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Old 01-31-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
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"Deceptively Delicious" recipes

I just checked out this book from the library.http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/re...dp/0061251348.

Has anyone tried recipes from it? What did your family like/not like?

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Old 01-31-2008, 04:49 PM   #2
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Re: "Deceptively Delicious" recipes

I made the turkey meatloaf last Monday and it was a hit. I pureed the carrots raw and it was fine. I followed the directions exactly, but next time I would add the bread crumbs a little at a time and the milk on its own. By soaking the breadcrumbs in the milk like she says, it really made the breadcrumbs clumpy. I had to get in there and mix it all with my hands.

It turned out soooo yummy!

I really want to make the desserts but I'm on Weight Watchers and don't want to make them so I can have one and give the rest away, ya know?

Anyways, I really like the book.
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Oh yes, I got this book for Christmas and really like it...the photos are great.

I have made the chocolate pudding w/avocado (YUMMY!!!), the french toast (GOOD), the oatmeal w/peanut butter (WAAAY too much sugar, so leave out or reduce a lot), the TOFU (kind of messy/weird with the spinach, but good), the crispy brown rice treats (would have been good, but I accidentally bought PUFFED rice, not crispy brown rice, so it was soft and not crunchy), some pancakes with ricotta cheese that DIDN'T turn out well at all, and that's about all I can remember without going to look at the book.

The ONE BIG thing is her serving sizes are WAAAAYYYY off...I think she said the pudding would serve something like 8-10 people and that was ridiculous...maybe 8 ants, but not people. It would serve 4, I think.
I also remember seeing the coffee cake was supposed to serve 10, but was prepared in an 8x8 dish.
(Cutting a square into 10 pieces is weird...9 would make more sense to me.)

I think you'll like the book and it really got me thinking about ways to add veggies to food...I wish she had recipes with pumpkin b/c that's so easy to buy in cans already pureed...probably could use it instead of the squash or sweet potato, but haven't tried.
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YAY! I'm glad these are good recipes! Thanks for sharing what's "tried and true"! I can't wait to try some of these!
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Re: "Deceptively Delicious" recipes

I just got the book last week and we had the meatball soup last night (yummy!) EVERYONE loved the rice balls, even my 3 year old who won't touch rice . The quesadillas are really good too!
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The couscous is fantastic!
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I LOVE this book! But I do agree that some of the portions are off, sometimes it even seems like the amount of puree may be a bit much and effects the texture of some of the finished products, and that oatmeal does have too much sugar. But everything tastes so yummy so far. I do interchange my "orange " purees, like squash for pumpkin or sweet potato, and it has been fine so far. There is another book called the sneaky chef that I may pick up as well, same idea but different recipes and ways to incorporate veggies into meals that arent in the book.
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I have made the grilled cheese, lasagna, meatloaf, fruit dip, mac and cheese, the chicken kebabs?, the chicken nuggets - everything was yummy and my 4 year old ate it, so as far as I am concerned this Jessica is a genius!
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My dcp uses this book. The kids have tried the brownies, the quesadillas and the french toast and LOVED them. She agreed that the oatmeal had a LOT of sugar. She's diabetic, though, so she reduced it and it was good!
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