Skinny Bitch in the Kitch (PLC Slipcase Ed. )

Skinny Bitch in the Kitch (PLC Slipcase Ed. )

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by Rory Freedman, Kim Barnouin
     
 

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Skinny Bitch in the Kitch 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 78 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Eve92 More than 1 year ago
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?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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@#$%.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have any imagination at all, you can make the appropriate substitutions to your regular menus to make these recipes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Jacqui17 More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Both entertaining and helpful! I had a lot of funwith this cookbook. I found it both entertaining and helpful! KUDOS!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice use of language:(
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not quite what I expected...lots of recipes with tofu...
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