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It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Academy-Award winning actress and bestselling cookbook author, returns with recipes for the foods she eats when she wants to lose weight, look good, and feel more energetic.

Last spring, after a particularly grueling schedule and lapse of overindulgence, Gwyneth Paltrow was feeling fatigued and faint. A visit to her doctor revealed that she was anemic, vita
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by Grand Central Life & Style (first published April 1st 2013)
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May 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"A year ago Paltrow nearly passed out from too much work, too much stress, and maybe a bit too much over-indulging," reads the cover flap for "It's All Good."


Once you look beyond the cringe-inducing copy (such as above and: "Gwyneth eats zero red meat and Julia eats a tiny bit here and there, but we both often make it for other people in our lives (mostly men)" and "I don't eat red meat, but sometimes a man needs a steak.") and the photos (Gwyneth pretending to ride a scooter in flip-flop
Elizabeth Periale
Apr 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm not sure why there is still such vitriol surrounding "alternative" recipes. Many people, myself included, are finding that the food we eat, that we have always eaten, may no longer agree with us. In some cases it even causes pain. I have had to find a whole new way of thinking about and preparing food. I don't have celiac disease, but I am finding that gluten can cause stomach distress on occasion. Dairy products and other refined and processed foods are also more difficult to digest. So a c ...more
Becki Iverson
Oct 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Gwenyth Paltrow catches a lot of flack for her uber-disciplined, uber-public lifestyle. People argue that she's delusional, overly controlling, too expensive, etc etc etc.

I just don't buy it.

I'm an avid Goop reader, and I was very excited when this cookbook was released. It's true that purchasing every single ingredient in this book at once could get expensive, and it's true that some items (particularly something like making one's own salad dressing) is time consuming enough to be impractical
Apr 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really love this book... Recently we gave up prosessed food and started to eat very clean. In addition to losing lots of pounds, we feel really good. Learning to eat so differently comes with challenges. This book simplifies some of the intimidating aspects of this new type of cooking, shopping, stocking and thinking. This isn't just a cookbook, it's a very helpful tool for a new way of life. What's that saying? " let food be thy medicine" .... It's true. It's All Good Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great by Gwyneth Paltrow ...more
Penny McGill
May 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
This cookbook is fine. It isn't necessary to criticize good old Gwynneth for her beauty or the reams of personal chefs and shoppers she likely has to help her create this book because it does stand on it's own as a good cookbook. Some of the ingredients might be expensive and some of the actual recipes might take a long time to create but that is perfectly okay because she didn't promise anything else. Take off your critical hat and see that this is a beautifully photographed and well-researched ...more
Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-2018
At our house we avoid processed foods, most nuts, wheat, soy, gluten, dairy, and corn. Over the last year I've become fairly adept at modifying recipes but have been frustrated by the lack of "clean" eating cookbooks that don't rely heavily on soy, nuts, and dairy. I've based our snacks and dinners for next week entirely on this cook book and there are only a handful of items I wouldn't normally buy. I don't dispute that my grocery bill is high- it is- but the difference I see in my daughter's a ...more
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks
I was given this book as a gift and carried it around with me for weeks, I liked reading about the recipes and so many of them looked so good. I would have never bought this book for myself and feel like a weird groupie when I tell people I am making something out of Gwynnie's cookbook, but it IS "all good" I made the "Mexican Chopped Salad", "Mexican Green Goddess Dressing" and the "Green Goddess Dressing" those first few weeks, and they were so flavorful and delicious. I became addicted to the ...more
Oct 22, 2013 rated it liked it
As celebrity cookbooks go, this one is less annoying than many, and there are quite a few interesting recipes here that reward the effort of trying them out. That said, there are perhaps just as many that are pointless: either they contain small amounts of exotic, expensive ingredients you’ll never use again, or they are simply failures. (Paltrow’s Risotto with Peas and Greens, e.g., is an abomination and doesn’t deserve to be called risotto; in fact, nothing that contains lemon juice deserves t ...more
Nov 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'll admit, I got this book on a whim. And I was skeptical. It's an actress's cookbook. How good can it possibly be? Is it just another Hollywood blonde's foray into the next great venture, where the only reason it's selling is her name/face?

But it was at Costco (automatic win), and I had to remind myself that Paltrow already started to prove herself as a "foodie" when she did "Spain: A Culinary Road Trip" with my favorite chef EVER, Mario Batali.

So surely it couldn't be ALL bad.

And let me tell
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I adore Gwyneth Paltrow and I think she has the most perfect pair of legs! So I've been craving her cookbook and recipes for ages!

Her book is filled with naturally beautiful photos, healthy recipes and a weekly food schedule! I haven't read it yet but I enjoyed flipping the pages!

