If It Makes You Healthy by Sheryl Crow
More Than 100 Delicious Recipes Inspired by the Seasons

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Known as much for her youthful looks and natural chic as she is for her sunny and heartfelt songs, Sheryl has written a cookbook that is true to her style

Rock star. Activist. Mother of two. How does Sheryl Crow have time to keep so healthy and fit? Sheryl knows how to eat right and deliciously thanks to personal chef Chuck White, affectionately known as "Chef Chuck." The duo met while Sheryl was battling breast cancer, which for her, was a wake-up call to eat better. Since then, Chuck has taught Sheryl how to do just that by cooking foods that are seasonal, locally grown, and vitamin-rich to keep her on top of her game and always ready to perform. This wholesome approach to every dish has been successfully integrated into all aspects of Sheryl's busy life--from dinner parties, to touring, to settling in at home near Nashville, TN with her two sons, Wyatt and Levi. Now Sheryl and Chuck want to bring their nutritious, delicious creations from her kitchen into yours.
Rock-and-roll flavored throughout, If It Makes You Healthy will have a full menu of approximately 125 recipes grouped seasonally, which reflects Sheryl's busy schedule: Summer months offer tomatoes and corn, and summer also puts Sheryl on the road. Fall and winter brings apples and winter squash, when Sheryl is at home and in the studio. From the big entertaining menus that are prepared for her crew while touring (Mojito braised pork) to small home-cooked meals for Sheryl and her children (basil and apple marinated chicken)--all lushly photographed by Victoria Pearson--this book will be filled with easy and flavorful recipes anyone can make. Along the way, Sheryl opens up about touring and home life with stories about her childhood, her early years as a backup singer, and her eventual stardom.

 

About Sheryl Crow

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SHERYL CROW is an accomplished singer-songwriter and musician who has won nine Grammy awards and sold more than 31 million albums. She has performed with the Rolling Stones and has sung duets with Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Sting, and countless others. She and her two sons live outside Nashville, Tennessee. CHUCK WHITE is a professionally trained chef who has worked in some of the country's most acclaimed restaurants including the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, The Little Nell in Aspen, and Splendido in Beaver Creek. Chuck has cooked for several high-profile clients and has been working exclusively with Sheryl Crow since 2006, both at home and on tour.
 
Published March 29, 2011 by St. Martin's Press. 272 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction

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Many of the recipes are supplemented by Crow and White’s smart, appealing cooking and food recommendations (ceviche, country ham, quinoa), along with quick factoids on everything from wasabi to grass-fed beef from Crow’s former dietitian Rachel Beller.

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Sheryl Crow’s new cookbook If It Makes You Healthy, co-written with her personal chef Chuck White, is a collection of healthy recipes the uses both at home and on tour.

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Diets in Review

Much like some of the recipes in the Breast Cancer Prevention Diet, Crow’s recipes will reflect the healthy-eating regime she adopted in 2006 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Diets in Review

Supplements are great and everything but everything that we need is in the most colorful vegetables we eat.” Fans and breast cancer survivors may find a strong connection to what the singer has to say and write about health and nutrition Strongly prom...

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The Celebrity Cafe

Crow does believe in seasonal eating and she has used these entrees to feed her band when she tours Crow is not a cook but she does believe in good food so she did have help from a nutritionist.

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