14 Things We Now Know About Alicia Silverstone’s Food Habits
Like, for instance, she keeps about a gazillion different kinds of beans in her pantry.
Good news! No longer must we be clueless about Alicia Silverstone’s kitchen. The actress and organic vitamin company co-founder recently gave a tour of her kitchen and pantry on the Today show so everyone could see how the healthy (and famous) half live.
We learned a few things. Among them:
1- Her predilection for the natural and the earthy applies not only to the foods she eats but also to the kitchen she cooks in: The wood floors are untreated and free of chemicals and the wood used for beams and shelving is reclaimed.
2- She’s got a thing for glass containers: Her fridge is crammed with glass bottles filled with filtered water from her home’s special filtration system and glass jars and containers of the homemade foods and oft-used ingredients.
3- She and her family snack on things like fried tofu. A favorite treat is “raw balls,” which look like big chocolate bon-bons but are actually made from pureed dates, almonds, walnuts and carob.
4- She buys in bulk – because it’s eco-friendly and “cost-effective.” Yes, even celebs like to save money.
5- She pronounces the “h” in “herbs.” So British.
6- She quite enjoys seaweed (with sauerkraut, avocado and paprika especially, it seems).
7- Her pantry contains a staggering number of different beans and grains (all stored in glass jars, naturally). So. Many. Different. Kinds.
8- Steel cut oats – a go-to item for her.
9- She uses the same cotton towels for everything – napkins, dishtowels, you name it. (She never ever uses paper towels or napkins. No disposable paper products for her.) Some of the towels have definitely seen better days.
10- In addition to all the jars full of bulk-purchased items in her pantry, has an entire drawer full of empty jars, which she has reused from items like tomato sauce and jam.
11- She tries to avoid plastic bags “at all costs,” but when she finds herself in possession of them, she washes them, dries them on a nifty plastic bag drier, and reuses them.
12- Her vegan “caramel” recipe is brown rice syrup and almond butter in a one-to-one ratio. She’s super into it.
13- She makes mochi waffles by putting mochi in a waffle iron and smushing it down as it heats up and puffs up. Curious!
14- She also makes veganism and a dedication to eco-friendliness look good, saying it has “rocked her world personally” and is “the kindest thing we can do to planet Earth.”
Now we know.