Author Topic: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!  (Read 68317 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Deb_in_oz

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 16309
  • Showing Appreciation 615
  • Gender: Female
  • personal development blogger
Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2007, 04:29:14 am »
cool!  let's all report in with what we tried and liked - especially those with the whole cookbook at hand (lucky!) glad to hear the nuggets went down well

my kids do not eat regular chicken nuggets so doubt they will eat her version but i am willing to try a batch! might enlist dh to make those on sunday and we will eat some too.

i am planning to try this month - brownies, eggs, pancakes, nuggets and mac and cheese (dh's homemade version is already quite healthy vs. the boxed kind, but i will try to sneak in some puree next time)
Debra - a New Yorker living in Australia married to a Brit

dd1 - Textbook/Angel, born July 2003
dd2 - Spritied through & through, born Feb 2005

Check out my website:   Home Life Simplified
Like my Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/HomeLifeSimplified

Offline Blessed

  • Mommy and Bow Maker!
  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 781
  • Showing Appreciation 16
  • Gender: Female
    • Lady Jane Bowtique
Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2007, 04:52:18 am »
Ooooh, I'll join you!  My mom bought the book for me as an early b-day present.  I cooked and pureed last night. 

DS is a bread man.  Won't eat veggies because they are slimy.  I'm always trying to get him to eat more.

So far, I've made the banana bread (with pumpkin) DELISH!

Tonight, I made the egg cups (with yellow squash) DS said they were bread!  umm, okay!
Audrey-


<img src="http://b5.lilypie.com/E18Zm5.png" alt="Lilypie 5th Birthday Ticker" border="0"  />
Our Blog: http://www.maucktalk.blogspot.com

Offline maggie2

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 3208
  • Showing Appreciation 63
Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2007, 13:11:23 pm »
I've made pancakes with pureed squash and sweet potato before and they were yummy!  Haven't tried this recipe, but I'm sure it is so yummy! 

Bought some cauliflower last night to puree up and keep in the freezer to add to recipes :)

Offline sophiems

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 1239
  • Showing Appreciation 41
  • Gender: Female
  • My 3 monkeys!
    • Cloudy with a Chance of Books
Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2007, 15:20:01 pm »
Thanks for posting this link, deb.  I'm envious of this woman who has been able to come up with these recipes herself.  I've been trying to sneak things in all over the place but haven't perfected anything. 

Last night we tried the mac 'n cheese with squash puree.  I liked it.  Could tell there was a hint of squash in there but it didn't bother me.  The kids loved it.  We used reduced fat cream cheese, whole grain pasta and 2% cheese as well.  DH wasn't as impressed, but he ate 2 servings, so it couldn't have been all that bad.   :P  I also added some sauteed red peppers.  I just like to have a little color to my mac n cheese.  I served it with broccoli, which actually the kids like. 

In the same vein, I made a deceptive oven 'fried' chicken the other night which we all loved.  Instead of breadcrumbs I used a mixture of oat bran, wheat germ, ground flax meal and parm. cheese and some seasonings.  Then coated the chicken pieces (after dipping in milk) and drizzled with olive oil instead of butter.  Mmmmm.  Can use it for legs or whatever.  I think it would also make a nice nugget.    I use about 1/3 cheese to 2/3 grains.  I think I'll try to combine my recipe wtih her broccoli puree one and see how that works. 

Also, what I did was baked the squash, pureed it then with the extra I put in 1 c. containers and put in the freezer so I can pull out to add to stews/ chili or spagh. sauce. 

I'm going to try a dessert this weekend.  This book is definitely on my Christmas wish list! 
3 boys:  D-8, L-5, and C-3 and one more little one due 11/11

Offline sophiems

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 1239
  • Showing Appreciation 41
  • Gender: Female
  • My 3 monkeys!
    • Cloudy with a Chance of Books
Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2007, 15:20:51 pm »
PS. I was looking all over for this thread and couldn't find it...maybe it should be in the recipes/home section?   ???
3 boys:  D-8, L-5, and C-3 and one more little one due 11/11

Offline maggie2

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 3208
  • Showing Appreciation 63
Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2007, 17:14:15 pm »
Maybe the "eating for toddlers" would be a good fit?

Offline Colin Macs Mom

  • Queen B
  • Global Moderator
  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 26905
  • Showing Appreciation 853
  • Gender: Female
Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2007, 17:21:44 pm »
Good idea Maggie, I will move it there for us  :)
Jessica
Mom to Colin Ronald, August 18, 2005
Spirited + Reflux =  :o
Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!

