I've said it many times, the Macro Mac n' Cheeze is one of the most loved recipes in Blissful Bites, from both adults and kids. My recipe tester, Helen, even wrote a poem about it. Joel from Vegan Good Eats says "I am in love."
Amy emailed to tell me that "We chose to make this switch as a means to help manage my son's ADHD. He is a good little eater and so far loved your mac and cheese and cornbread muffins. My daughter is an extremely picky eater and we were delighted New Year's Day when she ate your muffins." Score!
Another testimonial comes from Allyson of the gluten-free blog Manifest Vegan. Allyson is not only a talented blogger and photographer, she is a busy mom who likes to feed her kids right. Here's what she and her two kids had to say about the tasty grub in Blissful Bites.
My two kids, Landen (9 years old) and Olive (2 years old), are in love with Blissful Bites. Every recipe I have made from this book the older one has raved about, and the younger one (who is a very picky eater, I must add) always happily gobbles up. Both kids have been vegan pretty much all their lives, so they are no strangers to plant based entrees and desserts; but what they seem particularly drawn to is how many of the recipes are, quoted from Landen, “just like the food everyone else eats”.
One of their new most requested lunches is the “Macro Mac and Cheese”, Landen calls it “The most creamy mac and cheese ever ever.”. I am always happy to comply as it’s not as time consuming or full of unmentionables like many other mac and cheese recipes I make. And, even though my family is not too fond of squash, they are none the wiser that there is even any in there! You rock, Christy! Thanks so much for such a kid friendly book.
They especially love the “Wheat Free Fudgey Chocolate Brownies.” Of them Landen says, “These taste just like a hot fudge sundae, but with the chewiness of a brownie! I like these a lot”.
Olive just says (since she has a limited vocabulary), “Mmm…so good! More chocolate please, mama.”
Mom is: Allyson Kramer is the founder, food photographer, and recipe developer behind the website manifestvegan.com. Her first cookbook Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats hits shelves in the summer of 2012. Allyson has become an authority on vegan and gluten-free recipe development and known for her colorful food photography and simple food styling. She currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and adopted animal friends. She holds a BFA in painting and sculpture and is a self taught photographer, writer and cook.
Have you grabbed your copy of Blissful Bites yet? What are some of your favorite cookbooks or websites for kid-friendly grub?