It’s All Good…is Really Good!
October 6, 2013 § 2 Comments
You all know of my mixed feelings about Gwyneth Paltrow. She is kind of a kook, kind of oblivious, but sometimes she and I have scarily similar taste. That said, I would never wear a dress with completely see through side panels, no matter how great my a** looked. I also cannot make it through five minutes of a Tracy Anderson workout with feeling certain that I was going to die.
I am also not a believer in crazy diets, but here is the thing: Many of the recipes found on Goop are delicious and pretty healthy. So when her latest cookbook, It’s All Good was published earlier this year, I decided to give it a try.
And I have to be completely honest with you: Everything I have tried has been delicious, including…
The Korean Chicken Tacos
The Lentil Salad
Perfectly Cooked Quinoa
The Carrot Salad with Black Sesame + Ginger
The Crazy Good Fish Tacos (seriously delicious)
The Avocado Toast (and now I love Veganese)
And my big favorite, which was also last night’s dinner…
Risotto with Peas + Greens
This one has no cheese in it, making it a Guilt Free dinner when served with a side of blue oyster mushrooms sauted in a touch of butter and olive oil with a little white wine, leeks and parsley.
I have avoided the gluten free baking (but imagine it would be very useful for people who need to avoid the stuff) , yet can’t wait to try the many other satisfying-looking dishes that seem to check out with my overall Recipe Sense. (This is Spidey Sense for whether a recipe looks “right”.)
Basically, the recipes are “Ina Light”. Easy, reliable, and perfect for at-home meals that aren’t complete calorie bombs. As such, I actually keep a copy of the book on my iPhone so I can refer to it when trying to make something healthy for dinner that I would not normally make. Extremely helpful, even if it sounds nuts.
I think a great deal of credit must be given to her co-author, Julia Turshen, who I suspect is the engine that makes all the recipes “go”, but I am going to give Ms. Paltrow the credit she deserves of helping the book happen in the first place.
(Photos: Some Cozy Night)