If you can’t take the heat, stay out of Padma Lakshmi’s kitchen. On October 16, the Top Chef host shared a cooking demonstration for her 600K Instagram followers, as she cooked an autumnal recipe for her daughter Krishna. Fans got an extra treat, as Padma, 49, rocked a sports bra and workout pants while she whipped up the sweet recipe
“Making a Clove & Berry Sauce for #littlehands” the Bravo star captioned the video. “I apologize for my workout wear. Clearly I’m multitasking,” she added with a laughing emoji. “Because she’s Krishna been really good and she’s been reading an hour a day and doing her homework on set… I wanted to give her a treat,” the foodie explained to her followers during the clip.
Padma cooked blackberries and raspberries and a little brown sugar in a pot. She added two cloves and some dark chocolate, as she stirred the mixture. To serve, she scooped vanilla ice cream into a bowl and grated more chocolate on top, and then poured the hot berry sauce over everything to serve immediately.
Followers loved both her honesty and her kitchen skills. “Multitasking means this is legit mom action right here!” one impressed fan wrote in the comments section. “Never apologize for workout gear; we get it. And are in the same boat,” another chimed in. “Multitasking is the life of a momma!” A third added.
Others said that the Top Chef host looked stunning in her workout gear as she showed off her toned body. “Gorgeous mama” one fan chimed in. “Holy smokes!” another commented with the heart eyes and fire emojis.
The Tangy, Tart Hot and Sweet author spoke about her weight while on the Emmys red carpet on September 22. She admitted that she is a little heavier than in the past, but isn’t bothered by the added curves. “I haven’t had time to diet so I’m about 146 lbs. right now, but I’m okay,” she revealed to Us Weekly. “I’m lucky because I gain weight exponentially, like everywhere. So I don’t care.”
Padma continued, “I was just happy there was a dress this pretty that fit, and at the end of the day it’s just about feeling comfortable. I am done trying to squeeze my bum into something that is too small. I don’t care — it shouldn’t be about what I look like at this point in my career.”
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