called Skinny Bitch
a “PETA pamphlet in chick-lit clothing and an innovative fusion of animal rights activism with punitive dieting tactics that prey on women’s insecurities about their bodies.”
>> The New York Times
sounded somewhat bewildered as to how the “authors’ ferocious conviction” seemed to drive sales despite their lack of formal medical or nutritional credentials.
pointed out how in their vegan zeal, the authors of Skinny Bitch
glide over problems posed by food that happened to be vegan — i.e. genetically modified, pesticide-farmed soybeans.
>> Blue Planet Green Living
waxed lyrical about how Skinny Bitch
“transcends traditional diet ideology by teaching that being healthy is more important than being skinny” — despite the fact that the book’s, um, called Skinny Bitch
Perhaps the authors really wants to teach health over skinniness now, because Skinny Bitch
’s venture onto the web’s been sort of been rebranded — into Healthy Bitch! Yep, one of Skinny Bitch
’s authors — Kim Barnouin — has launched a daily e-newsletter called Healthy Bitch Daily
Sign up, and you’ll get “healthy, say-it-like-it-is advice on food, fitness, sex, money, meditation, shopping and more, so you can stop listening to the crap your friends feed you,” according to HBD’s website. Vegan isn’t mentioned — but I’m guessing local organic yogurt won’t be featured on Healthy Bitch Daily anytime soon.
However you feel about Skinny Bitch
, you’ll likely love the dinner served at Healthy Bitch Daily’s official launch, happening Thurs., Sept. 10 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Breadbar
, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., R-2., in Century City, Calif. The event begins with a lecture and book signing with Kim Barnouin, chased by a special bento-style 7-course all-vegan menu put together by Kim and chef Nori of ironnori concepts. RSVP for the event to taste:
>> Watermelon Gazpacho, Tapioca Pearl
>> Broccolini Bruschetta, Kimchi
>> Smoky Eggplant Caviar, Hummus
>> Seaweed Salad, Ginger, Scallion-Marinated Tofu, White Sesame Vinaigrette
>> Kabocha Squash Soup, Asian Pear, Fried Chickpea, Thai Basil Pesto
>> Sweet Potato Okura, Red Curry Quinoa, Soy Tzatziki
>> Mole Chocolate Risotto, Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Dinner costs $30 before tax and gratuity — and seating is limited, so RSVP by calling Breadbar
at 310.277.3770. The lecture and book signing is free.
Images courtesy of Skinny Bitch and Healthy Bitch Daily