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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Just sayin on

she’s so desperate. Give her a movie to work on or something. I would rather have an Interesting celeb giving Advice. Angelina needs to start a website.

Sarah on

I appreciate Gwyneth’s flair for cuisine. She has a passion for cooking and for her family, it’s apparent, and I think her website provides a rare and candid look into bits of her home life.. Well done, for sharing something of a wholesome, multifaceted side beyond simply that of an actress.

Artist on

Wow all this knowledge from the same girl who got PBS to show her Mercedes driven, drunken vacation in Spain in four parts. She seems pretty lame about cooking on the show so I am frothing at the bit to try these great recipes.

Jon on

A very good menu.

webgrrlie on

give the girl some credit! at least she’s gone off the macrobiotic & vegetarian diet she ate for so many years (before apple and moses), and she actually has some delicious and healthy recipes here.

kris lem on

I thought Gwen was a vegetarian??? What’s this sausage business, maybe tofu sausage??

Jennifer on

So much for her macrobiotic diet huh?

Melissa on

Gwyneth is such a beautiful lady, both inside and out. I love her movies (especially Shakespear In Love) and can’t wait to try her favorite holiday recipes. Thanks Gwyneth!!!

Kate on

What a well planned menu, I can’t wait to give it a go in the kitchen. Thanks for the great tips Gwyneth. Pls. keep them coming!

donald on

Thats good for her!!

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