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It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes that Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great (English Edition)
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It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes that Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Gwyneth Paltrow , Julia Turshen
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Last spring, after a particularly gruelling schedule and lapse of overindulgence, Gwyneth Paltrow was feeling fatigued and faint. A visit to her doctor revealed that she was anemic, vitamin D deficient, and that her stress levels were sky high. He prescribed an elimination diet to clear out her system and help her body heal. But this meant no coffee, no alcohol, no dairy, no eggs, no sugar, no shellfish, no deep-water fish, no wheat, no meat, no soy, nothing processed at all!

An avid foodie, Paltrow was concerned that so many restrictions would make meal time boring, so, together with Julia Turshen, she compiled a collection of 185 delicious, easy recipes that followed her doctor's guidelines. And it worked! After changing her diet, Paltrow healed totally, felt more energetic and looked great. Now, in IT'S ALL GOOD, she shares the go-to dishes that have become the baseline for the restorative diet she turns to whenever she feels she needs it. Recipes include: Huevos Rancheros, Korean Chicken Tacos, Salmon Burgers with Pickled Ginger, even Power Brownies, Banana 'Ice Cream', and more!

Biographie de l'auteur

Gwyneth Paltrow is an Oscar winner and author of the New York Times bestselling cookbook, My Father's Daughter. She is a mother and an actress, splitting her time between London and New York. Her website,, covers food, crafts, fashion and fitness.

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 MIAM 27 juin 2013
Par Pauline
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J'avais beaucoup aimé son premier livre de recettes, certaines d'ailleurs sont devenues des classiques à la maison, j'étais donc ravie qu'elle sorte un 2nd livre!
Je ne suis pas déçue!
J'ai déjà testé une dizaine de recettes et elles sont toutes délicieuses et toutes très saines et équilibrées ce qui ne fait qu'augmenter le plaisir!!
Ce nouveau livre est encore mieux que le précédent.
Par ailleurs, l'idée de proposer des semaines "à thème" est très pratique!!

J'espère que Gwyneth Paltrow nous fera encore découvrir de nouvelles recettes.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 J'adore 29 juin 2013
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Des recettes faciles. Des produits assez aisés à trouver (dans les magasins bios), des explications claires et simples. De jolies images. Il y en a pour tous les goûts. Et même sans être végétarien, accro aux régimes, pro-detox, on se régale. Je le recommande vivement.
Arrivé bien emballé et dans les temps prévu.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Pour les Français 30 avril 2014
Par cocob
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Les recettes sont sympas, quel que soit son type d'alimentation, mais comme souvent avec les recettes américaines il y a beaucoup d'ingrédients que nous ne connaissons pas du tout en France, malheureusement. A moins de rechercher en profondeur quels sont-ils pour pouvoir les reproduire, certaines recettes manqueront de cette petite touche supplémentaire.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 J'adore ! 20 janvier 2014
Par Audrey M
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J’apprécie la philosophie et la variété des recettes proposées.
Lorsqu’il nous manque un ingrédient, il est facile de le remplacer.
En bonus, le livre est très beau, un vrai bonheur à feuilleter.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Oh, Gwen... 2 avril 2013
Par krissskrosss - Publié sur
I'm torn on how to write this review. On one hand, no one can argue the benefits of a clean diet, both physically and mentally, and the recipes in this book are overall healthful. On the other hand, it briefly made me wonder if we colinized Mars while I was asleep and made Gwyneth Paltrow the Planetary President... I'll explain.

I eat a clean diet and have to cook without gluten, tree nuts, and soy due to varying dietary issues in my family. So, I'm always looking for new recipes and I was excited for this book's release. But for disclosure, I admit to rolling my eyes when I saw the author was GP. Isn't this the same person who has sworn by macrobiotic diets, then raw diets, then juicing fasts, and those acupuncture and cupping procedures? And didn't she just write a different clean diet cookbook recently? But, I figured maybe she learned a few things and if the book provided some good recipes, then why not try it? So, I did. I will try to keep my eye rolls separate from the contents of the book, but it may get tricky. And with 35 of 80some photos in this COOKbook being of her and not food (that's nearly half, math wizard!), Ms. Paltrow doesn't make it easy.