This cookbook is magical, I knew I loved Gwyneth for a reason! This woman is real, she's as healthy and good as her recipes, and Julia Turshen's the coauthor remarkable change is everything I want. I too come from a lon
Jul 29, 2013 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: People who like tofu
Shelves: 2013
I loved the "My Father's Daughter Cookbook" and since I have some food allergies that restrict my diet, I was excited to try Gwyneth Paltrow's new cookbook. I can't eat dairy, don't eat a lot of red meat—the cookbook sounded perfect for me.

It wasn't.

It's a lot of the same recipes from "My Father's Daughter." I flipped through the book and saw very few new recipes that caught my eye. I think I bookmarked four recipes in the 302-page book.

And on the rare occasion, a recipe looked appealing, it con
Kat Williams
The layout of this book is gorgeous. Beautiful porcelain white pages adorned with crisp photographs of delightful looking meals. I give this book a 5 out of 5 for aesthetics.

That being said this book is just...impractical, in a word. I often pull it from the shelf of my Hoosier Cabinet (sensible Midwestern girl that I am)to peruse the recipes. I wonder to myself, "Is today the day? Is today the day I will actually cook one of these exorbitant creations?" The answer is always, no.

While I do enj
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This cookbook almost feels like a friend as I try to revamp my eating lifestyle in response to health challenges. I find the menus in the back to be really helpful guidelines for the kinds of foods I should be trying to eat each day and the variety I should try to attain within the week. This falls into the middleground between a beginner's cookbook and a gourmet french technical cooking textbook, and it is a great resource for people trying to be healthy while enjoying the process of cooking an ...more
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am not usually a fan of "celebrity" cookbooks but the is by far one of the best cookbooks out there for gluten and dairy free eating. The food philosophy from a combination of Gwyneth, her doctor, and food writer friend just makes sense. The photos are beautiful, the food is delicious, and she includes various 7 day eating plans in the back of the book if you are interested in detoxing, muscle building, going vegan, or just feeding your family. This book is quickly becoming the stained and bat ...more
Tara Broeckel-ooten
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Regardless of your like or dislike for Gwyneth Paltrow as an actress, this is a great book with so many healthy (EASY) recipes. There is a great section in the back of the book where she provides suggestions for a week of dining whether you're detoxing, going vegan, or cooking for a family. I particularly like the quick how-to on pickled jalapeños and bread and butter pickles. Many of the recipes are vegenaise-centric, so if you love this product, there are certainly some creative uses for it he ...more
Brenda Cregor
Apr 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have been eating "clean" for two weeks.
Zero hunger pains.
Zero food-fantasies.
More energy.
Less allergy symptoms.
100% satisfied.
This cookbook "keeps it real". The recipes are not beyond
the capabilities of the average household chef.
Gwyneth graciously shares the experiences which led her to change her diet. I needed to hear it to get my act together...again.
There are well-marked recipes for three kinds of diets:

May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ok, this is my new favorite cookbook. Yes, Gwyneth can be a little kooky and the pictures DO kind of look like a J Crew catalog, but these recipes are so yummy. Not for everyone or for everyday (just like she says in the intro)--they're vegan, elimination-diet, detox kind of stuff, but so far I've tried half-a-dozen and they're super tasty and healthy. I'm kind of addicted. ...more
Kylara Jensen
May 05, 2016 rated it it was ok
I will preface this by saying, this cookbook would probably useful if you are having health problems and have to do an elimination diet or are doing a gluten free or vegan diet and you have absolutely no idea where to start with what you should cook. Flipping through this book would give you a lot of ideas and there are some good looking recipes in here.

Other people who might find this book useful: pretentious upper-class suburban parents who think "like eating healthy is THE COOLEST trend, yo a
Caitlin Hawksley
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbooks are a guilty pleasure of mine — I love the food her brand represents: no-fuss, nourishment-forward dishes that look pretty on the plate. Julia Turshen's influence here is obvious in the down-to-earth, almost ritualistic recipes. I don't currently have need for an elimination diet, but this book is ready with fresh, wholesome ideas for those who do. Most of the ideas contained in this cookbook don't push far beyond a modest cooking comfort zone. (In case you didn't kno ...more
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cooking
Thumbed through this at the library waiting for the kids to make up their minds. Ms. Paltrow seems like good people (though not a person I'd take food or medical advice from) and the biographical elements might not tie in with my life experiences, but hell I'm not sure why I should expect any author to have stories I can relate to. Gwyneth, bet you've never been serenaded while trying to fix up a beat up VWBeetle, by a guy up a tree high on shrooms. It was a Super Beetle and the back seat tended ...more
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Gwyneth tends to get a bad rap for her hilariously out-of-touch lifestyle and wellness advice, but her recipes are pretty legit. I remember when this book first came out it was positioned by the media as a cleanse cookbook, and it kind of is, but really it's just a cookbook that's centered around simple, healthy, whole foods-based recipes. More importantly, they're delicious. This was coauthored by Julia Turshen, who has since become one of the buzziest cookbook authors around, so that shouldn't ...more
Bobbie Greene
Nov 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
My best friend gave me this book for my birthday and it was perfect for me for two reasons: I've adored Gwyneth Paltrow since I was a teenager (I'm 32 now), and I prioritize fresh, healthful food for myself and my family. I've already made a few of the dishes, or--if I don't make these recipes specifically--I've gained inspiration for a few meals and put my own spin on the recipes. I enjoyed the back stories that were written with various recipes, and I appreciate that the ingredients are all ea ...more
Kimberly Lohr
Sep 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
If you can get past the opinion that Gwyneth is "bourgeois" you will find some great recipes here. I have yet to make one bad meal from it, and if you know what a rep I have as a bad cook, that is saying something.

