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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Discerning Kitchen Giveaway - Skinny Bitch: Ultimate Everyday Cookbook


Skinny Bitch is an entertaining read. I love the writing - the caustic sense of humor and passion really appeal to me. Even if you aren't vegan and are just interested in reducing or eliminating dairy and egg in your cooking, or if you would like to have some meatless meals to reduce your expenses (or your waistline), it's got quite a bit to offer. Although I haven't used many of the recipes in my day to day cooking (except the pumpkin soup - yum) and I don't always see eye to eye with the author, I really appreciate the abundance of factual knowledge about why it's good for the planet and our health to go vegan.

This is a great book for people who need a little extra incentive to become vegan (or stay vegan) and provides logical arguments for those who question veganism. I like how the points in this book aren't based on emotion and personal ethics. Diets (which expand into our lifestyle) are like religion. You have to really believe in something to stick to it. Many of us have already developed our opinions and ethical views, so approaching the topic from a more fact based standpoint with friends and family can be more effective and less likely to escalate things to personal insults and keep conversation in the domain of debate. Information is powerful.

Giveaway

What - Hardcover edition of Skinny Bitch: Ultimate Everyday Recipes

To Enter: Post what kind of recipe you enjoy making.

*Limited to the US and Canada*

For Extra Entries
2. Tweet the following phrase:
"Skinny Bitch: Ultimate Everyday Cookbook giveaway @Discern_Kitchen http://tinyurl.com/4f6kgg3"
3. Like The Discerning Kitchen on Facebook here.

Deadline: Sunday the 30th at midnight PST. Check back here after the 30th to see who won!

13 comments:

  1. Like Bitt, I love raw and vegan dessert-making, too!

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  2. I look making all sorts of recipes, but especially like making more complex salads with a careful selection of ingredients and a special dressing.

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  3. Tweeted your giveaway @teslaca

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  4. I love making soups or recipes that involve chopping lots of vegetables.
    alc4253@hotmail.com

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  5. http://twitter.com/#!/the_vegster/status/30756634053574657

    Tweeted

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  6. I LOVE making soups! Chilir, stew, broth-based, all of the above!

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  7. I enjoy making almost any recipe but especially soups.
    joosbornenc at yahoo dot com

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  8. One of my favorite dishes is Raw Tabouli
    Chop & Mix:
    1 bunch kale
    1/2 bunch italian parsley
    2 tomatoes
    1 avocado
    1 bunch green onions

    Mix In separate bowl:
    1Tb cold pressed olive oil
    1 tsp unrefined sea salt
    1 Tb raw agave
    juice of 1/2 lemon
    1/4 cup raw tahini

    Add to first mix.

    Then add 1/2 cup soaked raw almonds, chopped. Or if you want an almond flour, you can dehydrate the soaked almonds and then grind to a flour and add to your salad.
    Enjoy!

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  9. I like making vegetable curries.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. Love cooking all things vegan...need help in the dessert area!

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