Even though a global quarantine due to a largely unknown virus was most certainly not how anyone saw their 2020 going, it hasn’t stopped Cameron Diaz and her family from still trying to find some positives amongst it all.
For starters, her and husband Benji Madden have taken to cooking the vast majority of their meals themselves, but have had to cater these culinary requests to a most discerning customer, their 11-month-old daughter, Raddix, who has some very unique eating habits.
During a Monday appearance on “The Rachel Ray Show,” Diaz shared some of the unique ways her young daughter has developed eating habits, and how her and Madden have fostered them through an increasing presence in the kitchen throughout the course of 2020.
To lead off, she shared that as quarantine measures began she was reluctant to have food prepared by anyone else, as well as simply more reluctant to leave the house, so the couple prepared virtually every meal themselves.
Cooking ‘Every Single Meal’
“The first four months [of quarantine] I cooked every single meal,” she told Ray during their conversation.
“For the most part I am cooking all our meals…you know I love to cook, it’s my love language. I love to cook for my husband, I love to cook for my child now; being able to make the food for her has been incredible,” she went on to say, speaking highly of the power a home cooked meal holds in her family dynamic.
Avoiding A Picky Eater
On the unique way she avoids her young daughter developing picky eating habits, Diaz says, “She never had a purée. She never got anything puréed, she has been just eating…I’ll put garlic. She’s had garlic from day one.”
But the slightly odd eating habits don’t end there, as the actress went on to add that her 11-moth-old also enjoys noshing down on “bone marrow, and liver, and she loves it. I put herbs in everything, thyme and dill, sage, everything. She just loves all of it.”
Making The Best Of It All
Earlier in the year during a conversation with Seth Meyers for his namesake talk show, Diaz shared some other positives she has found amongst quarantine measures.
“The best part of it for having to stay within our little bubble within this COVID situation is that her dad, my husband Benji, he gets to be home,” she said, adding, “He works from home. So he gets to be with her as much as I do — well, not as much because he’s working all day long — but he actually gets to come out of a meeting and give her a kiss and play with her for a little bit, whereas if he was going to the office every day, he wouldn’t have been able to do that. So we’re just having a lot of gratitude for that.”