I don't know how many of you are doing eggs anymore, so I don't know how relevant this will be to any of you. Even if you don't do eggs anymore, I thought I'd share this neat tip that I learned from Jessica Seinfeld's Deceptively Delicious. We are doing homegrown from a lady down the street, periodically in our diet, although we don't have them too often anymore, and I never use them in baking anymore... super excited to try Ashlee's fake egg trick with the flax seed!
When I was growing up Egg Salad Sandwich was just eggs and mayo and a few spices...not much nutritionally. I had some eggs leftover from Easter and wanted to make a better Egg Salad Sandwich with more veggies. So I chopped up some celery, olives, and pickles to add to the egg mixture.
It is pretty much THE BEST homemade mustard you've ever tasted and it is a family recipe that I would tell you the recipe, but then I'd have to kill you...just joking. but not. Anywho... I also put in some Mrs. Dash and Paprika and served on homemade wheat bread.
Cauliflower helps to make a good "cream-based" soup or to make anything seem creamier without using any dairy. In DD, she uses it in her Mac 'n Cheese (which we don't do anymore because of the cheese, but it was my favorite mac 'n cheese recipe, pre-ETL and pre-DPYC). I made a ton of cauliflower puree last summer thinking that it would last me forever, but I throw it in a lot of things so I've gone through it pretty fast. She also uses Carrot and Butternut Squash puree a lot. There's a good ketchup recipe that has carrot puree in it as well. DD is not necessarily a healthy cookbook, but it does show you how you can use more veggies than you would have thought, and I've learned some little tips and tricks from it that I've been able to use in other recipes.
P.S. Just watched Food, Inc. Very disturbing. It just backs up everything I've read, but coming from a new voice it made it fresh again. 1 in 3 kids born after 2000 will have early onset diabetes?!?!?!?!?! That is insane. Cheers to you wonderful ladies making the world healthier for you and your families!! Thanks for the inspiration you provide me with to keep going!