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New vegan cookbook by the "Skinny Bitch" authors

Has anyone read advanced reviews of this cookbook yet? It's scheduled to come out December 2007.

Skinny Bitch in the Kitch: Kick-Ass Recipes for Hungry Girls Who Want to Stop Cooking Crap (and Start Looking Hot!) (Paperback)
"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
Down Home Cookin’
Grown-Up Appetizers
Happy Endings (Desserts)

And a ton more! They’re 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!"

I just read a review in the most recent issue of Energy Times. And it was mentioned at the end of this Associated Press story.

http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_6680262?nclick_check=1

I haven't read the first one. I want to (despite misgivings). I've put it on hold at my local library... and the sequel you just mentioned, even tho it's only on order.  :D

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ewww!  gross!  i would never want to read something like this.  i hate that a majority of  people on vegweb are so fat phobic and obsessed with thin-ness!  i think i've had enuf of skinny bitches trying to take over the world!  there is enuf space in this world for the natural diversity of body types and sizes.  rock on to the fat bitches (and all others who aren't obsessed with being a "skinny bitch") who are doing good things for their bodies, the world, and all living creatures without buying into the completely capitalistic beauty standard!!!

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ewww!  gross!  i would never want to read something like this.  i hate that a majority of  people on vegweb are so fat phobic and obsessed with thin-ness!  i think i've had enuf of skinny bitches trying to take over the world!  there is enuf space in this world for the natural diversity of body types and sizes.  rock on to the fat bitches (and all others who aren't obsessed with being a "skinny bitch") who are doing good things for their bodies, the world, and all living creatures without buying into the completely capitalistic beauty standard!!!

I would never want to be a skinny bitch. I never could be anyway - it's not in my physical makeup (or personality). I'm withholding my judgement until I've read the book (which, from what I've heard, is quite ironic in its humour), because it's meant to have some things to say on no-nonsense, no-fooling-yourself diet discipline and food choices, from which I might benefit. Discipline's not natural in my personality either.  ;D

I doubt I'd ever buy the book... just borrow it...

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There are tons of thoughts on the first one over at Veggie Boards. I was just reading through that thread (8 pages), and a lot of people have strong feelings one way or another about the first book. I suspect that the cookbook will be similar-- many people have reacted strongly to the colloquial style of writing and the swearing. But those who like it for the casual style just love it, and of course, I think that's what the authors were probably going for.

I personally have not read either one. (Obviously I haven't seen the cookbook; it's not out yet!)

Vegan lasagna, chocolate cake, all these things sounds fabulous to me, but if I were to hate that first book, I suppose that I'd rather get the recipes from some place like, oh I don't know... Vegweb.com. ;)

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ewww!  gross!  i would never want to read something like this.  i hate that a majority of  people on vegweb are so fat phobic and obsessed with thin-ness!  i think i've had enuf of skinny bitches trying to take over the world!  there is enuf space in this world for the natural diversity of body types and sizes.  rock on to the fat bitches (and all others who aren't obsessed with being a "skinny bitch") who are doing good things for their bodies, the world, and all living creatures without buying into the completely capitalistic beauty standard!!!

They actually called the first book Skinny Bitch to grab people's attention.  They don't want you to be a skinny bitch.  They want you to be healthy. The first book was mostly about warning people about the crap in our food.  Aspartame, smoking, fake sugars, meat, dairy etc.  I loved the book and have bought a couple of copies to give to friends.  My copy got ruined and I bought another one for myself. 

The first book is not a cook book.  The one coming out is.  I have pre-ordered a copy.

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I haven't read the first one. I want to (despite misgivings). I've put it on hold at my local library... and the sequel you just mentioned, even tho it's only on order.   :D

It really isn't a sequel.  The first book is about cutting the crap out of your life.  The second book is a cookbook.

One of the chapters was highly disturbing.  It was about the horrible treatment of slaughterhouse animals.  I cried through the whole chapter.

They do swear a lot but I found myself LOL on several occasions.  They tell you how they see it.  I loved the book.

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I read Skinny Bitch and loved it, although I wasn't too sure if I would beforehand.      

ewww!  gross!  i would never want to read something like this.  i hate that a majority of  people on vegweb are so fat phobic and obsessed with thin-ness!  i think i've had enuf of skinny bitches trying to take over the world!  there is enuf space in this world for the natural diversity of body types and sizes.  rock on to the fat bitches (and all others who aren't obsessed with being a "skinny bitch") who are doing good things for their bodies, the world, and all living creatures without buying into the completely capitalistic beauty standard!!!

You're very right, Vallness, that we should love and accept oursleves and each other no matter the size we come in!  And welcome to Vegweb!  :)  But, I think most people here on VegWeb are not as shallow as you have implied (or accused).  I think most of us here are concerned with being as healthy as possible along with our passion for improving the world, the environment, and the treatment of beloved animals.        

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I didn't care for the crass rhetoric of "Skinny Bitch." The other problem I had with this book is its emphasis on diet, and how to be a "Skinny Bitch," rather than on compassion, whcih is what veganism is really about. For these reasons it took me awhile to pick up this book when it first came out. I bought it after reading the high praise in reviews.

Having said that, "Skinny Bitch" does offer some valuable information. The slaughterhouse chapter, a painful read, was one of the best chapters in the book. Also, the book helped me decipher ingredient labels. I didn't know what aspertame was until I read "Skinny Bitch." Lastly, the authors cite credible resources for their research. 