First, the misinformation/contradictions:
Gwyneth decided that her kids, husband, and herself are intolerant to gluten, dairy, and chicken when her doctor put her on an elimination diet to clear out her system after she mistook a migraine for dying. (No, really.) I thought she was already eating this way, according to her past diets, but she calls her "overindulgence" a "lapse" in her healthy lifestyle sparking health problems that made her adopt this new diet. Call me skeptical, but it just comes across as someone just riding the newest diet wave.

In the book she writes,
"Every single nutritionist, doctor and health-conscious person I have ever come across...seems to concur that [gluten] is tough on the system and many of us are at best intolerant of it and at worst allergic to it."

This is full of hyperbole ("every" [related] person she's "ever" come across? wow), and absolutely false. Fact: A gluten intolerance mimics Celiacs which tears apart your GI tract and/or causes a wide variety of health problems. Fact: A gluten allergy is the same as any food allergy which can result in anaphylaxis.

The standard American diet is absolutely too glutenous. It's also too high in sugar, fats, etc... But there are very specific differences between gluten allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities. And some people just digest better without it. I digest a cucumber a lot easier than I do broccoli, but that doesn't mean I'm intolerant to broccoli.

For a clean cookbook low on allergens, it sure includes a lot of high allergen foods (eggs, soy, potatoes.) GP doesn't allow her kids or husband to eat potatoes, but corn is okay. I guess she skipped the memo on the downsides to corn, but kept the one on potatoes? Also, soy has not only been proven unhealthy for many reasons, but it's also been reported that up to 85% of the soy supply is genetically modified. There is nothing "clean" about GMO's. But I guess that isn't important, either.

Then the hypocrisy: GP claims she allows her kids to be kids and cheat by eating Oreos and Cheetos occasionally. I totally get that, I allow my kids indulgences, too. However, didn't she just say that people are "at best" intolerant of gluten, including her kids? If that were true, then she knowingly allows her kids to eat foods that are potentially tearing apart their intestines. Doesn't make sense? That's because it's nonsense and proves that her kids "tolerate" gluten just fine.

Yes, everybody benefits from limiting their gluten intake. That doesn't mean that most people are intolerant. But, she also says her whole family is intolerant to chicken and dairy. Intolerances and benefiting from cutting back a food group are not the same thing. People who aren't lactose intolerant don't have to eliminate dairy, but can highly benefit from switching to organic (ridding the antibiotics and hormones); doesn't make them intolerant. A few glasses of red wine may be healthy for you, but overindulging consistently will send your liver straight into failure. Doesn't mean you're intolerant to wine, it means you drank yourself to death. I haven't eaten meat in nearly a decade, but I've never once made the claim that I am intolerant to it. You see, I like to use facts rather than rhetoric. The book would have been better had she done the same, because once the contradictions started, the rest was too hard to take seriously. (ie: picking and choosing what you *think* is healthy, while promoting other foods that studies have proven are not, especially when you've already tried so many fad diets and back peddled yourself into that migraine-disguised-as-death drama.)

But, let's move on to the "recipes":
I'm not sure how to say this without sounding like I'm lying, but just trust me. One of the recipes is a "hard boiled egg." That's it. A hard boiled egg. In case you're not sure how to make such a complicated dish, I'll sum it up for you: place egg in boiling water. Wait for it... Done!

Is this a joke? I paid for a cookbook but instead got a bunch of photos of GP riding a Vespa, her celebrity friend name dropping, stories of how she overnights vegan cookies to her manager, and a recipe for a hard boiled egg?! Not to mention, if your family is "intolerant" to chickens, then why aren't they "intolerant" to chicken bi products? Doesn't make sense again, right? I'm thinking of a word again, I'll give you a hint: starts with hypo, ends with crite.

If a hard boiled egg isn't fancy enough for you, fear not! Right below it is a recipe for an "Olive Oil Fried Egg"!! As in, an egg fried in olive oil. Yep. That's it. Too complicated? No worries! Another "recipe" is one she admits is not even a recipe: slices of avocado with store bought veganaise on a slice of gluten free bread. Note to the author: if you find yourself typing out the words "it isn't an actual recipe"? It's not. That's what Pinterest is for.

And then comes my favorite recipe of all: POPCORN. This tough-to-master, little-heard-of gem of a recipe was taught to her by her very famous celebrity friend Cameron Diaz, whom Paltrow calls a "popcorn making master." ... In case you missed my sarcasm, it's popcorn. You pop it. You eat it. The end. Move over, Diaz! Looks like I'm a master, too!

You can't make this stuff up.

