Crazy Sexy Family,
Thanksgiving will be here before we know it, so I want to take a moment to express what I am most thankful for this year: YOU. Yes, you my dear readers. Together WE move mountains and are making a real difference in the world. I want to share some exciting news with you because you were such a huge part of making it happen.
WE did it … again! Crazy Sexy Kitchen made the New York Times Best Sellers list! And this time with a bounty of plant-empowered, mouth-watering recipes (plus, a healthy dose of smarts and how-to cooking education). I’m gobsmacked. Electrified. Grateful. Giddy. (Exhausted). Blessed. Grateful. Shocked. Truly happy and inspired. Grateful …
Backstory: The odds were stacked against us, my friends. We were the long shot by far! Cookbooks are a very hard sell. VEGAN cookbooks are even harder. In addition, we had a challenge getting media due to another timely event — the election! A bit more important than a cookbook, if you ask me. Note to self, never launch a book during a presidential election.
But then you came along, just like you did with Crazy Sexy Diet. YOU said, “I want more health and happiness in my life, and I want to support something that’s oozing with compassion, innovation and ladles of love.”
BAM! BAM! BAM! BAM! BAM! BAM!
We’re #6 on the list because you are very powerful when you speak up. Oh, and guess what? We’re also in the toughest category to crack (Advice/How-to)! I’m not sure if you noticed, but Crazy Sexy Kitchen is the ONLY 100% plant-inspired cookbook on the list. Wow, does that make me and Chef Chad Sarno so darn proud. Go plants and woot-woot for animal love! Did I mention the planet? Cartwheels for the planet!
Hug yourself from me. Please do that right now. I’ll wait. Done? Repeat.
Crazy Sexy Kitchen is a New York Times Best Seller because you voted for veggies. I’m always in awe of the way my community flexes their grassroots muscles and puts plants front and center for the whole world to see. I think it’s safe to say that we, the plant-happy people, are here to stay! Each day our peaceful army grows. Each day we get stronger. Have you joined us? Psst …You don’t have to be 100% plant-passionate to be a part of in the Crazy Sexy revolution. When you participate in your health by eating more plants and less animals/processed foods, you create change, a radical ripple that has the potential to create a roaring wave of wellness.
PLEASE NOTE: Cooking Classes and Dinner with Kris are no longer available.
If you haven’t grabbed your copy of Crazy Sexy Kitchen, now is the time. Presents await you. Crazy Sexy Cooking Classes and the 3-part Dinner with Kris series. We want your experience in the kitchen to be a joyful, confident and addictive as possible. We also want to fuel your activism, which is why I invited some of the best minds on the planet to co-host the Dinner with Kris series with yours truly. Listen, learn and get your questions answered. 2013 is a sneeze away. Let’s get our game-plan squared away so we can have an awesome year.
On a deeply personal note, I know my grandma and Chad’s grandma are smiling down on us. I bet they are celebrating with a glass of spiritual Sherry. Those two legendary ole gals are the reason we got in the kitchen in the first place (well, for me it was cancer too, but you already knew that). If Crazy Sexy Kitchen has enriched your home and your belly, the way it has for me and my family, I hope you’ll continue to spread the word and give the gift of health with a copy this holiday season.
For now, enjoy this delicious recipe from Crazy Sexy Kitchen:
Yield: 4 servings
2 cups pumpkin, butternut squash or sweet potato
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cup white onions, diced
3 1/2 cups vegetable stock
5 cloves roasted garlic
1/4 cup sherry wine
1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Cracked black pepper, to taste
Toasted pumpkin seeds for garnish (optional)
Pumpkin seed oil for garnish (optional)
1. Steam or boil the pumpkin or squash until tender.
2. Sauté onions over medium heat in olive oil until translucent.
3. Using a high-speed blender, combine pumpkin, onions, stock, garlic, wine, maple syrup and spices and blend until smooth.
4. Warm soup in saucepan. Serve hot, garnished with pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of pumpkin seed oil, if desired.
Yay for the plant powered lifestyle and all it’s beautiful people!!
Congratulations Kris & Chad! Way to go!
