Thug Kitchen blew up the Internet back in 2012, when they first began blogging. Their first cookbook was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. They are based in Los Angeles, CA.
"Dear reader, I love Thug Kitchen's cooking. As hilariously foul-mouthed as these motherf*ckers are, I really like their passion for eating the right food, for cutting to the chase, and for knocking up good, nutritious food from scratch. Their message is simple-stop relying on the microwave, stop relying on processed crap. Whoever you are and wherever you are, get down to the markets and supermarkets, use your budget to pick up some fresh ingredients, and get cooking. So, Thug Kitchen, good luck, and keep doing what you're doing."-Jamie Oliver
SERIOUSLY, YOU NEED TO EAT BREAKFAST You''ve heard the same shit a million times, but it''s true: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Consider the fact that when you wake up, you haven''t eaten anything for 6 to 8 hours--sometimes longer, depending on whatever the fuck you justified as last night''s dinner. So you really think it''s OK to coast on fumes until lunch? Skipping breakfast is not only lazy but that shit is detrimental to your health. The Harvard School of Public Health found that regularly skipping breakfast increases the risk of a heart attack and heart disease by over 25 percent. Yeah, "oh fuck" would be an accurate reaction. When lunchtime comes around, if you''ve eaten breakfast, you''ll make smarter decisions instead of desperately inhaling the first edible thing you can wrap your hungry hands on, causing your blood sugar to spike. It''s dumb shit like that that leads to diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, so keep that blood sugar in check with your morning meals. Breakfast is also a way to get your daily dose of fiber to keep you feeling full. Eat well, eat small meals, and eat often and you won''t have to apologize for your shitty attitude or for eating a whole large pizza by yourself. Oh, you don''t have time, or you''re not hungry when you wake up? What a unique fucking excuse. Breakfast doesn''t take a shitload of time. Sure, there is a whole chapter here with some badass breakfast foods, but do you know what else makes a respectable breakfast? Cold leftovers, which take seconds to eat. Anyone who says you can''t have spaghetti for breakfast is a hater. And since when did not being hungry stop you from eating? Ever eat chips by the handful because you''re just fucking bored? Yet some toast with peanut butter on it at 7:30 a.m. is just too much to deal with? Don''t fucking give us that. QUINOA OATMEAL The fiber in the oatmeal helps control your blood sugar and keeps you feeling full until lunch. The quinoa gives your morning a little extra protein because why the fuck not? Start your day right by owning the shit out of it. Serve the oatmeal with fresh fruit, nuts, maple syrup, brown sugar, whateverthefuck will get you through your day. MAKES ENOUGH FOR 4 4 cups water 1/2 cup quinoa 1 teaspoon olive or coconut oil 1 cup steel-cut oats Pinch of salt 1/2 cup almond milk 1 Heat up the water in a kettle on the stovetop or in the microwave until it is near boiling. Put the quinoa in a strainer and rinse that shit so it isn''t bitter after you cook it. 2 In a saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the oats and stir them around until they smell kinda toasty, about 2 minutes. Add the quinoa and the hot water and bring it all to a boil. This won''t take long because the water should already be hot as fuck. 3 Once it is boiling, turn down the heat on the pot and let it simmer uncovered. Go check your tumblr or Facebook shit while it cooks for 25 to 30 minutes. It should taste done now, not hard but still a little chewy. Add the almond milk and turn off the heat. 4 Love to hit snooze? Double the recipe and heat up the leftovers all week. MIXED VEGGIE AND TOFU CHILAQUILES This dish makes for a hearty breakfast the morning after a big party. If your head is still