I posted a while ago about the book Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld - no doubt many of you are familiar, but for those who are still wondering whether the recipes are feasible and tasty...here's my take.
I've finally tried out a handful of them, and most of them went over well. The pureeing really doesn't have to be time consuming at all, which is a good thing. My girls loved the pink pancakes (which are really super pink! so no surprise that they liked 'em), the tacos, the tortilla cigars and the Peanut Butter and Banana Muffins (which are rich but come out with a really tasty crunchy top exterior). I haven't tried any of the desserts yet, but my friend Kate tells me that donuts were a hit in her household. My kids aren't picky eaters and love veggies, so I just let them help me make it and they don't seem to think it is strange. Mostly, I've loved that the book has gotten my creative juices flowing so that I can create my own recipes that pack a more nutritious punch. I'd love to take a look at The Sneaky Chef (the book from which J.Seinfeld was accused of plagiarism) for more ideas. And I hear that the author, Missy Chase Lapine, will soon have another book published for The Sneaky Chef: How to Cheat on Your Man (In The Kitchen!): Hiding Healthy Foods in Hearty Meals Any Guy Will Love.