“It’s not just that I’m a vegetarian.
It’s that I like cooking,” says “The Daily Stand” host Samantha Bee, who recently opened her own restaurant, The Veganist, in New York City.
“I’m a fan of cooking, and I really wanted to cook a little bit, so I did.”
Bee, a vegetarian since she was four, said she learned from her grandmother and the likes of Rachel Carson, Susan Sontag and Anne Frank about cooking.
“My favorite cookbooks, I read them to my kids,” Bee said.
“They loved cooking and learning about cooking and eating, so when I got into cooking, I had to be prepared for that, because I’m an omnivore.”
Bee is also a fan the show “Veganisms,” which she says is the first of its kind.
She hopes the show can help other people embrace their food choices.
“It would be great to help people understand why veganism is important, and how to make it work for them,” Bee told the Huffington Post.
“Vegetarianism is about understanding that there’s so much that goes into it, and that it can be healthy, too.
So it’s about helping people understand that the choices we make affect us, that it’s important to eat that way, and it’s also about being a little more compassionate, because we’re all in this together.”
Bee also says she hopes the food show will give people a sense of accomplishment, because it’s a lot easier to start eating vegan than to make a commitment.
“A lot of people are like, ‘Well, I can’t do that.
I can eat meat or fish or eggs or whatever I want, but I can never be vegan,’ ” Bee said, explaining why she is vegan.
“The idea is to help you realize that it doesn’t have to be that way.”
Bee’s cooking is not unique to the show, as it has been seen on other shows.
In May, “The Mindy Project” star Mindy Kaling announced she would stop working as a producer of the hit show, which airs on NBC, after several episodes were cut.
She explained, “I have to take responsibility for everything that goes on on the show.
And I have to have an honest conversation about why I want to be a part of it.
It was a very honest conversation.
I have a lot of respect for the show.”
It also was revealed that the show was canceled after five seasons.
However, the show has had fans on social media praising Bee and others who have become vegan.
While it may not be easy to follow a vegan lifestyle, Bee said the show’s focus on “plant-based” and healthy food has made her want to do it.
“Even though I’ve had some struggles with eating vegan, I just keep coming back and trying new things,” Bee explained.
“And it’s helped me understand that I can do it, because when I was vegan, it was all about being healthy, and eating more healthy, so now I’m trying to be more mindful and be a little less meat-centric.”
Bee will be back at “Veggie Wars” in New Jersey in April.
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