Ian Somerhalder – Cocoa Black Bean Soup

By Vera Fourie

Talk about a tasty dish! Since his memorable stint on The Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder has become the bloodsucker that everyone wants a love bite from, though of course, only one lucky lady can lay claim to such – his wife Nikki Reed.
Born in Louisiana, USA, to Edna, a massage therapist, and father, Robert, a building contractor, Ian began modelling at the age of 10 – but don’t think he’s just a pretty face: the star says that if he hadn’t gone into acting, he would have become… a marine biologist! Of all things! If that isn’t crazy enough, did you know he reportedly can write with his feet? And while he may now be best known for his role as a blood-lustful beast, in real life he’s actually very compassionate, and is an avid supporter of animal causes – owning a few rescues himself. And though not a vegetarian, he does try to lean towards animal-friendly foods, like a tasty helping of cocoa black bean soup, which is the featured dish
of this week’s page!