Clean Enough: Get Back to Basics and Leave Room for Dessert

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About the Author

Katzie Guy-Hamilton is a nationally recognized pastry chef and creative, now the food and beverage director at the luxury fitness brand Equinox. Prior to entering the high-performance world of wellness, Katzie ran all Global Food and Beverage and Innovation for the indulgent chocolate brand Max Brenner International. She ran the pastry departments at Grand Hyatt's New York flagship in Grand Central and the celebrated pastry program at New York's trendsetting Ace Hotel. She trained in California under pastry maven Sherry Yard at Wolfgang Puck's Spago Beverly Hills. She is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute and recipient of its Outstanding Alumni of the Year for 2011. Katzie's talents earned her a spot on Season Two of the television cooking competition Top Chef: Just Desserts. She was named one of the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America by Dessert Professional Magazine in 2014.

Katzie teaches healthy cooking at Goal4Kids in Harlem and cochairs October Ball, benefitting the Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers Organization. She embodies the concept of living mindfully in the middle and is a certified health coach by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Katzie's mission is to inspire others to learn their happiest selves through clean eating, delicious indulgences, and a collective approach to integrative health. Katzie has appeared on Fox Network, Martha Stewart Radio, CBS, Food Network, Bravo TV, and internationally, in Japanese, Australian, and Korean media, as well as in various print and digital publications.


An Amazon Best Book of January--Cookbooks, Food & Wine

"By now we all know that fad diets never stick. That's why certified health coach Katzie Guy-Hamilton's more forgiving approach is so welcome--and realistic. Acknowledging that eating clean (defined as real food with no additives) all the time is an unattainable goal, [she] offers guidance on eating Clean Enough. By that, she means focusing on the food that makes you feel good--which includes dessert."--Parade

"If the idea of eating 'clean' has you thinking of bland plates of rabbit food, Clean Enough . . . feels like a revelation."--Flavors

"Written by the skillful hand of a celeb pastry chef, Hamilton dishes on "clean" meals, from entrees to deserts, all made of natural, whole ingredients."

"Clean Enough focuses on eating real foods and balancing a healthy diet with more indulgent items. . . . The cookbook features more than 100 recipes divided by 'Clean' (your bowls, toasts, greens, prepared vegetables and soups) and 'Enough' (cookies, cakes, pie, ice cream and more sweets)."--AM New York

"Guy-Hamilton, the food director for the Equinox Fitness chain, combines her pastry chef roots (she trained at Spago) with health expertise in this solid guide to balanced healthy eating without going 'too green and too clean' or 'demonizing treats' . . . Home cooks will be bolstered by Guy-Hamilton's accessible, non-restrictive recipes."--Publishers Weekly

"Stunning, exciting, and inviting. These colorful, delicious recipes for every occasion dance off the page, offering a new approach to eating, and living, 'clean.' I want to jump right into this culinary adventure and enjoy a story and meal with Katzie. Clean Enough is a special gift and has changed the way I cook forever."--Sherry Yard, James Beard Award winner

"Rarely do we see expertise as a chef and pastry chef, plus in the areas of fitness and nutrition, wrapped up into one person. Wellness authority Katzie Guy-Hamilton is the exception. Giving care and attention to your body and mind through conscious clean eating is her priority, but so is being okay with satisfying the sweet side of life. These detailed recipes offer streamlined yet dynamic combinations of a wide array of whole foods, and show off her impressive knowledge of the power and history of so many ingredients. I can't wait to start living Clean Enough!"--Elizabeth Falkner, Author of Demolition Desserts, "Next Iron Chef" finalist

"This is so much more than a cookbook--it's a handbook for anyone who wants to live a balanced life, and a guide to honoring the food that nourishes us and brings us pleasure. With Clean Enough, Katzie Guy-Hamilton encourages her readers to acknowledge the realities and the demands of daily living: She teaches us to be mindful of what our bodies need and what they crave, and ultimately to be more thoughtful in the kitchen. Clean Enough is really a book for how we live and cook today: a delicious roadmap to becoming our most whole, happiest selves."--Suzanne Lenzer, food stylist and author of Graze: Inspiration for Small Plates and Meandering Meals

"When it comes to eating healthy, most of us are little lost sheep in a field of wolves, being devoured by one health fad after another. Katzie Guy-Hamilton's simple yet profound reminder that we're enough shows that balance, not perfection, can gently guide us toward having a better relationship with the food in our lives. Clean Enough is full of delicious recipes and tantalizing photos, plus deep culinary and personal insights on what it means to be truly well."--Waris Ahluwalia, founder, House of Waris

"Katzie Guy-Hamilton's way of cooking 'clean' and 'enough' are free of judgment and fit every lifestyle. From congee to cookies, from hot water with lemon (a reminder that a little bit goes a long way) to designer cashew milk (with that luxurious hint of lavender), these recipes make me feel like a million bucks--and prove that food has the power to heal you in just the way that you need."--Leiti Hsu, show host, "Word of Mouth"