Quinoa Nachos with Tex-Mex Queso

Quinoa. So fucking versatile. This Andean amino-acid and protein bomb, has been used in so many different ways. From savoury dishes to friggin’ baked goods, it’s always found a way to sneak itself into a party. It’s like that one friend who just gets along with EVERYBODY. Quinoa is like the anti-clique friend who weaves seamlessly from one…

Thug Kitchen Frosted Ginger Bites. Trust me. Don’t Make These.

  Do you ever have times where you can’t sleep at night for no apparent reason? At first your thoughts start out friendly, but then they plan some crazy mutiny and take over the ship. They start you doubt-looping shit that you said or did during the day, or if they’re feeling generous they might treat you to memories…

Fast as Fuck: Chipotle Caesar Salad

Et tu, Brutus? Time to stab some processed food in the back and eat a goddamn mother fuckin’ salad. Flip it over and stab it in the front a few times too by giving it the Thug Kitchen chipotle twist, and BAM! Your lunch is served. Having cooked all 115 recipes from the first Thug Kitchen cookbook I…

Happy New Year: 10 Thug Kitchen Cocktails

Welcome to 2018.* So on New Years Eve our plan was to keep it low-key: To stay in and have some food, some drinks, maybe play some games and then at midnight check out the fireworks which are INSANE in our neighbourhood. Like if you suffer from PTSD that’s the LAST place you wanna be at midnight….

Cucumber Salad with Peanuts and Cilantro

Okay let’s set the scene. Christmas has been and gone. There are so many glittery decorations all over your house and bits of crumpled up wrapping paper that it looks like Christmas has thrown up in there. You live in a small place anyway but now it starts to feel claustrophobic from all the tinsel hanging down from the ceiling, empty boxes on…

Putting the Whore back in Whore-d’oeuvres

Having cooked all 115 recipes from the first Thug Kitchen cookbook, I moved on to the others. I’m enjoying every minute of it, as I’m sure you can tell. Christmas is a batshit crazy time. Everybody knows it, yet no one really questions it. Everyone is on their ‘Best Behaviour’ during December because the so-called “Santa Claus”…

Sweet Potatoes, Fennel and Smack

Having cooked all 115 recipes from the first Thug Kitchen cookbook within a year I’ve decided to cook all the other recipes too. Just less hectically. In case you didn’t know the reason I named the blog ‘Nature’s Butter, Bitch’  you can see it here. It’s my all time favourite photo quote by Thug Kitchen from back when…

Guilt-free Potato Leek Cakes

Having cooked all the recipes from the first Thug Kitchen cookbook within a year I decided to move on to the other recipes. Today it’s book 2 Party Grub. Life is too short for guilt trippin’ over what we eat. The Thugs have got our backs once again with these baked, not fried, potato leek…

Passive Aggressive Polenta Scones

I’m back. Rest assured that in this short absence my flame for Thug Kitchen recipes has still been burning bright, despite a new work/life balance taking center stage for a while. I’ve kept the embers glowing here on the periph, and now I’m gonna start splashing kerosene all over the fuckers. Let’s burn through some excellent recipes shall we?…

Blackberry Mint Spiked Lemonade

Pumpkin Pie and candy? Why don’t you have some grown up fun this year and just get wasted on Halloween instead? Thug Kitchen’s got your back with the Blackberry Mint Spiked Lemonade on page 197 of the Party Grub cookbook. This Thug Kitchen cocktail is not just gonna get you there, but also it’s great if you’ve…

Cinnamon Apricot French Toast

Some mornings just deserve French toast. Not those asshole mornings where the universe is conspiring against you from the moment your eyes are forced open by your blaring alarm. Those mornings  deserve stale burnt toast with bitter coffee from an ugly chipped mug. Fuck those mornings. But those other mornings, those beautiful mornings where you feel happy…

Mujaddara

The challenge: to cook and blog all 115 recipes from the first Thug Kitchen cookbook ‘Eat Like You Give a Fuck’ in 365 days. I made the deadline by the skin of my teeth but now that I’ve had a taste, I can’t stop. So today we’re having Mujaddara from the ‘Fast as Fuck’ cookbook….