My CSK finally arrived in Australia today – timing is perfect – and the last of my home grown silverbeet (chard) created the debut side dish recipe. Three snails, two cockroaches and a spider visited from the garden with said silverbeet, and two hours later we were eating it, minus the critters of course.
My meat lover family ate it too and my 16 year old daughter asked me to do it again tomorrow night please?! We are changing the world, one meal at a time…! Woohoo!
Against the odds–another smashing success! Another cookbook-fatale! Well-deserved congratulations!
Mazel tov, Kris! I’m the proud owner of your new cookbook and it’s gorgeous! I can’t wait to get started going through all the recipes… you deserve all the success – relish it (pun intended)!
I bought the book less than a week ago and I’ve already made about 20 recipes in there (seriously). Miss Carr, I hold you partly responsible for changing my life for the much much better (I became vegan right after reading Crazy Sexy Diet and Eating Animals). And now, I also have to hold you responsible for making it much much tastier as yours and Chef Sarno’s recipes are all amazing. You guys rock. My IBS and I thank you. Cheers!
Dear brave Kris,
‘Election day’ couldn’t have been more appropriate. I think we voted for delicious plant based experiences.
Across the country our Thanksgiving dinners will invite and surprise so many more people to truly enjoy food again with palate, body and soul.
Thank you so much for your wits and the intense hard work you gave this brilliantly thought out book.
Brava and showers of roses and posies to you and Chef Chad! You are an inspiration on every level; you inspire me to live to my fullest potential. Your writing and recipes fuel me for my days as a yoga and music educator; you help me spread light and love and for that I am eternally grateful! Big heart to heart hug to you and Chad!
I had no doubt you would make the NY Times Bestseller list. Your cookbook rocks, and I am having a blast cooking my way through it blogging the entire adventure. Check it out by clicking on my name above. Kris tell me what you think…
You were great on Access Hollywood!
Congratulations Kris and Chad – you deserve it! It was you who got me and my family drinking and loving wheatgrass, and sproutin’ sprouts! Thanks for such a magically wonderful cookbook!
Yay!! I knew it’d get up there! Congrats! I’m so happy for you guys and for what it signifies!
I just order my book , here in The Netherlands, …. tomorrow will be home yeppyyyy!
Congratulations Kris and Chad! That is an amazing accomplishment. The cookbook really is fantastic and beautifully decorated too 🙂 Keep up the good work! xx
Big congratulations on another gorgeous body of work! Deep gratitude to you for preachin’ the power of plants. Love to you and Chad. <3
Congratulations! And I am not suprised! I think Crazy Sexy Kitchen will STAY at the top of the list for a long time … as more and more folks find their way to this glorious cookbook, and spread the word, you are creating a revolution in how many people perceive a vegetable based diet … from boring to totally delicious and EXCITING!
This will become one of the most well-worn cookbooks in my kitchen! (I’m making my way through it like a tidal wave …..)
Congrats! And yes the world is ready for the lifestyle, joy and sexiness that a plant based diet brings. Thanks for leading the way.
This is great news Kris and Chad.
I was away in Thailand and when I returned Crazy Sexy Kitchen was sitting at the front door with my mail. Guess what got opened first – your book of course. What a great treat to come home to. The book is excellent and so are the videos.
I am so pleased that you have had such success already. The more I learn about wellness, the more I want to explore new foods and recipes and this book delivers on taste, style and variety.
Ooooh! My mouth is watering for this! I am huggin’ you RIGHT back for all your dedicated focus and Joy in bringing us a beautifully presented and nutrient-dense feast-fit-for-Goddesses book! <3 <3
Dear Kris and Chad,
Finally — my copy of your cookbook made it over to Germany. Yippeh yeah. I have just received it and just leafed through it and am loving it already. It’s gorgeous and inspiring. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.
Yayyyyyyy! Congratulations for all the great work and thank you for helping us create nutritious and tasty meals!
Tapping my little foot impatiently while waiting for my own copy,
Thank you!!!! Iam so grateful that I first came across your documentary and than crazy sexy diet and now the cookbook! I felt so fantastic and in control while and after doing the cleanse! I couldn’t believe the way I felt! I continue my journey toward health and happiness and I just wanted to say a MILLION THANK YOUS for your inspiration, kindness, and tools you’ve made available!
Much health & happiness,