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Skinny Bitch in the Kitch: Kick-Ass Recipes for Hungry Girls Who Want to Stop Cooking Crap (and Start Looking Hot!)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Awesome book, too bad ignorance still rules with some readers

I loved 'Skinny Bitch,' which does not push its morals, but informs you so you can make your own educated choices. The cookbook 'Skinny Bitch in the Kitch' is just as awesome, *INCLUDING* their use of coconut oil. It is sad that the reasoning behind it is lost on some: ...
I loved 'Skinny Bitch,' which does not push its morals, but informs you so you can make your own educated choices. The cookbook 'Skinny Bitch in the Kitch' is just as awesome, *INCLUDING* their use of coconut oil. It is sad that the reasoning behind it is lost on some: olive oil burns and releases free radicals at higher temperatures, hence the use of coconut oil. In addition, SB and SBK are not *weight loss* books, but lifestyle books, which very specifically state: don't read the calories, fat, etc., READ THE INGREDIENTS. So to the reader(s) who have a problem with using coconut oil, read the books in their entirety and listen to what they are saying, as your ignorant statement clearly shows you didn't really get the whole gist and intent. AWESOME books, researched their claims on my own, made my choices and I could not possibly feel better in body and mind. No more headaches, no more muscle and joint aches, no more stomach or digestion problems, and no need for pills! I now have clear/bright eyes, silky hair and strong nails, my mind is sharp and i don't forget a thing. I can't remember when I felt this good and this positive. The fact that I've lost 40 pounds is just gravy. THANK YOU KIM and RORY!

posted by Anonymous on August 20, 2008

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12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

Fake food abounds

This gets one extra star from me for being cheap for a cookbook, and because experienced vegan cooks may get one or two ideas out of it. But for the authors' intended audience -- women who read 'Skinny Bitch' and took its advice to go vegan -- this one is a complete was...
This gets one extra star from me for being cheap for a cookbook, and because experienced vegan cooks may get one or two ideas out of it. But for the authors' intended audience -- women who read 'Skinny Bitch' and took its advice to go vegan -- this one is a complete wash. It relies heavily on vegan versions of meat and cheese, and, unfortunately, such products are almost universally horrible -- rubbery and tasteless -- especially to recent converts who are used to the 'real thing'. Freedman and Barnouin may actually be sabotaging themselves here. I'm picturing a brand-new vegan giving their Macaroni and Four Cheeses' recipe (which contains erzatz versions of cheddar, Jack, parmesan AND cream cheese, plus soy milk) a whirl, then hurling the book out the window in disgust and going back to dairy -- or, worse, deciding to subsist entirely on French fries. There are much, much better vegan cookbooks out there. New vegans should definitely give this one a miss.

posted by Anonymous on January 6, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2008

    Fake food abounds

    This gets one extra star from me for being cheap for a cookbook, and because experienced vegan cooks may get one or two ideas out of it. But for the authors' intended audience -- women who read 'Skinny Bitch' and took its advice to go vegan -- this one is a complete wash. It relies heavily on vegan versions of meat and cheese, and, unfortunately, such products are almost universally horrible -- rubbery and tasteless -- especially to recent converts who are used to the 'real thing'. Freedman and Barnouin may actually be sabotaging themselves here. I'm picturing a brand-new vegan giving their Macaroni and Four Cheeses' recipe (which contains erzatz versions of cheddar, Jack, parmesan AND cream cheese, plus soy milk) a whirl, then hurling the book out the window in disgust and going back to dairy -- or, worse, deciding to subsist entirely on French fries. There are much, much better vegan cookbooks out there. New vegans should definitely give this one a miss.

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Good for a vegan but not many others

    I read the book and took it with a grain of salt. Some of the recipes actually look pretty good and easily modified to include the dreaded dairy and meat products they are so much against. However, I found it interesting that the authors are so in favor of coconut oil other than a lot of others as all I've been reading lately is how horrible coconut oil is for you. I could use the recipes in here as a base line for some dishes i want to make but will never follow a recipe to the T. Would probably be a great cookbook for vegans but not so much for anyone else.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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