PHOTO: Blake Lively — and Her Baby Bump! — Cook with a Top Chef Champ

12/16/2014 at 04:42 PM ET

Blake Lively
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Looks like someone is nesting!

An expectant Blake Lively spent an ordinary evening doing something we consider rather extraordinary: cooking with pals, including none other than Top Chef season 3 winner, Hung Huynh.

“Nothing better (or tastier) than an evening spent with friends who share your passion,” she wrote on Instagram, sharing a photo of her baby bump wrapped in an apron and a bustling kitchen as the backdrop. “What you don’t see is the epic foodie dice challenge which took place afterward! Such a great night @chefhunghuynh. Thank you!”

Blake in the kitchen
Courtesy Blake Lively

The actress — who is expecting her first child with actor Ryan Reynolds — also thanked the artisans from her website, Preserve, who supplied “our beautiful tools! Who can spot them? (Hint: 4 visible)”

One of the four items seen here is a $110 Butcher Apron, which generously covers Lively’s baby bump in the picture. The leather straps promises to “adjust to any size,” which is clearly a plus during pregnancy.

We may not be able to transport ourselves into that kitchen session, but we can whip up a Huynh recipe: The former Top Chef champ shared a “great, simple” shrimp dish recipe with us from his N.Y.C. hot spot Catch that takes just 10 minutes to create.

That leaves plenty of time for binge-watching Gossip Girl reruns.

—Amy Jamieson

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Sweetpea on

She is absolutely stunning!

Anonymous on

She is one of the most overrated people in Hollywood.

K on

And?

courtney on

Joanne Woodward said similar things 50 years ago when she was expecting her youngest daughter Blake is just trying to be an earth mother when we all know as soon as her maternity leave ends the kid will have a nanny or three because of stricter laws in LA. Blake isn’t the type that will partially raise her kid in NYC/CT like Newman & Woodward did their daughters and his son and two daughters from his first marriage.

Lips on

Her lips!!! It looks so strange….

the observer on

She looks lovely and seams to be enjoying every minute of this pregnancy I wonder what makes some women so angry about her appearing to be happy?

Anonymous on

Wonder how would she celebrate her second anniversary.

Pam on

I like her. She looks gorgeous!

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