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Jessica Seinfeld Q&A at Parents.com

Jessica Seinfeld Q&A at Parents.com

Parents.com has an entertaining Q&A with Jessica Seinfeld about her cookbook; check it out here.

“Parents.com:  Who’s your chef inspiration?

Jessica Seinfeld:  My mom and my grandmom. They both worked but somehow got home at 5:30 and made us a delicious home-cooked meal. This is a tradition I wanted to continue. I work, and my husband’s been making movies for the past few years, so I use stuff out of the box all the time, but once a week I make and freeze different purees. Then, even during a busy week, I add them to everything to make meals yummier and more nutritious.”

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Jessica Seinfeld and daughter Sasha

Jessica Seinfeld and daughter Sasha

“Jessica Seinfeld (yes, that’s Jerry’s Mrs.), mom of three — Sascha, 6, Julian, 4, and Shepherd, 2 — wanted mealtimes to be happy family events. But vegetables were getting in the way. Her kids refused to eat them. She begged, nagged, and pleaded. Then one evening, out of desperation, she stirred some pureed butternut squash she was making for the baby into the family’s mac and cheese. It was the same color, and the kids never noticed they were eating a vegetable. “I realized then that I’d never have to say ‘Eat your vegetables’ again,” says Seinfeld. Ever since, she’s been mixing healthy vegetable purees — foods the kids wouldn’t touch otherwise — into their fave dishes. And now she’s written a cookbook so you can steal her sneaky tricks! We snagged her for some behind-the-scenes dish…” MORE

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