Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria recently invented the “Divorce Diet,” and many are buzzing that it’s the next big weight loss craze. “I don’t know why, everybody loses weight after a divorce!” said Longoria. Who doesn’t want to slim down or shape up to make their ex jealous after a divorce or breakup?
Longoria appeared on Good Morning America to discuss her new cookbook, Eva’s Kitchen. She explained that she’s on a “divorce diet” after her marriage to NBA player Tony Parker ended. When asked about her divorce, she replied, “great, I’ve been so busy–I mean divorce is not great,” she said with a laugh. “I’ve been fine. Getting through it, getting past it. It’s nice to be surrounded by your family and your friends and also to be blessed with a great career and other projects like my book.”
Read on to see the interview.
On Desperate Housewives, Eva Longoria‘s character Gaby Solis would rather dine out at a five-star restaurant than get her hands dirty in her own kitchen. However when she isn’t starring on the small screen, food is a family affair, dating back to her childhood on a Texas ranch.
Today Longoria runs two restaurants and has written her first cookbook, Eva’s Kitchen, which is due to hit stores in early April. Among some of her favorite recipes, Longoria’s book offers personal anecdotes and family photos that chronicle her journey with food and cooking. In advance of the book’s launch, she shared some of her favorite recipes with Prevention.com, including her famous guacamole.
“I have a few tricks that give my guacamole great flavorand texture,” Longoria told Prevention. “First and most important, I use lemon juice instead of lime. Lemon has a little sweetness that brings out all the other flavors. Also key is to never skimp on the lemon or the kosher salt. Serrano peppers give it a great kick, much better than jalapeños. And finally, never stir as you add each ingredient to the bowl or the guacamole will become too watery.
“This is especially beautiful in a dish that shows off the guacamole’s green, white, and red colors, such as a molcajete–a Mexican mortar and pestle. Serve with tortilla chips as an appetizer or on top of steak,” Longoria said.