My Father’s Daughter
Daddy’s little chef.
My father is my mentor, friend, supporter, cheerleader, strong shoulder and teacher. He’s been the band-aid for everything from bicycle bruises to relationship recovery. I call him my popsicle because he makes my world sweeter (no added sugar necessary).
With miles between us and busy lives, our favorite time to catch up is over cooking healthy meals with fresh ingredients for mom.
He taught me to read.
Gwyneth Paltrow has created My Father’s Daughter, a cookbook that reveals the bond of father and daughter over food. With mouth-watering recipes and pictures to die for, Gwyneth showcases her love of cooking for others, a trait inherited from her father (mine passed down some lovable round cheek bones).
He made me eat my vegetables.
Featured on goop, Gwyneth’s website, you can visualize the father and daughter process of creating many recipes. I myself tried the Slow Roasted Tomatoes because they reminded me of ones dad and I would put on our homemade pizza. Three simple ingredients and a few hours of cooking also gave us time to enjoy our favorite board game. In the end, I could have eaten those tomatoes like candy, but I put them in a pasta, controlling my urges.
He encouraged trying new things.
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I was inspired by Gwyneth who had recently dined on a vegetarian shepherd’s pie at a place called The Family Wash in Nashville. As a Country fan himself, it was music to my dad’s ears when I found a delectable Split Pea and Lentil Cheesy Shepherd’s Pie on The Healthy Beehive blog. The recipe hit a high note and I have a new favorite.
Dad played a part in giving me life, but now I can play a part in making his better and healthier…with the help of Gwyneth’s recipes of course.
You don’t need an Oscar to cook like Gwyneth Paltrow, but her recipes will make you an award winner in your father’s eyes.