Bridget Moynahan’s new family-inspired cookbook is filled with the decadent comfort foods that her eight-year-old Jake Moynahan is most certainly not being served when is staying with his father Tom Brady and his supermodel step-mom Gisele Bundchen.
The 44-year-old Blue Bloods actress teamed up with Wendy Howard Goldberg, wife of the show’s producer Leonard Goldberg, to create The Blue Bloods Cookbook, which features 120 recipes inspired by the family dinner scene that ends each episode of the CBS drama.
However, the book’s recipes for standing rib roast and cheesecake featuring NYPD Blue topping are a far cry from the restrictive meals that her ex-boyfriend Tom and his wife Gisele are eating.
Homestyle: Bridget Moynahan’s The Blue Bloods Cookbook features 120 comfort food recipes, including standing rib roast and cheesecake
Restricted diet: It was revealed last week that Bridget’s ex Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen ban all white sugar, flour, coffee, dairy, gluten, non-organic produce and iodized salt from their meals
The couple’s personal chef Allen Campbell made waves last week when he revealed that the family’s strict plant-based diet bans all white sugar, flour, coffee, dairy, gluten, non-organic produce and iodized salt.
Tom, who has a son Benjamin, six, and daughter Vivian, three, with Gisele, also avoids nightshades because they aren’t anti-inflammatory, which rules out tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and eggplants from his plant-based diet.
Meanwhile, Bridget, who plays Erin Reagan on the show, waxed poetic about the ham that they had on set one day.
‘We had a glazed ham for dinner once which inspired the one for the book,’ she told CBS. ‘It was blend of sweet and salty. The glazed ham was irresistibly crispy. We could not stop picking the crispy bits off in between takes.’
The 44-year-old, who shares an eight-year-old son named Jack Moynahan with her ex-boyfriend, said her new cookbook features her mother’s beloved Swedish meatball recipe
Family time: Bridget, who can be seen on set with her Blue Bloods co-star Tom Selleck, said the cookbook was inspired by the dinner scene that ends each episode of the CBS drama
Dynamic duo: Bridget, who is pictured with her son Jack, said she often plays sports with him to stay active
Although Tom and Gisele will sometimes enjoy grass-fed organic steak, duck, chicken, and fish, ham is most definitely not on the menu.
The actress, who previously worked as a model, went on to say that she had to include her mother’s beloved Swedish meatball recipe in the book while noting that she makes her mashed potatoes with even ‘more butter and cream’ than the ones served on the show.
However, Bridget said her cookbook is filled with recipes from the entire Blue Bloods cast, so maybe there is at least one meal that she could serve to her ex.
‘Every cast member gave a recipe,’ Bridget explained. ‘What’s been nice about the cast is everyone’s very different in the way they eat. Will is vegetarian. His recipe was completely different than everybody else’s… it’s much more of a meat-and-potatoes kind of cookbook.’
In October, Bridget announced on Instagram that she had tied the knot with her businessman beau Andrew Frankel in the Hamptons.
Beach bodies: Tom also has a six-year-old son, Benjamin, and a three-year-old daughter, Vivian, with Gisele, whom he married in 2009
First marriage: Bridget tied the knot with her businessman beau Andrew Frankel in the Hamptons last October
Not meant to be: Bridget, who is pictured with Tom in January 2006, was in a relationship with the football player for three years before they announced their breakup later that year
This is the first marriage for Bridget, who dated for three years before the announced their breakup in 2006. Bridget learned she was pregnant with Jack just a few months after they split, and the two have remained amicable as they are often seen on outings together along with Gisele and their two children.
And while Bridget is a newlywed, it doesn’t appear that she and her husband are sitting around enjoying her mother’s Swedish meatballs every day.
The mother, who does Pilates and plays sports with her son Jack, avoids sugary juices and sodas and is incorporating more vegetables into her and her family’s diet.
‘Like anything else in life, you have to have balance. I joined a CSA, a Community Supported Agriculture [group], so I get in-season, organic vegetables from local farms,’ she told the Los Angeles Times last month. ‘I grew up eating meat and potatoes … so it’s fun to find new and healthful ways to cook with in-season produce.’