Monday, May 23, 2011

Sheryl Crow's Cookbook Review and Giveaway!!!

As most of you who have been following my blog know I am a big believer in the mind body connection. I also feel that the food I put into my body can help me stay healthier. Now granted I didn't come to this knowledge until after my breast cancer treatment but better late than never is what I say!

Before my cancer diagnosis 10 years ago I never drank water, never ate veggies, and rarely ate fruit. I lived on diet soda filled with chemicals, prepared foods found in boxes and canned soups. Since then I have traded diet soda for water sometimes with a squeeze of lemon, eat fresh fruits and veggies and occasionally use a juicer. Don't get me wrong, I still do need my pizza and ice cream but try to keep that in moderation.

I was already interested in Sheryl Crow's new cookbook when I was contacted by her publisher to review her new cookbook. I have enjoyed Sheryl Crow's music for years and was inspired by her as a fellow breast cancer survivor. I was already interested in her new cookbook when I was recently contacted by her publisher to do a book review. As I have made significant changes to my own nutrition in my life as a cancer survivor I was curious to see what I could learn.

In the book Sheryl shares recipes created by her personal chef Chuck White. It is broken down into recipes for the seasons which was refreshing to see. I don't know about you but my apetite certainly changes from winter to summer. The book includes tons of recipes including appetizers, soups, snacks, main dishes, and some yummy desserts like the vegan chocolate-mint brownies and watermelon margaritas I am dying to try! It also encourages organic, local ingredients whenever possible which I think is important as well.

If you want to win a copy of Sheryl's new cookbook all you have to do is leave a comment below! That is it! I will be announcing the winner on Wednesday June 1st! Good luck!

PS . . . Feel free to share this blog post if you know any peeps that would be interested in the giveaway! :)


Marnely Rodriguez-Murray said...

Oh this looks like an awesome book I'd love to win!

GlorV1 said...

This book I have heard of recently. How great that your were contacted to review. I've been trying to do the same, fresh water with spearmint leaves, and not bottled water either. My frig has the filter for the water and I use this water. I add mint leaves, or lemon as you say and other. Great giveaway, yes please enter me and thanks.

Bonnie Zieman, M.Ed. said...

So happy to learn about this book! Since my daughter had lung cancer and we have read The China Study, we have all become vegetarians (my daughter a vegan) and feel so much the better for it.
Am always interested in finding new healthy, tempting recipes. Please enter me in your great giveaway! Thanks.

Unknown said...

Yummy, looks fabulous Cathy! I'm vegetarian an I'm always on the lookout for new recipes, thanks for a chance to win!

PoetessWug said...

Ooooo! I saw Sheryl on T.V...I think it was The View...talking about her new cook book. It sounded very interesting, as I like to eat healthier whenever I can too! I am thrilled to have an opportunity to win it so I can check it out for myself!...By the way, I already love her music. I have for years! Is it possible that she cooks as good as she sings?! ^_^

jane said...

What a lovely bit of generosity from you...I love cookbooks...old ones, new ones, used ones...and the pairing of Sheryl Crow's sweet songs with cooking has to be good. I would love to win it! (I just started reading your blog...nice!) jane

Lisa said...

I would definitely love to win this cookbook. I just saw it in the bookstore.

Rachel said...

Finishing up with my chemo treatments for breast cancer, onto radiation this summer...need some good cookin' in mama's kitchen.

Would love to win this book!

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AnneG said...

Great Recipe! Greenie Juice