Diagnosed with a rare and incurable stage 4 cancer called sarcoma in 2003, New York Times best-selling author, Kris Carr, 41, set out to implement change. Dedicated to transforming her life and hitting the reset button, she made it a point to reduce stress and suffering, and focus on looking better, feeling better and nourishing her spirit. Her inspired expedition ignited a spark in the hearts of people all around the world, creating a "global wellness revolution." Along the way, Carr has made a documentary and written five books including her latest, Crazy Sexy Kitchen, a plant-empowered, vegetarian and vegan-lover cookbook loaded full of 150 recipes (made for everyone from the newbie to professional chef).
Coauthored by Chad Sarno of Whole Foods Market, who, like Carr, was influenced early on by a strong line of women chefs and also practices a healthy lifestyle (eating animal-free, whole foods and no dairy), Crazy Sexy Kitchen delivers healthy, easy recipes. From freshly squeezed juices to gluten-free and soy-free plates to mouth-watering starters and sexy sides, their Crazy Sexy Diet (CSD) features nutrient-dense, jam-packed with plant-heavy dishes that reduce inflammation, promote restful sleep and even a kicking immune system (to name a few). This is not your "all or nothing" kind of "diet." Transition at your own pace, as "any step toward a plant-passionate diet is a positive one," writes Carr. So, whether you go "cold Tofurkey" or hum along at the pace of a turtle, the choice is yours. The important part? You begin to listen and learn from your body, feeding it the essential foods it needs to nourish and flourish.
To get a running start on becoming a whole new you, check out these top Kris Carr recipes in our slideshow above. And for more on Kris Carr, check out Kitchen Daily's interview, Kris Carr on MAKERS, and her free online cooking classes and virtual "Dinner with Kris."