Alicia Silverstone you clever little naturalist, when did you get so damn clued in? Ha? Ha?
That’s right Happies, somewhere between Clueless and 2009, our favourite Beverly Hills babe became THE educator of all things vegan, healthy and happy, publishing popular diet book ‘The Kind Diet’ and launching her health and wellness destination – The Kind Life.
A friend of mine alerted me to Alicia’s new path a few weeks ago, and while I can’t wait to sink my teeth into it this weekend, I thought now would be the perfect time to tell you about it too. You know, so we can all read it together and chat about her vegan ways and whether we can, in fact, ditch beef for tofu once and for all.
The crux of her book is to provide readers with a ‘Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet’, which, when you think about it is probably the most awesome thing anyone with an interest in health and wellbeing could ask for.
But for me, I’ve always considered myself a committed meat eater. The thought of embracing a vegan, or even vegetarian diet, as Alicia suggests was out of the question. However, lately I have found the craving of vegetable and vegetable only far stronger than the pull of my beefy, porky or lamby friends, so I’m heading into this reading journey with an open mind. Who knows, my body might thank me for it.
And thanking me it is today, Happies, for said friend also alerted me to this divine little vegan eatery in Surry Hills in Sydney that looked and sounded so delicious, I rushed there for lunch today. Winner!
The place is called Nourishing Quarter, and for anyone in the vicinity of 315 Cleveland Street Surry Hills right now, you need to finish reading this post, jump on your bike or skateboard or Segway and hit this place up immediately.
The Nourishing Quarter is my life on a plate. It’s everything I try to make at home only tastier and delivered to my table by the sweetest woman you’ve ever laid eyes on. The menu is packed with incredibly tasty vegan treats, including rice paper rolls rammed with quinoa, amaranth and vegies.
In the name of research I had to get a few things on the menu, so after trying the trio of rice paper rolls, the Indian-style curry with tofu, sweet potato and chickpeas was added to the list. Served with a trio of grains and tasty salad, this was, by far, the BEST curry I’ve ever devoured. I’m still full, but the visual makes my tummy grumble in happiness at the mere sight of it.
Here’s the cozy eatery and the food for your reference…
I have to say, there’s something to be said for finding these adorable little eateries and finding food that nourishes you on the inside and out. Despite getting a little, erm, curried away and eating far too much, I feel amazing and know that everything I eat has an impact on how I feel. Maybe Alicia is onto something. I sure can’t wait to find out.
What about you, Happies?
Are you vegan?
Could you ever be?
Have you heard of The Kind Diet?
What about Nourishing Quarter?