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Skinny Bitch: Ultimate Everyday Cookbook: Crazy Delicious Recipes that Are Good to the Earth and Great for Your Bod [Kindle Edition]

Kim Barnouin
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Book Description

After five years atop the Skinny Bitch phenomenon, author Kim Barnouin has grown as a cook, a nutritionist, and a mom. Now she delivers the “Ultimate” cookbook that will be for everyone looking for a healthier way to feed themselves, their families, and friends. Kim’s emphasis is on “easy,” and her kick-ass recipes feature seasonal produce (no fake meat or hard-to-find ingredients) and provide a versatility of tastes and cuisines, from Mediterranean to California-fresh. With almost 150 recipes, full-color photos, complete nutritional breakdowns, and simple “switch-outs” for quick variations, it will be the new “gotta have" on any healthy bitch’s bookshelf.

Whether readers are looking to gradually add more meatless dishes to their meals, or want to go “all-out” vegan, Skinny Bitch: Ultimate Everyday Cookbook will be their “go-to” source for getting their “bitch” on—in the kitchen.

Editorial Reviews


Sophie Uliano, author of Gorgeously Green: 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life
"I absolutely love how Kim has made vegan cooking so simple and delicious.  This cookbook has me wanting to try my hand at every dish – YUM!"

944 Magazine, November 2010
…visually stunning 291 pages filled with 150 healthy recipes that are also "good to the earth" along with vibrant photos.", 1/12/11
“Leave it to Kim Barnouin to come up with the spiciest cookbook of the season; and we’re not just talking about taste. …Where Barnouin shines is in her easy to understand overview of problematic ingredients … her analysis of everything from global fish depletion to the truth on organic foods is actually well worthy of serious consideration and finally proves that eating healthy can actually be fun.”

Blog On Books, 1/12/11
“Leave it to Kim Barnouin to come up with the spiciest cookbook of the season; and we’re not just talking about taste. …Where Barnouin shines is in her easy to understand overview of problematic ingredients … her analysis of everything from global fish depletion to the truth on organic foods is actually well worthy of serious consideration and finally proves that eating healthy can actually be fun.”


"Barnouin gives home, beauty and style some loving in this sassy new guide.
Using the same formula that made vegan opus Skinny Bitch a whirlwind success (along with the subsequent sequels), the author trains her focus on the eco-friendly household. True to her brand’s form, Barnouin’s latest dispenses disturbing information about the toxicity and overall evilness of standard household items. She warns of benzene in paint and furniture (a known carcinogen), BPA in plastics (which imitates estrogen in the body and causes myriad health problems), phthalates in nail polish (linked to cancer in lab animals) and many more. Part of the series’ appeal emerges from the author’s ability make hippie philosophies seem glamorous, and this installment is no different. She explores each topic with girly banter and a good dose of verbal lashing. Some of Barnouin’s mantras will be too hardcore for average readers, such as avoiding bleach as a cleaning product. And her advice to abandon wardrobe purchases consisting of polyester, non-organic cotton, leather, down, fur or fabric dyes will leave fashionistas with little to wear. Those wondering if any of their possessions are safe may find solace in the decidedly more mellow segments on gardening, recycling, essential oils and DIY facials. Ladies seeking an irreverent guide to an eco-friendly home will enjoy this fun primer."


Ethical holiday gift guide at Pomp & Circumstance
“There are so many reasons to love author – and chef extraordinaire – Kim Barnouin. If writing the award-winning Skinny Bitch (with co-author Rory Freedman) wasn’t enough, now she’s gone and crafted my favorite cookbook to date. My copy is littered with tabs to remind me which mouthwatering recipes I want to return to stat. I appreciate how the book opens with practical tips and useful information, such as a list of The Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen. She discusses buying seasonal, the eleven worst food additives on the market, and a few facts about the ever hot topic, soy. There’s an herb and spice chart loaded with info, as well as a recommended shopping list for the perfect pantry. Need I say more? Indeed, there’s more that could be said, but maybe you just buy it.”

