Chrissy Tiegen has taken over some of the cooking duties on hubbie John Legend’s tour to make sure he eats healthy. Plus, she’s gathering recipes for a cookbook. (Photo: Bang ShowBiz)
Chrissy Tiegen is handling some of the cooking chores on husband John Legend’s U.S. tour to make sure the singer eats healthy. She’s also on the prowl for recipes she can use in her next cookbook.
The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model has been preparing food for her husband on his tour dates across the United States.
Chrissy Tiegen Recipe
Lemony Arugula Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe
12 ounces dried spaghetti
1/4 pound (about 3/4 cup) pancetta or bacon, finely diced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons (about 4 big cloves) minced garlic
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, plus more to taste
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus more for serving
3 cups baby arugula
In a large pot of heavily salted boiling water, cook the spaghetti to al dente according to the package directions. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water (it comes in handy), then drain the pasta. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the pancetta over medium-high heat until crisped, 7 to 9 minutes. Add the olive oil, then add the garlic, red pepper flakes, and black pepper and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the lemon juice to the skillet, then toss in the drained pasta and toss to coat. Add the Parm and toss, adding the pasta water, a couple of tablespoons at a time, just to help the cheese coat the pasta. Add the arugula and toss until it wilts, about 1 minute. Season to taste with additional salt, lots of black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Serve with more Parm.
Source: Chrissy Tiegen, Cravings
“I’m trying to finish the cookbook and I need a kitchen!” she told People. “I want to tweet like, ‘Anyone hear in Clearwater (Fla) have a kitchen I can use?’ I have to finish this book!”
Chrissy’s cooking, however, may be a little suspect. The 31-year-old model said 13-month-old daughter Luna won’t eat her meals.
“If I try to steam green beans or puree them, she will not eat that,” she told the magazine. “She loves my mom’s scalloped potatoes, she loves real food, but she will not eat my own food, which kind of breaks my heart. I take it personally!”
John talked recently about the “challenges” they face just like any other couple.
“My wife just wrote very candidly about what she went through with postpartum depression and dealing with the aftermath of having a child,” he said.
“We’re very happy in our relationship and very happy to be parents, but, like everybody, we’re human and we have challenges. No one should think that our lives are perfect.”
The title of her cookbook is “Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat.” Her recipes are for foods she absolutely loves, hence the title.
Among some of her dishes are chicken pot pie soup; lemony spaghetti cacio e pepe; fried chicken wings with honey butter and mac and cheese with garlicky breadcrumbs.