It's All Easy: Delicious Weekday Recipes for the Super-Busy Home Cook by Gwyneth Paltrow

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  • Açai bowl
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Breakfast / brunch; Cooking for 1 or 2; Gluten-free; Vegan
    • Ingredients: coconut oil; frozen açaí berries; bananas; rice milk; Medjool dates; almond butter; chia seeds; gluten-free oats; dried goji berries; buckwheat groats; unsweetened shredded coconut; hemp seeds; walnuts; maple syrup; ground cardamom; ground cloves; unsweetened flaked coconut
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  • Blueberry granola parfait
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Breakfast / brunch; Cooking for 1 or 2; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: yogurt; honey; blueberries; coconut oil; gluten-free oats; dried goji berries; buckwheat groats; unsweetened shredded coconut; hemp seeds; walnuts; maple syrup; ground cardamom; ground cloves
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    • Categories: Pancakes, waffles & crêpes; Quick / easy; Breakfast / brunch
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; milk; filling of your choice
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    • Categories: Breakfast / brunch; Cooking ahead; Cooking for 1 or 2; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: slivered almonds; gluten-free oats; maple syrup; Greek yogurt; almond milk; oranges; unsweetened flaked coconut
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Breakfast / brunch; Cooking ahead; Cooking for 1 or 2; Gluten-free; Vegan
    • Ingredients: ground cinnamon; raw cacao powder; rice milk; dates; oranges; chia seeds; gluten-free oats
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  • Fried egg sandwich
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Sandwiches & burgers; Breakfast / brunch
    • Ingredients: bacon; Gruyère cheese; eggs; country bread; arugula; vegan mayonnaise; lemons
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    • Categories: Egg dishes; Breakfast / brunch; Cooking for 1 or 2; Mexican; Gluten-free; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: eggs; corn tortillas; queso fresco; cilantro; safflower oil
    • Accompaniments: Roasted tomato salsa; Fresh salsa; Tomatillo salsa
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    • Categories: Egg dishes; Breakfast / brunch; Cooking for 1 or 2; Easter; Gluten-free; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: eggs; arugula; chives; Parmesan cheese
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    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Breakfast / brunch; Cooking for 1 or 2; Gluten-free; Vegan
    • Ingredients: chia seeds; fresh ginger; coconut water; coconut milk; coconut sugar
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    • Categories: Breakfast / brunch; Cooking for 1 or 2; Gluten-free; Vegan
    • Ingredients: pitayas; bananas; frozen mangoes; coconut water; kiwifruits; blackberries; strawberries; maple syrup; gluten-free oats; hemp seeds; buckwheat groats; walnuts; unsweetened shredded coconut; coconut oil; ground cardamom; ground cloves
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    • Categories: Rice dishes; Salads; Main course; Korean; Gluten-free; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: fresh ginger; scallions; gochujang; toasted sesame oil; rice vinegar; tamari; maple syrup; kimchi; shiitake mushrooms; mung bean sprouts; baby spinach; cooked rice; carrots; eggs; toasted sesame seeds; nori sheets; coconut sugar
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Salads; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Italian; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: romaine lettuce; red peppers; basil; cherry tomatoes; cooked chickpeas; green beans; anchovies; grilled chicken
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    • Categories: Grills & BBQ; Salads; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Mexican; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: shrimp; romaine lettuce; red onions; cucumbers; radishes; cherry tomatoes; avocados; quinoa; basil; cilantro; mint; scallions; limes; agave nectar
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    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Salads; Main course; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: red miso; garlic; brown rice vinegar; toasted sesame oil; mirin; maple syrup; green cabbage; baby bok choy; carrots; scallions; cooked chicken meat; toasted sesame seeds; cilantro; nori; cooked white rice; safflower oil
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  • Vegetarian collard wraps
    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Main course; Gluten-free; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: collard greens; radish sprouts; carrots; cucumbers; avocados; canned chickpeas; tahini; cilantro
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    • Categories: Salads; Sandwiches & burgers; Main course; Moroccan
    • Ingredients: cooked chicken breast meat; scallions; celery; cilantro; ground cumin; ground cinnamon; ground coriander; vegan mayonnaise; agave nectar; tortillas; romaine lettuce
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    • Categories: Soups; Main course; Lunch; Cooking for 1 or 2; Mexican
    • Ingredients: tomato paste; ground cumin; chile powder; corn tortillas; corn; zucchini; cooked chicken meat; cilantro; limes
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    • Categories: Curry; Pasta, doughs & sauces; Main course; Lunch; Cooking for 1 or 2; Thai; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: Thai red curry paste; coconut oil; tamari; coconut milk; fresh ginger; snow peas; shiitake mushrooms; shallots; soba noodles; cilantro; basil; limes
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    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Main course; Summer; Picnics & outdoors; French
    • Ingredients: baguette bread; arugula; canned tuna in olive oil; red onions; anchovies; capers; Niçoise olives; sun-dried tomatoes in oil; basil; eggs
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    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Snacks; Cooking for 1 or 2; Asian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: bread; vegan mayonnaise; Sriracha sauce; toasted sesame oil; avocados; toasted sesame seeds; nori sheets; coconut sugar
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    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Main course; Snacks; Cooking for 1 or 2; Spring; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: bread; avocados; radishes; Meyer lemons
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  • Bacon avocado toast
    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Snacks; Cooking for 1 or 2
    • Ingredients: bread; almond butter; avocados; cooked bacon
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  • Beet chips
    • Categories: Snacks; Gluten-free; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: beets; rosemary
    • Accompaniments: Cilantro hummus
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    • Categories: Beverages / drinks (no-alcohol); Indian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: cinnamon sticks; whole cloves; cardamom pods; black peppercorns; fresh ginger; English breakfast tea; oat milk; maple syrup
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    • Categories: Beverages / drinks (no-alcohol); Vegan
    • Ingredients: coffee; coconut sugar; coconut
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  • Eggplant and ground turkey stir-fry

