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!