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A Quirky Guide

to Sane, Happy & Clean Eating

In a perfect world, we would all be drinking green smoothies (without spilling it on our clothes) + doing yoga poses + taking ourselves to spiritual retreats with Deepak Chopra + waiting until our “cheat day” to eat pizza.

Yeeeeeah right.

Life is messy!!!

 

 

I believe in life is messy.

“Life is messy” is not a curse. You are not doomed.

“Life is messy” is not a solution either. You are not broken.

“Life is messy” is an attitude. The difference between an ordeal + an epic voyage.

Permission to play with your Caramel Chocolate Sauce. Granted!

 

 

Whether you are struggling to trade busy work for a hammock + fill your tote with fresh flowers from the Farmer’s Market (after trying all the samples) or expand your definition of dinner with your man under a starry sky, Life is Messy Kitchen is an invitation to reset our intention around food with a sense of humor + good appetite + a taste for adventure.

 

 

The way I see it is this: We can keep locking the fridge with a sign that reads “You Fatty McFatty!” pinned with a Pizza Hut delivery magnet. We can keep obsessing about getting a bikini body in 21 days. We can keep punishing ourselves on the treadmill for having an extra cookie. Or, we can choose happiness instead. Ya’ know? A healthy glow + hips to grab on to, for a change.

Happiness can’t be about deprivation, revealed only to the worthy who manage to strictly follow the Grapefruit Diet. It can’t be about mindless eating either, found post-anesthetizing our troubles with Nutella. Not on my watch!

On my watch, we will eat real food that makes our bodies wanna fiesta like there is no mañana. We will have guilt-free chocolate (by the way, that’s a normal chocolate you don’t feel bad about afterwards.) And we will sneak out early on (more then one) Friday to make Homemade Ice Cream, because without ice cream, there would be darkness + chaos.

 

Cool Features


FEEL AMAZING RECIPES

Features a treasure trove of 115 whole food lovin’ recipes, among them are gluten-free + sugar-free + plenty of vegan + fully raw options. There are fancy things to impress special (read: picky) guests + tasty basics for whip-up-in-no-time weekday meals + sneaky ways to add super ingredients to meals without the kids (or hubby) asking questions.

Every recipes is beautifully photographed + many come with step-by-step photo instructions + clever tips to remove all the guesswork from the equation. Who says you need to be a Food Network Star to cook like one?


FeAST YOUr eYeS

Flight attendants, please advice passengers to put a pillow below their seats to cushion landing. The parade of smile-inducing illustrations hand painted by yours truly + mouth-watering photographs taken by Marcela Macias + crazy art direction of Marbel Canseco, might cause fainting from glee. Safety first.

Special note to moms: If you have no intentions of owning a copy of Life is Messy Kitchen, hide your kids. I repeat, HIDE YOUR KIDS. If those lil’ supers see this, you stand no chance. You’ve been warned.


The cutest printables evah!

Think you’ll be able to resist Life is Messy Kitchen’s charm? Think again. I come with bribes. Printable bribes. Because every head of the nest needs a repertoire of adorable print-and-go cheat sheets to plan weekly meals + jot down groceries (and wander no more in the supermarket) + save-for-later favorite recipes. Your printer will be like, “How you doin?” (Said like Joey Tribbiani.)


Golden Ticket to da clubhouse

Access to an exclusive community of foodies who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves + get messy. Envision a safe space to post photos of meal recreations, (including happy accidents + not-so-happy disasters, why not?) + share secret tips + get support + call back up when calling Chinese take-out to take the edge off seems like a dandy idea + be a part of something messier than yourself.


extra goodies

I hope you left room for dessert m’dear, because a party without cake is just a meeting. Ain’t that right Julia Child? So expect cake. And by “cake” I really mean cool surprises + complementary guides, like Soaking 101 + Blending 101 + Meal Planning 101. Rumor has it there’s even an exclusive Life is Messy Kitchen Coloring Book (with bonus printables) for early adopters who snatch the bundle deal, cough cough.


Meet the Gang

I could have never pulled this off on my own.
Meet the Life is Messy Kitchen team that made this possible.

Treat Yo’ Self

I hope you’ll be my co-pilot for this messy adventure.
What? Of course we’ll have waffles!

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People are Saying

Awww… STOP IT!!! Okay, don’t.

 

I don’t even have the words to describe how amazing your book is Mayi! You and your team have outdone yourselves! I’ve never seen anything more beautiful in my entire life and I can’t wait to see it on Oprah or Ellen’s show. I don’t think it’ll be difficult at all getting there. Thank you for, well, for everything, for being you, for sharing the real stuff, for bootcamp, for bringing us all together.

Haroulla Vrachas

I’m OFFICIALLY super giga jealous of that marvelous cookbook of yours. DAMN GIRL!! It’s… it’s… perfect!!!

