My sister really likes food. She also really likes celebrities. She has been known to say “I feel like we could be best friends” about several A-listers (and some B-listers too). But I won’t tease her too much because she’s moving to another country soon and I’m afraid if I’m not nice to her she’ll never come back.
Posting this photo isn’t a great start.
Anyway. Every time we talk she is raving about a new recipe from Gwyneth Paltrow, so I told her to send me a guest post. And she delivered. Take it away Laura…
Fact: Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook is bomb-diggity (yes, I just said bomb-diggity). My Dad gave it to my for my birthday this year, which I found very appropriate because of its title, My Father’s Daughter, and I keep finding myself flipping through it for more and more recipes. Also, since I am currently living with my parents in limbo (recently back from 9 months of travel and moving to Australia in April) I not only have great test subjects, but a vast array of spices from which to choose. One of the main things that annoyed me about trying to cook when I was living in an apartment in San Francisco, was that a) I didn’t have much cabinet space to stock up on spices, and b) they cost SO freakin much! Who wants to spend $8 on 1 tsp of something that you may or may not ever use again??? It can really up the cost of cooking for one. So, ANYWAY, back to the point….I recently made Gwyneth’s "Best Stir-Fried Chicken" and paired it with her "Fried Rice with Kale and Scallions." As my BFF Gwyn puts it, it’s great for when you’re "in the mood for good Chinese takeaway but don’t want to have the MSG."
Here are the recipes:
Fried Rice with Kale and Scallions
Best Stir-Fried Chicken
And here’s how it went down…
I am obsessed with sesame seeds, so I added a
sprinkle handful to the chicken at the end.
I can’t tell you how delish this sauce is…sticky, gooey delightfulness with a bit of a spicy kick…yum! The rice is really good too! I had never attempted fried rice before, but it was ridiculous how easy it was.
I had made some cookies the day before (also from the same cookbook) so I thought those were worth sharing also…
Lalo’s Famous Cookies
After reading this blog, you might assume that this is my only cookbook, or that I’m being paid under the table to promote her book (I wish) but, alas, I am just a fan of the recipes. Healthy and delicious…hard to beat that combo!
Thanks for the guest post Laura!
It figures it takes an A list celeb like Gwyneth Paltrow to convince her to try kale when her own sister has been singing the delicious green’s praises for years, but whatever.
Now I want this cookbook, too! The kale and brown rice dish is similar to some previous meals I’ve shared, but I am definitely trying the chicken stir-fry recipe (replacing the chicken one with tofu).
Who has a favorite cookbook to recommend?