Title: The Sneaky Chef How to Cheat on Your Man (In the Kitchen)

Date Completed: 9/20/09

Author(s): Missy Chase Lapine

Copyright: 2008, Running Press Book Publishers

# pages: 337

Genre: Cookbook

This is one of my favorite cookbooks to come along in a while.  The premise of the book is that you can hide vegetables in a meal without your husband (or kids) knowing that they are in there. 

In reality, I did it for myself also.  There are a couple of key vegetables that I don’t really like.  I’ll eat them because I know I should, but I don’t enjoy them.  So, I was thinking that if I can hide these vegetables in a recipe and not really know they are in there, I’ll be increasing my veggie intake without any sacrifice.

I have already made several of the recipes and can report back that they are very successful.  If I were to offer you a chocolate blueberry spinach cookie, what would you say?  I’m guessing it would not be very positive.

However, I made these and fed them to my husband without telling him what they were, and I can honestly tell you that he had no idea that there was anything healthy in the recipe.  He thought they were chocolate cookies. 

My favorite recipe so far is a sweet and sour chicken that has sweet potatoes as the ‘secret’ ingredient.  I will be honest; I didn’t use the exact recipe from the book, so I’m not sure that I’ll be able to recreate it.  But, I’ll try to post it for you in a future post.