The book isn't ALL bad. The photography and layout are gorgeous and Gwyneth is glowingly beautiful, which shows how well her diet works for her. There are a lot of recipes in the book, but I didn't find anything I don't already have from other cookbooks and sites online. But if this is your first clean eating cookbook, you may be happy with the selection. The people who are complaining about the cost of the recipes... Well, that's not *always* GP's fault (although, if she gave recipes for freakin' popcorn, she could have taken the time to detail a few "on a budget" meals...) But mostly, it's just the world of clean eating. It can get pricey. Load up on hard boiled eggs, I guess. And, lucky for you, this book will teach you how!

It's All Good just wasn't for me. Recommendations for nothing under $500 blenders (What? Can't *everyone* afford that?), outrageous ingredients not at all "easy" (what? doesn't everyone get their organic flour from "Williams & Sonoma?"), picture after picture of herself, recipes ranging from no-brainer non-recipes to ones I've seen before or found online for free, misleading health claims... She makes sure to mention all the organic apples she yields from her summer home in the Hamptons just in case you want to do the same!

I don't like giving out poor reviews, but It's All Good turned out to be All Ridiculous.

*Edited To Add:
Apparently, some people get really angry when you point out things that GP put in her own book. I don't have a personal vendetta against Ms. Paltrow. She wrote this stuff. I'm simply interjecting my opinion that it often comes across as hypocritical and, at best, not relatable. Jessica Alba recently wrote a book on ridding your home and diet of toxins that I liked because she went out of her way to list affordable options for regular people and doable changes for those who have to work, cook, clean, and take care of their own kids every day with no outside help. I'm not comparing books, I'm comparing mindsets. You *can* be wealthy without being completely disconnected from reality. Gwyneth Paltrow seems to struggle with that quite a bit which makes her and her books extremely hard to relate to. At least for me, anyway. I also find it odd that many reviewers on here whom are angry with others for disliking the book keep saying we aren't focusing on the "recipes" enough, yet they themselves focus very little on the recipes and instead just criticize the reviews and all the "hate" (calm down, people. I haven't "hated" anything since the movie Space Jam). It's hypocritical (which explains why they liked the book), and also silly to suggest at least HALF of the book (information, stories, and pictures) shouldn't be discussed. Seems more like a personal investment in defending GP rather than the "recipes", in my opinion.

Maybe you'll like this book more than I did. Some really seem to be enjoying it. But personally, I walked away from It's All Good wanting a refund and thinking the only thing Gwyneth is actually intolerant to is reality.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Even if You Do Hate Her ... 12 avril 2013
Par Bohemian Bon Vivant - Publié sur
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I am so not generally a fan of Gwyneth Paltrow (I often think of her as Her Royal Smugness after seeing an appearance she made on the David Letterman show, and believe the only movie she was any good in [and she was] was The Talented Mr. Ripley); but since I don't read Goop, or even the parts of this book that she wrote that open each chapter (none of which interests me in the least) I don't feel the absolute vitriol that so many of these reviewers do here.

The poor woman's taking an absolute beating for her new It's All Good, but I'm smart enough to know that Ms. Paltrow has had a lot of high-priced help and access to chefs and kitchen secrets and paid a fortune for that over the years, and by buying this book I was able to benefit from all that for a tiny fraction of the price she paid.

Gotta like that.

Some of these reviewers came here with a snarky, Mean Girls-like agenda and rated this book one star ON THE SAME DAY (OR WEEK) IT WAS RELEASED. One star? For this? Seriously? WHEN THEY DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TIME TO TRY A SINGLE RECIPE? How very mature of them. That's not a review, and they need to get over it and just focus on the actual content and what one can learn from it.

I knocked off a star for the Paltrow musings (don't care about her pontificating on any subject), but as far as the rest of the content, I was impressed. The pictures and recipes LOOK delicious. The few (vegan) recipes I tried WERE delicious, and I'm looking forward to cooking more through this.

The pantry section was good and introduced me to a few new things, the recipes look good, I learned about some products I didn't know about, and there's a great section at the back on condiment- and snack-type things you can make yourself. In addition, recipes are marked as to whether they're vegan, vegetarian, or whatever, which is quite helpful.

Just focusing on the vegan recipes, I found them stylish, well thought out, and a cut above some of the "hippie" style vegan cookbooks out there (which I also like, but it was nice to mix it up with the recipes here and elevate healthy living a bit and give it a shot of style). It looks like food I'd like to eat, and therefore it looks like food I want to try (and will try).

