Wednesday, November 14, 2012

crazy sexy kitchen

I've been “impatiently” waiting for Kris Carr’s crazy sexy kitchen to arrive. And as I excitedly thumbed through the pages earlier this evening, it did not disappoint.

For those of you unfamiliar with Carr, she’s a New York Times best-selling author and health advocate. On Valentine's Day 2003, at the young age of 31, Carr was diagnosed with an extremely rare and incurable Stage IV cancer called epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, affecting her liver and lungs. With the slow-moving nature of her tumors, Carr decided to take what she calls a "watch and live" approach. Following her diagnosis, she turned to nutrition to boost her immune system and increase her longevity. Her journey has been chronicled in five books and one award-winning documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer, which aired on TLC and OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.

In crazy sexy kitchen, Carr shares gorgeous recipes like Strawberry Fields Smoothie, Crazy Sexy Kale, Chickpea with Root Veggie Tagine, Vegan “Crab” Cakes and French Toast with Amaretto Crème (to name a few) … further proving that breakfasts, lunches and dinners absent of meat and dairy -- and unprocessed! -- can be wonderfully delicious, satisfying and downright sexy.

What I absolutely love about her book is the way it’s sectioned out -- like a four course dinner.

The first course talks about Carr’s diet and lifestyle philosophy, the second dives into food preparation, and the third explores kitchen “know-hows,” such as cooking and prepping lingo. For the fourth and final course, she serves up 150 plant-empowered recipes "to ignite a mouthwatering revolution!"

I intend to try them all, sharing many of them right here. I hope you try them as well. You don't need to go all the way with a whole-food, plant-based diet. As Carr says, “Any step towards a plant-passionate diet is a positive one" … for your body and the planet.

You can learn more about Carr by visiting her website and/or subscribing to her Facebook page.

Strawberry Fields Smoothie

Crazy Sexy Kale

Chickpea with Root Veggie Tagine

Vegan "Crab" Cakes

French Toast with Amaretto Crème

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