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Plant-Based Diet Interview

Exclusive Interview with Vegan Environmentalist Suzy Amis-Cameron Plant-based diet interview with former model and actress...

Exclusive Interview with Vegan Environmentalist Suzy Amis-Cameron

Plant-based diet interview with former model and actress Suzy Amis-Cameron. As any avid Ecorazzi reader knows she has been embracing a plant-based diet since 2012. Alongside her famous filmmaker husband James Cameron, the pair has become very vocal with their vegan advocacy. They tout not only the personal health and beauty benefits but also the planet-positive benefits.

Takapuna Yacht Cuisine
The chef on Takapuna takes inspiration from her travels.

“My whole focus now, when I have extra bandwidth, is bringing more awareness around livestock production and the environment. I feel like it’s my mission,” Amis-Cameron said during our interview. “When you get me started on this stuff, I won’t be quiet.”

Click here to read Vegan environmentalist Suzy Amis-Cameron’s discussion on why she and her husband James Cameron (of Titanic and Avatar fame) maintain a vegan diet. The book, “One Meal a Day: The Simple, Plant-Based Program to Save Your Health, Save Your Waistline, and Save the Planet” (OMD) is her popular book. In this book, she discusses her and her husband’s shift to a plant-based diet. If you are thinking about changing to a more plant-based lifestyle, this is a great book to read.

About Suzy Amis-Cameron

A noted environmental leader, Suzy Amis Cameron is committed to caring for the Earth, with a focus on plant-based food to address climate change. She earned her Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate through eCornell, Cornell University’s online learning platform in 2021. In 2005, she founded MUSE Global School, with her sister, Rebecca Amis.

MUSE is the first school in the country to have a 100% organic, plant-based lunch program.

Learn more about healthy Yacht Charter Cuisine.

plant based discussion cuisine on King's Ransom luxury catamaran
Chef Niki served a delicious, vegan main course

My wife and I have followed a plant-based way of eating since 2011. It is always a pleasure to experience the plant-based cuisine prepared by the yacht chefs at the various yacht shows we attend. The chefs’ creativity is incomparable.

plant based cuisine on King's Ransom
The “Green Tail” served on board the luxury catamaran King’s Ransom

What Is a Plant-Based Diet?

Plant-based diets are just that ― diets consisting of fresh, whole plant foods. Ingredients include fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes, nuts and seeds, and spices.

Plant-based diets exclude animal products, refined sugars, highly processed vegetable oils, white flour, junk food such as most cookies, chips, crackers, snack bars, sweetened drinks, packaged foods, etc., and GMOs. GMOs are bioengineered crops including corn, soy, canola, sugar beets, cotton, and alfalfa ― as well as some apples, zucchini, and potatoes).

Guests are more health-conscious these days with many embracing vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. So, yacht chefs are creating more meals and snacks for guests using only plant-based products. Plants are super versatile, more eco-friendly, and have fantastic health benefits.

Plant-based Meal Ideas For Your Charter

Fortunately, your luxury yacht charter usually has access to a wide variety of local, fresh plant-based ingredients.


Ah, what could be better than a leisurly breakfast on the deck of your private yacht? Your chef can create a variety of baked treats such as apple pumpkin granola bars, fresh fruit smoothies, or delicious rice bowls.


Fuel-up for your afternoon of sight seeing and watersports. Just a few ideas for a filling lunch include curry chickpea-salad sandwiches, creamy tomato-basil pasta, and guacamole and mango salad with black beans.


Your chef will skillfully prepare an amazing plant-based dinner. Ideas you may enjoy are vegan mushroom burgers, black bean and sweet potato chili, quinoa with pesto and spinach, and butternut squash lasagne.

Dining Ashore

Since the plant-based lifestyle has become so popular, there are quite a few restaurants offering vegan menu options. For example, in the British Virgin Islands, Coco Maya Restaurant on Virgin Gorda has dishes such as spring rolls, Thai crunchy salad, or pad Thai noodles. The cuisine is a masterful blend of Asian and Latin and is designed to be ordered family or tapas-style.

The Mediterranean is another destination that is a plant-based diner’s delight. In Athens Greece, stuffed grape leaves, cucumber tomato salad, and horta are staples in many restaurants. (Horta can be any wild green, including endive, dandelion, or swiss chard.)

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