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Delicious Indeed!

Posted in cooking, Deceptively Delicious, petunia with tags on April 23, 2008 by erin

Last Christmas I was given the cookbook Deceptively Delicious you know the one written by Jessica Seinfeld. I filed it away in the cabinet along with my other cookbooks nothing against it just thought the recipes were a little advanced for my 6 month old at the time. I totally spaced that I owned this treasure until last week when I reacquainted myself with Mrs. S the chef (she doesn’t mind when I call her that) and started using her recipes.

You probably know the concept behind her recipes and hence the title of the cookbook, Deceptively Delicious meaning fool your kids into thinking they are eating something fun and kid like but it’s loaded with purees like sweet potato or yellow squash or spinach so in reality it’s healthier than say Jamba Juice even with the vita boost! I like her thinking and I like that her recipies are already loaded with veggies and fruit and are low fat but then you add more nutiriton. Brilliant! So really you are teaching your kids to eat healthy.

Anyway, I have used this cookbook for every meal and some snacks this week and I am so pleased. The recipes are quick and easy and if you make your purees a head of time you’re in even better shape.

So far I have made the Lemon Blueberry Muffins (with yellow squash puree), French Toast (with sweet potato puree or you can use banana, pineapple or squash), Macaroni and Cheese (with white bean puree) and for the rest of the week we are having Tuna Salad in Pita Pockets (with cauliflower puree), Beef Stew (with broccoli puree) and Twice Baked Potatoes (with cauliflower puree). Not only healthy for kids but awesome for adults too!

We spent the afternoon outside yesterday enjoying the beautiful sunshine and Petunia had a Lemon Blueberry Muffin as a snack. One disclaimer on these muffins. The blueberries make a huge mess as you can see the evidence on her pants. What you can’t see is blueberry residue was EVERYWHERE! On her hands, face and feet, the blanket and all over my hands. But it was worth the mess she loved them, they are healthy and I know they pack an extra punch of vitamins. Yeay Mrs. S.!


***Updated***
Does anyone know how to get blueberry stains off clothes. I sprayed with Shout and washed like normal and it looks as though these stains aren’t going anywhere. Any tips?
****2nd update***
I couldn’t find Biz-which was suggested by ggsmama-at my Targhetto but I did find baby oxy clean and wouldn’t you know the stains are gone. That stuff is awes(ome).