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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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Quit your bitching-they’ve heard you already! You read Skinny Bitch and it totally rocked your world. Now you want to know, “What can I cook that’s good for me, but doesn’t taste like crap?” Well, lucky for you, the Bitches are on the case. Self-proclaimed pigs, Rory and Kim understand all too well: Life without lasagna isn’t a life worth living; chocolate cake is vital to our survival; and no one can live without mac ‘n cheese-no one. So can you keep to your SB standards and eat like a whale? Shit yeah, bitches....

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Overview

Quit your bitching-they’ve heard you already! You read Skinny Bitch and it totally rocked your world. Now you want to know, “What can I cook that’s good for me, but doesn’t taste like crap?” Well, lucky for you, the Bitches are on the case. Self-proclaimed pigs, Rory and Kim understand all too well: Life without lasagna isn’t a life worth living; chocolate cake is vital to our survival; and no one can live without mac ‘n cheese-no one. So can you keep to your SB standards and eat like a whale? Shit yeah, bitches. To prove it, Rory and Kim came up with some kick-ass recipes for every craving there is: Bitchin’ Breakfasts PMS (Pissy Mood Snacks) Sassy Soups and Stews Grown-up Appetizers Comfort Cookin’ Hearty Ass Sandwiches Happy Endings (Desserts) And a ton more! They are all so good (and easy to make) you’re gonna freak out. Seriously. What are you waiting for? Get your skinny ass in the kitchen!

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Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine(PCRM) pcrm.org 1/13/10
A new PCRM report finds that many cookbooks released or revived in the last decade encourage readers to consume more fattening meat-heavy meals at a time when record obesity rates mean that Americans have never needed more encouragement to eat nutritious low-fat foods. “These high-fat recipes help explain why America’s obesity-related medical spending doubled over the past decade,” said PCRM nutrition director Susan Levin, M.S., R.D. “You’d need a magnifying glass to find a vegetable in some of these cookbooks. But the good news is that a growing number of chefs are offering tasty meatless recipes that can help us stay trim and healthy.” The decade’s best cookbooks… The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone, Skinny Bitch in the Kitch: Kick-Ass Recipes for Hungry Girls Who Want to Stop Cooking Crap (and Start Looking Hot!) by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin, The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen, The Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn, Cooking the Whole Foods Way by Christina Pirello.
USA Today
The authors are not lab-coated diet docs; they talk girlfriend to girlfriend with potty-mouthed candor.. Despite Skinny Bitch's flip, earthy tone, the authors are dead serious about changing what people eat by making veganism hip. The original (Skinny Bitch) is a manifesto against how animals are treated and the typical American diet. Kitch explains how to implement the revolution in your kitchen.
Philadelphia Inquirer
A current hot number . a combination of healthy food and de facto diet (oven-baked "fries" and vegan recipes)
VegNews
With this new cookbook, everyone-whether male, female, slim, chubby, cranky, or kind-has the opportunity to be a Skinny Bitch. Viva la revoluci¢n, bitches!
Energy Times
.the smart-talkin' girls are back with a recipe book that demonstrates both their signature style ("Chow the hell down") and their tasty, meatless substance.
Today's Diet & Nutrition
Their "Use your head, lose your ass" mantra hits home with a grateful audience that's hungry for their message.
Glamour(UK)
With 75 easy, low-cal recipes this follow-up proves healthy eaters can have fun in the kitchen, too.
City Smart
.chock-full of recipes that taste great and are great for you.
stuff@night
.we love their no-bullshit take on healthy eating, with female-friendly chapters like "Skinny-Ass Salads" and "PMS (Pissy Mood Snacks").
Look Magazine (UK)
... sequel to the fabulously successful diet book with attitude, this will inspire anyone to don their apron to see what they can whip up. Whether it's an easy after-work meal or a dinner party, the book contains 75 easy-to-make recipes from around the globe. 4 STARS.
Now (UK)
Victoria Beckham's a fan of the Skinny Bitch diet, so she'll love these low-cal recipes for girls on the go.
Glamour (UK)
... the first Skinny Bitch book hit the headlines when Victoria Beckham was seen clutching a copy. With 75 easy, low-cal recipes this follow-up proves healthy eaters can have fun in the kitchen, too.
Bella (UK)
The press went nuts when they saw Victoria Beckham with a copy of Skinny Bitch, the diet book by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. With so much publicity surrounding the book, it's not surprising that the girls have come up with another offering. 'We decided on a cookbook to help make the transition to a Skinny Bitch lifestyle easier' says Rory. 'People can look forward to some kick-ass recipes and some really good grub. A "skinny bitch" is someone who cares about what they put in their body and enjoys the hell out of food. It has nothing to do with how much you weigh.
The Scotsman (UK)
When this book first came out, Victoria Beckham was seen flicking through its pages with a bony thumb. What better endorsement can there be than that of the skinniest woman in celebville? Skinny Bitch in the Kitch should be endorsed if only for its ludicrous title. The sequel to the successful Skinny Bitch, in which authors Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin suggest giving up artificial sweeteners, caffeine and other foods that taste really good, this new book contains recipes from across the world that will apparently make you skinny.
Scottish Sunday Post UK)
I have a voracious appetite for books and last week I stumbled upon an absolute gem of a quick read. Skinny Bitch was written by two American women, Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin, and it's a tough love guide for savvy women who want to stop eating rubbish and start looking fab. I've read practically every recent healthy eating book and this is by far my favourite. It's a frank approach to ridding your body of toxins, chemicals and preservatives. It's already a top seller in the UK and is likely to continue to do well in the run-up to Christmas.
Publishers Weekly

