So isn’t it always the case? I walk into Target to pick up a few things and suddenly my basket is full! I’m paying over $50 for things I didn’t really need. That box of facial tissue I initially came in for is buried under a load of stuff which includes a new cookbook.
The cookbook? Jessica Seinfeld’s Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food. The book has been sold out in San Diego bookstores. When I saw it on this particular visit, I picked it up without a thought. In all honesty, it was the jaunty design and interplay of pink and green design that lured me in. (Hey, I’m a page designer in real life.) Inside the cookbook, the retro design is further echoed and resembles a 1940s cookbook but without all the preprocessed crap. Hotdog casserole recipes in here? Nope.
Instead there are recipes which include cooked, pureed fruits and veggies in everything from chocolate chip cookies (hello chickpeas) to rice balls (broccoli and sweet potato puree). I’m anxious to try some of these recipes on an unsuspecting victim and see if he notices the he’s eating veggies when he takes a bite of a brownie. Unfortunately, said victim has already seen the cookbook and knows of my nefarious plans.