How do the lyrics to that Sheryl Crow song go again? “If It Makes You”… Healthy?
Okay, so it may actually be “Happy” but that is the title to the singer’s new vegan-friendly cookbook, If It Makes You Healthy.
The 49-year-old is not a vegan, but as Publisher’s Weekly said in their review, “Though Crow has not adopted a vegan lifestyle, many of these dishes are meatless, emphasizing colorful vegetables and fresh preparations.”
Indeed! You’ll discover that of the 125 recipes there are veg-friendly options like hummus soup with cilantro pesto and garlic pita chips, a vegan reuben, stuffed avocado, barley and vegetable risotto, nut butter sandwiches using almond instead of peanuts, and vegan chocolate-mint brownies for dessert. Yummy!
To help with the book, Crow brought along her personal chef Chuck White, aka “Chef Chuck,” to co-author. He’s been in her life since her 2006 breast cancer diagnosis and has helped the crooner to add a largely plant-based diet to her routine (think organic nuts, organic fruits, vegetables, and hummus backstage instead of traditional junk foods).
Even though a cancer diagnosis can be crippling to some, we’re really impressed to see how positively this has changed Crow’s lifestyle— and the recipes look amazing to boot!
Via Vegetarian Star