Our marketing consultant and friend Jenna recently gave me a cookbook called Thug Kitchen – Eat like you Give a F*ck. I’ll start by saying, this cookbook ABSOLUTELY cracks me up. If you are offended by swearing, then it’s probably not the cookbook for you. If you are open to a little swearing and humor to liven up your cooking, then I recommend you grab a copy. I can say it’s the most interesting and unique cookbook I own. Thug Kitchen is a #1 New York Times Bestseller that offers delicious ways to eat vegetarian that are by no means boring or unfulfilling. I’m not a vegetarian and we eat meat in our household, but we try to eat a few dinners per week that don’t have meat for health reasons. Even if you aren’t vegetarian, I recommend grabbing a copy. You can get their Official Cookbook on Amazon. Gwyneth Paltrow is a big fan of this cookbook and raved about it on her blog Goop.
I loved the Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos with Cilantro Coleslaw from Thug Kitchen, that we made for Taco Tuesday recently. Cauliflower tacos sound like they would be bland and boring but I promise, they are anything but. These Tacos turned out delicious and a bonus is that it’s also low calorie and packed with veggies. They are spicy and flavorful and were a hit with both myself and my husband Ryan. Follow the link above for the complete recipe via Epicurious. Below are a few pictures from my batch and the finished product to entice you.
I changed a couple things about the recipe to make it quicker and tastier. I used frozen cauliflower because I had it on hand. It still tasted great and I only had to sauté the Cauliflower for a minute longer than the recipe calls for. It’s a great time saving tip if you don’t want to chop an entire head of cauliflower into small pieces. I also quick fried the corn tortillas to make them crunchy which put these tacos over the edge and added a few calories. I highly recommend doing this, the crunch was amazing. I topped them with the Cilantro Slaw included at the end of the recipe and some avocado slices for garnish.
Happy Cooking! Let us know your favorite, “not so boring” vegetarian recipes in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!