About the Author

Kim Barnouin is the co-author of Skinny Bitch, a book that has been a NYT bestseller for over two years and has sold more than two million copies. Since penning the first tough-love manifesto, she’s followed up with four more books in the Skinny Bitch series. Her “Healthy Bitch Daily” blog, launched in 2009, delivers advice on food, fitness, sex, money, shopping, and more. Kim is a former Ford model and holds an MA in Holistic Nutrition. She lives with her husband and son in Los Angeles, CA.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3660 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0762439378
  • Publisher: Running Press; 1 edition (October 19, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00462RV5U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,471 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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117 of 121 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bitchtastic! November 6, 2010
I was browsing through this book in the bookstore yesterday and just had to purchase it. The recipes all look fabulous! This morning for breakfast, I made the Crepes with Raspberry Sauce - so simple to make and so delicious to eat, as well as the Breakfast Scramble, another yummy treat.

I was especially drawn to this cookbook, because, although it's vegan, you don't miss the no-meat recipes at all. There's such a variety - Coconut Banana French Toast, Black Bean and Tomato Soup, Warm Spring Rolls with Spicy Sesame Sauce, Polenta-Crusted Eggplant Parmesan, Jenny and Heather's Mini Lemon Cheesecake Bites with a Strawberry Sauce...I could go on and on. One of the particular draws to this cookbook was the lack of "fake meats" used. They are very rarely utilized in a meal, instead relying on fresh produce, legumes, and whole grains.

Almost all of the ingredients listed are found in regular grocery stores, which is also a big plus. And there's nutritional information included in each recipe, so you can stay your skinny self or make yourself one.

