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Crazy Sexy Kitchen: 150 Plant-Empowered Recipes to Ignite a Mouthwatering Revolution

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The woman who made prevention hot is now making it delicious! Crazy Sexy Kitchen, the follow-up to Kris Carr’s New York Times bestseller Crazy Sexy Diet, is a

Veggie Manifesto for plant-empowered gourmands and novices alike, and it’s filled with inspiration, education, cooking tips, and over 150 nourishing, nosh-worthy recipes. Infused with her signature humor, style, and p
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Hay House (first published January 1st 2012)
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K
Nov 22, 2012 K rated it it was amazing
This may be one of the most exciting vegan cookbooks I have seen recently. Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr is jam packed with healthy living advice and delicious recipes for those trying to follow a plant-based-diet. There are several pages information for those just beginning to dive into the vegan lifestyle as well as those who have been avoiding meat for years. With a sound understanding of inflammation, gluten-intolerance issues, sugar,pH’s effect on the body, and raw foods, Crazy Sexy Kitch ...more
Megan Jones
Feb 16, 2013 Megan Jones rated it it was amazing
Again, because this is a cookbook, I wouldn't necessarily consider it "read" as its a resource I will continue to refer to...well...forever I guess. It has enlightening health information - basically highlights from her previous book, as well as totally delicious, healthy recipes for all types of people - kids, novice cooks, raw foodies, experienced chefs, people in a hurry, gluten-free people, soy-free lovers, and more! With an easy-to-follow legend, it possible to find any type of recipe and s ...more
Anna Kļaviņa
Dec 15, 2015 Anna Kļaviņa rated it liked it
Almost half of this book is a basic nutrition info, how to store/prepare food and what are kitchen essentials.

Then there are recipes: Juices, Smoothies, Breaking the Fast, Soup and Stews, Sandwiches and Wraps, Sensual Starters, Symphonic Salads, Main Events, Sexy Sides, Dressings, Marinades, and Condiments, Snacks and Munchies, and Sweet Seduction.

Good for these who recently started cooking but these who are experienced chefs are going to find some interesting recipes too. (Maybe?)

I like that C
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E St
Jan 22, 2014 E St rated it it was ok
Shelves: cookbook, vegan, food, 2014
Most of the recipes here are either too elaborate, or too simple - there is no middle ground.

I think that most people can make basic smoothies, juices and something like an avocado sandwich without a recipe. I don't know to whom this book is catering to, the vegan crowd, the health nut crowd, something in the middle etc?

I don't know if the really hard core health crowd is into agave (processed fructose bomb, has much more fructose than HFCS), margarine (really?), canola oil, and wheat. On the o
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Jennifer
May 27, 2013 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Great vegan recipes without relying too heavily on soy. While I am admittedly too lazy to make a lot of these recipes I got some excellent ideas on new ways to eat vegetables. Worth checking out even if you eat meat. Very recommended.
Claudie
Aug 21, 2015 Claudie rated it it was amazing
This is a very good resource for anyone wishing to follow a plant-based diet. The first section of the book presents an easy to understand explanation of the benefits of a vegan lifestyle. Next come the recipes - and just reading them will make your mouth water. Each one is simple, delicious, and is accompanied by a gorgeous photograph (we eat first with our eyes, after all). One of the best things about the recipes is that they don't require exotic, expensive, or hard to find ingredients. There ...more
Sara Pfremmer
This is a great resource for anyone both serious plant eaters and anyone who is playing with the idea of adapting to a healthier life-style. The author was once your average American who abused her body with smoking, drinking, and eating horribly. As someone who is always interested in hearing personal stories of how 'chefs' or health writers arrived at where they are now. Many times it's health scares, but it's also interesting to see when it comes out of sheer curiosity and a calling to do bet ...more
Shannon
Jul 18, 2012 Shannon rated it liked it
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I love a good vegan cookbook. Veganomicon set the bar high and all others come in somewhere below it, as far as I'm concerned. I'm not vegan but it seems like every new cookbook I buy or recipe I try is a vegan one. So when I saw this cookbook at NetGalley and got the opportunity to review it I jumped at the chance.

