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IT'S ALL GOOD: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great Hardcover – April 2, 2013
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Gwyneth Paltrow is an Oscar Award-winning actor and author of the New York Times bestselling cookbooks My Father's Daughter and It's All Good. She is founder of the website Goop, which covers food, fashion, fitness, and travel. Paltrow is an actress, businesswoman, and mother who lives in Los Angeles.
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I personally have no real opinion of her at all. She doesn't bother me nor she does she interest me. I love the Iron Man movies but I also hate most of her romantic comedies (I don't like most romantic comedies to be fair). So my review is only of the cookbook.
I picked up this book only because I heard the recipes might work for me. I eat a semi-paleo diet thanks to being diagnosed with Crohn's disease. I gave up most grains, dairy, soy, all sugar, anything processed and most beans in an attempt to stop my condition from getting worse. I was staring at a possible removal of 2-3 ft of my intestines right before my son started kindergarten and I wasn't interested in missing his first day of school so I could eat only liquids in a hospital room. I'm also the daughter of a chef and restauranteurs so not being able to eat food I love was not going to work for me. I want to not be sick but I also want to be a human and eat things like cake and cookies. I grabbed this book because I love to mix up and get inspired by ideas for myself and my family.
Simply put, the recipes are good. Everything I've made has been great and it has allowed me ideas to make variations of my own to keep our lunches and dinner varied and interesting. The pictures are awesome and for me, I like to see the food when I'm reading the recipe, call it colors-by-number cooking but it can turn a recipe that sounds 'eh...' into a 'must make'.
I read people all bent out of shape about the 'hard boiled egg' recipe but so what? Cookbooks are made for those who have no idea what oregano is all the way to culinary school grads... they cover a gamut of readership and one recipe that feels ostracizing can simply be skipped. Anyhow I've been asked how to boil an egg before (many people don't know how long to get a fully cooked yoke or a slightly raw yolk... that's a fair query). Many cookbooks talk about how to cut veggies and so be it... some people don't know the difference between a mince and a dice or a julienne. I'm not going to bash the teacher or those who don't know those things. If I don't like or need something in a cookbook, I have the ability to turn the page and move on.
Fresh ideas for food, encouraging people to eat locally and naturally are good things and this book mostly has recipes that I think are practical for people to make. Every cookbook I own has a handful of recipes that fall into the 'oh yeah... I'm not going to make that...' category, normally due to the level of prep and this book is no exception. The salmon burgers are amazing but I didn't freeze and then shove salmon into my food processor. I bought wild caught canned salmon and modified the recipe to suit and guess what, it was awesome. Also the salt roasted fish was a little more than I was willing to do but my local Whole Foods sells amazing fish and they easily prepped the fish for me so the rest was easier than I thought. I'm lucky that I live in an area where all these ingredients are readily available even at my local grocery store, but luckily with amazon, most of the dry ingredients can be available to anyone (hello I buy my almond flour and coconut flour from Amazon... its way cheaper). I also a lucky enough to be able to devote a lot of time to cooking at home, something I know most people don't have but what I appreciate about this cookbook is most of the recipes are easy and don't have a page long list of ingredients. It uses canned beans or canned tuna to make some recipes extra easy. Some of these recipes are out of reach for me because I don't eat corn (often... its hard to pass on roasted corn if someone has made it) and I very rarely eat beans but if I ever found a cookbook in which I liked every recipe I'm pretty sure I'd be in alternate or faux-Matrix like reality because it's just not possible.
The reason I gave 4 stars instead of five is because the book does call for ingredients that are both expensive and at times hard to find. Like I said, I live in an area where everything is easy to find but I'm from Ohio originally and I know finding xantham gum powder or xylitol at my local Kroger's would be a stretch. I'm half-Asian so most of the things she asks for are a given and I keep already but I can imagine for someone with little knowledge of Asian cooking finding fish sauce or kimchee and sriracha is a challenge. Stocking your pantry with raw honey, almond flour, enough natural oils, coconut oil, raw cocoa powder and all these other things is really pricey. When I first began eating this way I was worried about how much money I was spending just stocking up on basics but what I can say is after awhile, you save money. I no longer buy cereals, goldfish crackers, cookies or random snacks for my family and I quickly realized, cutting out the processed foods cut my grocery bill even though I was buying more organic, free range meats and local produce.
I didn't read any of the text outside of the recipes so I can't comment on them. But as far as the recipes, I think this is great book.
SO SO GLAD I PURCHASED THIS BOOK! It is going to make life easier and much healthier now that we are back to school and busier.