- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Running Press; 1 edition (Oct. 19 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0762439378
- ISBN-13: 978-0762439379
- Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.9 x 26.7 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #160,558 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Skinny Bitch: Ultimate Everyday Cookbook: Crazy Delicious Recipes that Are Good to the Earth and Great for Your Bod Hardcover – Oct 19 2010
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"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."
"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!"―Sophie Uliano, author of Gorgeously Green: 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life
". . . visually stunning 291 pages filled with 150 healthy recipes that are also 'good to the earth' along with vibrant photos."
―944 Magazine, November 2010
"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."
About the Author
Kim Barnouin is the co-author of Skinny Bitch, the 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.
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The introduction in the book is great, I find no fault in it. I found it funny, uplifting and informative (hence the 2 stars instead of 1) but the recipes are, well... just plain awful.
This book was either not edited properly or the recipes were not thoroughly tested by others. The recipes are poorly constructed with headers above the recipes giving tantalizing descriptions of what we can find in the recipe only to not find some of those ingredients anywhere in that recipe. Really?
The veggie calzone recipe was especially bad. I don't know how many people who would spend 20+ minutes cooking a sauce for a calzone only to add it to overcooked vegetables (her time guidelines, not mine) only to have the resulting dish 40 minutes later (not including prep time) taste bitter, be super mushy inside and not be filling in the slightest (in my case not at all, since I had to throw it in the garbage!).
Serving sizes are confusing and I don't quite understand what they are based on when a recipe makes 4 calzones but states that it serves 6.... not sure about that.
As I say, poorly constructed, not edited properly and a waste of time in my opinion.
If you want "skinny" vegan recipes you'd be better off with recipes by either Rip or Caldwell Esselstyn. If you want lot's of spice and flavour check out Isa Chandra Moskowitz's books, and if you want simple but satisfying dishes I recommend the Oh She Glows cookbook and stay away from this one!
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