Monday, October 29, 2007

Deceptively Delicious

It's time for Shannon's fun giveaway carnival. I am offering a new copy of Jessica Seinfeld's Deceptively Delicious cookbook.

Have you ever tried to get your children to eat more vegetables? Maybe they eat green beans, but would never think of ingesting a beet or piece of cauliflower, or a deep orange winter squash. Jessica Seinfeld noticed the same problem and was determined to fix it. One day as she was pureeing some butternut squash for her baby, and simultaneously making some macaroni and cheese for her older children, she noticed that the colors were the same and simply stirred some into the mac and cheese, and no one was the wiser.

All of these recipes employ these simple purees (that you can make in large batches early in the week). By reading the recipes, I'm sure that you could figure out some ways to deceptively add some nutrition into other favorite recipes. For example, when I was growing up my mom always added tomato sauce instead of water to the ground beef with the store-bought taco seasonings. It wasn't done for nutrition. We liked the taste and texture better, but the added benefit is something I've recognized as I made the dish the same way for my family.

These recipes are not simply kid-fare. All of the recipes are kid-tested and she claims that they are winners in her family, but if you have a problem eating the number of veggies you would like, or your husband is a complete carnivore, these would definitely work for you as well. My one problem is that I would not like to see parents rely completely on this method, nor is this what Jessica Seinfeld advocates. She continues dishing up the vegetables, but if they are refused, she knows that they will at least get some additional vitamins and fiber from the hidden purees.

The cookbook is spiral-bound, which is always handy when trying to consult a cookbook while actually cooking.

If you'd like to win, please leave a comment (U.S. shipping addresses only). Make sure that your comment is either linked to a blog or your email address is included in your google profile, or you leave your address in the comment. I will draw the winner on November 4. If I have no way to contact you, I will draw another winner.

Be sure to check out my reviews (and giveaways) at 5 Minutes for Mom this week too. I have a great parenting book, ScreamFree Parenting, and a practical guide to cancer, Any Day with Hair is a Good Hair Day.

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michelle said...

My sister was just telling me all about this cookbook. It sounded fabulous. I would love to be entered!

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com

Kelly said...

hail veggies !!!!!

Sitesx6@aol.com
Kelly

Kacie said...

I've been hoping to get a copy of this book!

Jana said...

That sounds like a great book! Count me in!

Mommy Bee said...

I've been wanting this book! Count me in! Thanks.

Tracy said...

Please enter me. Thanks for your generosity!

Monkey Giggles said...

COunt me in too!!

John said...

I would love to win this. Please count me in.

Michele@Philoxenos said...

Yeah! My mom just bought this at Costco on Saturday after I've been telling her for weeks to keep an eye out for it. I read something about it a while back and I thought - anyone that can add spinach to brownies must be pretty special. Count me in!

CrystalG said...

Count me in. I love cookbooks.

Sarah said...

I was just thinking yesterday how much I'd love a new cookbook!

Lindsay-Jean said...

I'd love a copy of this book - count me in please!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I have been hoping to win a copy to give as a gift!!!

Steph

Susan said...

Would love to win. I have a US address.

Overwhelmed! said...

With my little picky eater, I really need this! :)

Count me in and come enter my beaded bookmark giveaway too!

tegdirb92 said...

please count me in on this one.

Christina said...

This book sounds so good!!!

Mike Massey said...

Sounds great! This is Mike's wife, not Mike, by the way!

Summer said...

Great giveaway!

Thea said...

I would love to have this book. Thanks for offering it!

workout mommy said...

please count me in---my little guy needs some veggies! Thanks!

Lisa

www.workoutmommy.com

Susanne said...

This cookbook sounds like just what I need!

Kara said...

I have been wanting to check out this book! I definitely need my little monsters to eat more good stuff.

Heidi Jo said...

i saw her cook with regis on his show...thought it was a clever idea! besides, being a huge seinfeld fan...gotta get the wife's cookbook right?

Stephenson Family said...

This sounds like a great and interesting cookbook. Would love to try it! Thank you!

wanda said...

Great prize, count me in.

fell4utoo2001@yahoo.com

Dana said...

I would love to be entered. Thank you.

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

I lvoe cookbooks. Count me in.

Lori - The Simple Life at Home said...

Oh, I'm in line for this book at the library - number 63! I would love to own it for myself. Please enter me.

Lori - The Simple Life at Home said...

Oh, I'm in line for this book at the library - number 63! I would love to own it for myself. Please enter me.

Andrea said...

This would be great to win!!!

Nichole said...