    • Emily Hope on October 05, 2018

      This was delicious and pretty quick. A riff on other similar recipes with the winning combo of ground meat + vegetable + fish/lime sauce (of which my favorite is Nigel Slater's Broccoli and Lamb from Tender vol. 1), we liked the combo of turkey and eggplant, which never would have occurred to me. I used slightly less eggplant than called for and thought it got lost a bit--would up it next time. Served with brown rice, a quick cucumber/rice vinegar salad, and hot sauce.

    • Astrid5555 on January 02, 2017

      Very good, but a tad too salty for my taste. This was the first time I used eggplant in a stir-fry and we really liked the silky texture of it. Substituted ground chicken for ground turkey.

    • Wende on April 16, 2022

      This would have been good had it not been so overwhelmingly salty. It think the amount of fish sauce is an error - 5 Tbsps is more than I've ever seen in any recipe. It also imparted an off-taste to the turkey when it should have enhanced it. Perhaps serving it with rice would have helped balance the saltiness. I will try it again, but not without modification.

    • julesamomof2 on February 06, 2020

      This was super easy. I reduced the amount of agave by a tsp and I only added 1 tsp of fish sauce. There must be a mistake in my version of this recipe which calls for 5 tablespoons of fish sauce which I think would greatly overpower the dish. I might like a green vegetable, maybe zucchini, added to this next time.

  • Bibimbap salad

    • Baltiville on May 07, 2016

      Such a beautifully organized and shot cookbook. This is a really easy recipe. There are a lot of items. I substituted shredded nori for the Furikake seasoning and used rice noodles as well as red quinoa. The nine minute egg is truly the perfect soft boiled egg.

  • Scrambled eggs with Parmesan and arugula

    • Astrid5555 on June 05, 2016

      Nice alternative to the usual egg breakfast routine. Especially liked the addition of arugula to the eggs. As promised weekday friendly, but nice enough to serve at a brunch with friends. Will definitely go into regular breakfast rotation.

  • Shrimp stir-fry

    • Astrid5555 on June 04, 2016

      This is delicious and as promised much quicker than ordering take-out. Particularly liked the sauce! Served over steamed jasmine rice.

    • mharriman on March 17, 2022

      Excellent quick meal. I used reduced sodium soy sauce to lower the overall sodium in the entree but even with the lower sodium sauce, this entree is 1220mg of sodium per person. I’m sure it didn’t have nearly as much sodium as a Chinese restaurant entree would be. I liked that it was tasty as well as healthier than restaurant versions. Husband also loved the meal. Served with brown rice and a Korean cucumber salad. Added bonus: The snow peas and shrimp make for a very appealing pink and green plate.

  • Chicken enchiladas

    • Astrid5555 on December 29, 2016

      Picked up half a rotisserie chicken on my way home from the office and found this recipe very helpful in transforming the chicken into a nice weeknight family meal. Had to play a little with the recipe though since I neither had chipotle chiles in adobo sauce nor queso fresco at home. So I just left out the chiles and went with a mix of feta, mozzarella and cheddar cheese instead.