Capitalizing on the runaway success of their first book, Skinny Bitch-a feisty exposé of the "shady business" of the food industry-Freedman, a former agent for Ford models, and Barnouin, a former model and holistic nutritionist, present a slim follow-up vegan cookbook with a wide range of recipes. Reminding readers that meat and dairy are no-nos (the former described as "dead, rotting, decomposing flesh of carcasses" and the latter as the cause of multiple ailments and diseases ranging from acne to cancer), they espouse the liberal use of such complex carbs as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Simple carbs, they warn, "suck and should be avoided." The authors offer "Bitchin Breakfasts," "Skinny-ass Salads," and "PMS-Pleasing Snacks and Appetizers," using such alternatives to meat and dairy products as vegan bacon (made of soy protein and wheat gluten) and vegan cheese (a dairy-free cheese substitute that contains no milk). The recipes are neither too complicated nor basic: a zesty chapter called "International Bitch" includes Falafel and Pad Thai, and the "Italian Bitch" section ranges from Lasagna to Eggplant Parmesan vegan-style. Desserts include Bitchtastic Brownies and a mouth-watering Chocolate Suicide Cake. Perhaps not a great gift book for grandma (unless she happens to be a foul-mouthed vegan), this will be embraced by readers seeking healthful recipes with an entertaining twist. (Jan.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762431069
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/10/2007
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 373,107
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Rory Freedman

Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin started a movement when they wrote their bestselling manifesto, Skinny Bitch. Both a wake-up call and a kick in the ass, Skinny Bitch exposed the horrors of the food industry while inspiring people to eat well and enjoy food. They both live and pig out in Los Angeles.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2008

    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: 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!

    14 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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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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  • Posted March 12, 2011

    sample has NO RECIPES

    why would a sample of a cookbook not have 1 single recipe? Why would one need a sample for any other reason when it comes to cookbooks?

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2008

    Trying something new

    I bought this book for an introduction into vegan cooking. I'm not sure I want to go vegan, but I'm exploring it. So far, I've made 4 of the recipes. The carrot cake is OUTSTANDING. Even if you don't really dig carrot cake, you will LOVE this cake. So far everyone who's had a taste has raved about out it. Conversely, the brownies--eh. They were edible, but not the best brownies ever (I was spoiled by the carrot cake). The soba noodles with steamed vegetables was excellent. The pad thai--eh. Once again, edible, but not the same as you get in the restaurant. My husband, however, really liked it (it was more spicy--hotter-- than I like, but that's what he likes). I'm skeptical of the recipes with vegan versions of meat and cheese, so I haven't tried any of those. I've had limited experience with those products and I haven't been thrilled with the results. So, overall, I think it's been worth it and will continue to explore a vegan diet.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2009

    Appearances Were Deceiving

    I bought this book on CD expecting to hear some no-nonsense advice on how women can stay thin. What I got instead was a campaign against the meat industry and the FDA. This book isn't about being healthy, it's about educating the public on what exactly is in their meat, artificial sweeteners and other processed foods. And while there's nothing wrong with that message, the book should not be advertised as an instruction manual on becoming thin, because it is certainly not one.