At first glance, "Skinny Bitch," appears to be written by two self-absorbed models who need a good whack in the ass. On closer scrutiny,  however, the books authors did their homework. They're smart and speak with authority.

On a different note, I never understood "Skinny Bitch in the Kitch" to be a sequel. If it was, I likely wouldn't purchase it. I'm more interested in their new cookbook. If the recipes are as kick-ass as their attitudes I'm sold. 

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I haven't read the first one. I want to (despite misgivings). I've put it on hold at my local library... and the sequel you just mentioned, even tho it's only on order.  :D

It really isn't a sequel.  The first book is about cutting the crap out of your life.  The second book is a cookbook.

One of the chapters was highly disturbing.  It was about the horrible treatment of slaughterhouse animals.  I cried through the whole chapter.

They do swear a lot but I found myself LOL on several occasions.  They tell you how they see it.  I loved the book.

Yay! I look forward to both of them, then. Nothing like unflinching honesty, and humour, to help one make a change in one's life/health.

At first glance, "Skinny Bitch," appears to be written by two self-absorbed models who need a good whack in the ass.

If one IS a skinny bitch, does one indeed HAVE an ass to whack?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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In case anyone is interested, amazon.com is shipping out Skinny Bitch in the Kitch already.  I received my copy today and I leafed through it a bit.  There are some excerpts from Skinny Bitch, but it's mainly just recipes--most of which seem to use easy to find ingredients.  I didn't really see any recipes that were particularly different from those on here or in other cookbooks, but I have to try to them out before I can comment further. :)

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In case anyone is interested, amazon.com is shipping out Skinny Bitch in the Kitch already.  I received my copy today and I leafed through it a bit.  There are some excerpts from Skinny Bitch, but it's mainly just recipes--most of which seem to use easy to find ingredients.  I didn't really see any recipes that were particularly different from those on here or in other cookbooks, but I have to try to them out before I can comment further. :)

AWESOME! I pre-ordered it months ago!  I can't wait to get it!

It's a cookbook, not a sequel, and like Di said, they don't want people to be "skinny bitches" they want people to be aware of what they're eating.... and basically be vegan! yay!
I loved the crass/swear-y wording.  :)

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In case anyone is interested, amazon.com is shipping out Skinny Bitch in the Kitch already.  I received my copy today and I leafed through it a bit.  There are some excerpts from Skinny Bitch, but it's mainly just recipes--most of which seem to use easy to find ingredients.  I didn't really see any recipes that were particularly different from those on here or in other cookbooks, but I have to try to them out before I can comment further. :)

AWESOME! I pre-ordered it months ago!  I can't wait to get it!

It's a cookbook, not a sequel, and like Di said, they don't want people to be "skinny bitches" they want people to be aware of what they're eating.... and basically be vegan! yay!
I loved the crass/swear-y wording.   :)

Very helpful. Thank you for that. Even though I get many recipes off VegWeb, the visceral enjoyment of a hand held book are hard to replace.

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Has anyone picked up this cook book yet? Is it any good?

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Lisa, I merged your thread with the existing one.

So, anyone? Bueller? Bueller? I sat and read a couple chapters of the book in my local bookstore (and decided not to buy, mostly because a lot of it was common sense), maybe I'll do the same with the cookbook.

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I flipped through it too at the bookstore, ... noticed how they preferred refined coconut oil in their recipes, including their chocolate chip cookies, which I would like to try out.

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Thanks for merging sharway- I forgot about the original thread. Refined coconut oil?? Would I be able to get this at WFs?

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Thanks for merging sharway- I forgot about the original thread. Refined coconut oil?? Would I be able to get this at WFs?

my guess is yes.  i've seen it before in my local hippie grocery store, which is small and limited in comparison to a whole foods.  i would just look for it on the oil shelf.  i think it's white and almost solid looking.

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I got the book Skinny Bitch, and it was what realy convinced me to be a Vegan, lol.

I just got the Skinny Bitch in the Kitch book yesterday from Amazon, and I can wait to crack it open!  It's the first Vegan cookbook in y hopefully-soon-to-be-huge Vegan cookbook coolection!  XD

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I also read Skinny Bitch just recently.  It actually focuses more on cutting the crap out of your diet than being "skinny."  The lengthiest sections are basically exposés of the dairy and meat industries.  In fact, I just heard one of the authors on a vegan podcast (can't remember which) and she suggested that the title was really meant to attract people's attention and make them read the book so they would see how cruel and unethical these industries are.  It does use coarse language, but I found it pretty funny.

I am a little skeptical about Skinny Bitch in the Kitch, though.  I have heard that a lot of recipes just use meat substitutes in place of meat in omni dishes.  I am not the biggest fan of products designed specifically to replace a meat product (I just don't like them that much), so I am not sure if the cookbook will suit me.  I am curious to hear how other people like it!

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Got my copy of the cookbook today from Amazon.ca.  Haven't had time to look at it yet.

As KissmeKate said, they called Skinny Bitch, Skinny Bitch to attract peoples attention.  They mention that near the end of the book.  I loved the book so much that I pre-ordered the cookbook.  Probably won't have a chance to look at it until after Christmas, other than to flip through it.

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