It’s All Good
It’s All Good is the new cook-book penned by Gwyneth Paltrow. Where shall I begin with this fabulous cookbook? I knew then that I had found the book that I was looking for just as Ms. Paltrow, I had recently felt the effects of too much work, and too much stress in my life as well. I’ve made minor changes to my diet, but wanted a broader approach, a baseline, as she calls it, from which to enjoy the occasional excess. On the one hand, no one can argue the benefits of a clean diet, both physically and mentally. The recipes in this book are healthy in general. I personally keep a pretty clean diet and had already been cooking without gluten, nuts and soy due to various dietary problems in my family, and therefore I’m always looking for new recipes. So it’s easy to understand why I was so excited for the launch of this book.
In general I love the book. The recipes are excellent and if you fix them you will surely impress your family and friends. The recipes are wonderful, fresh and healthy. The ingredients are all healthy proteins and vegetables which are easy and reasonable to purchase.
My reason for buying this book?
Gwyneth is obviously someone who has maintained a slim figure and has been healthy for years. In this book she shares recipes that are tasty and which I’m sure have helped to maintain her attractive, slim, figure. An added bonus is that because you’re cooking with Ms. Paltrow’s recipes you might even feel like you are famous! But all joking aside, the recipes contained in her book are healthy recipes, with which we can only hope that we could have grown up with, we would all be much thinner and beautiful as the author who, by the way, is getting an absolute beating for this book. Mostly from people who cannot value a thing for what it is. You don’t have to like her personally to enjoy her delicious recipes. Beside Ms. Paltrow has had lots of help from high priced professionals and access to world renowned chefs and their cooking secrets. She’s paid a fortune for it over the years I’m sure. The way I look at it through the purchase of this book I, and anyone else who purchases the book, will be able to benefit from all of that experience for only a small fraction of the price that she paid, which is just as well. I was impressed with the layout and photos, and even a few of the vegan recipes were delicious
The pantry section was good and she introduced me to a couple of new things, and on top of it all I learned about some products I knew nothing of. There is a large section in the back with things like snacks and condiments that can be made. These recipes are simple, balanced and contrary to popular opinion, rarely require exotic ingredients. Yes, she recommends that you buy organic, which can be expensive, but so do most of chefs these days. You have to decide what you can buy. Many of the recipes have a Spanish touch or Korean, the specialties of the co-writer Julia Turshen, these were my favorites. I’m really looking forward to cooking more with this great recipe book