6 Recipes Hot Out of Supermodels’ Kitchens and Into Yours
One of the hottest trends in the fashion world has nothing to do with the runway. Not content with conquering the catwalks, supermodels are taking the food world by storm. The Daily News reported on how models are now becoming ambassadors for healthy eating, and Danielle Copperman, a certified nutritionist and model, told ABC that today’s models “are more like role models, and they want to show people that they are not starving themselves.” As a result, plenty of couture-quality dishes of have been shared. Check out these 6 recipes that will have you acting like a supermodel — at least in the kitchen.
1. Karlie’s Feed 10 Kookie
When she isn’t strutting down runways or at photo shoots, Karlie Kloss can be found baking up a storm. Kloss created a line of better-for-you cookies, or “kookies,” sold through momofuku milk bar, and thanks to this recipe from People, you can bake a batch of her Feed 10 cookie from Fashion Night Out.
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1 cup gluten-free whole oats
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
- ¼ cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted
- ¾ cup mini dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup agave
Directions: Heat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. In a stand mixer, with the paddle attachment, mix the dry ingredients together on low speed. Add the liquid ingredients and paddle until well-combined. Scoop cookies firmly with a 2¼-inch ice cream scoop onto a parchment-lined sheet pan. Flatten each mound of cookie dough fully with the palm of your hand into a 3-inch round. Bake cookies for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on the pan. Store in an airtight container or eat right away.
2. Miranda Kerr’s Apple and Banana Gluten-Free Oat Muffins
Kloss isn’t the only budding baker. Miranda Kerr has been known to spend serious time in the kitchen too, and has been generous when it comes to sharing her recipes. Kerr gave her apple and banana gluten-free muffin recipe to Self. If it is a concern, be sure the brand of oats you buy is gluten-free.
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- ¼ cup goats milk yogurt
- ½ cup apple juice
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 egg white
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon vanilla bean powder
- 2 large green organic apples
- 2 ripe bananas
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line or grease a muffin tin. In a food processor, grind the oats into a flour-like consistency. Add walnuts and grind. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground oats and walnuts, baking powder, and baking soda. In a separate small bowl, lightly beat eggs and egg white. Mix in yogurt and apple juice.
In a small pot, mix coconut oil, cinnamon, vanilla, and honey over low heat until it becomes syrupy and combine with egg mixture. Add wet mixture to dry mixture and slowly fold in apple and bananas.
Fill muffin tin wells ¾ full. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted in the center off the muffin and comes out clean. Allow the muffins to cool for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with cinnamon before serving.
3. Green Smoothie
She may not be baking away like Kerr and Kloss, but Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is staying busy in the kitchen using her blender. The model regularly posts on Instagram what she has mixed up, including organic soup and smoothies. Handbag featured this recipe, along with other snaps the model has taken of her food.
- 4 romaine lettuce leaves
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1 apple, peeled and chopped
- 1 pear
- ½ banana
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 1½ cups of water
Directions: Put everything into a blender with a few ice cubes and blitz. Serve and drink immediately.
4. Gisele’s Lunch Salad
Country Living also used social media to recreate a model meal, this time from Gisele Bündchen. With a plate filled with vegetables and quinoa, Bündchen’s meal picture was a deliciously vibrant snapshot of a healthy meal you can easily recreate at home.
- Cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- Roasted beets, sliced
- Broccoli, cooked
- Roasted sweet potatoes, cut into wedges
- Rainbow quinoa, cooked
- Sliced avocado
- Salt and pepper
- Fresh Meyer lemon juice
Directions: Prepare your rainbow of veggies on your plate, add salt and pepper, and squeeze lemon over the top.
5. Spicy Thai Beef
The ultimate foodie of all these models, though, might be Jourdan Dunn who hosts a show on Jay-Z’s YouTube channel called The Well Dunn Kitchen. Occasionally featuring other models or celebrities, check out the quick cooking videos for more model-inspired meals after making this spicy thai beef recipe Dunn gave to Vogue. Serve with the additional sides of your choosing.
- 1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced on the diagonal against the grain
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons fish sauce
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, more to taste
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- ¼ cup salted peanuts
- 2 large shallots, coarsely chopped
- 2 Thai or serrano chilies, stemmed and coarsely chopped (don’t seed)
- 3 tablespoons canola or peanut oil
- ⅓ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Directions: Use a heavy skillet with a large surface area for the ingredients sear properly. Toss the steak with 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce, 1 teaspoon of the fish sauce, and salt. Combine the remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 1 teaspoon fish sauce with 1 tablespoon of lime juice, and brown sugar, then set aside. Pulse the peanuts, shallots, and chilies in a food processor until finely chopped. Transfer to a small bowl.
Set a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until hot, about 1 minute. Add 1½ tablespoons of the oil and once it’s simmering, add the beef. Cook, stirring, until the beef just loses its raw appearance, about two minutes. Transfer to a plate. Reduce the heat to medium, add the remaining 1½ tablespoons oil and the shallot mixture, sprinkle with salt and cook, stirring, until the shallots are soft, about 2 minutes.
Return the beef to the pan. Stir the soy mixture and add it, along with half of the cilantro and basil, and cook, stirring to let the flavors meld, 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and serve sprinkled with the remaining lime juice, cilantro, and basil.
6. Sauerkraut Soup
Sometimes mom knows best. Heidi Klum knows this, which is why she uses her mother’s recipe when she wants to cook sauerkraut soup at home. The supermodel shared the sweet and sour soup with OK!, and it yields 12 servings.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 5 large white onions, chopped fine
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 ounces chopped tomatoes (can be from a can)
- 3 (14-16 ounces) cans sauerkraut
- 2 quarts beef broth
- 2 (6-8 ounce) cans sliced mushrooms
- 5 whole sweet gherkins, chopped rough
- 8 ounces Heinz Chili Sauce (or regular ketchup)
- ½ pint heavy cream
- Salt and pepper to taste
Directions: Sauté beef and onions with olive oil in a large soup pot until brown. Add tomatoes, sauerkraut, mushrooms (all with their liquids) and pickles to the meat and stir. Add chili sauce (or the ketchup) and broth. Simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt and pepper to taste, as well as heavy cream. Cook for 1 more minute, then serve.