It's amazing! Eric is a majorly picky eater when it comes to certain foods and veggies. This cook book cures that completely. Claire loves her veggies but this cook book is allowing her to get a little extra veggies with out her knowing it. This is a great cook book for overly picky eaters who will not touch a veggies. She adds pureed veggies in to every single one of her recipes from breakfast to dessert. It's awesome and no one, not even the pickiest eater could tell it's in there. If my hubby can't, no one can! The meals are simple and delicious.
Last Friday I made her lasagna recipe - in 4 years, it was actually my first time making lasagna...weird, huh?! It was very easy and tasted great! Here's the lasagna recipe for you to try out with your picky eaters:
Need:Nonstick cooking spray
1 tblspoon olive oil
1lb lean ground turkey or sirloin
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tblspoon all purpose or whole wheat flour
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tblspoon reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 cup sweet potato puree
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 (26oz) or 2 (15oz) cans whole, peeled tomatoes, with their juice
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup lowfat (1%) cottage cheese
1 large egg white
1/2 cup cauliflower puree
1 (8oz) box no-boil lasagna noodles (this are awesome and still very yummy)
2 cups shredded part-skin mozzarella
What to do:
1. Preheat the oven to 350. Coat an 8x12in baking dish w/cooking spray
2. For the meat filling, coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set it over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add oil. Add the turkey or beef, sprinkle w/salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is no longer pink, 4 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour and 1/2 of the garlic, stir and cook for 1 to 2 minutes longer. Off the heat, stir in the sour cream, sweat potato puree, and half (1/4 cup) of the Parmesan, set aside.
3. For the sauce, combine tomatoes and juice, the onion and the remaining garlic and Parmesan (1/4 cup) in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Transfer the sauce to a bowl or large measuring cup. Or use jarred sauce and just add Parmesan.
4. In the same blender or food processor, blend cottage cheese, egg white and cauliflower puree until smooth, set aside.
5. To assemble the lasagna, spread 1 cup of tomato sauce over the bottom of the baking dish. Layer one-third of the noodles on top, covering the sauce completely. Spread the meat filling over them. (If you are going meatless, just add a first layer of the cottage cheese mixture.) Cover the another one-third noodles and then spread all the cottage cheese mixture of them. Make another layer with the rest of the noodles and spoon the remaining tomato sauce over the top. Sprinkle evenly with mozzarella cheese.
6. Cover lasagna with aluminum foil and bake until the cheese has melted and the noodles are cooked through, about 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 10 minutes longer or until the top is bubbly and browned.
I've also made her mash potatoes and hamburger recipes - both were a must to try!
I really want to try her brownies! They have carrot and spinach puree in it and they are actually not bad for you! Yay for brownies that are some what good for you and your family to enjoy!
No matter if you or your family is picky or not. I highly recommend this cook book. Everyone could use a little more veggies in their life! I think it's a plus that you don't even know your eating some! Go buy this cook book and start making some great meals for your family! I love, I know you'll love it too! Enjoy!