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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press (December 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762431067
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762431069
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The follow-up to bestselling diet guide Skinny Bitch, this irreverent cookbook orders readers to toss out all their meat, eggs and dairy, and make room for nutritional yeast, seitan and something called "Bragg's Liquid Aminos" (although soy sauce will do in a pinch). The authors' philosophy is simple but rigid: in order to be skinny, one must also be vegan (and, preferably, willing to give up coffee and white sugar). Not to despair-the svelte can eat all the tofu-based fake meat and cheese they want, and follow it up with dessert-alikes such as Bitchtastic Brownies or Cheezecake. For the most part, recipes are easy and inoffensive; while a "Chicken" Parmesan Panini will fool nobody, other offerings, like Japanese Soba Noodles with Steamed Vegetables and Tofu, are perfectly satisfying. But to enjoy this cookbook in full, a reader must be content to be addressed (repeatedly) as "bitch," as in, "Who's a boring old fart now, bitch?" Confusingly, there's no nutritional information for any of the recipes, nor is there any information on the specific dietary needs of vegans-apparently, you'll need to buy Freedman and Barnouin's first book for that. (For those who haven't tried, switching to a vegan diet is difficult even with a proper guide; this book's complete lack of support should make it a real bitch.)
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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.

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The recipes are easy and delicious.
Erin
I recommend this book for people that just want to eat healthier, or are new vegetarians or vegans.
Elexsaria
I was expecting "weird" recipes, but the ones in the book are pretty much just normal.
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337 of 362 people found the following review helpful By R. damsen on December 10, 2007
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I loved "Skinny Bitch." It was well researched and entertaining to read, and the information in it helped me revise my eating habits. Am I completely vegan? No. Have I eliminated most processed and refined crap from my diet and replaced it with "whole" foods? Yes. I also lost 22 pounds in 3 months, and didn't miss the crap.

I was excited for the cookbook to come out with the hopes that it would contain new, innovative recipes integrating the Skinny Bitch philosophy of health and eating. Instead, it is modified retreads of old recipes. "Chicken" recipes, caeser salad, quesadillas -- I really didn't need a cookbook to teach me how to make these recipes vegan. There is actually a recipe that calls for putting a veggie burger on a bun with lettuce and tomato. Not really innovative. . . basically the recipes are the same old stuff with modified ingredients. Reubens, onion rings, garlic fries, Denver "bitchlette" (omelet), if you don't know how to substitute, buy this book!

I was also surprised that no nutritional information is available for each recipe. I was also surprised at the use of regular russet potatoes in recipes. The book seems heavy on the starch recipes, and does not have innovations on how to incorporate more good veggies and fruits into the diet of people who would consume these recipes.

I have edited this review! My original review had a lot of negative comments about the use of coconut oil in the recipes, and concerns about saturated fat. Several folks sent comments directing me to more recent research/information on coconut oil, and it is not as bad as I thought! Thanks for the info. . .

Still don't like the cookbook, though!

Disappointing, if I had previewed it (instead of preordering it) I would never have purchased it!
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169 of 185 people found the following review helpful By L. L. Sulva on December 10, 2007
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I just got this book. I preordered it without seeing it first since I had already read "Skinny Bitches". Big mistake. Had I seen the recipes I wouldn't have purchased it. Most people could have figured out these "recipes" without this book. How to make a reuben-used vegan deli meat, want to make a hamburger-use a vegan burger, vegan cheese and vegan bun. I would say that about 85-90% of the recipes consist of a typical meat dish with a vegan meat replacement product. I was hoping for some more alternative recipes. In their book they talk a good talk about eating natural and healthy and here the recipes are mostly proccessed food (vegan cheeses, vegan meat products). I like a good veggie burger or fake chicken breast but not all the time. There are a few recipes with tofu, TVP and seitan,and a couple of lentil recipes. There were maybe two or three recipes that I would try. Spend your money on a real cookbook.
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110 of 130 people found the following review helpful By Paka Paka on December 4, 2007
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Well, I thought the recipes were fabulous, because I actually have *tried* the recipes. Yes, at first look at the titles, you'll think, 'oh jeez, I've made that a million times before as a vegetarian/vegan'. But they introduce lots of herbs and ingredients to regular vegetarian fare that makes you enjoy the flavor and want to continue to eat healthy, not just settling for vegan food for the vegan-ness of it. Last night I made the "beef" stew -- the one with the red wine and fresh rosemary. It was deeee-lish. I had to add a couple tablespoonds of dried thyme and you must cover while you simmer, but the recipe is very hearty and scrumptuous. I've also tried the caesar dressing, the one with the silken tofu, and it is very, very good. Enjoy!
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca of Amazon HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 28, 2008
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The first book, "Skinny Bitch," shocked me into a new awareness of what I was eating. I decided to try the vegetarian lifestyle to see if it would work for me. I started by eating a few prepackaged meals (spring rolls with soy and a veggie pot pie) to jump-start my efforts. It took me about a week to gather the necessary ingredients. In the meantime I had veggie burritos at Taco Time and vegetable fajitas at a local Mexican restaurant.

You may find a health food store that stocks nutritional yeast flakes, Ener-G egg replacer and Bragg Liquid Aminos. In general this book uses safflower and olive oil. The truth of the matter is that many of the recipes call for coconut oil (a little expensive $10 for 414 ml), which may or may not work for you. I found it less appetizing in savory dishes and appropriate for sweet foods like cookies. It is easy to substitute olive oil for the coconut oil in some of the recipes like Hummus and Macaroni and Cheese. Why you would want coconut oil in those recipes is beyond my understanding.

The recipes are divided into interesting sections like Bitchin' Breakfast, PMS ( Pissy Mood Snacks), Grown-Up Appetizers, Sassy Soups and Stews, Skinny-Ass Salads, Hearty-Ass Sandwiches, International Bitch, Italian Bitch, Down Home Cookin', Skinny Bitch Staple Meals, Divine Dressings and Happy Endings. This book has a sassy style and is actually quite funny in places.
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