We’re joined on the Starline by bestselling author, award winning entrepreneur and celebrity chef for a decade on The Biggest Loser. However the best title in her arsenal is proud foster mom. Her latest book is an effort to help children love veggies in “The Land of Secret Superpowers: Vegetables”. We welcome Chef Devin Alexander.
Devin, let’s go Beyond the Mic. You daughter is all over your social media, cooking, and you’ve had her even using veggies as teething devices. Why was getting her to love veggies at such a young age important to you?
You’ve had such great successes in your life and also some failures. How has your daughter given you the perspective you needed through good and bad times?
Why was Michelle the perfect person to do the illustrations for your book?
How has your life changed since your car accident and how do you tackle a day differently now?
The Rockin’ 8:
It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
1. Favorite and least favorite vegetable?
2. Weakest part of your tennis game is what?
3. You’ve called yourself a workaholic. What’s the best way you relax after putting Jelly Bean to bed?
4. Why is being an adoptive mother mean so much to you?
5. Favorite holiday?
6. Other than your daughter, who inspires you now?
7. Peaches or plums?
8. Steak or Chicken?
One Big Question:
My wife has drug-induced type two diabetes. You have a specific soft spot in your heart for the over 30 million Americans who are living with diabetes each day. Why?
She loves her steak medium rare, dislikes asparagus and enjoys peaches. From a traumatic brain injury to writing “The Land of Secret Superpowers: Vegetables”. We thank Chef Devin Alexander for taking the time to talk with us today.
And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.
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