HOUSTON, Texas. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- When it comes to getting kids to eat their vegetables, one chef has some creative ways to do it: by hiding them.
Madeline Cabezut spent six years working for other chefs before deciding to start her own business as a personal chef.
"So far it's been successful so I'll keep growing, I hope," Cabezut said.
On the menu today is chicken with a creamy cashew mushroom sauce.
But what makes her recipe unique is what you can't see. A secret ingredient for her toughest food critics: children.
"They don't always eat the vegetables so then I have to get creative on how to sneak it in there," said Cabezut.
Pureeing the vegetables is a tactic she uses on many of her dishes.
"So I try to do mac and cheese with carrot puree. I did it with butternut squash; I've done brownies for them with spinach, so it's a way for them to eat more vegetables without having to actually see the vegetables," Cabezut explained.
What you do see is a cashew-colored creamy chicken and mushroom dish loaded with just as much flavor as nutrients.
Cauliflower is also often pureed and used in dishes like macaroni and cheese.
Contributors to this news report include: Jessica Sanchez, Field Producer; Brogan Morris, Assistant Producer; Jamie Koczan, Editor; and Rusty Reed, Videographer.