Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Double Delicious? I think so!

Did anyone see yesterday's Oprah? I did - because I have been DVR-ing (is that a word? probably not) every episode of Miss Oprah since this is her last season. Anyway, I am very glad I did because she had Jessica Seinfeld (who is so cute by the way, right?) on there promoting her new cookbook, Double Delicious.

I am a huge fan of Jessica's last cookbook, Deceptively Delicious, which is a compilation of yummy recipes that are deceptively healthy - and your kid will never know! She is all about pureeing veggies and 'hiding' them in foods that her kids already love, for example pureed cauliflower in mac and cheese, and pureed kale in spaghetti and meatballs. I have tried a number of these recipes and Griffin (and Joe!) love them.

Back to her newest book, Double Delicious, Jessica again took on the challenge of making 'delicious' things that all 3 of her kids would eat (two of whom are picky, like most kids!) that were also healthy, and even more importantly, quick and easy to make. I love how in the beginning of the book she details her 'kitchen cabinet,' meaning the people she's feeding and getting feedback from. You learn a little about each of her kids habits, and of course her husband Jerry's, as well as the Today show nutritionist, Joy Behar. Basically, through her introduction, the 'kitchen cabinet,' and then in the recipes you can really tell the time and thought processes were well done when it comes to feeding your family healthfully.

One recipe she featured yesterday on the show that I thought was a GREAT idea, is crock pot lasagna! For real! You literally just layer your lasagna into the crock pot and cook. So's a link to the recipe:

Finally, if you click here, all of Jessica's recipes are on How nice is that? So you could try a few recipes out before you buy the book (which you should, OR, ask for it as a gift??)

And, on the Barnes and Noble website (, the book is 45%off the cover price right now! So it's $15.94 ! Good deal. I think I'm off to make this purchase.........I know I could use a few fresh recipes - it's easy to get complacent in the kitchen when you're busy.