The Kind Life is a community around Alicia Silverstone and The Kind Diet where friends, doctors, experts in green living, and members share vegan tips.

Kind 101

Romi’s Sweet Story

Romi, thank you so much for writing me. I was so happy to meet you after the performance, you are such an intelligent and inspiring girl! Not to mention so cute, I wish our photo had more of you in it! Thank you for coming to the show. I am so grateful your Safta got healthy. 

Dear Alicia,

My name is Romi. I’m an 11 year old “chef” from Toronto. I met you after Of Good Stock which was amazing. I have been cooking since I was 7 years old, learning from every chef that would let me into his kitchen in the city.

A few years ago my Safta (grandmother) bought The Kind Diet book. I started using your recipies and cooking for her. I did not know that she was actually sick and going through chemo. She thought that turning vegan would help her gain strength. When she finished her chemo she told me that the recipies you created and I cooked helped her recover quickly. Now that my Safta is healthy, I still prefer to cook vegan for myself. I want to thank you for your kindness and time in speaking with me. I now learned that even beautiful, famous stars like you are generous and sweet. I hope to be just like you when I grow up.

– Romi


  • Sheryl Stratman

    Seeing letters like this give me hope for the future… Thanks for sharing your letter!

  • Christine (Run Plant Based)

    Such a great story, thanks for sharing!

  • Michelle K.

    what an amazing little girl! this a wonderful and inspiring post – that children can learn about food at such a young age. just beautiful!

  • NoelieTREX

    That is so sweet! What a great story- beautiful!