December 2009 Archives

Students & Egg Allergies

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Dear Missy, I am a Culinary/FCS teacher at a local high school. I use your recipes quite frequently. It's very satisfying to see kids who proclaim they hate vegetables, eating the finished products and liking them. Two examples that come to mind are the brillant blondies, the real man meatballs and the secret sesame chicken. I would like to let you know that for those people who are allergic to eggs, there is a product call EnergEgg replacer that can be found at most organic grocery stores. It works great in baked goods. Thanks for all your hard work and keep those books coming!

Dear Chris,

I'm thrilled to hear you're using my recipes to great effect! It is very satisfying to see kids eating their veggies and liking them, isn't it? 

Regarding the egg replacer, I use Ener-G Egg Replacer all the time. Some other egg replacer ideas I've used include flax seeds, as well as various vegetable oils.  Depending on the recipe, I've used:

2 tbsp corn starch = 1 egg

2 tbsp arrowroot flour = 1 egg
2 tbsp potato starch = 1 egg
1 heaping tbsp soy powder + 2 tbsp water = 1 egg
1 tbsp soy milk powder + 1 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water = 1 egg.
1 banana = 1 egg in cakes.

Tofu: works very well where a lot of eggs are involved, like in quiches, or even tofu omlettes.

Keep up the great work, and let me know if I can be of further assistance.

With healthiest regards,


I had a great time choosing the winner of the Mott's Thanksgiving Recipe Contest this year. The winning recipe for Thanksgiving Bisque received a $500 Target gift card and $50 worth of Mott's products. I loved this recipe for its deliciously creative use of leftover turkey and mashed potatoes, resulting in a warm gourmet bisque with the delicate sweet richness of apple layered deep within. The directions are very concise and easy to follow. You've got to try it!

For second prize, I chose a wonderful "Apple & Caramel Ice Cream Wafflewiches with Spiced Pecans." This is a delicious dessert recipe with the  applesauce folded right into the ice cream, then placed between two softly sweet waffle layers and rolled into warm, crunchy, yummy pecans. A gourmet dessert if ever there was one!

Third place went to a wonderful breakfast recipe for "Apple Cranberry French Toast." It makes delicious use of yesterday's fresh bread for a fantastic sweet and mildly tangy morning French Toast.  

I can't wait 'till next year, and I will be using these wonderful recipes this Holiday!

Enjoy in good health,


Adult Weight Loss

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Dear Missy,

Do you have a cook book for womens weight loss? 

Thanks!  –Rachel

Dear Rachel,

While I don't have a book specifically for women's weight loss, I design ALL of my recipes to be much lower in fat and calories than their traditional counterparts. And I've also dedicated a section in 
Sneaky Chef to the Rescue to "Light" fare. My Men's Book is packed with hearty meals for adults and all of them are deliciously lower in fat and calories as well. I would definitely recommend it. 

Enjoy in good health!



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