kristen bell vegan diet
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Eats, Healthy Living, Vegan
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For many vegetarians looking to shift to an all-vegan diet, giving up cheese is often the Mt. Everest of obstacles. Actress Kristen Bell, perhaps best known for her staring role in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”, would like everyone to know, however, that the fake stuff is absolutely delicious.

“The first month or so I really missed cheese,” she tells Shape. “But then I discovered Daiya, which melts just like regular cheese. It certainly doesn’t taste exactly like real cheese, but it’s really, really good. When I order vegan pizza now, I am glad that the Daiya is so yummy but lacks that heavy feeling a lot of cheeses can give you. And honestly, there are so many good substitutes available now that I really don’t miss anything!”

Ok, so Daiya wins with the free celebrity publicity. But it really is great stuff. And to prove it we’ve got lots of vegan cheese-centric recipes, as well as tips for making your own.

As for Bell, 32, she says that while she’s generally pretty good at whipping up dishes on her own, she’ll sometimes look for inspiration at chefchloe.com or sporkfoods.com.

“It’s all about being respectful to yourself because long-term you will feel and see the difference, and everyone else will see it too,” she says. “Know that you always deserve to feel good and that that can happen by taking good care of yourself.”

via Shape

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About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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