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IN THE KITCHEN WITH Laila Ali

THE PROFESSIONAL BOXER HAS TURNED HER LOVE OF WHOLESOME COOKING INTO A DELICIOUS NEW CAREER
“I’m not someone who’s into the technicalities of cooking, but I’m good under pressure, and I’m creative with ingredients,” says Ali (at her home in L.A.).

Laila Ali could have easily grown up without ever picking up a skillet or spatula. As a kid, neither of her parents—famed late boxer Muhammad Ali and his third wife, Veronica—spent time in the kitchen, preferring to rely on personal chefs or restaurants for their meals. “I don’t remember my dad

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