In general, I like this book. I like that we can hear the author's personality here, but not having read her last book (Crazy Sexy Diet) or seen the documentar
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Erica Eastman
Feb 26, 2013 Erica Eastman rated it really liked it
I received this book for free from Hay House to review as part of their Book Nook program. The opinions expressed are my own and reflect my honest judgment of the product.

Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Kitchen is a well-rounded cookbook that offers readers a good introduction into vegan cooking. There are many recipes as well as an introduction on healthy vegan ingredients, kitchen techniques and a Q&A section about the plant-based diet. Kris adopted this diet after being diagnosed with cancer and h
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Laureen (Ms. Bibliophile)
Jan 14, 2013 Laureen (Ms. Bibliophile) rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Crazy Sexy Kitchen is a follow-up to some of Kris Karr's previous work, including the Crazy Sexy Diet, and the Crazy Sexy Cancer documentary. This book is, as the subtitle suggests, full of a meat free diet. And it's full of a bunch of interesting and fun recipes to try.

I accidentally read this book all in one sitting late at night. Yes, that's right, I read an entire cookbook accidentally. It wasn't the first time, and it probably won't be the last. Most of the time when I get a new cookbook I'
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Darren
Nov 01, 2012 Darren rated it really liked it
Crazy Sexy is the buzzword here. This reviewer might be a bit old but he doesn't necessarily associate crazy, sexy and kitchen in the same sentence! But that is the title of this book, a broad diet for a self-described "…Veggie Manifesto for plant-empowered gourmands and novices alike."

Now this reviewer does like his meat and where there is a choice meat can play an important roll. Often when one is out at a restaurant the vegetarian options just look so boring. Certainly after looking through t
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Amadeus
Sep 14, 2013 Amadeus rated it really liked it
This is a really great resource and cookbook for people trying and/or committing to a plant-based diet. There are several useful sections including ones on:

* the rationale for a plant-based diet
* food items to stock in your pantry
* kitchen know-how (i.e., cooking & baking techniques)
* knife skills 101
* menus combining recipes in the book

Kris Carr also seems to understand that living a plant-based diet is not always cheap and offers strategies to work around this. The recipes also have two d
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Alex
Aug 13, 2014 Alex rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
The beginning part of this cookbook was why the author adopted a plant-based lifestyle, and I really enjoyed her story. Her peppy voice gets a little annoying after awhile, but the gorgeous pictures and layout of the book made up for it.

I copied down several delicious-sounding recipes, but I did find it funny that they were either ridiculously simple or ridiculously complicated. There was truly no in-between!
Leanne
Oct 30, 2012 Leanne rated it it was amazing
Crazy Sexy Kitchen contains a wealth of information for everyday healthy cooking & living. I love the playful, conversational tone and the colorful infographics that help make sense out of the science that points toward how plants can improve our health (ie. optimize our pH levels, reduce inflammation, rev up our immune systems, etc).

