You always seem to look radiant despite a busy schedule and parenthood. Any secrets?
[Laughs] "That's called a hair and make-up team! When I'm not working, I wear virtually no make up and look like a normal mom, I promise. I do credit being vegan and drinking lots of water for my skin, which I am told looks younger than my 38 years."
You have a new book out, Mayim's Vegan Table. Why did you write the book?
"I write for Kveller.com and would share recipes I had veganized. There was interest [from readers] in me publishing them and that's literally what we did. I took the recipes I make the most for my kids and for our friends and family (most of whom are not vegan!) and put them together, along with expert advice from pediatric nutritionist and pediatrician, Dr. Jay Gordon. I'm not a fancy chef or celebrity chef; I'm really a normal mom and this is how my family and I eat."
What's the best recipe in your book to turn to when you want comfort food (your mac n’ cheese is lookin' pretty solid)?
"I like that vegan mac n' cheese for comfort food for sure! The Shepherd's Pie is also pretty easy, and even though it's healthy, it tastes like comfort food!"