Gwyneth Paltrow Shares Her Holiday Menus - Recipes Included!

12/18/2008 at 12:06 PM ET

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We’ve already heard what Gwyneth Paltrow will be giving as gifts this holiday season, and in this week’s installment of GOOP, the star is sharing her holiday recipes. She expains, “I generally always make the same meal for Christmas as I do for Thanksgiving with a few exceptions, the Mulled Wine being the most exciting addition. I cringe when I add cupfuls of sugar to sweeten things, so instead I add agave syrup to this lovely spiced drink and it works beautifully.” But she went the extra mile and created Hanukkah and Christmas menus for her readers. “For Hanukkah I love a Whole Roasted Fish with Salsa Verde and with the addition of the Latkes, you get that wonderful crisp potato thing on the side; it’s very satisfying.” And don’t forget the sweets! “The Christmas morning breakfast/brunch is easy to prepare and has great seasonal and holiday flavors. The Spiced Pumpkin & Walnut Bread has become one of my favorites, I could eat the whole loaf.” Paltrow has even made some of our favorites a little bit better for us. “The biscuits are a healthier version of the good ole’ southern version but are just as tasty. You can scramble an egg, add one of the homemade sausages, stick ’em in the fresh warm biscuit and, to quote a line from the epic eighties film Sixteen Candles, ‘Wha-lah, breakfast is ready!’ ” Get all the recipes at And get more holiday entertaining ideas from the stars by clicking here.

Click through to see Gwyneth’s menus!

MULLED WINE (keep it on the stove all season!)

Potato and Apple Latkes with Smoked Salmon
Whole Roasted Fish
Salsa Verde
Maple-Dijon Roasted Winter Vegetables

Sweet Potato and Goat Cheese Frittata
Homemade Turkey Sausage
Spiced Pumpkin and Walnut Bread
Quick Biscuits

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Alicia on

Webgrrlie- What do you mean, “at least she’s gone off the macrobiotic & vegetarian diet” and “she actually has some delicious & healthy recipes here”? I freely admit that I don’t know anything about a macrobiotic diet, but I can tell you that the only thing healthier than a vegetarian diet is a vegan diet. As a 21 year vegetarian & a 12 year vegan, I can also tell you that there is nothing more delicious or satisfying than vegan food. Not only is it quite yummy, but it’s much healthier for you & for the environment, and most of all, there is no animal cruelty involved. I’ll never tell anyone what they should eat, but I will tell them they should learn the facts about where their dinner comes from before they make a decision on what to eat.

naddybob on

I love Gwyneth and have been a huge fan for years. I don’t think Gwyneth does eat meat but her family does-I think. Alicia, everyone has different tastes, mine being that a macro-biotic diet isn’t in fact very satisfying, but I’m glad it is for you. And it’s one thing to say that you are vegetarian/vegan, but to say it’s the most healthy diet for you is irresponsible. As you know, when you go off meat you have to find a suitable protein (among other things) subtitution in your diet, and it gets even more involved when making the decision to become vegan. There are many vitamins and minerals a body needs that are lacking in a vegan diet. Not to say its impossible to be healthy on either diet, but it’s more complicated than ‘just cutting out meat and dairy’, not to mention it can be very expensive. I really don’t know why i posted this. I am bored at work and I think Gwyneth is pure hotness. mmk-bye bye

Anthony on

Of course, class and elegance accompany this spectacular woman with her recipes as well as with her phenomenal movie career.

Lori on

Yeah because I can imagine Gwyneth eating the ‘whole loaf’ of ANYTHING. I doubt she eats any of the stuff.

Trish on

I think this is a nice thing for her to put out there. Some people are completely lost on how to put something together. As for her old diet habits – everyone has the right to change their eating habits, and who knows, she may change her habits again. Who hasn’t? She appears to be a sincere decent person. If only she would stop hanging out with Madonna. There is someone I find does things just for the sake of shocking people. And to tell you the truth, I am never shocked, except by people who seem to eat up that stuff.

indycar01 on

vegan by design!.. PLEASE see my message at, click search 2 times type in indycar01, happly holidayz!…

6thgrader on

gay sight who watches this crap eneyway

pinstripebindi on

Uh, salmon isn’t kosher. Nice one, assface.

y3 on

I love her

Allison on

I’m just impressed she eats. The mulled wine looks good though. I’ll have to try that this year.

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