On game days, Ayesha Curry feeds husband Steph the same dish: Carbohydrates are the Key

Although Ayesha Curry is a cookbook author and Food Network celebrity, she sticks to the fundamentals on game day for her family (husband Stephen Curry, point guard for the Golden State Warriors, and their two daughters).

“We have pasta, and I make the same sauce every time,” Ayesha tells Bon Appetit’s healthyish about the sauce she always makes from the recipes in her booklet, The Seasoned Life, using San Marzano tomatoes and her own herbs and seasonings. Sometimes it’s ground chicken, sometimes it’s ground turkey, sometimes it’s ground beef, and sometimes it’s just vegetarian, but for Stephen, it’s all about the carbs. The hardest part is simply eating the pasta.

She plans to prepare dishes like lamb chops, bacon-wrapped scallops, and her spice-rubbed chicken over the rest of the week. In the Curry home, eating together as a unit is highly valued. “It’s such a dying thing, people sitting around the table and enjoying dinner together in their home,” adds the show’s leading lady. My goal is to maintain that.

Here’s the ‘disgusting’ meal Stephen first made for Ayesha when they were in college.

In the kitchen, Ayesha does most of the work (“[Steph’s] not focused enough when it comes to his knιfe skills,” she taunts), but the NBA star does have “one dish.”

“I’m a one-trιck pony,” Steph admits. Ayesha chimes in, “It’s five-ingredient pasta. Only once did he make a mistake, and he has improved greatly since then. A bell pepper, not a tomato, was what he actually thought he was buying. ‘I don’t grasp why bell peppers taste like tomatoes when they’re peppers,’ he mused.

Now that he’s been the official taste tester for Ayesha’s five to ten new recipes every day (and even cooked a couple of them himself), there’s much less room for debate when it comes to vegetables. He claims, “I can definitely shop in the produce section” at the supermarket.