“We ate a lot of spaghetti and catfish”

Keke Palmer says salt is her favorite seasoning.  (Photo: Getty)

Keke Palmer says salt is her favorite seasoning. (Photo: Getty)

Because food brings us all together, Yahoo Life is serving up a plate full of table chat with people who are passionate about what’s on their menu in Glazeda series about food.

Honey, this is Keke Palmer! And the 29-year-old actress and TV personality is pouring tea on all things food, including her favorite unconventional side dish And the diet cut that changed her skin for the better.

“Dairy really helps me specifically get acne, you know, more often,” the No the actress tells Yahoo Life. “I believe so, so I stay away from dairy.”

The busy star has opened up about her journey with adult acne and admits that, even as she tries to cut back on dairy and drink more water, she’s learned not to be so hard on herself when it comes to her skin.

“I think water intake is good, but honestly, you can drink as much water as you want, if you have stuff in your gut or things are hormonal or just like any allergy… just be easier on yourself, Palmer says. “You have to understand that and everything is different for everyone, but for me, I know that staying away from dairy could be very helpful and beneficial for my skin.”

Even though she’s reducing her intake of animal products, she allows herself to indulge in what she describes as a “huge staple” in her diet: eggs.

“I’m an egg girl,” she says, “like I literally love eggs.” This fondness for poultry trails as Palmer explains that veggie bacon quiches are one of her favorite dishes for the holidays.

“Maybe that’s the Midwest in me,” says the Illinois native. “I’ve always been into quiches, omelettes … any variety of eggs, honey, I’m there for it.”

If that wasn’t a clear indicator of Palmer’s Midwestern roots, he also has a controversial take on spaghetti that he describes as a hallmark of Midwestern cooking. “In my house, spaghetti was a side dish,” she says, “so we often ate spaghetti and catfish.”

Other culinary delights in the Palmer household included sloppy joe sandwiches, something like that Proud Family: Louder and Prouder star has never been particularly attracted. “Sloppy joe wasn’t my favorite, but every time I see sloppy joe, I immediately think of my childhood,” he says.

A nostalgic meal her does love? The breakfast, of course. This is hardly surprising given its affinity for eggs. But the most important meal of the day means more than a quick bite to Palmer.

“My dad, he always cooked a breakfast before we had our school tests, you know, they have big test season,” she recalls. “Because they were like, ‘Hey! Make sure your kid has a really good breakfast in the morning,’ he used to cook us a big breakfast: pancakes, bacon, eggs, all nine. So I always remember it’s a fun tradition.”

Now that she’s an adult, whether she takes on the role of watchful supervisor or hands-on chef in the kitchen totally depends on which coast she’s on. “When I’m in California, I’m the supervisor. You know what I mean? And I’m watching Everythingshe says. New York Palmer, however, is a completely different breed. “It brings out a different side of me,” she continues, “so I’m the one cooking.”

Palmer spoke to Yahoo Life as part of her work promoting McCormick spices and the brand’s new The TEN gift set, which includes ten essential kitchen spices, from garlic powder to crushed red pepper. She says it’s a natural fit, since the kitchen staple that is non-negotiable for her is the seasoning.

Whether she’s preparing meals herself or playing the role of backseat chef, bland food is never on her radar. “I’m the one who hands out the TEN and makes sure everyone else has the spice, to make sure my food isn’t bland,” she admits.

Though Palmer is becoming quite the spice connoisseur, his simplistic cabinet mainstay might surprise you.

“It’s definitely going to be salt,” she says of her favorite seasoning. “You can judge me or not. And then when it comes to others, I would say garlic powder [and] onion powder. I can never go wrong with those.”

While salt can be a pretty simple cooking favorite, sometimes it’s best to stick with what you know, says Palmer, noting that some of her biggest cooking failures have been a result of becoming a little too much. advantageous in the kitchen.

“My failures usually come from me trying to be gluten-free and fat-free and something like that,” she shares. “I’ve always had some problems and some damn problems whenever I try to do it in a healthy way.”

“When I cook things up the normal, unhealthy way, everything goes according to plan,” she adds. “And when I try to make as substitutes? All of a sudden your cornbread won’t rise, you know what I mean?”

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