Crazy Sexy (Kitchen) Giveaway - Enter to Win!


Enter to win! (details at the end of this post)
Some people just shine. Being diagnosed with a rare and incurable stage 4 cancer, Kris Carr started a wellness revolution in her own life. Since learning to thrive despite her diagnosis, Kris has brought that wellness revolution into the world to share it with others. She is one of those people who I find very inspiring! I used to listen to her weekly radio show, follow her online and enjoy recipes from her cookbook. Just looking at this cookbook and reading her words, makes me feel healthy and empowered - long before I eat the recipe I'm reading about! I love Kris and am so grateful to her for the good work she does that I want to pay it forward by giving a copy of Crazy Sexy Kitchen away to one lucky reader! Yay! Before I share the details of how to enter, let me share with you a few reasons why I love this book!

Peach and Coconut Breakfast Quinoa
Peach and Coconut Breakfast Quinoa
The recipe above is adapted from the Mango and Coconut Millet Breakfast recipe. I love that the cookbook gives you a basic recipe with a lot of different options and variations. For example, my breakfast doesn't even have millet or mango. It's a Peach and Coconut Breakfast Quinoa. This is a nice, healthy breakfast when you need something warming. Great for a Michigan winter morning - or any time of the year!

Getting ready to make the Crazy Sexy Goddess Smoothie

Crazy Sexy Goddess Smoothie
Oh my goodness, I felt so healthy after drinking this smoothie! I felt like whatever the world could throw at me, I could handle it with strength and grace! There's something about drinking kale that makes me feel like I have superpowers.

Don't get the wrong idea - this book is not all about breakfast. Kris and Chef Chad Sarno share their journeys, give tools for transitioning to a healthy, plant-based diet (including information on plant-based nutrition from a RD), tips on being a bargainista, kitchen know-how (such as knife skills 101 and advice on cooking grains and beans), menu planning suggestions, and recipes from juices and smoothies to dinners and desserts. This book is designed to provide guidance and inspiration for anyone from the kitchen novice to the gourmand. That includes YOU, so enter to win!

**This contest is open to anyone in the United States or Canada.

There are 5 ways to enter the giveaway. That means you can have up to five entries per person. Here's how to enter:

1. Follow East Meets West Veg on Twitter and let us know in the comments below. 
2. Follow East Meets West Veg on Instagram and let us know in the comments below.
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Like East Meets West Veg on Facebook and let us know in the comments below.
4. Share on your vegan blog page and give the link to that page in the comments below. (I'm not asking for a full post; a quick line and link will suffice)
5. Share someone or something that has inspired you to lead a healthy lifestyle and/or follow a plant-based diet in the comments below.

Please enter to win by the end of the day on Saturday, October 5. The winner will be chosen at random. I am SO excited!!!
Winner will be announced Sunday, October 6th so please check back to see if you won!


Here are some reviews I found of Crazy Sexy Kitchen:
http://www.amazon.com/Crazy-Sexy-Kitchen-Plant-Empowered-Mouthwatering/dp/1401941044/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
http://veganyear.blogspot.com/2013/01/book-review-crazy-sexy-kitchen.html
http://www.bigcityvegan.com/blog/vegan-cookbook-reviews/vegan-cookbook-review-crazy-sexy-kitchen

And the winner is . . . Jerilyn from Ontario, Canada (http://www.bellaveg.com)! Congratulations!! Here's what Jerilyn said:
"The movie Earthlings inspired (...forced?) me to go vegan. I decided overnight to lead a vegan lifestyle (big change because I was not even vegetarian). I only had two slipups in the beginning; been vegan for over a year now :)"

I was so impressed when I read this comment about Jerilyn's overnight change! What strength of character! (Though this isn't why she won - the winner was picked at random using a random number generator) I found all of the comments below to be so interesting and inspiring! I really appreciate each and every person's comments. The stories shared below were some of the most touching comments I have ever read. Thank you so much to everyone who participated! I'm really looking forward to doing another giveaway in the near future!

87 comments:

  1. Isa Moskowitz is who made me go vegan! I borrowed Vegan With a Vengeance from the library, and loved the food so much, that I went vegan (and bought that cookbook and many others!

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    1. Wow, that is an amazing story! How cool!! I LOVE the library! Isn't it amazing how borrowing just one book can change your life!?

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    1. I don't think it worked. Could you please try again? Once you click on the link, you'll have to then hit 'like'

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    2. To make it easier, we added a Facebook Like button on the post beside the text "East Meets West on Facebook". You can click on that Like button.

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  3. That brekky quinoa looks delish!

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  4. I am following you on facebook.

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  5. i entered! following you on fb and instagram...wooT
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  6. I Like East Meets West Veg on Facebook!

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  7. I Follow East Meets West Veg on Instagram! (mgonyeo)

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  8. I follow you on twitter! (@mgonyeo)

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  9. I am following you on Facebook!

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  10. Squeezeeeeeeee562September 27, 2013

    I follow on Facebook! I already have Kris Carr's book "Crazy Sexy Diet" and it is very inspirational to lead a healthy lifestyle. I would love to add another book to my collection.

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    1. I LOVE your name! hehe :-) Thanks for following and the comment! :-)

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  11. shelley pierceSeptember 27, 2013

    I am following you on Facebook. upstate_new_yorker@yahoo.com

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  12. shelley pierceSeptember 27, 2013

    I am following you on Twitter too. upstate_new_yorker@yahoo.com

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  13. My love for animals has been the main driver behind my plant-based diet

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  14. My uncle totally inspires me...he's a yoga-loving hippie who makes a killer vegan paella and spicy seared tofu. ;)

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    1. He sounds totally awesome! Can he be my uncle too?