Unlike some others here, I'll be honest and say I haven't cooked much from the book yet (I just got it recently -- like everyone else as of April 2013) but what I have tried was very good, and I certainly feel like I got my money's worth.

One reviewer wrote they added up how much it would cost to "eat like Paltrow" for a single day and it came to hundreds daily. This is complete and utter nonsense. Even getting the pantry items only cost me about $100, and beyond that, it's just produce and meat (if you eat meat). It's nothing like this person claimed, and in fact the same could be said of Julia Child or any cookbook author if one were selectively choosing recipes (and intentionally misrepresenting the content [hey, it's the age of the Internet, they know most people will take it at face value and never check the facts]).

As for giving instructions on how to boil an egg, what's wrong with that? So did Julia Child in Mastering the Art of French Cooking. And, in fact, most of my friends with overly busy lives don't cook often and don't know how to boil an egg. Why should each of us expect this one book to be written to OUR EXACT AND UNIQUE hopes and dreams for what it could be, and not to the general and wide audience it was intended for? Are we that self-centered that we think anyone not at our same exact level should be left in the dark? It's mind boggling the meanness and self-centeredness of some people with the negative reviews here. Maybe she wanted to include it for her kids to pass down to their kids. You'd begrudge her that? If you don't need it, don't use it (as with ALL cookbooks), there's plenty of other stuff in here to like, and that's useful and new (and delicious).

When I cook some more through this (and I will) I'll come back and revise this. Yes, that's right, I'll be reviewing the actual book, not writing an anti-Paltrow rant here just trying to knock Ms. Paltrow down to make myself feel superior. That's just pathetic, and frankly those people should be ashamed of themselves. What happened to manners? What happened to kindness? What happened to fairness and to reviews based on facts rather than impressions?

Forget Ms. Paltrow, forget the chapter openers and the introduction, and focus instead on the content and what you can learn and do and make with this book. There's just NO WAY this is a one star book by any standard if one is being honest and not petty and cynical and snarky.

I think it's great -- so much so that I'm now going to check out her other book (and by the way, that's being written by a classical and adventurous cook who's tried most all the French classics, who's called a "gourmet cook" by people (even though I, like Julia Child and M.F.K. Fisher, would never use that word), and who is recently changing to a more vegan diet for health reasons in an effort to get off diabetes medication completely following the advice of Dr. Joel Fuhrman in The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes, so I'm very thankful for Ms. Paltrow's and Ms. Turshen's advice and for sharing their considerable range here. The food's healthy and tastes good. Not sure what else one needs from a cookbook.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Everything I've made has been delicious 19 avril 2013
Par pinkpout - Publié sur
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This review is based on having made 7 recipes (so far) from her book. All of them were delicious and I plan on cooking them again soon-- signs of successful recipes.

Lentil Salad with Mustard + Tomatoes: Grade: A+. This took about 30 mins in total to make and it tasted fantastic. My husband and I ate this as the main entree with a side of sage-chicken sausage. We were in heaven. (Omitted: italian parsley, because I didn't have any on hand. Also, used less oil than written but I do this with all recipes). UPDATE: Served this at a group bbq and it was hit--lots of compliments on how delicious it was, several wanted a copy of the recipe from me. :)

Black rice with fresh coconut: Grade: A. This took about an hour to make-- the bulk of that was waiting for the black rice to cook (it does need an hour!) and then stirring everything else in. I used canned young coconut juice-- it really is delicious with the nutty flavors of the black rice. I'm never cooking black rice with plain water again. The lime added a refreshing quality. I wasn't 100% sold on the peas with these flavors, I think I'll try steamed carrots instead next time. Note: 2 cups of coconut juice wasn't enough liquid, I did need to add about 1 cup more water during the cooking process. This might vary per stove-top setup, just make sure to keep an eye on it and if the water has evaporated too early keep adding the water. The final texture should be slightly chewy (al dente) and not crunchy (this means you didn't use enough water).

White Bean Puree with Turnip + Roasted Garlic: Grade: A+ (with modifications). I have an allergy to potatoes and have been missing mashed potatoes so I was really happy to see this in the book. Unfortunately I also don't tolerate garlic well so I had to make some creative additions. Changes: switched the turnip for steamed cauliflower (had it in the fridge) and instead of garlic I added 1.5 tsp dried thyme and .5 tsp ground marjoram. Pureed it together with the rest of the listed ingredients and it was DIVINE. I served this with the Portobellos + asparagus (see below) and my husband could not stop talking about how amazing the dinner was. He asks me every day to please make it again! Also: the fiber in the beans and cauliflower kept me full for the rest of the evening-- no late night snacks for me.