This looks like a really great book! Please enter me!

Shannon **Gabi's Mom** said...

Count me in and Come enter mine, too!

This is great especially for new "picky one".

Laura said...

I have been wanting this book for awhile now! If I dont win, I will definitely go out and buy it now!

laura_licious101(@) hotmail (.) com

Sheila said...

I just heard about this cookbook, sounds so creatively good!

Mom Chatter said...

I wouldn't mind having this book... count me in! :)

Becky said...

I have this on my list! I'd love to win and cross it off!

Thanks for including me.

Jamie said...

Every where I turn, someone is talking about this book. SO crossing my fingers to win this one :)

Thanks!!

Mommin' It Up! said...

This book is all the buzz. What a great idea! I would love to win!
jenny@momminitup.com

Mommin' It Up! said...

This book is all the buzz. What a great idea! I would love to win!
jenny@momminitup.com

Sara said...

I keep hearing people talk about this... would love to get some more veggies down my kids...

Joyful Days said...

This could be very helpful! Please enter me.

Julie

Jessica said...

With a veggie avoider in my family, this would be very useful!

GiBee said...

Sounds like a cool book!

Erin said...

I know this is geared towards kiddos, but my hubby is the picky eater in our house! Great giveaway!

Ginny said...

I really want this book, sounds great! Enter me please :)

TheAngelForever said...

We have been looking at this book and would love to try it with our kiddos.

TheAngelForever
www.theangelforever.com

AshleyR said...

Count me in Please!!\

Renee's Ramblings said...

Please enter me! Thanks!

Renee'
http://rmboys2.wordpress.com/

Someone Being Me said...

Very cool. My 9 month old still eats his veggies for now but I know the day will come when I will need to be sneaky. Better start reading up now.

Jenmomof4 said...

Sign me up please!

Monkey Kisses said...

I would love this cookbook.. You cant eat enough veggies.

Melissa said...

I have heard so many fantastic things about this book... count me in!

Betsy said...

I want it!

Anonymous said...

Great idea! Pick me!
tynajewell@yahoo.com
www.begleyblessings.blogspot.com
-Tyna

bethany said...

I've been wanting this book-thanks!

Marie said...

I've been hearing a lot about this book, count me in!

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

i'd love to see what all the hype is about.
thanks! :)

Qtpies7 said...

I love to sneak veggies in on my kids! They hate it when they compliment my foods and find out I've slipped spinach in it!
I'm totally up for some more ideas.

Awesome Mom said...

I could use this book! My husband is very anti veggie.

Anonymous said...

Count me in! hillarycampos@gmail.com

Lisa Kay said...

I saw this on Oprah and I definitely want one!

Annabelle said...

I'd love to win this! Please enter me!

Amy Grant Bayliss said...

This would be a great addition to our cookbooks.... my boys would love it!

Andrea said...

Both my 4 year old and my 15 month old have gone on veggie strikes as of a month ago and I'm dyin' here! This sounds like a perfect solution. lol Count me in! minkners@yahoo.com

Tracy said...

I really want this cookbook

tnayar at cox dot net

Summer in FL said...

I've been thinking of purchasing this book! Would love to win it!

Karen said...

Everyone in my family needs more veggies!

April said...

I would love to win this. Please enter me!

greg&sarina said...

enter me please!

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Oh I have been wanting this book. Please include me in your drawing
~Amy

M.E. said...

OOh, I saw her on Regis. Sounds like a neat idea, will it really work?
Enter me in the mix!

Daddys Chicks said...

This sounds maaaah-velous dahling! Put me in!!

Jason and Caryn said...

I soo want this book! I've kept it on my list on Amazon to purchase but hey, maybe I'll win it! : )

Kyra said...

Sounds Great! PLease count me in!

Amanda said...

please include me thanks!
patsmandy at yahoo dot com

windycindy said...

Hello, Please put me in the draw for the wonderful cook book. Thanks, Cindi

MoneyCommonSense said...

I would live to check out this book as well. I wonder if it is as good as the reviews say.

Amy A said...

I have been wanting this book since I saw her on Oprah! Thanks for the chance to win.
amyjohnallen at bellsouth dot net

Christa @ No End in Site said...

Ooh, count me in...
n9syu at yahoo dot com

Paige said...

Great! Enter me!

Nikki @ Angels of Heart said...

I have not heard of this book yet. My first though was wow I can use this for the kids. Then I though ohh and hubby too. lOL

Nikki

Trista said...

Sounds great! PLease count me in!

Lissete said...

