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Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #150 on: February 16, 2009, 10:28:05 am »
Hi guys - great thread!

Jenny - I've just made an Eggless Date loaf. Very moist, and works well as a bar loaf or muffins.

1Tblsp butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup chopped dates, 1tsp bicarb soda, pinch salt - pour over 1 cup boiling water and stir, then let cool.
Mix in 1 1/4 cup Self Raising Flour.
Bake 180 deg C until skewer comes out clean - loaf (35min) muffins (20min)


Have Jessica Seinfeld's Deceptively Delicious Recipe Book too, similar to Sneaky Chef.
Lots of wonderful ideas -
Scrambled eggs with cauliflower
Banana Bread with cauliflower
Sweet potato pancakes
Chicken nuggets with broccoli/spinach/beetroot
Rice balls with sweet potato and spinach or broccoli
Mozzarella sticks with cauliflower
Ranch dressing with beans
Greek Dip with Chickpeas and artichokes
Chocolate pudding with avocado
Choc chip cupcakes with pumpkin and squash
And lots of others.... yummy!

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Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #151 on: February 18, 2009, 23:16:59 pm »
I make the animal crackers from Sneaky Chef with chickpea puree in them.
They are delicious and my DS happily ate them when we pulled Goldfish crackers out of his diet trying to stay away from food additives.

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Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #152 on: February 19, 2009, 00:50:32 am »
sorry for the usual deb delay LOL

the sweet roasted chickpeas  "Cinnamon sugar rattle snacks":
2tsp sugar
1tsp cinnamon
1/4tsp salt
1 x 15oz can chickpeas rinsed and drained

preheat oven to 350F (180C) Combine sugar, cin. and salt in a bowl and add chickpeas. toss until well coated. spread on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 55-60 min shaking sheet andmixing occasionally until chickpeas are crisp and "rattle" on the pan

posting the brainy brownies too as they have been a huge hit and are stil fresh in a sealed container in the fridge. i froze a few too and will report back on how they defrost and taste when we need them in a week.

SNEAKY CHEF BRAINY BROWNIES:
Makes about 30 kid-sized brownies

6 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips           
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Purple Puree (see Make-Ahead Recipe below)
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Flour Blend (equal parts whole wheat, wheat germ, and white flour)
1/4 cup rolled oats, ground in a food processor
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Butter or non-stick cooking spray
Optional extra boost: 1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. (this is 180C)

Butter or spray only the bottom, not the sides, of a 13-by- 9-inch or 9-inch square baking pan.

Melt the butter and chocolate chips together in a double boiler or metal bowl over simmering water (or in a microwave, checking every 15 seconds). Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool a bit. Meanwhile, in another bowl, stir together the eggs, vanilla, sugar, and Purple Puree. Combine this purple egg mixture with the cooled chocolate mixture.

In a mixing bowl, stir together Flour Blend, cocoa powder, oats, and salt. Add this to the chocolate mixture and blend thoroughly. Mix in the chopped walnuts, if using, then pour the entire mixture into the baking pan.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in pan before cutting the brownies and use a plastic or butter knife. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired. (i did not and it did not need anything else)

Keeps for a week in the refrigerator, covered tightly.

Sneaky Chef Make-Ahead Recipe: Purple Puree
3 cups raw baby spinach leaves (1 cup frozen chopped spinach, or frozen chopped collard greens)

1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (no syrup or sugar added)

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

1/2 tablespoons water

If using raw spinach, thoroughly wash it, even if the package says “prewashed.” Bring spinach or collards and water to boil in a medium pot. Turn heat to low and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. If using frozen blueberries, quickly rinse them under cold water to thaw a little, and then drain.

Fill the bowl of your food processor with the blueberries and cooked spinach, (or collards) along with the lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of water, and puree on high until as smooth as possible. Stop occasionally to push top contents to bottom. If necessary, use a second tablespoon of water to make a fairly smooth puree.

This amount of spinach and blueberries makes only about 1 cup of puree. Double the recipe if you want to store another cup of the puree. It will store in the refrigerator up to 2 days, or you can freeze  1/4 cup portions in sealed plastic bags or small plastic containers.