Grilled Asparagus with Portobellos with Shallot and Soy Sauce: Grade: A+. (Note: use tamari in place of soy sauce.) I made some slight modifications based on what I had on hand (tamari instead of soy, no ume plum vinegar, no xylitol, used agave instead of brown rice syrup, and lightly sauteed the shallot instead of including it raw) and it was MIND BLOWINGLY GOOD. Serve it with the White Bean Puree for a mega-healthy spin on "steak and potatoes." This is healthy comfort food at its best.

Carrots with Black Sesame + Ginger: Grade: A+ This is such a simple but delicious side dish. It took me about 10 minutes to make. I served it with the Black Rice and Coconut recipe for dinner. and it was a very filling and satisfying meal. Tip: I "steamed" the carrots in a skillet with the ginger-water and covered it with a glass lid for 5 minutes, then lifted the lid and let the water evaporate. It made for a slightly softer carrot (but not soggy), which I like.

Chicken Burgers, Thai Style: Grade: A+. I prepared it exactly as described in the book, except substituted 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger instead of garlic (can't tolerate it). The ginger made it even more thai-flavored. I also used ground chicken breast only because that's what I had. Served these on large lettuce leaves with avocado. SO GOOD.

Quinoa with Mushrooms + Arugula: Grade: A. I cooked the quinoa via her "Perfectly Cooked Quinoa" method and it turned out perfectly-- not too crunchy, not too soggy (this used to happen a lot). The arugula and mushrooms pair nicely together. The flavoring in this is very mild-- definitely not an "explosion in your mouth" type of recipe, but something clean and simple. This was also a quick meal-- about 30 mins in total.

All in all, I am so pleased with this book. I can't wait to keep making my way through the recipes. If I could only have one cookbook with me, I'd want it to be this (and I own about 20 cookbooks). It's the perfect combination of healthy, delicious and uncomplicated. Gwyneth and Julia have put together a fantastic collection of flavors.

***Recipe Updates**

Charred Corn with Sage: A+! Modifications: I made this without the onions (Gerd trigger :() and instead of 4 leaves of sage I added about 8. Yum! Definitely my new go-to with fresh corn-- so much faster to make and delicious than the usual boiled corn on the cob method. Have to say, I was very surprised how much I liked this but the crunchy corn with fresh sage is phenomenal. :)

Turkey Meatballs: A+! My husband loved them and kept asking "can we make these again?? Can we make these next week??." Super tasty. I can't eat onion or garlic so I substituted finely shredded carrot instead and it tasted great. Definitely add all the fresh herbs she recommends-- it makes the meatballs so fragrant and flavorful. Also-- to save on time, I browned the meatballs on all sides and simmered them in the sauce for about half the time (15 minutes). Great for a quick dinner!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 It's Not Just a Clever Name. 6 novembre 2013
Par Crystal Capson - Publié sur
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I'm delighted that this cookbook is so highly rated on Amazon, because it deserves it. When I have given this book an enthusiastic recommendation in the real world, I'm usually met with an incredulous look.

It's All Good is beautifully styled and photographed, and the recipes are well written (well, sort of dorkily-written, but I just opened my review with the word "delighted," so, you know...). Frankly, I don't see what there is to dislike about it. I suspect that the poor ratings come primarily from people who dislike Gwenyth Paltrow the Public Persona, which is ridiculous; there is a lot to be outraged about in the world, so directing your vitriol to some actress who writes cookbooks in her spare time borders on the absurd. (Can we digress for a tiny second? Let's just take a brief retrospective of Paltrow's life: she was born to and raised by Blythe Danner; then she grew up, dated Brad Pitt, and finally settled down with the singer for one of the highest-grossing bands in the English-speaking world. And now normal people bemoan the fact that she's unrelatable. With that biography, I'm surprised that the entirety of this book isn't just an advocation for eating caviar smeared on shaved black truffle as you bathe in a tub of La Mer. I wouldn't even call myself a Paltrow fan--my opinion of her is pretty much limited to, "Oh, isn't she pretty?"--but I think it's adorable that she basically wrote a cookbook showing us how she [or her personal chef] cooks her vegetables.)

