Disclosure: I did receive a free copy of It’s All Good to facilitate this review, but all the opinions and quick wit are my own!
During the last week of April, I had the opportunity to interview Gwyneth Paltrow. She shared lots about her latest film Iron Man 3, but also spoke with us about her latest cookbook “It’s All Good.” It was a great chance to learn first hand why Gwyneth is so passionate about her latest project, and the story behind why she felt she needed to write another cookbook.
“It’s All Good” is deeply rooted in her connection between father and her. She has many fond memories of their time in the kitchen together. After a health scare a few years ago, she realized that the crap she was eating was literally killing her. She found herself burnt out and ill after not taking care of herself. Rather than brushing it off, Gwyneth decided to dig deep into her foodie roots and come up with some fresh, clean recipes that would get her back to an even keel.
The thing that I love about Gwyneth’s book is that it is easily labelled. My daughter has food allergies, and I really need to be able to know what is in each recipe. There is also a lot of variety in her recipes. You can make anything from Thai chicken burgers t0 dark chocolate almond coconut bark.
I love this book because it’s chock full of so many recipes that are great for those with food allergies! My daughter and I had a chance to make the Brownies that Could recipe. My daughter has milk, egg, and soy allergies, so we can’t use regular cake or brownie mixes. We always have to make something special for her birthday.
It was a great opportunity to spend some time in the kitchen together. As homeschoolers, we use cooking as a way to teach math and critical thinking skills. Even Gwyneth acknowledges the kitchen is a fantastic place to bond and help kids learn.
The kitchen is an amazing place to interact and teach kids. ~Gwyneth Paltrow
Her love of the kitchen stems from early memories of her father. Gwyneth shared, “[her father] was the one taught [her] cook, and [they] learned together and [their] connection to food was such a part of [their] relationship.” It’s a tradition that she has chosen to continue with her children as well.
We had so much fun making the brownies, and my daughter was stoked she could lick the batter because there were no eggs in it. Once they were done and out of the oven, I could barely keep her from trying to eat them right away.
Once they were cooled, I think she ate them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. She literally gobbled the WHOLE pan! PLUS, it didn’t hurt her stomach (a symptom she suffers from when she eats something she is allergic to). The brownies delighted her so much that she told me that since Gwyneth Paltrow and I were “friends” now, that I had to call her and tell her thank you, thank you, thank you for the brownie recipe!
If you want to give these yummy brownies a whirl, here is the recipe from Gwyneth Paltrow’s “It’s All Good!”
To check out more of her recipes, make sure to grab It’s All Good. It’s currently available on Amazon for $17.39 (Reg. $32) Prices May change