Miranda Lambert: I Don’t Like Vegetables Unless There’s Ranch Dressing on Them

10/10/2014 at 11:24 AM ET

Miranda Lambert

She might sing about “Smokin’ and Drinkin'” on her latest album, but in her real life, country star Miranda Lambert has a pretty domestic description of herself: “The sides girl.”

In the November issue of Food & Wine (on newsstands Friday), the Grammy-winning singer says that her husband, fellow country star Blake Shelton is a “grilling and smoking master,” while she handles the accompanying dishes.

We’re thinking her skills will come in handy when they celebrates Turkey Day on their farm in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. “Blake taught me how to bow-hunt when we first started dating. Our Thanksgiving tradition is to shoot our own wild turkey and fry it,” she tells the magazine.

When you see this recap of other fun foodie tidbits from Lambert’s life, you’ll see why we wouldn’t mind being adopted into the Lambert-Shelton clan:

Like Elvis, she enjoys her cucumbers fried. “I play at Joe’s Bar in Chicago a lot and the owner opened up a barbecue place called Bub City. It has fried pickles, so I automatically love it.”

When she opened her boutique, The Pink Pistol in Tishomingo, she opted to keep the 1940s soda fountain (the space was formerly a pharmacy) and customers can sip and browse at the same time. “I invented our signature drink: Two splashes each of cherry and vanilla syrup, soda water and a cherry on top. After hours, I put vodka in mine.”

She claims to only really like vegetables if there is “ranch dressing or cheese on them.” But she compensates by starting each day with freshly pressed juice, and even brings her own juicer on the road. “That way I feel like I’ve been healthy for the day, even if I make bad decisions later.”

Looks like the country superstar not only knows her stuff about food, but she’s mastered logic, too.

—Lexi Dwyer

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Guest on

Fried Pickles…YUM!!!

bill on

What a way to start my day !!!!!! Thanks People.com !!!!!!!!!

aaaaaaah on

Most of the ways she eats are unhealthy, but she seems fun. However, it all seems like one is on vacation. Constantly eating juice but dissing fresh veggies and fruits in this way except if laden with fat, is a way to just keep too much sugar and fat in one’s diet. What is wrong with asparagus with lemon? No wonder this country has a health crisis. Fried turkey?

Lollipop on

Good, just what we need. Another celebrity who celebrates high calorie food, in a country where 90% of the population is fat. Keep it up. Celebrate exercise, food who is good for our health, geez…

vta on

I think she looked better chubby.

Ally on

This is what’s in the upcoming Food and Wine? Geez, I usually look forward to receiving my issue :/

Kristine on

I’d have to disagree with the person who wrote the article. Miranda doesn’t seem to “know her stuff about food”. Needing it to be fried or covered in dressing or cheese isn’t exactly a balanced diet. And while freshly pressed juice may have lots of vitamins it’s also a huge kick of sugar, and probably lacking in fibre and protein unless she adds other ingredients to it.

Wrongchoice on

Hey…..at least she eats them. Most people today won’t.

Larka on

It’s healthier to eat the whole fruit. Juicing isn’t all that great for you as in the process a lot of the fiber and nutrients are thrown away. Good idea that a lot of parents these days are switching their kids over to water rather than giving them sugary fruit and juice drinks.

Mandy on

Love Miranda. Great singer.

Jenna on

She looks older than normal in the first picture. Time to stop dieting..

pat on

We people in the south like our deep fried turkey…love our veggies with a great dip. …add some of that good Miranda Lambert music, makes for a great day!!!

Anonymous on

She seems like just about the LAST person I would want nutritional advice from. Why is she in Food and Wine, I would like to know!

ImALadyToo on

I eat meat, but I simply don’t understand the “excitement” in killing your dinner.

Guest on

She is on Food and Wine? Good!

Jen on

Said the fat little redneck. This hick enjoys killing animals. How sweet…

Luke Valerino on

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