    • julesamomof2 on February 06, 2020

      We like these enchiladas a lot. I used rotisserie chicken and I did make the homemade sauce, which only took an extra 15 minutes. It seemed worth it but you could absolutely use canned enchilada sauce to save time, which she recommends. I made these topped with half Monterey jack and half dairy free mozzarella and both were good.

  • Lemon and herb pasta with cherry tomatoes

    • Astrid5555 on June 07, 2016

      This is excellent and quick to make. We came home late last night and a quick search on EYB for our go-to ingredients tomatoes, herbs and cheese produced this recipe, which will be one of my go-to recipes for the rest of the summer while cherry tomatoes are at their peak.

  • Rapini pasta with garlic and anchovies

    • Astrid5555 on February 23, 2021

      This was the first time I was able to find cime di rapa at the market in Vienna, so I was looking for a recipe with a high family success factor. Since GP‘s recipes are always family pleasers I went with this one and it did not disappoint at all, both boys happily finished their pasta. Quick, easy and delicious, perfect weeknight dinner!

  • Salmon skewers with chermoula

    • rglo820 on January 12, 2018

      The chermoula-yogurt mixture is delicious and would taste good on a boot. That said, if you follow the proportions she gives you in the recipe, you get a much greener sauce than is shown in the photo. I just added more yogurt till it looked right, and I think that was the right decision - if you faithfully follow the recipe you'll wind up with a thinner sauce that doesn't quite emulsify due to all the olive oil.

    • mharriman on May 19, 2020

      My husband and I liked this sauce with the salmon. I chose to grill my two salmon fillets whole, on a stovetop grill pan, instead of on skewers. The toasted cumin seeds stood out from all the other ingredients, so if you like the flavor of cumin, you’ll most likely like this sauce.

    • lindseyshannon34 on June 24, 2022

      The sauce is delicious and the skewers are dead easy. The sauce does break when the yogurt is added. It doesn’t match the pic, but I will still make again. Also good for a picky eater. I just made a plain skewer and my 5 yo who hates almost everything I make gobbled it up.

  • Zuni sheet pan chicken

    • Wende on April 12, 2022

      I love this recipe. It has become one of my most favorite ways to make chicken. The chicken itself is good, but bread that emerges from this is just so delicious. I think it's just as good as the Zuni Cafe's which is a bit more difficult to make.

    • bching on April 19, 2022

      Delicious, easy, and unanimously approved. I'll be making this over and over. I can already think of many delicious variations, too.

    • jay.moe on November 02, 2019

      This is a family favorite dinner. The chicken is crispy and has a nice flavor from all the herbs and lemon. The best part of the dish is the crusty bread that crisps on the outside and soaks up some of the juice from the sheet pan. The sauce is easy to make while the chicken rests. It's difficult to say which is better: the chicken or the bread! I always use twice as much bread and there is never any left over. I substitute spinach for the arugula since some of the family finds arugula too bitter. This is an easy one pan recipe that everyone loves to see on the dinner table.

  • Seared scallops with watercress and asparagus

    • julesamomof2 on July 03, 2019

      Fresh, light, and delicious preparation for scallops. Will make again!

  • Chicken and zucchini noodle pho

    • julesamomof2 on February 15, 2019

      This was a hit with my kids, which was a little surprising since there's no actual noodles in this pho. I did use homemade chicken stock, which I think made it better as it's a fairly simple soup.

  • Indian creamed spinach

    • lhkelsey on October 11, 2016

      This was a very good recipe. I would add a little cayenne with the other spices if you want it more spicy. I will make it often.

  • Tikka masala roast chicken

    • lhkelsey on October 11, 2016

      This was really good and easy to make. I will make this recipe often. Great flavor and can be made fairly quickly.

  • Three-mustard chicken

    • mharriman on November 25, 2020

      We liked the crunchy bread topping on this mustard chicken recipe. Boneless chicken breasts can be tricky to cook/bake because of their size variance, but all of mine came out perfectly baked after first browning them on a stove top grill pan. I made one switch - mayonnaise for Veganaise. Simple and tasty. Served with steamed broccoli drizzled with balsamic vinegar.

  • BBQ sauce

    • mharriman on March 06, 2021

      This BBQ sauce recipe produces an orange-red colored, tangy, lighter sauce compared to ones I’ve made before or bought in a grocery store. We liked it, rather than loved it, and would make it again when wanting a less heavy BBQ meal. Served with the suggested grilled chicken tenders (reviewed earlier, separately).

