Transcript for Kristin Cavallari opens up about co-parenting and her new cookbook
Our next guest is a television host, designer, entrepreneur and best-selling cookbook author. That's why we have this delicious dish and this morning joining us live to talk about, ooh, comfort food and her latest cookbook, "True comfort," please welcome Kristin cavallari back with us. Kristin, thank you. Hi, guys. We cannot wait to dig in being so patient. Before we get to this great recipe, Kristin, tell us, because you have three 8 and under. Three children 8 and under. During this time how is it going? Yeah, I do. My kids are 8, 6 and almost 5 so definitely in a crazy phase but I feel lucky we're in Nashville so life feels semi normal. They have been in school since early August and I've been at the office so it's been nice and I feel like we were lucky because I could tell my kids to go outside and ride a bike. I think about everyone in new York and don't know how parents did it in New York so I feel like I've been very, very lucky. Yeah, definitely been tough in New York. You recently opened up about a new role in your life as a co-parent with your ex, Jay Cutler. How has that been? Yeah, you know, taking it day by day, learning as I go. Obviously my first time doing it so we're navigating it the best we know how but we're an eight-minute drive from each other and we are on good terms so I saw them last night and, you know, we're making the most of it, I would say. I love that. That's what you got to do. Showing us how to do it. Let's talk about your new cookbook called "True comfort" and it's filmed with comfort classics with a healthy twist. Right here we've got this French toast casserole that you're going to make for us. Tell us how it's comforting and nutritious. Well, of course, it's comforting because it's French toast and who doesn't love French toast but it's healthy because it's dairy-free and so I use full fat canned coconut milk. That is my secret and my entire cookbook is gluten free except for this one recipe. This was the recipe I had the hardest time with. I tried every gluten-free bread imaginable and this is Ezekiel sprouted bread. Better for you. So you can absolutely use whatever bread you want. It doesn't have to be gluten-free or this -- ooh. Getting wild over here. Everybody, it's live. Where is my dog? We're just really doing it this and I also -- I'm sorry. When you add the bread and everything, what is it you add for that sweetness on top? Yep, so I am a big fan of sweeteners in general but use all natural ones so I love maple syrup and coconut sugar and honey, they all have nutritious benefits to them. Maple syrup has a ton of vitamins and minerals are in. I like to use all of those then I have cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla and pour that on my bread. Boop. Oh, and four eggs. Don't forget the eggs. It is. Don't forget the eggs but it is. Everything in the cookbook is simple. I'm not a chef by any mean, just a mom who loves to cook. Truly if I can make these, anybody can. Also if you're wondering why my eggs are a greenish tint. I have a chicken coop and have six chickens wandering around my house right now. So that's why they are all different colors. You're in Nashville. Sure. We definitely don't have that in New York City. We do not. If you do, there's probably a problem but once you put all of that together, once you whisk all that together you pour it on the bread and then once your casserole is done, I know you have a secret ingredient to top it off. So what is the secret ingredient to top it off? My secret ingredient is what I like to do and normally this would be mixed up better, I have this coconut sugar and cinnamon blend and love it because it's still sugar but better for you than white sugar. Anything white has been stripped of nutrients. I sprinkle it over the top and gives it something extra and makes it yummy and comrting and I wouldn't consider this to be like a cheat meal because it's all good ingredients so you'll want to take this, put it in the oven. Nice shot of my slippers. And then the magic of TV, I'm going to take out this one that is already cooked. Bada bing, badaboo. Voila. You can add a little cashew crema on top in place of whipped cream. All right. And that's it. There you have it. Simple. True comfort indeed. Kristin, thank you so much. We appreciate you cooking for us this morning. We'll try it as well. Kristin's cookbook, "True comfort: More than 100 cozy recipes free of gluten and refined sugar" is available today. Thank you so much and continued success to you. Of course. See you later. You can get her French toast casserole recipe online as well. We're revealing our book
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