I've cooked a dozen recipes already and they've all been really reliable and on point. There's a great balance of easy recipes that are approachable for new coo
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Rebecca L. Snowe
Apr 30, 2015 Rebecca L. Snowe rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite, 2015-reads
This book was so fresh and exciting! I loved every funny and good advice filled page! A real must for those wishing to eat healthier and don't know where to start! Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring and blah, it can be fun and delicious as this book proves! Packed with good shopping, cooking, preparing, buying and organizing tips and over a hundred great recipes that I can't wait to try!
Jillian
Aug 17, 2014 Jillian rated it it was amazing
Shelves: health, green-living
Kris Carr is extremely positive and smart. Her writing is concise, casual and friendly and she explains concepts in a clear way with science to back it up. I hate cooking but this book actually appealed to me as an inspirational way of looking at food.
missy jean
Oct 06, 2014 missy jean rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
The recipes in this book are really, really great, with beautiful pictures. I don't think I'm the audience for the book's tone, though, in that I don't understand why a kale salad needs to be sexy in order for me to want to eat it.
Hrund
Nov 01, 2012 Hrund rated it really liked it
Mér finnst Kris Carr alveg frábær, er búin að lesa allar hinar bækurnar og því var það algjört must að kaupa kokkabókina líka. Er búin að gera smá úr henni (fékk hana bara í gær) - einhvern kaffismoothie sem var nokkuð góður. Góðar grænmetisuppskriftir, töluvert af raw uppskriftum líka. Ég keypti mér Kindle útgáfuna af því ég er svo óþolinmóð og mátti ekki vera að því að bíða. Býst við því að panta hana líka í pappírsformi seinna. Mér finnst vanta töluvert af myndum, vil helst hafa myndir af öll ...more
Kylie Howell
Jan 01, 2016 Kylie Howell rated it it was ok
I love Kris but I am highly allergic to nuts so most of the recipes in this book were not possible for me to make.
Janet
Dec 22, 2014 Janet rated it it was ok
Fun read but unlikely I'll make any of the recipes--other than the Rocking' Rosemary Popcorn!
Gina
Jul 09, 2015 Gina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Originally took out from library but bought my own copy since I loved the recipes!
Jo
Feb 02, 2013 Jo rated it really liked it
This book makes so much sense. It's all about a way of life based around plants that can prevent and ease many cronic diseases. I would have given this 5 stars except some of the ingredients are hard to source. Maybe because I live in the UK. There are also quite a few recipes with bread which I don't eat as I am intolerant to gluten and don't much like the gluten free alternatives. There are recipes including gluten free wraps which I can't get here. Otherwise it is new and exciting and well wo ...more
Keyreads
Jun 09, 2015 Keyreads rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
I really wasn't impressed with this vegan cookbook. Some dinner recipes were a little too complicated. I'd have a hard time convincing the meat eaters in my home to try any of these. But, it did give me some ideas.
Kathleen Doupnik
Awesome book!

I love the recipes that are provided in this book along with the easy to follow directions. I like Kris's positive attitude and suggestions of introducing these concepts.
Skathi
May 15, 2014 Skathi rated it really liked it
Shelves: a-love-for-food
I really don't like the "sexification" of the book and feel it has nothing to do with anything in this context, I do however love the recipies and know how! They are awesome and I've been using the book a lot and even several times a day. Once you learn some of the basic recipies you can get really creative with them. For example: I've been using the amazing cashew coconut cream recipie for tons of stuff, in chocolate pudding and chocolate truffles among other things. Really great.
Susan
Oct 03, 2013 Susan rated it liked it
Great intro to vegan cooking, some of the recipes are a bit simple (sliced tomato, really!) and some are so labor intensive you'd want to have all day to prepare food and do nothing else with your life but over all it's a good book. I'm not crazy about the writing style but that doesn't detract from the quality of the book, it's just a style preference. Great photography and I love that many of the recipes are collaborations from other Vegan Chefs.
Emily
Jun 14, 2014 Emily rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cooking, food, plants
Informative introduction that aims at everyone. Not too preachy. Amazing recipes that will keep you coming back.
Andrea Paterson
Mar 21, 2013 Andrea Paterson rated it liked it
Shelves: food
4 stars for the delicious sounding recipes for everything from juice and smoothies to main courses and dessert. 2 stars for the intro that glosses over nutritional information and discussion of other health related issues. To be fair, all that stuff is covered in Carr's other book, but I feel that if you didn't read that one you're going to get a poor overview if you just read the first chapters of this book.
Heather
Mar 09, 2013 Heather rated it really liked it
At first "read", I put about 15 markers on pages of recipes I wanted to try. So far I have made 2 (I just finished reading it 4 days ago) and have loved them. I'll likely end up buying this one. It has a great beginning resource section. I especially appreciated the section on beans & grains, soaking & cooking times. I feel like I'm always having to look up something.
Lindsay
Jul 06, 2012 Lindsay rated it it was ok
NetGalley ARC

Another Skinny Bitch kind of book to me. Eat produce. That's all you take away from it.

A heart warming story helps the beginning of this cookbook but the recipes are lack luster to me. Nothing new and inventive.

One star added though for the shakes and smoothies - the only thing useful I took away from this cookbook
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Kris Carr is a multi-week New York Times best-selling author, speaker and wellness activist. Kris is the subject and director of the documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer, which aired on TLC and The Oprah Winfrey Network, and the author of the award-winning Crazy Sexy Cancer book series. Her latest books, Crazy Sexy Diet and Crazy Sexy Kitchen, will change the way you live, love and eat! Kris regularly l ...more
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