Neither Seinfeld nor Missy Chase Lapine (author of Sneaky Chef) probably created the idea of hiding veggies in the cake. I once had a cookbook with zucchini cake that looked just like chocolate – fooled everyone in my family – and used up all the summer squash taking over my garden.
You can skip the introduction on shopping, stocking, and reading labels – you’ve heard it all before – as well as the tips before each section – “cut down on added salt…”
Of course, I went straight to the dessert section (supposedly Jerry’s favorites) – with Jessica’s approving – “Deprivation always leads down the wrong path…”
The idea is pureed vegetables hidden in the treat – with carrots as a definite theme – carrot puree in chocolate bread pudding, chocolate yogurt cheesecake, mixed berry cobbler, tiramisu, lemon poppy seed cake. Brownies with spinach puree – maybe – but I stopped at chickpeas in the chocolate chip cookies. Enough!