Friday, May 10, 2013

Interview with Gwyneth Paltrow, about her new cookbook, and is she cooking rapper? #Ironman3event

 As all of you know I love to cook. And checking out new cook books is a great treat for me. As an unexpected surprise during the Iron Man 3 press trip all of the bloggers were given a copy of Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cook book “It’s all Good”. Not only is she a wonderful actor, a great mom she is also a cook book author. We got to chat with the People’s Most Beautiful woman, about life and healthy cooking. We chatted about Iron Man 3 as well, make sure to check out my IronMan 3 Gwyneth Paltrow interview.

During this part of the interview, Gwyneth talked candidly about issues she had that led her to the doctor herself. She was steadily wearing herself down. Gwyneth went to the doctor and got tested, for everything. She had high stress hormones- they were, killing her adrenals.  She had low vitamin D, vitamin B; her estrogen was messed up, everything was just off. Other doctors said to, go on this medication; get a surgery; but this doctor said to her, for three weeks, eat an elimination diet.  Eat super clean, just like how your ancestors would’ve eaten like chicken, fig, vegetables. No coffee, no alcohol, no sugar. She followed the doctors’ orders, and began to see a difference.

Gywneth, is so inspirational. If she can do it, so can I, I know my family could stand to eat healthier and with all of the great recipes in the cookbook I know I will make sure cook healthier for my family, it is better for us all.

Here are some of my favorite questions from the interview:

Question: How did you get into doing cookbooks?

Gwyneth Paltrow: I started writing down my recipes because I was always a cook and a foodie.  I had a lot of friends kind of asking me how do you do that, or like all my friends would be, like, what temperature do I roast this at? 

You know, what’s an easy dinner? So I started writing them all down.

this book I did basically because my son has really bad eczema, (her son had) food allergy tests, and he’s really allergic to gluten and cow’s milk.  And I felt so bad for him, ... not having regular ice cream, meat balls and stuff.  I’m gonna just make him, a mini-encyclopedia of totally yummy comfort food. And it’s been incredible because so many people are trying to avoid gluten either for weight or, you know, they’re allergic to it, that’s sort of how it all happened.

Question: What advice do you have regarding the best nutrition?

Gwyneth Paltrow: Someone told me the best thing; a nutritionist once told me, the way that we’ve changed our diet in the last fifty years is crazy.  If you showed our grandmothers, our great grandmothers what- the way we were eating, they’d be like, this isn’t even food.  What are you doing?  The nutritionist said to me, when you’re at the supermarket, shop the periphery.   That’s where all the fresh food is, that’s where the chicken, fish, beef everything fresh is on the periphery.  I try to cook really healthy at home because I can’t control what they (the kids) eat at home or at friend’s houses.  Nor do I want to.  Like, I want them to be autonomous and have- make their own choices and have a life. I think that that’s their balance; and my balance is, like, I try to cook healthy at home, and then out, I’ll eat whatever I want to.

Question: How do you keep your kids healthy when you’re away from home?

Gwyneth Paltrow:   we were just in Paris; I was on the Iron Man press tour.  I mean, try eating gluten free in Paris.  It is a nightmare.  My poor child.  So you know what I try to do?  I mean, he totally ate a croissant; he ate bread, and it was inevitable.  There were- but you know what, one day I was like, let’s go find Japanese food.  I think, Asian foods, Mexican, that, like, those are all really what a great way to avoid it when you’re out.

Question: Do your kids cook with you a lot?

Gwyneth Paltrow:   Oh yes.  My son, especially, is really, really into it, and he can, perfectly crack an egg.  He has since he was four- no shells in the bowl.  Every weekend, we’d cook something together.  He loves it.

And I do that a lot with my kids in the kitchen.  I actually think that the kitchen is an amazing place to interact and teach kids.  We do math in the kitchen with, like, how many- okay it says, like two thirds of a cup?  That time and it’s such quality time of interacting but, you’re also making dinner, you’re doing something that you need to do anyway.

Question: When you cook, do you rap?

Gwyneth Paltrow:   Do you have a hidden camera in my kitchen?  Yes, we are a hip hop household, a hundred percent.  My son, especially.

I love the cookbook and I could not wait to make something yummy for my family so last night I made a great recipe from the book, Thai Chicken. This was super easy to make, so easy that I had most of the ingredients in my home already (and this is always a plus for a working mom like me). My family loved this easy to make tasty dish. I have to admit it was so delicious! And it looked amazing. Here is a picture, what do you think?

Chicken Burgers, Thai Style
1 pound ground chicken (preferably dark meat)
2 garlic cloves, very finely minced
2/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped
2 shallots, very finely minced
1 teaspoon finely minced red chili (or more or less however hot you like it)
2 teaspoons fish sauce
½ teaspoon coarse sea sale
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons neutral oil (like canola, grape seed, or safflower oil)
Mix chicken, garlic, cilantro, shallots, red chili, fish sauce, sea salt and pepper together.  Form into 4 burger patties about one inch thick. Heat pan, and add the oil, cook patties on one side for 8 minutes, then flip and cook for 5 minutes on the other side. 

I understand the stress and the craziness of being a working mom, I know that I have to stop and take care of myself at times, I cannot just keep going and ignoring my health. If you have someone in your life that has to eat gluten free, or if you would like to eat better, a more healthy lifestyle I would recommend checking out this great cookbook “It’s all Good”.

Buy it:

You can purchase this great cook book on Amazon

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  1. Great interview! She is so amazing!

  2. How fun, she's gorgeous! I'd love her cookbook!

  3. They turned out great, Susan!! Can't wait to see which recipe you'll try next.

  4. I am so jealous you got to meet Gwyneth! I love her! It sounds like it was a great experience:)

  5. Life is all about balance, she had so many awesome things to say.

  6. The thai style chicken burgers look amazing!


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