Shop, Cook, Eat: Outside of the Box

Phew. After weeks, months writing and testing. Testing and writing. Laying out pages. Editing. The cookbook is off to the printer. I jokingly told the staff at the print shop, this morning I feel like I am giving birth. It started off fun and interesting, then it moved into the phase of okay let’s get through this, and by the time I dropped the files off I was like get this thing out of here! Ha ha. No, seriously…

So honored to be asked to work on this project and super proud of what I’ve created. I can’t wait for you all to see it and own a copy.

From the front inside flap…

60 simple, delicious healthy recipes

Reconnect with your food and take control of your health in your very own kitchen using this collection of simple recipes focusing on whole, natural foods.

  • Cool Fruit Soup
  • Baked Sweet Potato Fries
  • Roasted Peppers
  • Zucchini & Mushroom Tacos
  • Greek Quinoa Bowl
  • Orange Granita
  • Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
  • Lentil Soup
  • Chili
  • Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
  • Go Green Drink
  • Granola Fruit Nut Crunch
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Veggie Wrap
  • Blueberry Kale Banana Smoothie
  • Sweet Potato Bisque
  • Mexican Cilantro Rice Bowl

Other features:

Grocery Shopping & Planning: A section to help you maneuver the grocery store and stock your fridge and pantry.

Basics: A section on how to cook basics that will help you whip up a healthy meal in a flash (Beans, Whole Grains, Tomato Sauce, Olive Oil Drizzle, Vegetable Stock, Vinaigrettes, Perfect Hard-Cooked Eggs).

I’ll have draft copies in hand to pass out to the editing team by end of the week and we’ll get this baby shelf ready in no time — Shop, Cook, Eat: Outside of the Box coming August 27, 2012.


Chrisetta Mosley

Chrisetta Mosley

I am a product – and now a survivor – of childhood obesity. As a child, my family always told me that my extra weight was merely baby fat and I’d eventually grow out of it. I never did. Instead, my childhood is filled with memories of not being able to ride a bike, flattening its training wheels from being over the recommended weight, and avoiding P.E. classes by any means necessary. For years, I wore my fatness like a wounded soldier wears a Purple Heart - with pride. I owned the look. I dressed it up. I worked the room. There wasn't a skinny girl who intimidated me. I made sure my hair was laid just right. Nails polished. Outfits coordinated to the tee. Accessories to compliment every outfit. But everyone has a breaking point, and mine came in the spring of 2004 when I tipped the scale at nearly 400 pounds 388 to be exact. I was MISERABLE trapped inside of that body. I no longer wore my Purple Heart with pride. Rather, I was ashamed and frightened. Ashamed that I had allowed food to become my everything – frightened I would die because of it. Drastic times called for drastic measures... Today, I’m bound and determined to live a better, healthier, active lifestyle. I realize I’m no longer a passenger in my life, I’m the driver. I’m overcoming my inhibitions and I’m slowly but surely saying farewell to my old childhood nemesis, obesity. For once and for all, Farewell Fatso!

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