Now That’s Some Goop

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Even though I totally can’t get into that PBS show, Spain On the Road Again, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Mario Batali, does not mean I still can’t get enough of Ms. Martin.  Actually, back when I lived in Houston with Mariah Carey, we had a little pet at our job.  I think it was a hamster, maybe a gerbil.  I forget.  Anyway, we named our little creature Gwynnie after the actress.

So the point is that I now get her weird newsletter, GOOP.  It doesn’t drop very often and sometimes I’m pretty weirded out by them (she gets into religious/spiritual crap) but I am interested in her cooking emails.  And this one, well, I just had to share.

As an ES reader, I can assume you ate your ass off this holiday season.  And as an ES reader, I can also assume you will continue to eat your ass off all year long because you, just like us, love eating and cooking and read about eating and cooking.  That being said, there are some out there that feel the need to take a break from all of the celebratory gorging.

Please take a look at a sample day of Gywn’s detox ’09.  It, well, just take a look, and a laxative You can see the rest of her craziness, along with some recipes, here:


7am (or upon rising): Glass of room temperature lemon water
8am: Herbal tea
10am (breakfast): Peach and Almond Smoothie (follow method for Blueberry and Almond Smoothie)
11:30am: Coconut water
1:30pm (lunch): Raw crudite (carrots, green beans, radishes, cucumbers, zucchini) with Carrot and Ginger Dressing
4pm (snack): Beet, Carrot, Apple and Ginger Juice
6pm (dinner): Cucumber and Avocado Soup

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  • BS January 2, 2009  

    I am still not ok with the term “crudite” just say fucking vegetables.

  • Very Very Good Girl January 2, 2009  

    I also get this email…and was somewhat intrigued by this detox diet since it allowed a caloric intake greater than lemon juice and cayenne pepper. May need it after consuming ~ 2 cases of wine at the beach with the family…

  • Sue January 4, 2009  

    I never heard of this newsletter before. It IS weird. WHY is she doing it, if she wants to be so private? Actually the recipes look okay.

    I really didn’t want to like her on Spain On the Road Again, but actually I did. It IS annoying, though, that she’s completely fluent in Spanish.

  • Elizabeth @ Capital Spice January 6, 2009  

    Ugh. I finally watched the episode of On the Road Again we’ve had on DVR forever. It’s a fun concept (if not ill-timed) but man Gwynnie bugs.

    Random other guy: Tell me about your cooking.

    GP: It brings me so much joy.

    Me: Gagging.

    Why is the woman who shoved macrobiotic diets down our throats 4 years ago allowed to be on a culinary travel show?


  • gansie January 6, 2009  

    omg! mrs. joehoya! welcome to ES!

    and i totally agree with you.

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