Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Go Vegan with Oprah!

She's doing a 21 day cleanse, which is vegan, sugar-free, caffeine-free, alcohol-free, and wheat-free. What's left?! Find out on Oprah's blog where she shares her menus and a few recipes. Oprah says, "How can you say you're trying to spiritually evolve, without even a thought about what happens to the animals whose lives are sacrificed in the name of gluttony?" Oprah is recognizing that conscious eating goes far beyond calorie counting, and in the process could become a "Skinny Bitch!" More importantly, conscious eating is about this, this, this, and even that is just the tip of the (melting) iceberg. Hey Oprah, have your chef make "Chickpea Cutlets" from Veganomicon, goes well with a green salad, and risotto topped beet circles. Do you think Oprah will stick with it?

How about her Chef? His name is Tal Ronnen, and he's worked Sublime in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Candle 79 in New York City and Madeleine Bistro in Los Angeles. He assisted rocker Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders in opening her restaurant, VegiTerranean in Akron, Ohio. He is also the founder of Veg advantage, a non-profit dedicated to helping other chefs offer vegan selections on their menus. That's quite a resume, and wouldn't it be nice to have him cooking?! For dessert, Oprah might like Apple pie from The Joy of Vegan Baking.

15 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Great post, Vicki!! Let's hope that Oprah continues to thrive on her 21-day "cleanse" :0)

VegMomma said...

The food looks great! I hope she sticks with the cleanse... that would give veganism some great positive publicity!

Urban Vegan said...

I hate to be cynical, but the past is the best indicator of the future, and Oprah never sticks with anything--vegan or otherwise. But it sure is PR and I think her heart is in the right place@

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

Sadly Oprah's veganism is also wheat/gluten free so she doesn't get to enjoy the yumminess that is Chickpea cutlets or Apple Pie. So Sad.

bazu said...

I'm excited to see where Oprah's experiment leads! At the very least, a lot of people will learn about the concept of veganism and conscious eating! I wish she wouldn't conflate veganism with sugar/alcohol/gluten free, but it's a start!

Tanya Kristine said...

ohmygod. this is GREAT news! i;ve written her a hundred times and begged her to do a show on slaughter houses but i think sh'es gun shy after her mad cow show.

DJ said...

Ooooh - I love apple pie! If I had a personal chef with that kind of resume, I would stick it out no bother, but you never can tell...

aTxVegn said...

I hope Oprah's people read this post! Her voice reaches an awful lot of people. I say it's a big score for veganism. Your dinner and plate are beautiful!

Carrie™ said...

I think it's a great shot in the arm for veganism. Everyone hears what Oprah says whether they want to or not. She so "in the news". I just hope that regular folk don't confuse this cleanse with veganism. We can still eat, drink and indulge with the best of them. Just look at your food porn for proof!

Jennie said...

I had a very similar blog about Oprah going vegan last weekend. Great minds think alike! ;)

Adagio Breezes said...

I really really really hope Oprah sticks with veganism. She's a very compassionate woman, and I'm honestly surprised she didn't try it sooner. The gluten/sugar/alcohol-free aspect...I don't see her maintaining forever. That seems unnecessarily difficult to me since there isn't a health issue involved.

In another note, I JUST bought those two cookbooks (I know, I'm totally behind) and I can't wait to fatten myself up on EVERYTHING in them!! om nom nom....

Regina said...

I guess I'm totally out of the loop! I had no idea Oprah was doing this. I guess she finished up okay.

Great post :)

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