1. Gwyneth Paltrow talks about Thug Kitchen

    Well ain’t this some wild shit. Gwyneth Paltrow showing love for TK on Rachel Ray.


  2. THERE AIN’T NOTHING ZESTY ABOUT A DRIVE-THRU DIET. Kick those Dorito-dusted cheese ditches to the curb and park your ass in the kitchen.  You don’t need those tacos misérables, TK has your back.


    3 cups of cooked pinto beans (about 2-15 ounce cans)

    1 teaspoons of coconut or olive oil (whatever you already have)

    ½ cup veggie broth or water

    2 teaspoons smoked paprika or chili powder

    2 teaspoons blackstrap molasses (this has a bunch of fucking iron in it and is near the maple syrup at the store)

    2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar or lemon juice

    2-3 garlic cloves


    1 pound of sweet potatoes (this should be about 2 cups when you chop it all up)

    ½ of a yellow onion

    1 teaspoon coconut or olive oil

    salt to taste

    soft corn tortillas*

    whatever toppings you got


    Warm the first teaspoon of oil in a medium pot. Add the beans, broth, smoked paprika, molasses, vinegar, and garlic. Get it to start bubbling slowly for about 5 minutes and then turn off the heat.

    Chop up the sweet potato and onion so they are about the size of a pinto bean so you’re not taking any confusing bites. Warm up the oil in a large skillet or big-ass pan and add the onion and sweet potato. Cook them until the onion is getting brown and the sweet potato softens up. Add the beans and whatever broth is still in that other pot you already forgot about. Cook this mixture on a medium heat until the potatoes are soft enough for you. This should take 5-8 minutes. If it starts to look dry, add some water. Add salt to taste but don’t go fucking crazy.

    I served my tacos topped with lime juice, shredded lettuce, radishes, white onion, green onions, and jalapenos but add the shit you like.

    Makes 8 tacos

    *to avoid GMO corn, buy organic



    I saw this fucking thing from Saveur in my inbox today nominating Thug Kitchen as one of the best new food blogs for 2013. I was responding to fan mail when I saw this shit and my ass thought it was spam for sure.

    Thug Kitchen wouldn’t have been noticed for this award without all you guys so… shit, thanks. I’m honored as fuck for the nomination especially since I share it with some real talented motherfuckers.

    If any of y’all feel like showing some love with a vote, click here (it’s legit I promise). Honestly, if we can just get “FUCK” up anywhere on their site I will consider this a huge win.


  4. HAVE YOU EVER FUCKING SEEN the Hamburger Helper? That shit is terrifying. What’s worse than that? The sodium content. Get off the salt lick and grub on some real food.

    Seriously someone in HH marketing should be fired.


    1 block tempeh (~8 oz.)

    1 yellow onion

    1 bell pepper

    2 carrots

    3-4 cloves of garlic

    1 teaspoon olive oil

    2-3 teaspoons soy sauce or tamari

    2 tablespoons chili powder

    2 teaspoons dried thyme

    1 teaspoon dried oregano

    1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

    1 teaspoon liquid smoke (It is near the BBQ sauce at the store I swear. You haven’t even looked yet so stop fucking complaining.)

    14 ounce can of tomatoes (make sure you don’t buy some brand full of salt)

    1 pound of pasta (whole wheat, rice, quinoa, whatever the fuck you want)

    juice of 1 lemon

    1 cup of green peas or other vegetable

    Optional: add some steamed broccoli, spinach, roasted sweet potatoes, whatever you got that you need to use up.

    Cook the pasta how the box tells you to. You got this.

    Chop up the onion, bell pepper, and carrots. Mince the garlic cloves up nice and small. Heat up the oil over a medium heat in a big skillet or a wok. Crumble the tempeh into little pieces with your hands and toss into the skillet. Add the veggies and cook them until the onion begins to look all golden and the tempeh bits start to brown. Add the soy sauce, spices, and garlic and cook them for about a minute. Your place should smell fucking awesome by now. You’re welcome. Now add the liquid smoke and tomatoes and let the mixture start to bubble a little. Let this all stew together for a minute or two.

    Add the cooked pasta, lemon juice, and any additional veggies you picked out to the tomato mixture. Mix everything together until the pasta is nice and coated. Add more spices if you think it needs it. I like to serve mine topped with red onion, jalapenos, and cilantro but you add your favorite shit.

    Serves 4-6 people as a meal (or one bad mother fucker with leftovers)


  5. FAST FOOD DOESN’T GET FASTER THAN THIS SHIT. You can eat these sons of bitches raw. Sometimes I like them hot so I toss em on the grill. Use some of that bomb-ass peanut sauce too. Look, just because french fries come from a vegetable don’t front like that shit counts as your veggies for the day. Yeah, I’m already in your fucking head.


    1 pound sugar snap peas

    1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil

    1 teaspoon lime juice

    8-10 wood or bamboo skewers


    1/3 cup natural peanut butter (nothing full of sugar or a shit ton of salt)

    1/3 cup warm water

    1 clove of garlic, minced

    1 ½ teaspoons grated or minced ginger

    2 tablespoons rice vinegar

    2 teaspoons lime juice

    2 teaspoons agave or honey

    1 ½ teaspoons soy sauce

    Mix together the peanut butter and warm water in a glass until it is smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients for sauce and keep fucking mixing until it is all uniform. Taste and adjust the seasoning so that you like it. Add more agave if you like stuff sweet, more garlic, whatever you like. That shit is on you.

    Cut the ends off your sugar snap peas because those can be stringy.  Run a skewer through the peas widthwise, with about 9 peas per stick. Mix together the oil and lime juice in a small glass and brush it over both sides of the peas so that they don’t stick when you grill them, otherwise your just wasting everybody’s goddamn time.

    Bring your grill to a high heat and place the skewers on there for a minute or so on each side. You don’t need to cook them, you just want some char marks on there because that looks fucking legit. Slide the peas off the skewers and sprinkle them lightly with salt. Serve with peanut dipping sauce. Too lazy to cook them? Just serve them shits raw.  

    We whipped this dish up exclusively for our homies over at Frank151.


  6. I thought we were cool… WHAT THE FUCK SPOON?