This book is a must buy. I am looking forward to cooking my way through the book and doing "stay-in" meals instead of "take-out", for once!
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78 of 80 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Skinny Bitch: Ultimate Everyday Cookbook January 24, 2011
By L.
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As a long time vegan chef I have lots and lots of cookbooks. I often end up developing my own recipes but I have to say, "This is hands-down my all time favorite cookbook!" The recipes are delicious, easy and they even work as written! The main changes I've made is substituting maple sugar for cane sugar (I don't eat cane sugar) and cutting down on the Earth Balance a smig and adding oil rather than Earth Balance in a couple of recipes. Other than that I've hardly changed a thing. I've made about 50% of the recipes at this point and I couldn't be happier. One more thing, the pictures are beautiful and inspiring -- I just love a book with pretty pictures ;-). Like I said above, I was really hesitant to buy this book because I have lots of cookbooks but now I'm buying it for all my friends! This is a MUST HAVE!
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69 of 77 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So far so good! October 10, 2010
I've tried three recipes from the book so far, and I've really enjoyed them. I had the coconut/banana french toast, spicy vegetable curry, and curried pumpkin soup. The only one I modified, by adding more spice to, was the curry; I happen to like mine really spicy. The recipes in this book are more "sophisticated" than what was available in the other two books. I did enjoy them, but this book relies a lot less on meat analogs than the previous ones (but there are still a good selection of them). It's more of a whole foods cooking style. Very good chapter on sustainability too. The tone is still sassy, but I never had a problem with that. I'm looking forward to trying the asian macaroni and cheese; it sounds delish! BTW the french toast was incredible.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have! December 12, 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
No kidding! If this is unchartered water for you then this book is your friend! Kim has made this transition easy for me and my family of five! My husband and kids don't even realize what I am doing....the food is that good. I am excited for the tools that are put together. Pictures are very nice...would like more. Has cal/fat info for each dish. Fun to read. Major down fall-there is no "prep and cook time" listed. So you need to read through the recipe and understand what you are getting into BEFORE you start cooking....some take time. But a wonderful addition to my kitchen.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Impressed for First Vegan Cookbook January 10, 2011
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I recently ordered this book, never previously vegan, to help my 4 month old daughter who is nursing. She was diagnosed with severe infant reflux. The best cure was for me to nurse her, and go on an extreme dietary change, first eliminating all dairy. As a complete dairy lover, this has been extremely difficult. I LOVE cheese, ice-cream, etc. Otherwise, I normally eat a very healthy diet and regularly exercise, so am already in great shape. After ordering this book, I was SO grateful to see all the milk/cheese/butter substitutes I might have never known about. I have now tried several of the recipes, and have been surprised how good they were in comparison to non-vegan. Thus making my transition not nearly as painful as it started. This book has been quite an eye opener as to why many turn to a vegan diet, and I now have a greater appreciation for them. The book includes dietary related environmental information, some of which I have heard previously, but appreciate and would absolutely not criticize as the majority of that is easy to obtain facts that can help our world. I do believe these recipes are excellent for your body when added into an already healthy lifestyle or to jump-start a completely unhealthy lifestyle.
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41 of 48 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad February 6, 2011
By Jen
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I didn't appreciate the promo for match meat and then the subsequent recipes following it, requiring match meat. Im sure you could sub something else in but it was just kind of annoying. On the positive side, the author somehow is charming and a little rude at the same time- kind of an amazing feat in my opinion, so I enjoyed that part. Also, if you plan on buying this cookbook, you might also want to strongly consider purchasing grape seed oil, it is everywhere in the book.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars kim barnouins semi homemade vegan June 22, 2011
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This book is great for people who are busy and want to lead a healthier lifestyle. I do think that it relies too heavily on premade, highly processed vegan products, and does not recommend a brand a lot of the time. Some of these products are really nasty. I think its a great starter vegan cookbook, to get your feet wet; but for a more experienced cook, there are much better vegan cookbooks out there. Try the Veganomicon, Vegan Brunch, or The Conscious Cook.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Think we Americans certainly do need to have better portion control...
Not impressed with Skinny Bitch. Think we Americans certainly do need to have better portion control and less carbs - but we need more protein than what this bitch advocates.
Published 1 day ago by Steve Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love her cooking!
Published 3 days ago by BA Stephens
5.0 out of 5 stars Best vegan cookbook
I absolutely LOVE this cookbook! Recipes are pretty simple and quick ... and definitely delicious! I would buy this one over her Skinny Bitch in the Kitch because the skinny... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Dawnopher
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Book!
Published 13 days ago by Angela D. Kidwell
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I love the book but there are a lot of ingredients for the cooking process.
Published 15 days ago by designconsigner
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought as Gift
I bought this book for my daughter as a gift. She found it hilarious and enjoyed reading it very much.
Published 20 days ago by Robert E. Cantwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Love this book! I think this is my favorite vegan book. Even though not every recipe has worked out to my taste a lot of it has and has been a fun book to go back and refer to.
Published 24 days ago by Peggy Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Non vegan hearts this book.
I checked this book out from or local library. After trying several successful and yummy recipes I decided to purchase this book. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Brandy Doty
4.0 out of 5 stars Vegan cookbook
I enjoy the authors humor. The recipes are easy to follow and use many of the things we already have in our kitchens.
Published 2 months ago by David B. May
3.0 out of 5 stars A little disappointed in recipes
Its Ok. Not really what I expected. Not as advanced of recipes as I was hoping for or as varied in selection of types of recipes.
Published 3 months ago by azmomoftwo
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More About the Author

Kimberly Ann Barnouin was born on February 27, 1969. Yes, she has included her year of birth, she's in her 40's and proud of it. She was born in Rhode Island but grew up in Maryland. Both states were way too cold for Kim so she moved to Miami Beach in her mid 20's to thaw out. She now resides in Southern California with her hot French husband and their 4 year old son Jack.
She is the co-author of the New York Times Bestseller Skinny Bitch, and Skinny Bitch in the Kitch, as well as Skinny Bitchin, Skinny Bitch Bun in the Oven, and Skinny Bastard. She released her first solo book Skinny Bitch Ultimate Everyday Cookbook in October of 2010.
She is the founder of her website, a fun and informative green living guide for women.


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