October 2011

Skinny Bitch in the Kitchen

I like the Skinny Bitch cookbook “Skinny Bitch in the Kitch” for the same reasons I liked “Skinny Bitch” so much. From the coarse language to the brevity, it is clear, to the point, and grabs my attention. Kim & Rory aren't afraid to get in your face and call you out on your BS to get their point across and to keep you healthy and informed. In that sense, “Skinny Bitch in the Kitch” is more of the same.

Like the original, this book does not over stay its welcome. It is a relatively small book and doesn't rely at all on filler, nor excessive “smarty talk” to make itself seem superior. It is to the point and easy to read.

Ingredients! Many times in vegetarian or otherwise non meat and potato style recipes, the ingredients are abundant and obscure. Many times I have picked up a cookbook only to be intimidated by the long list of ingredients and lengthy instruction. Not the case here. In fact, in the disclaimer the authors acknowledge how overwhelming it can be and they promise (and deliver!) to make the supplies needed as painless as possible.

Recipes are delicious! And satisfying and based around real dishes that I have already eaten in some form. My kids love the macaroni & 4 cheeses casserole, while I am very fond of the “junk food” found in the PMS (pissy mood section) section - “quesadillas,” “fries,” “pizza,” … just what the doctor ordered. You like desserts? Oh yeah – there's a sweet section just for you.

Skinny Bitch in the Kitch” is easy to naviate and is broken down into the usual categories, only with their signature sassier wording. In the introduction we are told that the goal was to make a comprehensive guide that shows you how to eat well and enjoy food, while working around the “shady business” surrounding what we eat. Don't be scared off by the idea of a diet NOT based on the good old Food Pyramid and FDA guidelines. Deep down you know all these chemicals and processed foods aren't good for us. Like the Skinny Bitches themselves always say, USE YOUR HEAD. “Skinny Bitch in the Kitch makes it very easy to take baby steps into a lifestyle of eating that you already know will enrich your life and add years to it.