Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Deceptively Delicious

I have been watching the Oprah show and Jessica Seinfeld was on with her new cookbook, "Deceptively Delicious." She was talking about how it was a fight to get her kids to eat vegetables and dinnertime was not pleasant. Then she came up with the idea of pureeing the veggies and slipping them into the meals unbeknownst to the kids. They loved it. Dinnertime became pleasant again and she knew her kids were getting the nutrition they needed.

I am wondering where was this book when I was raising my kids! We had to negotiate on the number of peas that went on their plates. They wanted 5, we told them 15, and they ended up eating 10. Even now, we are still fighting about the veggies. I have to keep reminding my college kid to put something green on his plate once in a while. Otherwise, he would be on a caveman diet. My younger son is not much better, although he liked salads until he got sick and then couldn't digest the raw stuff anymore.

The book has some very interesting recipes in it, all packed with hidden veggie purees. Nothing has been left untouched even the desserts like brownies, cakes, and donuts were loaded with either beets, zucchini and others and it sounded like they were exceptionally moist and delicious because they had these hidden ingredients in them.

Barnes and Noble has been getting a lot of my money lately and I suspect they will be getting more as I will be back there looking for this book. The low fat, veggie packed delicious recipes sounds very appealing to me.


BetteJo said...

I used to sneak green beans into meat loaf, but I never pureed anything because I think it would make me gag.
And in spite of all I did to instill bad eating habits in my kids - my daughter still ended up being a vegetarian who LOVES vegetables. I swear I didn't raise her that way. :)

palette48 said...

Bette Jo,

I think we would all be a lot healthier if we were vegetarians. Unfortunately, my boys got off to a bad start and it may be too late to convert them to veggie lovers.

Anonymous said...

I would rather buy the book from the other woman...her book seems more authentic.