    4 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    I purchased this book for my newly converted Vegan daughter. She loved it. I have cooked a few of the recipes and was impressed (though I am not Vegan, yet?) They were very good and easy to make.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Open Minded & Sick of the Bull

    If you you are open-minded and you understand what the book was talking about then defiantly get the cook book version of the original. It's a great reference for family dinners and since my husband was as moved by the book as I was, it was nice for some great transitional meals to get us past the 30 day beginner hurdle! If you are serious about being healthy and open-minded cook...get this book-you'll love it!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2009

    Informative but raunchy

    If the reader focuses on the information and not the language, the recipes are fairly easy and there is a nice range. Some of the ingredients may be hard to find if the reader doesn't live in California. The tone may offend some women, if they don't like themselves, or other women referred to as b@#$%.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    Not Worth the Money!

    Geez, what a load of bull. I looked at the recipes and realized I've found better ones and info online. Don't waste your money. I think Freedman just Googled the recipes, gave her book a title that would appeal to the more open minded, and did a good job of marketing.

    I bought this at the thrift store for less than a buck. It went back to the ten-cent bin.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2011

    You can make up these recipes yourself

    If you have any imagination at all, you can make the appropriate substitutions to your regular menus to make these recipes.

    1 out of 1 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2011

    Lots of tofu...

    Not quite what I expected...lots of recipes with tofu...

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 29, 2011

    Raunchy indeed

    I take it for granted that the author is not a Godly person. That title is insultling and will turn any one off if they have any Christian morals. I would never even get the sample. Uncouth and pretty pathetic.

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 3, 2010

    Not enough recipes

    I bought this book thinking it would have recipes i can maybe use in a daily basis, so i can eat healthier, and even recipes that would substitute ingridients to make it healthy. But this is not what the bok is about. Itis just about recipes to make for a special day or for an ocasion, nothing more. So if that is what you are lookign for in this book then you got it. But it most certantly wont teach you on how the ingridients being used are better for you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Very Informative!

    Alot of these recipes are really good! This book has changed my life and really question the things I put in my body. I have not transformed into a full blow vegan yet but I am slowly working my way towards that. I have started to introduce a lot of these recipes into my daily routine. They are fairly simple and do not have a ton of ingredients which is nice. I really recommend this book!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2009

    Skinny B!tch IS a weight loss guide

    I saw a review posted that stated Skinny B!tch is not a diet and thought to myself "Oh but it is!" I propose to anyone who thinks this isn't a healthy, viable way to lose weight, go vegetarian, better yet, vegan, for 30 days with moderate activity and watch the pounds come off. As long as you follow Rory and Kim's guide and a plant based, whole grain, completely natural diet you can't go wrong. Eating small snacks rather than full blown meals every 3-4 hours couldn't hurt either!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2008

    Learning to love cooking.

    The recipes are delicious. My husband and I especially love the shepard's pie, macaroni and cheese, and the potatos au gratin. Can't wait to cook more!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2007

    A reviewer

    Both entertaining and helpful! I had a lot of funwith this cookbook. I found it both entertaining and helpful! KUDOS!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2008

    Not very appetizing

    I've spent the last year learning about nutrition and wonder why all the recipes that use oil call for coconut oil-sure it's tasty but it's also the worst possible oil to use health and weight wise. I did not find a single recipe I could eat and feel good about.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2008

    Fun, Healthy Recipes

    If you are interested in looking into the world of vegan eating, this book isn't a bad start. If you enjoyed the gritty humor of the two edgy glamour girls of 'Skinny Bitch,' you're sure to be entertained. I'm personally not a big fan of tofu, but there were still some simple, good recipes in the book. I was already losing weight before this book, but I'm always looking for more information about healthy eating. I'm new to the vegan lifestyle and I'm not a full convert. I'm still eating fish and chicken, so I think of this more as a supplement to try to add more healthy variety in my diet. I liked that the book used a lot of old favorites, like the classic Ruben, and updated them. It could use more whole foods for inspiration and less pre-packed patties, etc. But in truth, like many women out there, sometimes that's all I have time for in my busy life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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