Words of Encouragement (and a Recipe) from Ginnifer Goodwin



Is Ginnifer Goodwin Memphis' most famous vegan? It certainly wasn't Elvis.

In any case, vegan Goodwin is and she's serving as a celebrity coach for the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart.

Next Wednesday, Goodwin will e-mail the 20,000 folks who signed up for the program to offer words of encouragement and tips on keeping vegan.

Among them:

If you're anything like me, you'll enjoy food more on a vegan diet: Your taste buds will awake, and you can eat more without gaining weight!

And, there's a recipe:

Gramma's Bok Choy (& Chick'n) Salad

Makes 6 servings

1 medium head organic bok choy, washed, cored, and dried
1 bunch organic green onions, chopped
2 1/2 ounces organic sesame seeds
1 2-ounce package organic sliced almonds
2 3-ounce packages Nisson Top Ramen Oriental noodle soup mix, uncooked
garlic powder, to taste
2 generous tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar or cider vinegar
1/2 cup organic sugar
1 package Gardein Crispy Tenders vegetarian chick'n, prepared as directed

Chop bok choy into bite-size pieces; add onions and chill. Discard seasoning packet from the soup mix or save for another use. Break up noodles. Sauté sesame seeds, almonds, and noodles in oil. Add garlic powder and salt. Cool and store in a covered container for an indefinite time. An hour before serving, combine soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar and boil for no more than 1 minute. Toss the salad with Gardein chick'n and all of the above ingredients. For variety, this salad is also great with chopped pimiento or mandarin orange. Enjoy!

P.S. The Flyer's own resident vegan Bianca Phillips has been doing the Kickstart. You can read all about it at her blog: Vegan Crunk.

P.P.S. The final season of Big Love, starting Goodwin and Bill Paxton, Chloe Sevigny, and Jeanne Tripplehorn begins Sunday.

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