My DH & Kids are not the problem. It's me. I don't like vegggies. I would love to try these recipes. Count me in please.

amyswandering said...

I really want this book - count me in please!

Meleah the Mommy said...

Please count me in!

Some kind of Wondermom said...

Love it! Sign me up.

ablondeblogger said...

I've been hearing about this book everywhere and have been dying for a copy. Please enter me...thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy.
Le Anne
yardsaleprincess1@yahoo.com

Trisha said...

Pickey eaters in my family. Need help. Please enter me.

Thanks!

Anne said...

This one has been on my wishlist. Count me in!

Melanie said...

This is on my to read list!

Mandy said...

sign me up for the contest :)

erika~ inspired mama said...

i tried to buy a copy of this at my local bookstore and they were sold out and had a huge waiting list to get a copy!! i would LOVE to win this! :)

Sarah said...

what a great idea. Sign me up

Sheila said...

This sounds like a great book.

Christine said...

With six kiddos in the house, I sooo need this book!

Jennifer P said...

please enter me too--thank you!

Robin said...

I need this SO badly - I have a daughter with sensory issues who is the world's pickiest eater!

daisyaday said...

This book sounds great!

Please enter me.
Thanks,
Daisy

missbecky75 said...

I have heard so much about this cookbook and would love to have it! pick me! pick me!

Stacy said...

I have been wanting this cookbook. :)

Anonymous said...

Great prize! monk5@charter.net

{Karla} said...

I'd LOVE this! add me, please.

blessings,
karla

Aimee said...

Someone just told me about this book, and told me I should get it! Here's hopin'!

kari said...

I just read about this book in the newspaper. Sounds like a good one. Please enter my name in your drawing. Thanks!

Miranda said...

Yhis book is so neat, I would love to win it!!

Michelle B. said...

I would really like this book

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

I would love to have this book!

Erin Craig said...

This sounds so interesting!

Aubrey said...

What a nifty sounding book!

Anonymous said...

I could use this one. Karla
karla_ebert@yahoo.com

Mandi said...

I've been trying to find a copy of this book for a while now!
mandi.jane@hotmail.com

Melanie said...

sounds good. i'd love to win it.

The Glam Boutique said...

ohh I need this book for my picky eaters!!

Julie said...

My friends have been raving on this book, please sign me up.

Martha, stealth roommate said...

Jennifer - I need this book too! I have to get my kids to eat veggies! So pick me!!!

Jenna said...

I think this book is a great idea... even for those of us with no kids yet!

Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

throw my name in the mix! I saw her on Oprah and was quite impressed!

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

I just added this to my Amazon wish list. It looks very good!

Mary C said...

Oh! I've been dying for this book!

jbubolz-miller said...

Count me in;). The dog does not care for vegies so I find myself picking up vegies up almost every day that my 2 yr old loves to share with the dog

Managing the MotherLoad said...

I've heard so much about this lately and have considered buying it. So winning would be great :-)

Lady Why said...

Count me in!

Tara said...

Oh yeah. I have trouble getting my "five a day". Nevermind my kids! Count me in!

Ms. Can't Be Wrong said...

This sounds like it could solve a lot of my picky eater problems!

miss muffet said...

This book has been recommended by a ton of people, and my library request list is a mile long. ;)

Katie said...

What a great giveaway!!! Please enter me! Thanks!

toblerone said...

Oh, I SO need this book. Count me in!

hil said...

I've been wanting this one!

Tamara said...

Tossing in my comment for a chance... Thanks! :-)

ps - My blog is linked through my profile.

Marie said...

This is a popular giveaway! Love this books - been trying to win one for the past 2 wks! :) Maybe this time? Finger crossede...

Andrea said...

You still know how to find me.

Fiddle D. Dee said...

This looks great!

Valerie Crook said...

I thumbed through this book just yesterday! I'm feeling lucky!

Valerie

Lynette said...

This sounds great. I'm in.

~velia said...

This sounds wonderful. I was raised vegan, my spouse is the carnivore and I FINALLY got him to try spaghetti squash. I worry about nutrition - especially for kids. Please add me to the drawing!

bvcanoy@yahoo.com

Robertson Family said...

I want this! I have been looking at it trying to decide if I should by it!

Liz said...

I just saw this on Oprah and was so excited! I would love a copy! Thanks!

penguinsandladybugs said...

Oh, if I could get my kids to eat better....enter me please....and if I don't win, I need to find this book and buy it!!

Alaina said...

I've heard GREAT things about this book! I'm in!

Karen said...

