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This review is from: Crazy Sexy Kitchen: 150 Plant-Empowered Recipes to Ignite a Mouthwatering Revolution (Hardcover)
I really loved crazy sexy kitchen, and while this cookbook is beautiful and I'm sure the recipes are delicious, you can tell that her co-author and contributors wrote most of the recipes because the ingredient lists are long and most recipes look time consuming. Whenever I get cookbooks from chefs instead of cooks they tend to be that way- lovely but not for every day cooking. The flip side is a recipe for avocado on toast- not exactly revoluationary since I eat this all the time. I was looking to find some insipiration and variety to my vegan cooking but this book is not it. I was hoping for something along the lines of 'every day Italian' or 'every day Mexican' that are quick, delicious, and have relatively short ingredient lists. I was really looking forward to this book but don't think I'll use it much.
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Initial post: Feb 4, 2013 8:17:44 PM PST
I am sorry you did not find inspiration in this book, I found even the sneak peak to be worth cooking through! My 5 year old had avocado and spinach for dinner tonight, thanks to this book - hello inspiration for my family! You said the recipes "look" time consuming - please cook a few of them and get back to us, I think you will change your mind.
Posted on Feb 16, 2013 8:29:12 PM PST
J. Osterlund says:
I think you should at least see and appreciate the author as the main 'producer' for all the ideas in this book. And try some of the recipes before you make a comment such as 'disappointing'. Yes this cook book is different in that is targets an audience who wants to eat healthy, nutritious and delicious food as preventative medicine. The point is to enjoy meals that are ph balanced.
Posted on Apr 2, 2013 9:43:27 AM PDT
I was thinking about buying this until I saw your review. I like cooking raw and alkaline because there are usually very few recipes and it's simple and easy for someone like me who wants to eat healthy home cooked gluten free meals but doesn't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Would you mind sharing a few recipes so I can get an idea of how many ingredients are in them? I tossed out Eat Like A Dinosaur because the ingredient lists were too long. (and all of the pork in the recipes)
Thanks in advance.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 21, 2013 7:36:29 PM PDT
She gives away a sneak peak on her website. Try those recipes and you'll be sold. The main ingredients are usually an acceptable number, herbs and seasonings are plenty, but that is how the recipes work.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2013 7:04:12 AM PDT
You're right. From the few recipes I just looked at, I have most of that in my kitchen. I eat and cook alkaline and mostly vegetarian. If you're in the habit of that brand of cooking you should have most of those ingredients around or know where to get what you don't have,
Posted on Dec 15, 2013 4:21:38 PM PST
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Posted on Jan 30, 2014 6:53:49 PM PST
Marjorie Margel says:
I love Chris Kerr! Having said that, I too back away from cookbooks with fabulous titles, too many long lists of ingredients.
HOWEVER, I do use Crazy Sexy Diet recipes a lot. Not too many ingredients! Fantastically good eats.. Yay!
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