If you haven’t noticed, Ayesha Curry is killing it these days. Stephen Curry’s stunning basketball wife has always had a lovely lifestyle blog, featuring recipes, videos, and super cute photos of sassy toddler Riley and baby sister Ryan. But lately, this smart and extremely photogenic lady has been seriously stepping it up in the kitchen. She’s running a San Francisco pop-up restaurant with star chef Michael Mina. She’s launching a meal-delivery service for busy families. She’s signed on for a Food Network cooking show this fall.
And today, Curry is debuting her first cookbook. The Seasoned Life: Food, Family, Faith, and the Joy of Eating Well lets you step into the kitchen and cook at home with the Currys. Recipes reflect her rich cultural heritage, with Jamaican, African American, Southern flavors. She is married to a professional athlete, and there are healthy touches, with smoothies, salads, and a few sneaky mom tactics, slipping seeds into batters, rolling chicken tenders in flax, or adding a handful of kale to a smoothie, to get kids (and husbands) to eat their greens. But there’s also a whole a lot of comfort food, like her mama’s brown sugar chicken and her daddy’s meatloaf (best saved for special occasions). This is a collection of family favorites, with some sweet stories and memories in the mix.
With so many projects and a permanent courtside seat, it’s impressive that Curry has time to feed a pro ball player and two adorable kids, even when their schedules get crazy. And she admits there are days when she feels lucky to just grab a banana for lunch. “My husband and I are, after all, two young parents in our twenties just trying to figure it all out and, above all, make sure we raise our little family in a happy, healthy home full of faith and love,” says Curry.
While Curry loves all of the recipes in her new cookbook, she’s more than happy to share three of her healthy favorites with Fitbit readers. Click through for a couple of quick and healthy dinners for busy weeknights, as well as a slam-dunk pasta so you can eat like a champion.
Get the full recipe for Apricot-Glazed Salmon with Summer Squash & Zucchini.
Get the full recipe for Grilled Spiced Chicken & Asparagus with Parsley-Mint Sauce.
Get the full recipe for Game Day Pasta.
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