Siesta... - those animal crackers are the crackers i plan to make. i need protein things for school that alex might like (very picky - but loves crackers) and these have chickpeas, 2 kinds of cheese plus wheat germ in the flour blend! i would feel comfortable sending a bunch if she likes them

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Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #153 on: March 19, 2009, 02:38:17 am »
Deb I promised ages ago I'd post these & never got around to typing it up & it was only when a friend had some & she wanted the recipe I thought I'd better get onto it on my free day 
Zucchini bread is attached as that was a PDF from a friend

Banana bread/cake
The recipe I use is as follows the original I started from is in brackets
3  (4) Tablespoons of butter (softened) - weight = 90g (125g)
5 (6) Tablespoons of Sugar
- cream butter & sugar until smooth then add following & mix gently
2 Eggs (beaten with a fork to mix)
3 (2) mashed bananas (if they are really big I only use 2, but I tend to buy medium size)
4 cubes of zucchini puree (I have a stock from home grown basically just microwave until cooked & puree & freeze in standard size cubes)
1 cube of pear puree
half a medium apple grated
dissolve 1 teaspoon of Bicarbonate of soda in boiling water (original 2 TBLSP boiling milk) & add to mix. Then add
1/2 Tablespoon of skim milk powder
and sift in the following -stir gently.
2 cups of flour - I use one of plain & one SR (recipe is for plain, but I found with the extra veg it got a bit flat so found the 50/50 worked best)
1 tsp baking soda/powder
Handful of dark chocolate chips... makes it more inviting to my boys.

I bake in 2 greased loaf tins (recipe suggests ring tin for 20mins) I've found I need about 25-30mins baking time at 180C. I then freeze a loaf for later.

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Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #154 on: March 19, 2009, 03:23:34 am »
thanks for that kate - i happened upon a good zucchini loaf recipe myself and made it yesterday. the girls loved it and it has 1 1/2 cups zucchini and a lot of no sugar applesauce in it  so i was thrilled.

will try your banana recipe next
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Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #155 on: March 20, 2009, 10:33:11 am »
Thanks for the zucchini bread recipe!!!!!!!!

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Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #156 on: March 20, 2009, 14:37:27 pm »
hi ladies
just wondering if anyone has the DD recipe for chicken nuggets with beets and spinach? i meant to try and now can't find it.
also just read through the last few pages and deb the brownies sound great! thanks for sharing i'll definitely try when i get the time.
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« Reply #157 on: March 20, 2009, 15:05:13 pm »
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« Reply #158 on: March 20, 2009, 21:23:24 pm »
i have the book jess so will TRY to find a moment this weekend to type it in  (dh is working today so less me time than normal)

the brownies WERE a huge hit and i will be making more this week.
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Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #159 on: March 23, 2009, 13:01:27 pm »
I see a lot of you make these recipes!  May I ask what a good food processor is?  I want to get one, but never had one before.  Thanks!
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Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #160 on: March 23, 2009, 21:39:14 pm »
i just use a Braun handheld - immersion blender (i also have a huge excellent food processor but rarely get it out). the brain has the stick to immerse and also has a bowl attachment to whizz things up. i use both all the time
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« Reply #161 on: March 23, 2009, 21:51:08 pm »
hee hee i just told her about the same one on another thread - i only use my braun too deb. love it and i never take the big food processor out of the cupboard. :)
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« Reply #162 on: March 23, 2009, 21:57:21 pm »
I have the Braun as well.  I got mine at Bed Bath in the US.  They send out coupons all the time.  It was very reasonable.  We use it to make smoothies all the time as well.  ;)

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Re: "Deceptively delicious" recipes - hide the fruit and veg!
« Reply #163 on: March 24, 2009, 06:07:02 am »
my mil has the braun food processor which never gets used either (in the cupboard) i use my braun hand held one too.

i have a morphy richards grinder for all my dry grinding (the braun is no good for that) and making my chutneys.
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« Reply #164 on: March 24, 2009, 08:36:42 am »
hee hee i just told her about the same one on another thread - i only use my braun too deb. love it and i never take the big food processor out of the cupboard. :)

 i know isn't it funny. we got ours as our biggest wedding present (using money from my family as they were soooo expensive back in 99 - we got a combo food processor and blender unit from Moulinex) and now it comes out mostly when dh makes a huge batch of hummos or pesto.  for day to day life it is so unnecessary when you have the Braun!
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