This cookbook helped me find my way to healthier eating because I finally found recipes I could make that actually taste great. Fortunately I have a Whole Foods (I know, I know "Whole Paycheck") and Vitamin Cottage nearby, so finding some of the more obscure ingredients wasn't a big is
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My brother and sister in law gave me this book last month, and I've tried several recipes from it-- a couple salads, some veggies, avo soup, a genius frozen dessert made from banana slices. They are all tasty, and if you didn't say anything, no one at your table would realize they're chowing down on clean-eating recipes. The story of the "co-chef," Julia Turshen, is actually pretty inspirational. Drawbacks: way too many annoying pix of GP running through windswept wheat fields, CSA box in tow. A ...more
Apr 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: food
Beautiful guide to clean and healthy cooking! The recipes are not insanely difficult to create and Paltrow has included a simple list of staple pantry items. Each recipe is labeled as Vegan, Protein-Packed, or Elimination Diet. (the latter being the brainchild of Dr. Alejandro Junger and is a 21 day cleanse - which is not required in any way when using the cookbook - it's just great that if one did want to do the cleanse, they would already have tons of great recipes that work for it!)

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Apr 10, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: cookbook
I enjoyed her first cookbook, which was wrapped up with stories of her family and had normal recipes for things like pancakes. I had heard this cookbook was more healthful. Some of the recipes looked good and the photography was normal, but the recipes all read like something I would not make in a million years. They just seemed full of things like millet and vegennaise (a substitute for mayonnaise, I presume).

On the upside, I should add a half a star for how healthy and normal looking (read: n
Jul 28, 2013 rated it liked it
I like the premise that this book was given to me. My husband says people hate Gwyneth Paltrow because she is seemingly perfect and excels at everything. So he thought this book would be the perfect compliment to his already perfect wife, mother and homecook. Pretty creative birthday present, I think!
UPDATE: 6/6/14 After cooking some of these recipes, I actually agree that these are fresh dishes easily prepared with minimal fuss. I great addition to my cookbook shelf indeed. I have cooked the wh
Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was a bit skeptical of this book at first - but the more I read, the more I liked it. There's an interesting blend of information and recipes, with enjoyable personal vignettes and comments - in short, it has all the elements of my favorite cookbooks. It's useful, but also relatable - like I'm having a conversation with a good friend.

In fact, as much as I like Alicia Silverstone's "The Kind Diet," I can see myself using this one more. The vegan approach in "The Kind Diet" makes use of many ing
Jo Hogarth
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
this book surprised me. I am not a fan of Gwyneth Paltrow and to be honest I find all the seemingly perfectness or living on $1000 per day kind of annoying. However, that being said I am big into food and have a degree in holistic nutrition as well as some food allergies. This cook is really good. I've tried a number of the recipes and really like them all. The taste is good, it's easy to avoid wheat, gluten and eggs and dairy - all things I can't eat.

So this book actually rocks. Great recipes f
Sep 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: culinary
I liked her approach and the fact that she included some appetizing steak recipes even though she is vegetarian. I got two good recipes to try from this book. Otherwise there are too many specialized or alternative ingredients for me to buy before venturing out. I think it would be great for people who use a lot of organic and alternative ingredients. Regardless of how annoying she seems as a person she includes a bunch of good tips about ingredients and equipment that reminds me of Julia Child' ...more
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Gwyneth Kate Paltrow is an American actress.

The daughter of Bruce Paltrow and Blythe Danner, Paltrow dropped out of her university to follow an acting career. She began her career in theatre in 1990, and made her film debut the following year. Her early films include such successes as Se7en (1995), Emma (1996), in which she played the title role, and Sliding Doors (1998). Her performance in Shakes

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