Offline Peek-a-boo

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 11893
  • Showing Appreciation 326
  • Gender: Female
  • Mom, can we end this photo shoot yet?
Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2007, 18:32:36 pm »
LOL, I started a thread about this too after seeing it on Oprah.  ("Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!) I ordered the book from Amazon as I happened to be ordering something else the day the show aired and wanted the order to be $25 so I didn't haave to pay shipping, LOL.  I always fall for that.   ;D

Happy to hear others like it.  DS can't have dairy, so hoping that there are plenty of recipes that don't rely to heavily on cheese. 
Bethany

Mama to . . .
Spirited Monkey Boy--January '06
Touchy Miss Mysterious--May '08
Mr. Man--May '10
and one little soul waiting for me in heaven


http://pleaseeatyourvegetables.blogspot.com/

Offline Colin Macs Mom

  • Queen B
  • Global Moderator
  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 26905
  • Showing Appreciation 853
  • Gender: Female
Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2007, 19:01:37 pm »
LOL Bethany, ok gonna merge the two.
Jessica
Mom to Colin Ronald, August 18, 2005
Spirited + Reflux =  :o
Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!

Offline Peek-a-boo

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 11893
  • Showing Appreciation 326
  • Gender: Female
  • Mom, can we end this photo shoot yet?
Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2007, 19:13:05 pm »
 8)
Bethany

Mama to . . .
Spirited Monkey Boy--January '06
Touchy Miss Mysterious--May '08
Mr. Man--May '10
and one little soul waiting for me in heaven


http://pleaseeatyourvegetables.blogspot.com/

Offline maggie2

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 3208
  • Showing Appreciation 63
Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2007, 19:29:34 pm »
Okay, I don't have the book yet, but just made a tuna casserole with pureed cauliflower in it (going to bake it tonight for dinner).  I tasted it already (it's already cooked up, just needs to be heated) and it was pretty good!  Next time, I may put a little less cauliflower in it (I put the equivalent of 1-1.5 heads!!!) but I can barely taste it and it gave it a smooth, creamy texture that is yum!  We'll see if dh notices ;)  I think I can only taste it because I know what it is ;)

I wanted to try and make the blueberry bars for dessert tonight, but I'm starting to run out of time for prep..  boo!

Offline maggie2

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 3208
  • Showing Appreciation 63
Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2007, 20:55:33 pm »
Well, I had a chance to make the blueberry bars and they're in the oven - smell heavenly, but I'm not convinced they're going to taste good :-\  I'm also terrible at making that sort of pie crust/crumble stuff, so we'll see.  If they turn out gross, it will probably be more of my error than anything! :P  I also didn't have much blueberry perserves, so I simmered some frozen blueberries with sugar.  I tasted the mix once I added the spinach and it tasted, well, I could definately taste the spinach (which I actually don't mind), but the recipe says to wait until it cools for the taste to disappear, so we'll see!!!

Offline LLLena

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 1533
  • Showing Appreciation 70
  • Gender: Female
Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2007, 21:23:12 pm »
I just spotted this thread and I'm going to lurk a bit too. :)  This is really a great idea.  Anyone have a fav recipe yet?
<img src="http://b3.lilypie.com/z6Xmm4.png" alt="Lilypie 3rd Birthday Ticker" border="0"  />

Offline sophiems

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 1239
  • Showing Appreciation 41
  • Gender: Female
  • My 3 monkeys!
    • Cloudy with a Chance of Books
Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2007, 22:22:50 pm »
well, I don't have the book, so the only ones I got were the ones posted on Oprah's site.  Are there any other's online somewhere? 

I'm gonna do the quesadillas for tomorrow night.  Anyone tried those yet? 
3 boys:  D-8, L-5, and C-3 and one more little one due 11/11

Offline Peek-a-boo

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Posts: 11893
  • Showing Appreciation 326
  • Gender: Female
  • Mom, can we end this photo shoot yet?
Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2007, 23:29:31 pm »
Excited because I had this random gift catalog thingy from which I needed to pick a gift.  There was nothing jumping out at me, but now . . . .

I've chosen a Cuisinart Stick Hand Blender.   ;D  It looks like it will make it really easy to puree small batches of fruits and veggies and be much easier to clean than the whole big ol' food processor.  So excited for it to come and my book.   
Bethany

Mama to . . .
Spirited Monkey Boy--January '06
Touchy Miss Mysterious--May '08
Mr. Man--May '10
and one little soul waiting for me in heaven


http://pleaseeatyourvegetables.blogspot.com/