Do you know about Jessica Seinfeld and Double Delicious (the sequel to Deceptively Delicious)? Yes, she's Jerry Seinfeld's wife and yes, I doubt she really spends as much time puree-ing as she implies in these books, but the thesis is solid. If people don't like to eat vegetables, they won't. But by using simple replacements, you can sneakily add nutrients and also save money.
I have made one or two recipes from Seinfeld's first cookbook (macaroni and cheese with pureed beans sneaking mixed in), and as part of my new challenge to do meal planning, I have chosen a few recipes to try.
So, tonight I will be attempting to make two recipes from Double Delicious:
|Banana chocolate tarts|
The banana chocolate tarts will be part of my frugal Valentine's Day tomorrow, about which I will tell you more later. But, in order to get the proper ingredients for these two "frugal" recipes, I went to the store and hunted down:
whole wheat flour
So is it frugal to use recipes? Or would it have been cheaper just to buy pre-made pumpkin ravioli (which Superstore sells and which is SO GOOD)? We shall see. Hopefully I will use some of these ingredients towards further frugal bakery.
Wish me luck!