Geneviève Gauvin

Do you know how hard it was for me not to buy 5 million more hardcover books?!! I’m going to buy them after the holidays for my two sisters and my mom and my bestie and my other bestie and for everyone I know as future gifts!!! I love, love, love you muah!!!!! Congrats again on your beautiful amazing work. You truly shine bright and bring happiness and joy into my life just knowing you. More than words can express!!!

Sherri Calosso

Got my book loaded onto my Kindle and can’t wait to dig in. Happy dancing my way through the day and telling everyone I know about Life Is Messy Kitchen. Let’s crash that site AGAIN!

Sarah Shotts

I had promised myself I wouldn’t buy another cookbook. And the Mayi Carles created Life is Messy Kitchen!!!

Veronica Serrano

My husband is officially the hardest person to get a real good response from when it comes to food. His normal response is something along the lines of, “Yeah, it’s food. It’s fine.” However, the second he took a bite in his most shocked and honest voice, he proclaimed “Wow, this is good!” I looked at him in shock considering his usual reactions to food, and I watched him devour it. I then devoured mine, got seconds, and thirds, and could not have been more pleased with how great it tasted!

Renay Howey

Mayi Carles’ new cookbook reads like a warm hug from your sassy best friend. The one who roots for you, wants you to be your best self, and whips up damn good food just the way you like: it’s an indulgence, but the nourishing, soul-and-body-feeding kind.

Kathryn Stewart

Ok, seriously?!! I just gobbled a cookie. Mayi really?!! I think Oprah will definitely be calling you! I just need to tell you all that the cookie I just ate is THE best chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever had! Really! I can’t stop using exclamation points because I’m totally floored!

Gina Rafkind

I’m SO in love with your brand Mayi, seriously. You are onto something BIG. I see BIG things for you (books, TV show, product lines, etc.) My intuition is rarely wrong.

Marie Forleo

I am absolutely LOVING the Life is Messy Kitchen recipes. I’ve never been much of a cook, or been that fussed about cooking, but the ease of these recipes and the deliciousness is incredible! I’ve had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for over 9 years and even though I worked with a healthy coach last year, even just a few days in trying these recipes and my energy levels are stabilizing considerably. I don’t immediately get tired and I don’t feel hungry for ages. It’s a miracle! I’m officially a convert to clean(er) eating!

Elizabeth Goddard

The Life is Messy Kitchen is hands down, the best cookbook I’ve ever had! It is the most love-infused, personal, professional and beautiful cookbook ever! I could swear it was published with a magnet because it’s magnetic and attracts 2 year-olds to 60 year olds (I’ve seen it with my own two eyes)…and everybody else on the age spectrum with the same alluring intensity. The recipes are delicious and nutritious. It is a gastronomic and artistic ode to love and life. Mayi’s recipes, engaging writing and jaw-dropping illustrations are top notch. Marcela Macias’ photos are out-of-this-world beautiful… the term “beautiful” is almost pale in comparison to Marcela’s photography. I bow down to Marbel Canseco’s creative direction… superb! And the love that Mayi has received from her children and husband, David Larrinaga, is the heart-centered propeller that allowed this cookbook to grace so many homes worldwide. I will treasure this cookbook always!

Haydee Montemayor

A Final Note

It’s been a tough but amazing year of growing + playing in the kitchen (ahem ahem may or may not have burned a batch of granola in there somewhere) + enjoying ridiculously delicious food + discovering that I’m not Batman. Batman is Batman!

Life is Messy Kitchen is a testament to getting things done to the best of our abilities. Done is better than perfect!

Life is Messy Kitchen is a tribute to bouncing back quickly after having the wind knocked out of us. It’s okay to have a bad day, just don’t unpack + live there!

Life is Messy Kitchen is a statement to the huge power of dreams + daring greatly. Only when we are brave enough to try will we discover all the abundance that’s possible!

 

 

You know those cookbooks full of pretty photos + recipes that never come out according to plan? The ones with rainbow cakes that look more like a poo Tower of Pisa in real life? The ones with pancakes that taste like cardboard? The ones where you can never get anything to look like the picture of the page? Yeah… this is NOT one of those books.

This book is for us, the messies of the world. Real people with hungry loved ones + a tight kitchen + not every cooking appliance known to mankind. Real people who struggle to make healthy eating a priority because they are too busy changing the world. Pinky, is that you? No way, I spilled pancake syrup on my pajamas too!

 

 

I can’t believe the day has finally come when I get to share that with you.

If this books makes it to… who knows, The Ellen Show or Oprah’s Favorite Things, it will be because of YOU!

 

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A Quick Pocket Guide in .EPUB3

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ADD TO CART

SPEEDY GONZALES
INSTANT DOWNLOAD

ORDER
THE BOOK

$58

A real book for you to hug!

 

INCLUDES:

Ships worldwide*

Ships right away

*I’m not responsible for taxes that may apply in your country

ADD TO CART

GET IT FRESH
RIGHT OFF THE PRESS

SNATCH
THE BIG BUNDLE

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INCLUDES:

The Digital Kit

An artist signed copy of The Book

An exclusive Coloring Book with bonuses

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