Thug Kitchen Salsas…As Addictive as Drugs

The challenge to cook all 115 recipes from the Thug Kitchen cookbook within a year is coming along well. With only 34 days left, my arm in a sling, and still 23 recipes to go, we need to get boogeying. Today we’re looking at two recipes- Midsummer salsa and Fireroasted salsa.  Both amazing in their own right, they…

Strawberry Shortcake

This challenge has now become so much more challenging than I had ever anticipated. My arm is still in a sling so I have yet to cook anything new. I found the photos I took in my old house when I’d made the strawberry shortcakes so that’s what we’re looking at today. Delicious strawberry shortcake. So…

True Grit: Breakfast with Perseverance

The challenge: to cook all 115 Thug Kitchen recipes within 365 days. We are now 89 recipes down with 26 recipes to go. There are only 40 days left. Yes I still only have one functioning arm. Yes it’s still frustrating. It’s amazing how much you do with your right hand, when you’re right-handed. The last few…

Burritos, baby

The challenge: cook all the recipes from the first TK book within a year.  We are 88 recipes down, with 27 recipes to go. 44 days left. I find myself nursing my arm as I’ve picked up a Repetitive Strain Injury during the move. Does this mean I’m giving up? Bailing on the blog and the challenge?…

Ten Steps to Cauliflower Cream Pasta with Fresh Herbs

The challenge: to cook all 115 recipes from the Thug Kitchen cookbook within 365 days. We are now 87 recipes down, and 28 to go. There are only 48 days left. (Oh my GAWD! Trying not to panic now.) We have moved home. After living off crappy food the last 10 days-ish I thought it was…

Cool Your Cabbages! What’s the Rush? Slow Braise Those Bitches.

The challenge: To cook all the goddamn recipes from the Thug Kitchen official cookbook in 365 fucking days. Without going crazy. (That last part is more like a desperate wish at this point, because we are right in the middle of moving home, but if I don’t keep blogging I won’t make the deadline.) 60 days to go…86 recipes…

Cool As A Cucumber

The challenge: To cook all 115 recipes from the first Thug Kitchen cookbook within 365 days. 85 recipes down, just 30 recipes to go. With only 63 days left, and a massive house move looming, let’s just say…it’s getting interesting. Moving can be stressful. That weird No-Man’s-Land-Stage where you’re packed up in one place, but…

Super Size This

The challenge: To cook all 115 recipes from the first Thug Kitchen cookbook: Eat like you give a fuck, within 365 days. 84 recipes down, 31 recipes to go, 66 days left. This recipe is just flawless. Flawless fast food. Five-Spice Fried Rice with Sweet Potatoes.  You’ll have “take out” leftovers for days. Plus, it’s way healthier…

True Grit: Potato Leek Soup

The challenge: to cook all 115 recipes from the first Thug Kitchen cookbook within 365 days, with only 72 days left I’m starting to freak out. 83 recipes down, 32 recipes to go. The Thugs were right, this recipe was ‘kitchen witchcraft: kitchcraft.’ So delicious and with so few ingredients, it’s kinda crazy how cheap and…

Vegan French Toast- I’m in Heaven

The challenge: To cook all 115 recipes from the Thug Kitchen cookook within 365 days. 80 recipes down, 35 to go. You just KNOW you’re gonna have a good day when it starts out with french toast. My kid was delighted. And so was I, because the batter needs to sit for 15 minutes first so it…

Gotcha Some Creamy Horchata

The challenge: To cook all 115 recipes from the Thug Kitchen cookbook (the BEST cookbook in the world, I’ve decided) within 365 days. 83 days left of challenge, and 36 recipes left to cook. This time I made the Creamy Horchata from page 138. And I’ve gotta say this is the first recipe I’ve not been…