Sunday, December 9, 2007

Deceptive Cooking!

I LOVE cookbooks. I love trying new recipes. And I really quite love this idea of deceptively adding veggies to food and make things more healthy. I am still trying it out but so far I have had some pretty good success. I have pureed (sp?) cauliflower, spinach and carrots. I have only used one of Jessica's recipes in the book and it was the brownies - prettty good. Instead, I have been using my own recipes and adding purees. For example, one of my favorite soups comes from Ivory Family Favorites - Mexican Chicken Chowder. It calls for 2 cups of half and half. I used one cup of pureed cauliflower and 1 cup of milk. It was quite good. I also added several tablespoons of pureed carrot to sloppy joes. Nobody can tell.


C+K said...

I concur. I think it's such a smart cookbook. Truthfully, I wish I'd thought of it.

Hilary and Dave said...

I always add cauliflower to mac & cheese- Cal loves it. Hey, speaking of meals, sometime you have to sit down with me and instruct me in the art of meal-planning. I always think of you when I think I want to do that but I'm so disorganized!