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I have on my shelf a book called "Confessions of a Sneaky Organic Cook". The sub title is "How to make your family healthy when they're not looking." The book is left over from my health nut days. Many of the recipes are not compatible with the BTD - too much wheat germ, coconut, and stone ground whole wheat flour. But the philosophy fits the BTD perfectly.
It's the only cookbook I have ever read cover to cover. The author intertwines her recipes with hilarious stories about her family. I borrowed one of her techniques at dinner tonight.
I have been thinking that I needed to get my husband and daughter to drink green tea. I knew they would be suspicious because neither of them likes trying new foods. I also knew that they wouldn't like their first taste - green tea is definitely an acquired taste.
So tonight I mixed half green tea and half lemonade. (Don't ask me about the lemonade. It has way too much sugar to really be healthy, but they like it and I'm not pushing them to be as compliant as I am.)
They both noticed that it didn't taste like regular lemonade. They didn't mind the green tea; they just commented that it wasn't as sweet or as tart as usual. I'll keep making it this way a couple of times a week until they are used to it. Then it will be time to sneak in something else.
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