year and her show's long run, we're revisiting Oprah's best animal-friendly episodes:
The media mogul may be bidding farewell to her legendary talk show, but with the upcoming launch of her new cable network, we're sure that we'll be seeing a lot more of her for a long time to come.
Written by Logan Scherer
We already loved Kathy Freston for her wonderful books, Quantum Wellness and The Quantum Wellness Cleanse, which promote a vegan diet as part of a healthy lifestyle. (Even Oprah tried the cleanse!) Now we have yet another reason to love Kathy: Her animal-friendly fashions have earned her a spot in Vanity Fair's 2009 International Best-Dressed List.
And that's not all. Kathy also defines her personal style as "cruelty-free" and her cause as "animal protection." Favorite shoes? Why, Stella McCartney, of course!
"Best-dressed" Kathy Freston is yet more proof that nobody has to die for fashion. Just wait—I'm sure we'll see a whole slew of cruelty-free fashion mavens on 2010's list.
Written by Amanda Schinke
Update: Some more Oprah-related news for you – if you didn’t get a chance to see Oprah’s puppy mill exposé last month, she’s running it again tonight. More on that here.
Author Kathy Freston's fantastic new book, Quantum Wellness, has been getting a ton of buzz lately, not least because it inspired Oprah Winfrey herself to try veganism for three weeks. Kathy also appeared on Ellen yesterday, and a lot of people have been asking about the book, so by way of an introduction, here's PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk with a quick review:
No matter where on the "wellness continuum" you may be, Kathy Freston's new book, Quantum Wellness, is an absolute must-read. The concept is simple: You just have to make one small change, and before you know it, you're on the road to getting your spiritual, mental, and physical act—or "wellness," as Kathy likes to call it—together. This may sound like a tall order, but that's the point of the book—tall orders turn into small orders when you break them down into achievable goals. What could be easier? My favorite parts of the book are the two chapters that Kathy devotes to "conscious eating." I challenge anyone to read these chapters and look at a package of ground beef or drumsticks the same way again. Chapter Five, in which she talks about the now-famous "21-day cleanse" that Oprah has embarked on, also deserves an honorable mention. Who knew that casein, an ingredient in dairy products, is also used to make industrial-strength glue? Try digesting that!Best of all, Kathy devotes 55 pages to putting conscious eating into practice with mouthwatering recipes such as seared "chicken" strips with shitake mushrooms, stir-fried veggies, and teriyaki sauce over brown rice. Yum!
No matter where on the "wellness continuum" you may be, Kathy Freston's new book, Quantum Wellness, is an absolute must-read.
The concept is simple: You just have to make one small change, and before you know it, you're on the road to getting your spiritual, mental, and physical act—or "wellness," as Kathy likes to call it—together. This may sound like a tall order, but that's the point of the book—tall orders turn into small orders when you break them down into achievable goals. What could be easier?
My favorite parts of the book are the two chapters that Kathy devotes to "conscious eating." I challenge anyone to read these chapters and look at a package of ground beef or drumsticks the same way again. Chapter Five, in which she talks about the now-famous "21-day cleanse" that Oprah has embarked on, also deserves an honorable mention. Who knew that casein, an ingredient in dairy products, is also used to make industrial-strength glue? Try digesting that!
Best of all, Kathy devotes 55 pages to putting conscious eating into practice with mouthwatering recipes such as seared "chicken" strips with shitake mushrooms, stir-fried veggies, and teriyaki sauce over brown rice. Yum!
And in other important news, here's Oprah on Week 2 of the new diet.
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