More important than the presentation of the book itself are the recipes contained therein, and they are GOOD; all of them fall somewhere on the spectrum between "Hey, this is pretty tasty," and "OMG IN MY MOUTH WHAT IS THIS AMAZING THING?".

I'm vegan, so I can't speak to any of the meaty recipes, but even with approximately 1/3 of the book rendered useless to me, I still use it a few times a week. I have tried the following:

Avocado toast: I've been making this for years, and despite its non-recipe status, I'm still glad it's in here. The world deserves to know about avocado toast.

Sweet Potato + Five Spice Muffins: These are AMAZING. I have made them both gluten-free and with autumn red whole wheat flour (it was a 1:1 swap) and they were good both ways. I liked the results with the whole wheat flour slightly better, because the texture provided by whole wheat flour is a good compliment for the flavors in these muffins. But nevertheless, following the recipe as-is (which is to say, gluten-free) is totally delicious, and I have baked them for everyone I know who can't process gluten.

Buckwheat-Banana Pancakes: I haven't bothered with any other pancake recipe since discovering this one. It is perfect.

Go-to Black Beans: These aren't drop-everything amazing, but they ARE pretty tasty and I use the recipe often. I mean, it's a recipe for black beans, so what do you expect?

Mexican Green Goddess Dressing: This is pretty delicious. It's perfect for when you can't handle one more cilantro-lime vinaigrette on your Mexican-ish salad.

Carrot-Ginger Dressing: Also delicious! I was practically drinking it the first time I made it.

Apple Cider Vinaigrette: This was my least favorite of the dressings, but it was still good enough that I would probably make it again.

Green Goddess Dressing: My favorite of the dressings--it's a long list of ingredients (mostly herbs), but worth the effort. A note: in general, I find these salad dressings a smidgen too sweet; I would recommend beginning with half of the recommended amount of sweetener and then adding more to taste.

White Bean + Swiss Chard Soup: I made a soup like this once before and my tactless ex-boyfriend described it as "like gruel," but he was a ridiculous human being. That soup was good, and so is this one, even if the texture is a little strange (it's halfway between a normal rustic soup and a pureed soup).

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup with Chipotle + Coriander: I was using fingerling sweet potatoes in this recipe and ended up needing to more than double the number to get the right texture (in short: if the recipe calls for large sweet potatoes, it means it), but once I did, it was really good! When I had leftovers, I stirred in steamed kale, black beans and avocado and gave it a squeeze of lime. Do that.

Korean Slaw: I never thought I would get excited about slaw, BUT SERIOUSLY: this is delicious slaw! And it's surprisingly versatile. I use it on my kung pao tacos, and when I have leftovers I use it as a bed for proteins.

Miso-almond sauce: I probably was least impressed with this recipe, mostly because it reminded me of a lesser version of macro-crack (2 parts tahini plus one part tamari; add water to reach desired consistency). It was still good, don't get me wrong--but seriously. Try macro crack.

Charred Corn with Sage: If you're tired of making elotes, make this!

Roasted Cauliflower + Chickpeas with Mustard + Parsley: This is the first thing I made in this book, and it's really delicious. It's pretty oily, but that's what makes it so satisfying! Though it's listed as a side dish, it's both calorically dense and filling enough that it can (should?) be served as a main course.

Risotto with Peas + Greens: Other reviewers have called this recipe a bomb, but they are crazy. This is one of my favorites in the book! It may be a non-traditional risotto dish, but it's basically a flavor explosion. Maybe it should be called something else?

Almond + Kale smoothie: THIS IS DELICIOUS. I like to drink it and pretend like I'm actually health-minded, as though having kale for breakfast can negate the fact that I had ice cream for dinner the night before.

Creamy Avocado + Cacao smoothie: I modified this a bit (I use chocolate hemp protein powder instead of hemp seeds and cacao, and then I add flax--you know, for fun), but I wholeheartedly endorse anything that makes use of avocado.

Bernardo's Pumpkin Pie Shake: So tasty! Rather than the whey and ice cubes, I substitute half of a frozen banana. I also add cinnamon, because duh.

Banana Ice Cream with Sweet-and-Salty Roasted Almonds: I have always been a big fan of banana sorbets, but this blew me away with its simplicity and with how badly I wanted to eat all of it in one sitting.

And there are still other recipes in here that I want to try! This book has definitely paid for itself by now (if you assume that if I hadn't made something from this cookbook, I would have gone and gotten a pizza instead; I'm a college student so that assumption isn't too far fetched).

