Thursday, December 13, 2007

let the deception begin!!

i finally got a copy of Jessica Seinfeld's cookbook Deceptively Delicious. for those of you who are not familiar it is a cookbook full of recipes for kid's favorite foods~ mac 'n cheese, chicken nuggets, spaghetti~ you get the idea. but here is where the deception comes into play... she hides vegatable and fruit purees into each recipe! a little spinich puree in the spaghetti sauce! butternut squash puree in the mac 'n cheese! this is so sneaky i can hardly stand it!!
i actually tried to buy a copy a couple days after it was released but it was sold out and back ordered at my favorite bookstore. apparently i was not the only mom anxious to give my children's next meal a nutrition boost on the sly.
here are the recipes we are going to try first:
tacos, with vegetable puree in the meat! genius!!

and chocolate cake with, are you ready for this, pureed beets!

i have to admit i am not being completely deceptive as my kids watched Jessica Seinfeld on Oprah right along with me and saw all the big secrets. but, if it looks and tastes like, for example, chocolate cake they don't care how the heck it got that way!!

yay for puree!!


Anonymous said...

I've been wanting to buy that book, how is it?

Lisa said...

I havnt gotten my copy yet. I can't wait to start though.