Originally, I planned to restart this segment with the iconic Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, but with my recent diet change, I decided it might be wise to look for recipe alternatives. In this new age of cooking, there are plenty of cookbooks full of alternative recipes for those with restrictive diets. I found something fun. I found this:
Thug Kitchen haunted my recommended section on Amazon for literal months. I’m new to this game of good blogging with any seriousness, so I had no idea who they were, what they did, or why it kept showing up. I was especially confused when I finally caved and purchased it through Prime Reading to do some investigation. To borrow from Thug Kitchen, every fucking thing in the book was vegan.
I am definitely not vegan. Hell yes, I will put cheese on anything. I do recognize there are some health benefits to the new diets that have come up over the years, and I can recognize a good technique when I see one. This is a way to fill the space between pescetarian meals now that my diet has changed.
Their introduction stresses that anyone can do this. We are not the sum of our frozen pizzas, and I like that. Thug Kitchen came up just at the right time for me to do some exploration in keeping one vegetarian meal a week in the rotation, so here we go.
Week one is moroccan spiced couscous, a side dish. It appears that a lot goes into it, but couscous goes over very well in this house. It’s a grain that can sometimes be tricky to get right. I so rarely cook it without it coming from a box and a spice pack. This will be a good test for ne.
In case you hadn’t noticed, we love noodles of any kind in this house. That’s why week two and three revolve around more noodle dishes. I’ve picked these up specifically to try and convert my husband. If it’s vegetables with noodles, they are more likely to be eaten.
Tofu scrambled tacos piqued my interest, so I figured why not give it a shot? It’s a good weekend recipe for us, something to share on a day when we both aren’t working.
Thug Kitchen has a number of cookbooks available, but they also run a blog! You can check them out on facebook or pick up a copy of Thug Kitchen on amazon for as long as it remains on prime reading or kindle unlimited.
If you want to follow along, this is the schedule for this month
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