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Gwyneth Paltrow’s New Cookbook, It’s All Good

Since giving birth to my surro-baby three months ago, I’ve been on a mission to get my pre-pregnancy body back sooner rather than later.  That means really watching what goes into my body and being more active.

During the interview with Gwyneth Paltrow about her role in Iron Man 3, she talked a little about her new cookbook, It’s All Good.

its all good cookbook

During the interview with Gwyneth, she so kindly gave each of us a signed copy of her new cookbook.  I’ve been thumbing through it since I got home and I can not wait to try some of the recipes.  I’ve earmarked several of the recipes, like the Turkey Meatballs on page 105 and the Perfectly Cooked Quinoa on page 178.  The Lentil Salad with Mustard + Tomatoes on page 196 was totally yelling at me the other night, but wouldn’t you know I didn’t have a lemon on hand.

I’ve been meaning to try many of the recipes, but with my current workload and schedule, it just hasn’t happened yet.  But summer’s a-coming and I have great plans for this cookbook.

interview with gwyneth paltrow

Photo used with permission by Crissy of DearCrissy.com

Gwyneth started writing cookbooks because all her friends would come to her for cooking advice.  She had already started writing down her recipes, so sharing them in the form of a book just seemed like a smart idea.  Plus, since her father showed her how to cook and food was a part of their relationship, she “felt it would be nice to write the recipes, and kind of pay homage to him and our relationship at the same time, and it was cathartic.”

During the interview she opened up about the reasons she began eating differently.  I know for most people it takes a “wake-up” moment for us to begin making changes, and that is exactly what happened with Gwyneth.  She had a health scare and she used food to correct it.  When she was asked her best nutrition device, she said to “shop the periphery….that’s where all the fresh food is.”

Gwyneth really is a woman of all trades.  She acts, she cooks…and she raps, while she cooks.  Since their family is really close with Jay Z, her son is obsessed with hip hop.  In her own words, “we are a hip hop household, a hundred percent.”

As I said in my earlier interview with Gwyneth, she is totally down to earth and so much fun.  But, I still can’t believe I was in the same room with her and she SIGNED my cookbook.

A special thanks to the Disney for inviting me to Los Angeles and for paying most of my expenses.
About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    The lentil salad sounds great!

  2. 2

    I’ll be interested to hear what you think about it as you use it — I’ve heard mixed reviews b/c of the type of ingredients required.

  3. 3

    The turkey meatballs sounds good! I might just have to check this cookbook out! Thanks for sharing!

  4. 4

    I have this on my wishlist to buy, but I haven’t bought it yet because of the mixed reviews. I might have to skim through it the next time I am at the bookstore to see how well I might like it. 🙂

  5. 5

    Adding this to my amazon wish list!

  6. 6

    Sounds like a great cookbook!

  7. 7

    I love her! I already have this book on my wishlist!

  8. 8

    I had no idea she had a cookbook out.

  9. 9

    I collect cookbooks, so I might just have to add her book to my collection.

  10. 10

    She really seems awesome. I want that cookbook!

  11. 11

    She is such a multi-tasking machine, can’t wait to delve into this cookbook.

  12. 12

    I am in love with her cookbook. The recipes are simple but so delicious.

  13. 13

    I love simple most of Gwyneth’s recipes are! I have flipped through it a few times and hope to really sit down and dig in next week!

  14. 14

    This is definitely on my list of new cookbooks to buy! I just love how simple and easy the recipes are!

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    Kim Bergeron says:

    Great! I’m ordering it today!!! thanks!

  16. 16

    I have been hearing so many great things about this cookbook. I think I’ll have to pick one up!

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