It isn’t a secret in my family that I’m the only who really likes vegetables. Everyone else either accidentally knocks them on the floor, just refuses to eat them, or shoves them in his mouth and chews them really quickly in order to obtain a dessert…well, you get the picture.
Enter the bestselling cookbook by Jerry Seinfeld’s lovely wife, Jessica. She was recently featured on Oprah promoting her newest cookbook “Double Delicious!: good, simple food for busy, complicated lives”. But I’m referring to her older cookbook “Deceptively Delicious”. (Note: if you want to try a different cookbook, there is also “The Sneaky Chef” by Missy Chase Lapine. A tidbit for gossip lovers: apparently Lapine and Seinfeld went to court over this whole hiding vegetables idea).
In a nutshell, vegetables and fruit are hidden in other foods that are well liked. So your non-vegetable eating kids and spouses will actually eat vegetables without even knowing it. Ha!
I have tried quite a few of the recipes. My two favourite recipes are the Broccoli spice cake and the Turkey meatballs. As some Amazon reviewers have figured out, it takes way too long to make your own pureed vegetables, so a container of baby food can do the trick. Some recipes have not been well received in my house, such as the Chocolate Chip cookies made with chickpeas. Also, Jessica seems to be a fan of using cauliflower in most of her recipes. I must confess that even a vegetable lover such as myself, doesn’t really like cauliflower. But that’ll be our little secret J