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goop Cookbook Club: The Beauty Chef

GOOP COOKBOOK CLUB

The Beauty Chef

With so many incredible new cookbooks hitting the shelves each month, it can be hard to keep up—so we’re bringing back the goop Cookbook Club. We’ll whip up recipes from a new favorite (or an oldie but a goodie), giving the cookbook a test run, so you don’t have to. Want to join the cookbook club? Instagram your creations from the new book, tag @goop and #goopcookbookclub, and we’ll regram our favorites.

We’re big believers in beauty from the inside out (so much so that we wrote an entire book on the subject), and we can’t get enough of the all-organic, pre-and probiotic-packed ingestible skincare from The Beauty Chef (the GLOW Powder, in particular) so the news that Beauty Chef founder Carla Oates had written a cookbook was, well, wildly exciting. Just out, The Beauty Chef: Delicious Food for Radiant Skin, Gut Health, and Wellbeing surpasses our expectations: It’s crammed with healthy, skin-supporting recipes, all designed to balance the bacteria in the gut—which, Oates believes, is the source of glowing skin and overall beauty.

There’s no gluten or refined sugar, and very little dairy, but the dishes inside feel like the opposite of deprivation. (Think: Osso bucco with creamy cauliflower mash, chicken congee with soft-boiled egg, coconut-and-lime pancakes.) It’s the type of food that makes you feel simultaneously satisfied and full of energy—no easy feat.

We tried our hand at four recipes: A cauliflower pizza, smoked trout and roasted fennel salad, spinach wraps with a celery root/poached chicken remoulade, and carrot cake with labneh frosting. We found some of the ingredients were tricky to source (Oates is based in Australia), but substitutes proved easy enough, and the food was four stars across the board. The verdict? Eating for skin and gut support never tasted so good.

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    Getting our
    toppings on.

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    Looks (almost) too good to eat.

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    Caught in the act:
    our social media whiz, Jasmin.

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  • Lunch Wraps with Poached Chicken and Celeriac and Roasted Almond Remoulade

    Lunch Wraps with Poached Chicken and Celeriac and Roasted Almond Remoulade

    These were a huge crowd-pleaser; comprised of crunchy, creamy chicken salad remoulade, fresh veggies, and gorgeous spinach crepes (find the recipe in her book or use your favorite gluten-free tortillas as a substitute), these lunch wraps are delicious, satisfying, and packed full of nutrients.

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  • Mediterranean Cauliflower Pizza

    Mediterranean Cauliflower Pizza

    Cauliflower makes a brilliant gluten-free pizza base, especially when it’s mixed with a generous handful of parmesan to get those crispy edges. And with lots of light yet flavorful toppings, this dish scratches the pizza itch without all the “gut luggage and lethargy,” as Oates puts it, of the traditional gluten- and dairy-packed version we grew up with.

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  • Smoked Trout and Roasted Fennel and Cauliflower Salad

    Smoked Trout and Roasted Fennel and Cauliflower Salad

    Oates says, “The Romans revered fennel for its medicinal properties and it is still used today as a digestive aid, cleanser, and detoxifier. Alongside watercress and parsley, beauty-giving vegetables, rich in skin-boosting vitamin K, manganese, and vitamins A and C, and omega-3 oils from the trout, this dish is both flavorsome and a skin savior.”

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  • Carrot and Rosemary Cake with Labneh Frosting and Cacao Butter Frosting

    Carrot and Rosemary Cake with Labneh Frosting and Cacao Butter Frosting

    This delightful sweet treat is somewhere between a quick bread and a cake; it’s also pretty easy to make. Just sweet enough with a smooth, pleasantly tangy frosting, this is the perfect gluten-free afternoon pick-me-up.

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