A collection of nutritious, indulgent recipes that will help readers slim down and feel sexy, from former Top Chefcontestant and host of Lifetime's Cook Yourself Thin. Skinny jeans. A clingy LBD. Certain outfits just scream s-e-x-y. But as former model-turned-chef Candice Kumai knows, true sexiness is not what you put onit's what's underneath. Sexy isn't in your closet. It's in your kitchen! Cook Yourself Sexyoffers over 100 delicious, indulgent recipes guaranteed to make your mouth water and slim you down. There are no fad diets or gimmicks hereCandice shows you how to ditch imitation products for the real thing and make smart swaps to cut calories without sacrificing flavor. And by packing each meal with "Foods With Benefits," she ensures that every enticing bite provides the key nutrients your body craves to stay healthy and look amazing.From decadent French toast and mac'n'cheese to guilt-free burgers and crispy sweet potato fries, Candice proves that you can have your cakeDark Chocolate Rose Petal Cake, to be exactand eat it, too! Including essential tips on how to stock your pantry for maximum pleasure, super easy ways to burn more calories even when you're not cooking (hint, hint), and a "Sexy in Seven Days" jumpstart plan, you'll soon be on your way to rocking a gorgeous body andenjoying your food. Her smart, fun advice and irresistible recipes make Cook Yourself Sexythe ultimate guide to your hottest, healthiest self ever.
CANDICE KUMAI trained at Le Cordon Bleu, California School of Culinary Arts before appearing as a contestant on Top Chef
. She was the host of Lifetime’s Cook Yourself Thin
. She lives in New York City.
"Cook Yourself Sexy
is a visually stunning, mouthwatering cookbook that makes you want to cook! A must have for every kitchen." --Kim Barnouin
, co-author of the New York Times
bestseller, Skinny Bitch
"Beneath the energetic, fun, glamorous and sexy persona of Candice Kumai lies the heart and soul of a very serious chef, and all of her considerable skills are on display here."--Simon Majumdar
, Iron Chef
judge and author of Eat My Globe
"Candice has brought sexy back to the dinner table with her newest collection of decadent, bikini-friendly recipes. Get ready for some serious stares when you rock your skinny jeans." --Frances Largeman-Roth, RD
, New York Times
bestselling author of The CarbLovers Diet
and author of Feed the Belly
"Candice blew me away from the moment she walked in to audition for Top Chef.
She’s amazing!" --Andy Cohen
, Host of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live!
and executive producer of Bravo’s Top Chef
"Candice's approach to cooking is extremely sensible. She takes full advantage of the health benefits of fresh, whole foods: fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Remember, you are what you eat, and you don't want to look like a rib-eye steak!" --Ming Tsai
, chef/owner of Blue Ginger and host of Simply Ming
"Candice takes a health conscious approach towards cooking by combining simple ingredients with classic techniques and incorporating the flavors of her heritage. This combination delivers a fun, fresh and flavorful variety of dishes." --Hung Huynh
, Top Chef
winner and executive chef of Catch
"Candice Kumai makes healthy cooking incredibly stylish, sexy and fun. Her latest book, Cook Your Sexy
is aptly named, thanks to the mouthwatering recipes that were designed with your healthy, svelte physique in mind."--Alicia Rewega
, Editor-in-Chief, Clean Eating
"Candice is a rockstar. She is both a leader and member of a smart, stylish new generation and this book is a reflection of that." --Ari S. Goldberg
, CEO of StyleCaster Media Group
"The recipes in Cook Yourself Sexy reflect Candice Kumai herself: Whimsical yet sensible and with just a hint of delicious decadence." --Chris Santos, Executive Chef and Partner of Beauty & Essex
"Cook Yourself Sexy is a modern woman’s guide to looking and feeling your absolute best, packed with delicious recipes, easy tips, and valuable resources for building confidence—in and out of the kitchen." --Gail Simmons, Top Chef Judge & author of Talking with my Mouth Full: My Life as a Professional Eater