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Thug Kitchen: Vegan Food With Attitude

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Michelle Davis and Matt Holloway, the creators of the bad a*s vegan food blog Thug Kitchen, grew up like many of us did, making quick dinners at home slathered in cheese. Processed food wasn’t looked down upon on that era, and drinking green Hi-C and dipping your fries in purple ketchup was okay. Fast-forward a few years to when Davis and Holloway realized that the food of their youth wasn’t the way to go. It’s all about fresh, organic vegetables! That’s when the two decided to create Thug Kitchen. For those of you who don’t know, the blog has a no holds barred approach to creating tasty, healthy vegan food. It’s not one of those pretty blogs that’s oh so perfect, the foul-mouthed pair just don’t give a damn, and now you can find a bunch of their recipes in one handy book.

Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck is filled with bad words and recipes for dishes with titles like Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos, Pumpkin Chili, and Grilled Peach Salsa. Davis and Holloway want to make healthy vegan cooking easy and fun. Just Because It’s Vegan, Doesn’t Mean It Can’t Be Badass, goes the first commandment of Thug Kitchen. We have to admit, we love our meet, but this cookbook showed us that vegan food can actually be delicious and oh so satisfying. So do yourself a favor if you want to elevate your cooking skills, eat healthy and be a bad a*s all at once — go grab a copy of this cookbook and get cracking!

For more information, visit thugkitchen.com.

Ann Binlot
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Ann Binlot is a New York-based freelance writer who contributes to publications like The Economist, Wallpaper*, Monocle…
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