We're huge fans of Giada, so when we got the opportunity to interview her, our questions were rather hard to narrow down!
De Laurentiis: I keep a hairdryer close by to help cool down when it gets too hot on set. I also keep a bottle of Evian misting spray on hand as skin can get really dry in the kitchen with all the cooking. The misting spray helps to keep me looking fresh and dewy. Also, olive oil for my hands after washing them constantly helps to keep them and my cuticles moisturized.
De Laurentiis: When I was 5 years old, I made pizza. It was edible, although I'm not sure the dough's thickness was to my family's liking -- plus I added a LOT of cheese, more than anything else. My mom joked that would be the last time I made pizza! We definitely learned the trick of placing foil under the pizza in the oven after the cheese melted over. So good, but very cheesy!
De Laurentiis: I have the best kale smoothie recipe for you! It's my breakfast of choice during the summer. Here are the ingredients:
Combine the ingredients in the Vitamix or whichever blender you have, blend together and of course, enjoy!
I also love kale chips and they're super easy to make. Take a baking sheet, lay out kale leaves. Sprinkle olive oil and smoked salt all over. Then, pop in the oven at 375 degrees F.
De Laurentiis: I think DIY hair color is something women embrace because it's expensive to go to salons. At-home hair color is faster, easy, accessible and inexpensive. It's obtainable no matter where you live. It's especially great for busy moms that only have an hour at the end of the day to make themselves feel glamorous.
De Laurentiis: The most delicious meal I ever ate was made by my grandfather. It's called pasta shway-shway, a Neapolitan dish that's very simple. Take fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix the ingredients together and let it sit for three to four hours and let the natural juices from the tomatoes come out. Toss with hot little pasta tubes and finish with Parmesan cheese!
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