We remember her from the sitcom, “Blossom,” and we know her now for her role on “The Big Bang Theory,” but Mayim Bialik is much more than your average TV actress. Beyond the screen, Bialik holds a PhD in neuroscience, is a mother to two children, is a regular contributor to Jewish parenting site, Kveller.com, and is a proud vegan who lends her voice to promote plant-based eating and kindness to animals. Now, she’s bumping up her vegan star status with the release of her first vegan cookbook, “Mayim’s Vegan Table.”
Bialik first went vegetarian at the age of 19. She said in a Vegetarian Times interview, “A taste aversion stopped my eating meat, then my deep love and respect for animals started informing more and more of my decisions.” Bialik learned more about veganism, and reading Jonathan Safran Foer’s book, “Eating Animals,” is what gave her the final push toward veganism.
In her own book, Bialik truly shows her love for veganism and makes it simple, approachable, and delicious for seasoned vegans, vegetarians, or veg-curious readers alike. With her own experience as a vegan mom raising two vegan children, this book is a must for vegan or vegan-to-be families. Bialik teamed up with a pediatrician for the book to cover all the nutritional needs of a vegan diet, how to make it healthful and balanced for children, and to dispel and debunk all those myths about a vegan diet being inappropriate for children.
From the Amazon page for the book, Mayim’s Vegan Table will include “Mayim’s favorite breakfasts, snacks, lunches, dinners, and desserts, including kid-approved meals like build-your-own tacos and mac n cheez, Mediterranean and Asian-inspired salads that parents will love, comfort-food classics like kugel and matzoh ball soup, and many more.”
Sounds great to us! If this has piqued your interest (and your tastebuds), keep an eye on Ecorazzi later this week for an exclusive interview with Mayim herself.
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