  • Ginger carrot soup

    • mharriman on January 10, 2020

      My husband and I loved this soup! The spices and fresh ginger enhance the carrots without overtaking them. I was impressed with how creamy the soup came out, considering there’s no dairy in it or on it. I liked the way the onions cooked on low heat covered in a stock pot. I used store bought organic vegetable broth instead of chicken or vegetable stock, so don’t know what difference those choices would make. Will definitely repeat. Photo makes soup look greenish. Mine was darkish orange.

  • Turkey meat loaf

    • mharriman on November 21, 2019

      We liked this meatloaf. It was juicy but not falling apart juicy (which I was afraid would happen since the meatloaf mixture is so wet). I put the mixture in a loaf pan and then released it onto the parchment-lined sheet. The mixture was so wet, it didn’t keep the loaf shape, and was pretty much low rise rectangular shape. In the end, it rose a bit and was easy to cut. I grew up eating meatloaf that had no ketchup topping and didn’t like it when I had it in restaurants; my husband did have that experience growing up and didn't have fond memories of a thick layer of ketchup on top. Ms. Paltrow’s minimalist ketchup topping mostly sank into the loaf and was pleasant. This certainly doesn’t compete with my fav meatloaf- James Beard’s thick bacon topped meatloaf- but it was a lot healthier, and the turkey bacon as part of the filler helped the flavor quite a bit.

  • BBQ chicken skewers

    • mharriman on February 14, 2020

      A very simple and delicious entree. I used store bought BBQ sauce (Stubbs Original). Although the directions said to use only one wooden skewer per single tenderloin, I found this wasn’t needed. I didn’t open my package of tenderloins before prepping my skewers, so I was two short and ended up putting four tenderloins on two skewers. Those grilled more evenly and faster than the single ones which were unbalanced and had to be flattened with a spatula against my stovetop grill pan. The basting of sauce at the end of cooking and as an additional side really made the chicken feel like it had been grilled outdoors over briquettes. Served with homemade coleslaw and baked beans. A fun treat on a cold Winter night.

  • Chicken chow mein

    • mharriman on November 12, 2019

      I was persuaded to buy this cookbook because it was deeply discounted in the clearance section of my local B&N last summer; I finally took some time to browse through it and try a recipe today. Using my nonstick wok, this recipe came together easily and was really good. I did use broccoli florets instead of broccolini but otherwise I followed the ingredients and directions as described. This is indeed a fast and easy main dish meal. We really liked the crunchy broccoli and caramelized onions with the chicken and noodles. Will repeat.

    • Charlotte_vandenberg on February 03, 2020

      Used spaghetti instead of fettuccine or udon. Added 5 spice powder, garlic and ginger for more taste. Next time I’m cooking the broccolini first, it was too tough this time, maybe depends on the broccolini. Easy and fast.

  • Roasted cauliflower with curry and lime

    • galena on November 21, 2021

      Simple to do and stunningly tasty! Our go-to addictive cauliflower dish. Made it for a curry night and people could not get enough of it. Yum.

  • Carbonara

    • danielis on March 06, 2018

      My go to carbonara recipe each and every time.

    • Indio32 on March 31, 2022

      Made for tonights supper. Can't compare it to anything else as I've never had a proper carbonara. Made with linguine and guanciale rather than buccotini and pancetta as that's what I had. Pretty much made in the time the linguine took to cook. Very much enjoyed and will definitely be making again! Now what do I do with 3 egg whites?? ;)

  • Miso turnips

    • hbakke on October 24, 2021

      Delicious! Buttery, salty-sweet turnip side dish I will be making again.

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Reviews about this book

  • Food52

    This book is going to be loved by many, simply for being beautiful and delivering on its easy-breezy promise and cutting out extra information.

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  • Tasting Table

    Paltrow and Baumann have amassed recipes that, while simple, provide inspiration throughout—something I look for in a cookbook.

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  • Epicurious

    ...she turns her all-natural GOOPy tastes towards weeknight dinner. Can you make a healthy dinner in the time it takes to get delivery? Gwyneth says yes.

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  • Eater

    Who isn't super busy? Who doesn't want delicious weekday recipes — especially recipes that are so on-the-nose for Instagramming?

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Reviews about Recipes in this Book

  • Carbonara

    • Salt Sugar and I

      ...it's one of the best carbonaras I've ever eaten. Yep, I said it. It was creamy and cheesy and not gluggy at all, the amount of black pepper was so delicious and bitey.

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  • ISBN 10 1455584223
  • ISBN 13 9781455584222
  • Published Apr 12 2016
  • Page Count 274
  • Language English
  • Edition Illustrated


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