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Mayim Bialik Announces Vegan Cookbook

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Actress Mayim Bialik has just announced her next big project: a vegan cookbook for the masses!

The “Big Bang Theory” star, who for many years has been outspoken about the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle and animal rights, made the official reveal this morning on her website.

“My next book will be a plant-based (vegan!) family cookbook,” she writes. “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. I have a food stylist, recipes to test, and so much fun ahead!”

According to the publisher, the book – slated for a fall 2013 release – will feature “easy-to-make recipes for all stages of a child’s life.”

Bialik gives readers a sneak peek at some of the meals she will feature by linking to recipes for Mini Potato Kugels and Chocolate Truffle Pie.

In a November 2011 interview with Ecorazzi, Mayim explained why she decided to embrace a vegan lifestyle.

“I was vegetarian from age 19 until I got pregnant with my first son in 2005,” she said. “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.”

Look for more details on Mayim’s new book – including pre-orders – soon!

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