To address some of the criticisms that have been leveled at the book:

1. It's littered with aspirational photos of Paltrow. Like, a lot of them. -- Well, yeah, that's true. But as another reviewer pointed out, that is the case with any celebrity cookbook. And, I feel inclined to add, this really happens whenever the cookbook author is conventionally attractive. On a related note, there is maybe a little more editorializing by Gwenyth and co. in this book than in a normal cookbook, but again: it's a celebrity cookbook. Who cares? Are the cookbook police forcing you to read it?

2. The ingredients are esoteric and expensive. -- I actually find this completely untrue, but I am an occasionally health-minded vegan, and already the sort of person who bought a jar of Vegenaise to keep at her (practically carnivorous) boyfriend's apartment just in case of emergency. If you live in an area with privileged food access, as I do (I live in a coastal, urban area), you won't have any problem finding the ingredients.

3. You need a fancypants blender. -- This is actually less true than the editorial parts of the book would have you believe. I have a fancypants blender (Ninja NL770 MEGA Blender, whatwhat!), but for a long time I made do with a crappy Oster that had a semi-burned out motor, and even that hunk of junk could have handled most of the recipes in the book. You're out of luck if you want to make the carrot dressing or kale smoothie; otherwise, probably any old blender will do. I have lost count of the number of cookbooks that have inexplicably presumed that I was in possession of a food processor, so this phenomenon certainly isn't unique to It's All Good. Also, there are occasions when using an immersion blender is more appropriate than transferring the contents of your soup to a blender (as the recipes in It's All Good instruct), so keep that in mind.

4. The reasoning behind cookbook was clearly a ploy; everyone knows that Gwenyth Paltrow doesn't overindulge and that she's a fan of fad dieting. -- Yeah, probably. So? Is that really even grounds for critique? Do you honestly demand that the presaging conditions upon which your cookbooks are composed are 100% authentic? If those are your standards in life, then you are probably frequently disappointed and/or enraged.

5. She calls recipes vegan when they contain honey. -- Yep. Better use agave if you don't like that.

6. She calls recipes sugar-free when they contain honey/maple syrup/basically any manner of sweetener that is not derived immediately from sugar cane. -- It's true. This text demands a strict interpretation of the phrase "sugar free."

7. This book purports to contain recipes low in fat, but did you see how much olive oil I just used? -- I did, I saw it. Too bad oil is what makes food delicious. But seriously: although these recipes are allegedly the sort that Paltrow uses to "lose weight" (per the publisher's blurb on the cover) I don't see how that could be. Although wholesome and obviously nutritious, a lot of the recipes employ liberal amounts of olive/coconut/grapeseed oil, nuts and nut butters, Vegenaise, avocado, and other sources of (healthy!) fats. If your baseline eating is already moderately healthy, this cookbook probably won't help you lose weight. I certainly haven't lost any. However, I will say that using it regularly helps me feel better, if not look thinner, because I'm eating so many damn vegetables.

Anyway, as you can see, I heartily recommend this book. Get it!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Review of the Recipes only; It is a Cook Book after all 7 mai 2013
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Where do I begin with this fabulous cookbook? The recipes are wonderful, fresh, and healthy. The ingredients are all healthful proteins and vegetables that are easy and reasonable to purchase. My reason for purchasing this book: Gwyneth is obviously someone who has maintained a light and healthy weight for years, and is sharing tasty recipes that help her keep her attractive figure.
I have tagged many of the recipes and have not cooked my way through all of the book; however, have made a few and will thus far:

Grilled Striped Bass with Cucumber + Clementine Salsa: this turned out just as tasty as it looked in the book. The salsa was easy to prepare. This will definitely be a go to fave.

Crazy good fish tacos: YUM! need I say more. I grew up in the Southwest and Fish tacos are a fav, and I'm a bit of a snob about them. This recipe will not disappoint!

Grilled Asparagus + Portobellos with Shallot and Soy Dressing: Again delicious. Perfect Veggie dish and every bit as tasty as it sounds.

Spicy Brussels Sprouts: I will preface this with brussels sprouts are a meal to me. My favorite veg, and this method of preparation is wonderful. This is a dish you will love.

Overall am loving the cookbook so far. The recipes are excellent and will impress your family and friends.

These recipes won't make you feel deprived. These are the healthy recipes I wish I'd grown up with.
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