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I hear it all the time, “Oh, I couldn’t live without meat!” or, “There’s no way I could give up dairy!”
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I used to say the same things. My husband really said these things. He was probably the biggest meat eater I’ve ever known! While, he’s not completely meat and dairy-free he did go from eating animal protein 3-4 times a day to eating them 2-3 times a week with the help of this Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck” target=”_blank”>book!
It didn’t happen overnight for him, it took some time and some getting used to. The more plant-based meals we made the more we realized two things.
1.) In America, we focus every meal around animal protein and it’s hard at first to feel like you’re eating enough when you’re eating a meal with no meat. We had to shift our minds to realize much of the world rarely eats animal protein. It IS normal to have a meal with no meat!
2.) We quickly realized (with the help of the cookbook I’m about to show you) that it’s not the meat that makes the meal taste good, it’s the spices and seasonings. The meat is just a carrier of those flavors, but vegetables, beans, grains, and legumes can bring those flavors to our mouths just as well as any meat can.
If you feel like you couldn’t live on a plant-based diet I challenge you to open your mind and try it. You don’t have to become a vegan for life, you don’t even have to give up animal protein 100%, but I challenge you to start replacing some of your meals, snacks and side dishes with some plant-based options. And I have just the right book for you to get started.
It’s called Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck” target=”_blank”>Thug Kitchen and it’s packed full of the most flavorful plant-based dishes we’ve made yet. Most recipes are quick and easy to make. So easy, my 9 year old is now cooking us meals from this book! (FYI- the language in the this book is not exactly kid friendly, but the recipes are). You can get your book here:
The book includes chapters for breakfast, salads, sammies, and mini-meals, soups and stews, salsa, sips, and snacks, burritos, bowls and other meals, and baked goods and dessert, so you’ll be able to eat a plant-based diet all day long!
Once you get your book you can try some of our favorites, starting with the black bean tortas with coconut chipotle mayo. This is my daughter’s favorite meal (straight out of a 9 year old’s mouth, no joke!) and she made it for us last night! That’s right parents of little ones, there IS a light at the end of the tunnel. One day the kids will cook for us!
The tortas were so delicious there wasn’t a single drop left. Everyone went back for 2nds!
Trust me, you’ll never regret trying this recipe or this cookbook, so go get yours today!
Some of our other favorite recipes in this book include:
- Roasted sriracha cauliflower bites with peanut dipping sauce
- Ginger mushroom summer rolls
- Barley stuffed peppers
- Vegetable pad thai (we leave out the tofu)
- White bean and red lentil burgers
- BBQ bean burritos with grilled peach salsa
- Chocolate fudge pops
Be sure to comment with your favorite recipes from Thug Kitchen!