Alicia Silverstone may have starred as Cher Horowitz, but there's nothing "clueless" about The Kind Diet ($12). From delicious recipes, to important information on why a plant-based diet is the key to being kind to ourselves, animals, and the environment, this book is a must-read for everyone interested in giving up meat and dairy. Alicia discusses the benefits of filling up on a diet consisting mostly of vegetables, including clear skin, easy weight loss, and smooth digestion. For newbies, or "flirts" as Alicia calls them, rest assured that you will learn how to get enough protein, calcium, iron, and more. One of our favorite desserts to make for friends and family is the chocolate peanut butter cups - so yummy!