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Weekend Reading: Skinny B*tch In the Kitch

You know how much I enjoyed reading Skinny Bitch, so I was happy to see that these spunky authors came out with a cookbook called Skinny Bitch In the Kitch ($13.45).

The first book gave us pointers on how not to eat crap so we can start looking fabulous, and now this book is showing us how to make foods that are good for us as well as being filling and oh-so tasty. These authors understand your cravings. They say that, "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." Their book includes recipes for every craving you can think of: Bitchin' Breakfasts, PMS (Pissy Mood Snacks), Comfort Cookin', Hearty Ass Sandwiches, Sassy Soups and Stews, and Happy Endings (Desserts). There are a ton of easy recipes in this book, so get your skinny butt to the bookstore and start cooking.

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Amander Amander 9 years
I got this book from the library, just to see what the buzz is about. Some of the recipes sounded really good, but the crass language go to be a little bit after a while.
Beastiegirl5 Beastiegirl5 9 years
Jill37 and BlueSuze- those were my thoughts exactly. I didn't mind the name- I mean, it got my attention. But wow...the cover v. the contents were two totally different things. I'm sticking with a sensible diet and exercise, thank you.
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
What kind of background do the authors have to tell us with authority what to eat? and, sorry the food cycle is we can eat vegetables and animals and then worms will eat us...
cardioqueen88 cardioqueen88 9 years
i LOVED skinny bitch. i can't wait to get this one!!!!!
doogirl doogirl 9 years
I like meat and I don't like the word b*tch. So I probably won't be buying this book. Luckily there are a ton of books out there with good research in them, and recipes with food that I will eat!
TruleyQueen TruleyQueen 9 years
I love this book as well. I have made many recipes out of it...all delicious so far! I agree that this book should be taken more light heartedly. I didn't find it belittling, but more like an Italian grandmother, who is straightforward and absolutely hilarious! My mother even loved the books.
ad2121 ad2121 9 years
I found it hilarious. Stop taking it so seriously everybody. The authors wanted to make a point and they did. If I remember correctly, at the end of the book the authors basically said "if you catch us drinking or eating junk food don't bit our heads off. We're human too."
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I have no interest in the original Skinny Bitch book OR this cookbook. I don't like the spirit of the book...since when does belittling people make them want to change their habits? You catch more flies with raw, organic honey than with manure (even if it IS organic). I'm sure there are many other well-written vegetarian cookbooks out there that are a lot more comprehensive than this one and won't berate me for liking the occasional egg or yogurt.
foxie foxie 9 years
I loved these books. FANTASTIC. Most people will brush it off because of the dirty V word, but hey- ignorance is bliss, right? This cookbook is good, but Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World is the best. Maybe some of you girls should quit complaining... yeah, being healthy and thin means sacrificing stuff. Tough. If you don't like that, then don't buy a diet book.
sophia_HL sophia_HL 9 years
I was also really disappointed in skinny bitch. I eat tons of meat because the protein keeps me full. A better book is You on A Diet by Dr. Oz. He explains everything and gives you recipes all in one book.
maybeimnot maybeimnot 9 years
I agree - this book is horrible. it was a really sarcastic, mean spirited, GRAPHIC, pro-veg book.
Maureen7007 Maureen7007 9 years
I enjoyed the 1st and bought the Kitch book over the holidays. Last weekend I made the Peanut Butter Potato Chip Cookies (sounds gross, but they're really good!)for the first time and they went over great with family and friends!
jiujiu jiujiu 9 years
i felt that Skinny Bitch was a book for really ignorant people. Most/all of what they say is common sense if you know anything about health or nutrition. The incompetence of the writers is evident through their constant use of belittling swears. I don't think women need to be referred to as bitches and talked down to. Also, I don't understand why anyone would listen to these women over anyone else. Obviously they were just trying to attract a younger crowd. Bottom line is that dieting isn't necessary if you know what you're eating. I returned it to Borders because there's no way I would give those women my money. I don't want to be a skinny bitch, I'd rather be a healthy woman.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I almost got this a couple of weeks ago, but decided not to based on the bad reviews at Amazon, the majority of which were the same thing KGTG just said. I ended up getting Vegan with a Vengeance (didn't like) and Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone (which I like).
kgtg1 kgtg1 9 years
I don't recommend this book if you are already vegan or veg. It basically tells you how to make things with fake meat or fake cheese. I can pretty much figure that out on my own. Veganomicon is a better choice.
jill37 jill37 9 years
My boyfriend is a scientist and LAUGHED at the terrible research in this book. Just look at the sources they quote -- most of them are not scientifically respected, peer-reviewed, or well-researched. Some are just blogs by people not even claiming to be experts! As an English teacher, I would probably fail a student who used such poor sources in a research paper! Whether or not some of the claims are true, the book doesn't hold up well under close scrutiny . . . I also found the language off-putting . . . name calling to make people lose weight? Is this junior high?
Tamma1387 Tamma1387 9 years
while i'm not a vegan or vegetarian, i did really enjoy these books, they were light hearted and got their point across; to eat healthier, organic food. Not crappy snack foods that have been processed to all hell. They also don't seem to take theirselves too seriously. i hate reading any diet book, column or story thats all peaches and cream and "uplifting". P.S. there is nothing wrong with "skinny". quoting the book, "skinny bitch not scrawny bitch". Don't judge a book by it's cover ladies.
honeycreepshow honeycreepshow 9 years
I loved this book. It was straightfoward, no nonsense, and the girls had sources to back up all their facts and statements. It converted me to veganism for about two months, and even though I couldn't keep up with that, I'm still a vegetarian and try to avoid dairy products as much as possible.
hello_kitty hello_kitty 9 years
i'm a meat lover as well, TheMissus, but I have been a vegetarian for about 10 years. As tasty as meat is, it's not worth all the suffering the animals have to go through. I like animals more than I like tasty things in my mouth.
TheMissus TheMissus 9 years
This is a FANTASTIC cookbook. I made the falafel reipe first... And I swear to you it is the easiest thing in the world to make. I'm not a vegetarian/vegan... I love meat... But these recipes are amazing and leave you completely satisfied with flavorful meals.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
I loved Skinny Bitch, I can't wait to try out this book. It made me become a vegetarian, and I've lost 20 pounds. I feel so incredibly healthy now, and happy that I can help out the environment and support animal rights. I think people have some serious reading comprehension issues because the authors made it clear that the changes you make in your diet should be gradual. They ask you to cut one thing out every couple weeks. Also, their advice is similar to what I see people writing on here. Everyone on this board is worried about high fructose corn syrup, doesn't drink soda, etc. So why do you have an issue if the authors of this book tell you to eat more vegetables?
pequeña pequeña 9 years
I will never buy a book with that name. People confuse the terms hot and healthy with skinny. Skinny is neither healthy nor hot. I read a little from the first one and I wouldn't recomend it to anyone who really loves food. Eating healthy doesn't mean starving yourself or avoiding meat.
halfbakedjake halfbakedjake 9 years
Despite what Tina Fey may say, bitch is not the new black. Being bitchy isn't cool; it's annoying, arrogant, and at this point, boring. If you're trying to shock people into converting to your point of view, find a new method; this aint working.
dunnonuttin dunnonuttin 9 years
I didn't like the book either.. and I'm vegan! I thought it was written in poor taste and added to the traditional "stereotype" that vegetarians/vegans get. I will, however, be trying the mac 'n cheese recipe as I've yet to find a mac 'n cheese that's worth the crap. I found their recipe online and have all of the ingredients, just haven't had time to make it yet.
mwjank mwjank 9 years
Is the swearing supposed to make this seem cool?
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