My mother-in-law thoughtfully sent me Gwyneth Paltrow's new cookbook, It's All Good. I'm grateful she recognized I would appreciate a book with family friendly recipes labeled with icons to represent Vegan, Elimination Diet and Protein Packed.
Apparently many people have gripes with GP. I'm not sure if it is how she chooses to feed her kids or the ostentatious nature of her website, Goop. I don't really get it. Paltrow is an Oscar winner, published author, married to a rock star living in both London and California, mother of two, her skin is beautiful and her body is flawless. In reality, I don't know her and for all I know she has many problems and she did recently reveal a painful miscarriage.
Her philosophy of eating is very similar to mine. She explained in the forward how binging on french fries and other indulges lead her to living in an unhealthy body. When she began to eliminate specific foods she regained energy and strength.
The first recipe I tackled was Crazy Good Fish Tacos. They lived up to their name. My husband and I love to feast on fish tacos during our annual trip to the beaches of South Carolina. The tacos down south are battered, deep fried and amazing. For Paltrow's recipe the tacos are healthy, yet bursting with flavor.
We aren't super-spicy fans and since my son (he loves fish, my daughter won't touch it) would be enjoying this with us, I adapted the recipe slightly by omitting the jalapeno.
Crazy Good Tacos from It's All Good
1 small poblano pepper
1/2 yellow onion peeled and chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled
juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 pound cod, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
warm corn tortillas
Place pepper, onion, garlic, lime juice and cilantro in Vitamix (or blender) and puree. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the fish to the pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook about 8 minutes. Turn off heat and add puree, Stir to thoroughly combine and serve with tortillas, avocado and salsa.
Are you a fish taco fan? Do you have a gripe with Gwyneth Paltrow? Do you want to try one of the star's recipes?
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