Cooking (Healthy Sh*t) With Attitude

Need a cookbook that’s as sassy as your mouth? Then check out the #1 New York Times bestseller THUG KITCHEN: Eat Like You Give A F*ck (Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous, week of 10/26/14).

Beloved by Gwyneth Paltrow (“This might be my favorite thing ever”) and named Saveur’s Best New Food blog of 2013—with half a million Facebook fans and counting—Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular website to inspire people to take charge of their plates and cook up some real f*cking food.

cornmeal pancakes-editAnne was up for the challenge and made THUG KITCHEN’s Cornmeal Waffles with Strawberry Syrup this weekend. Well, not exactly… She didn’t have strawberries for the syrup and she made pancakes instead of waffles because that’s some fancy sh*t (and she doesn’t own a waffle maker).

UPDATE 11/4: THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED. THANK YOU! Before we get to the recipe, we’re giving away three copies of this fun, foul-mouthed cookbook for your library (or personal kitchen)! To enter the giveaway, simply email from your professional/library-issued e-mail address (subject: Thug Kitchen) by Monday, Nov. 3.

Make sure to include your library’s mailing address to be placed in the random drawing. Check out the fine print* after the break. Now back to the recipe…

Cornmeal Waffles

cornmeal ingredients-edit2 cups almond milk (or your favorite non-dairy milk)
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
1-1/2 cups cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose or whole wheat flour
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1-1/2 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tbsp. oil (grapeseed, olive, or safflower would work)
Cooking spray

Heat the waffle iron/griddle/skillet/whatever you’re making these delicious things in.
Mix together the milk and vinegar in a small glass and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Make a crater in the center of the dry ingredients and add the milk mixture and oil. Whisk everything together until there aren’t any more dry spots and only a few lumps.
cornmeal collage
Coat the plates of the waffle iron/griddle/skillet with some cooking spray so those b*tches won’t stick, then pour in some batter. Cook until golden brown or according to your waffle maker’s instructions. Cover with (strawberry, if you made it) syrup and serve hot.

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*The fine print: This sweepstakes is open to librarians in the United States. Entrants must be age 18 or older. No purchase necessary. Entries must be received by Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 to be eligible. The winner grants Macmillan Library the right to announce his/her name on Twitter,, and any other platform we want to congratulate him/her on. We will select the potential prize winner at random from among all eligible entries received. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached after three (3) business days, we will select an alternate winner, so check your email.

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