This is fabulous, please count me in:-) This is high on my Amazon wishlist, LOL!

Sarah said...

I've had the spinach brownies...they're pretty good!

MamaLee said...

I'm in. I want to check out this book! Thanks!

Adena said...

This book has been on my wish list for awhile now. I would love to win this!

Jennifer said...

I've heard so much about this book lately, so I'd love to check it out. Count me in! Good luck everyone!

Happy Monday!

Jennifer :-)

Kena said...

I have heard such good things about this cookbook. Please enter me!

April said...

count me in, anything to help my kids eat.
tamaw@msn.com

Christina said...

Looks great, I love cookbooks

Stacey said...

Oh I'm in the average situation right now with a 2 year old that is not too excited about eating "real" food. This would be just great!

Tammy and Parker said...

I was just looking at this book and wishing I could purchase it!

peppylady said...

No one can have to many cookbooks.
Please put my name in the hat for this giveaway

Christine said...

Please enter me too. I'm not only trying to get my kids to eat veggies, but my husband too. :)

Christina said...

Sounds great!

kadusey said...

This sounds like a delightful way of incorporating some healthiness into some of our favorite not-healthy recipes (like Mac'n'Cheese). I'd love to be entered. :)

Once Upon a Dream... said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! I'm always looking for healthy recipes. Please count me in. I'm doing a giveaway over at my place too. Hope you drop by for a quick visit!

Denise said...

I totally want this book!
My kids need this book!

Laura said...

Thank you for doing this! I have a give away going, also!

Katie said...

Anything to get more veggies!

Amberly said...

Please count me in. apurv623@yahoo.com

Renee said...

Please add me to the list! Friends everywhere have been telling me to get this book for our little blessings!

Renee

SAHMmy Says said...

Count me in!

kathy said...

Neat cookbook! Count me in! bigfamily8@yahoo.com

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

I just read about this on Kailani's blog, I think it was. I would love to win it!

Thanks

Barb @ A Chelsea Morning said...

What a nice giveaway, Jennifer. I've heard a lot about this book and would love to be entered for a chance to win.

LifeofFaith said...

Please enter me. Thank you!
P.S. I'm having a giveaway as well!

LivingforGod said...

This cookbook sounds good. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks!

kevnjacks said...

What an awesome giveaway - how timely!

Jenni said...

sign me up! :-)

Hippolyta said...

Count me in. it looks great!

Shannon said...

My kids are such picky eaters...this would be a great book!

Holly said...

Enter me please!

kim said...

I would love to win this! I watched the interview on Oprah!

kd@thegospelhiway.org

Doreen said...

Yah!! Love veggies!!

Stephanie said...

I would love to be entered in this, I have two kids who love to cook, th would be great.

Katie M said...

This book would be quite useful for my family!

Alana said...

I'd love a chance to win this!!

Alicia said...

I've been reading about this book and would love to check it out! I have a picky toddler on my hands. Thanks!

Vintage Indie said...

I would love to win this book! I can't believe the amount of parents who have picky children like me, it's nice to know I'm not alone :o)

Thanks for a great giveaway!

a suburban housewife said...

I was just reading about this! Count me in :)

Phyllis Sommer said...

love it! count me in. hope i win!

Richelle said...

I want to win!!

Amy said...

Please enter me!

Sarah said...

Such an interesting cook book! I am curious!

I'm so excited! 'An I just can't hide it...I know, I know, I know..I wanna win it! Happy Fall Y'all!

sharvey(at)connections-etc(dot)net

Hollene said...

We just talked about this book in our MOPS meeting! Sounds super!

Meg said...

Oh, please count me in!!

Vicki said...

I heard about this just the other day, sounds fabulous!

palmtreefanatic said...

I need this SOOOO bad! I have the 3 PICKIEST eaters Ever! Please enter me in!
Thank you ever so much!!!
tina

fizzledink said...

My former eater-of-all-veggies 21 month old is now a thrower-of-all-veggies. Let's just say this book would be a godsend for me!

Jill said...

I have heard so much about this book. Count me in!

Anonymous said...

Count me in!

allisonboast at yahoo dot com

Bebemiqui said...

hope i win :0)

Andi said...

i've been wanting this book. thanks!

Cynthia said...

Please enter me!

Katy-Anne said...

Please enter me.

Ashley said...

Awesome! Thanks!

Sarah said...

Cool! Count me in!

The Fritz Facts said...

Great giveaway! Count me in.

laurel said...

Thanks for entering me in your blog give away!

BessieJoy said...

Cool! You can never have too many cookbooks!

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