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  15. I follow on twitter: @willgriesmer

    willgriesmer@yahoo.com

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  16. I follow on instagram: imbigwillie

    willgriesmer@yahoo.com

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  17. I like you on Facebook.

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    1. forgot to give my email

      gaia (at) cinci (dot) rr (dot) com

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  18. Somer at Vedgedout.com is a huge inspiration to me. She regained her health and lost the unhealthy weight by becoming vegan. I am working toward the same goal.

    gaia (at) cinci (dot) rr (dot) com

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    1. Awesome! That site is new to me. Thanks for introducing me to it! Good for you! We support you on your goal to get healthier! You can do it (especially when you have some great inspiration)!

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  19. I followed you on Twitter. @BayouGrump

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  20. I like you on Facebook.

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  21. My wife and kids inspired me to cut out most meats and live a healthier lifestyle. I want to be here for them as long as I can.

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    1. That's great! Isn't it amazing how love can motivate us to take better care of ourselves and the world!? I recently lost my dad when he was only in his 50s. Luckily I was an adult, but it's still been so hard for my mom and me and I wouldn't wish the pain of losing a husband and dad so young on anyone.

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  22. Liked on Facebook and followed in twitter :)

    twitter: @jamminsport16

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  23. Really all the vegans in the blogosphere have been an inspiration to me. I started the journey to veganism through an interest in healthier cooking and when all these vegan blogs started popping up...well, I went from there!

    Also, I liked you on facebook!

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    1. Wow, that is so cool! I love your story, Chelsea! Thanks for inspiring ME!

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  24. I already follow you on twitter! :)

    http://madeleineteacup.com

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  25. Liked on facebook (Brett Henderson), followed on Twitter (ChetGunderson) and followed on instagram (chetgunderson). thanks!

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  26. Great giveaway! I follow you on Twitter!

    @cadryskitchen

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  27. John Robbins was a big inspiration to me in going vegan. He has such a clear, passionate voice for the animals!

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  28. I became a vegetarian because of my concern for animals.

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  29. I'm following you on twitter :) @bellaveg

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  30. Also following you on Facebook :)

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  31. And of course Instagram! :) jxfisher

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  32. The movie Earthlings inspired (...forced?) me to go vegan. I decided overnight to lead a vegan lifestyle (big change because I was not even vegetarian). I only had two slipups in the beginning; been vegan for over a year now :)

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    1. Wow! You are an amazing person! Not many people could totally change overnight like that! What conviction and strength of character! I am so impressed! Way to go!

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  33. I am following you on FB:)))
    Thank you!

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  34. My dear friend (more like a sister) inspired me to give up meat in February 2012. I had lost my way in many areas of my life and fast food had become a staple in my diet. I had been using it as a substitute for the sense of meaningful connection that had been missing from my life for some time. This amazing person walked into my life about 6 months prior, and was one of the only people in the world that I felt that sense of connection with. She had been vegan for quite a while, but still found it in her heart to listen without judgement about my reckless eating escapades (not to mention my rapid weight gain and sky rocketing cholesterol). She had just read the book 29 Gifts by Cami Walker and asked me to give up fast food as a gift to her (wink, wink). I took the bait and as I started experiencing changes in my body and way of thinking, I gave up all meat. I started seeing and feeling the interconnectedness of all living things. Exactly a year after giving up meat, the universe even brought a beautiful dog into my life :)! I am now on the road to becoming completely vegan. This sister/ friend is one of the most kind, compassionate and inspiring people I have ever met (or probably will ever meet). She has brought so much joy into my life and inspires me to be the best person I can be each and every day❤❤❤.

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    1. Wow! (Tears streaming down) How wonderful! I'm sure she considers this to be one of the be one of the best things she's ever done in her life.

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  35. I'd like to enter the cook book drawing please! Lovely website. Thanks for the information!
    Justine

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    1. Awesome! Thank you! Good luck!

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    2. I know you liked on facebook. Don't worry. Your entry is fine.

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  36. I like you on facebook. (Penny Saving Pamela)
    pjaenke@live.com

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  37. I have been following you on facebook for months and really enjoy the information you have shared!

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  38. Crystalyn J.K.October 05, 2013

    Thanks for leading me here, Heather! And thanks for sharing and thw giveaway opportunity. I remember seeing Kris's story on FOK but didn't know she had a radio show or a cookbook! I liked EMWV on facebook and am now following on Twitter and Instagram. I think one of the biggest influences on my plant based lifestyle is the desire to be able to live a full life with my husband for as long as possible. I not only want to be 80, but 80 and active with my husband!

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    1. I think that her radio show is either on hiatus or cancelled? I haven't figured it out yet, but I really enjoyed it when it was on every week. She has quite a few books and a documentary! I love your reason for going plant based, Crystalyn! Thanks so much for entering!! :-)

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  39. I am following you on Twitter and liked you on facebook. Love the blog Heather.

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    1. This was from Doree Nowak

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    2. Thank you, Doree! I'm so glad you like it! Thanks for entering!

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  40. I like East Meets West Veg on Facebook! :)
    -Preeti Vij

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  41. And the winner is . . . Jerilyn from Ontario, Canada (http://www.bellaveg.com)! Congratulations!! Here's what Jerilyn said:
    "The movie Earthlings inspired (...forced?) me to go vegan. I decided overnight to lead a vegan lifestyle (big change because I was not even vegetarian). I only had two slipups in the beginning; been vegan for over a year now :)"

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