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My favourite cookbook of the moment! :)

on 16/02/2014

This year, I am going to give you all, a monthly new post about my favourite cookbook of the month. I have several new cookbooks in my possession but also many old ones that I absolutely love. Each month, I am going to review 1 of them & tell you all, why I love this specific cookbook so much. If I can, I give you a tried & tested recipe of each cookbook & maybe I can convince you too ! ๐Ÿ˜‰

My favourite cookbook of the month!

My favourite cookbook of the month!

This book is from the famous Kriss Carr. She is a former actress & also she is a great cookbook writer, a vegan & photographer. She lives with a rare sort of cancer, type, ย epithelioid hemangioendotheliomaย that is incurable!! She is living 10 years now with her cancer! She hasย Stage IV cancer, no cure, no treatment, no options.ย She is one very courageous woman. You can read more about her life-changing story,ย Here!

I was already following her in her blog posts & her recipes rock! I bought this book 10 days before Christmas & it is a whole vegan, healthy approach to life in general. What she says & does, I believe in. Her vegan recipes are totally inspiring for me & my husband Peter.

First, she explains her way of living & how to do it, with great tips too. Her table of contents, is divided into 4 courses, the 1st course, with recipe names like: Burn, Baby, Burn & I, like it raw, etc, will get your attention! She also explains her lifestyle philosophy & her sexy Crazy Diet too! ๐Ÿ™‚ The 2nd course includes tools, recipes & how to prepare your daily foods to eat & prepare them better. The 3rd course is about the kitchen know-how & how to cook your grains,etc. The 4th course is all about crazy sexy recipes! This book has 150 plant-based recipes in it. She also wrote this book together with another chef,ย Chad Sarno!ย Iย never heard of this chef before , over here in Europe!ย Do you know him?

She also adds tasty vegan recipes from other chefs, who are guests, in her cookbook. This is Kris’s 4th book. Here is an example of one of her many tasty recipes:

In her book you can find, tasty salads, tasty smoothies, lovely juices, great breakfast recipes, with names like Tofu country scramble, French toast with home-made vegan Amaretto crรจme, etc. You also can find tasty soups & stews like this one:

You can 2 click on this picture & make it straight away!

You can 2 click on this picture & make it straight away!

( I love that she added chopped kale to the final dish for extra vegan plant power goodness! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Hale to kale!

She also has a chapter on sandwiches & wraps with names like Curried Nada-egg with watercress wraps & save the Tuna salad on rye,… Another cool chapter is sensual starters,…She also has a chapter called sexy sides, dressing, marinades & condiments! It is a really great vegan whole foods cook book!

She explains her recipes very well & I also love her writing, with good tips, under her recipes! ๐Ÿ˜‰ She takes her whole book & her top-notch vegan recipes & dishes to a whole new level! She also presents her dishes very well,…I learn a lot from her! ๐Ÿ™‚

I made this recipe from her, on page 189, under the chapter, Main Events, called Teriyaki tofu with wild mushrooms & soba noodles but used some other veggies in here & used 100% buckwheat noodles because I had them in the house. It was a lot of work for me to do, making the marinade for the tofu & making an orange & wine reduction as an extra sauce for the tofu & wokked veggies but in the end, it was really worth it!!! These are my pics!

100% buckwheat noodles with veggies stir-fry!

100% buckwheat noodles with veggies stir-fry!

Tha marinated tofu & afterwards brushed with the orange & wine reduction! Yummm!

Tha marinated tofu & afterwards brushed with the orange & wine reduction! Yummm!

I also want to prepare all of her tasty sounding & looking recipes, just like this tasty easy dessert, Clementine Sorbet, you can find it on page 269, it looks very appetizing, doesn’t it, hey?

It looks very yum yum!

It looks very yum yum! Click 2 on the picture & you can read it & make it!

What about these lovely sounding vegan dessert recipes, with names like berries & cream, super fudge low-fat brownies, chocolate walnut cake, raw apple spiced rum shortcake with maple vanilla glaze???

This book is a really informative, it is a more healthy cook book. If you like to cook vegan or eat sometimes vegan, you will learn a lot from her, I did! ๐Ÿ™‚ I bought this American cookbook in my local Waterstone’s shop in Brussels. It costed me: 30.45โ‚ฌ. ISBN: 978-1-4019-4104-8

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55 responses to “My favourite cookbook of the moment! :)

  1. What a great idea! Thank you for introducing me to a new cookbook ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Sophie33 says:

    I have seen the feedback & I am answering it now, your lovely questionnaire! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  3. melissa says:

    What a great idea Sophie xx

  4. This is great, Sophie. So glad you are sharing your favorite cookbooks. Well done.

  5. Georgina says:

    This is a really good idea Sophie. A great addition to your blog.

  6. Tammy says:

    Very inspirational, isn’t she? The cookbook looks great.

  7. Bernice says:

    That is an amazing story. I love it when people beat the odds! Thanks for sharing.

  8. What a great post Sophie :). Enjoyed reading it !

  9. Great post and very inspiring story. The cookbook sounds great, I need more good vegan cookbooks.

  10. lou says:

    Hoi Sophie,
    A new item on your blog. Yeah, Yeah! A very good invention!
    Mamalou

  11. Thank you for showing me this cookbook, it is lovely! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  12. Ina gawne says:

    Sophie – I love the recipe you made from this cook book…I also love to share great cook books…we can always learn something new yes? ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Interesting review Sophie ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. What an amazing woman Sophie–thanks for the recommendation. (and I love your red table and chairs!)

  15. afellowsapient says:

    I like your idea. I’m looking forward to your posts ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Sean says:

    Sophie, this sounds like a great versatile cookery book. I must find it. These recipes sound really appetizing & tasty, I see! This woman is one very courageous lady! Thanks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Looks like a good one for sure!

  18. Annie says:

    Sounds as if I need to get my hands on a copy of this book!

  19. Wow! She’s a courageous survivor. Bravo! Thanks for the intro ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Liz says:

    wow–great story. Thanks for sharing your find! Am off to learn more about the author and her book. Can see why you love ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Carolyn Jung says:

    Gotta love the name of the book. And I for one believe tofu and buckwheat noodles are tres sexy, indeed. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. Lovely idea, name too… ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. I love Kris Carr, she is an amazing inspiration and her story is so powerful – I didn’t know about this book ๐Ÿ™‚ so thank you!!

  24. What a great story!

  25. Gourmet Traveller 88 says:

    Hi Sophie, Sorry about my long silence. I have just recently regained my blogging activities. Nice to see you are doing well. I am reading Crazy Sexy Diet in Kindle : ) Nice travels you had and I love your sunflower seeds milk. I had been going less meat and more plant based diet in the last months but winter I can’t keep up the green smoothie and juicing, too cold and I had been coughing badly over c’mas. Will pick it up again in Spring : )

  26. Koko says:

    I have this book too Sophie, I love it so much!! The recipes are just amazing, and so is Kris. What a brave woman!

  27. Wow what an amazing story and the book looks great. I have a dear friend who this would really help and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy too! thank you.

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