Thanks for asking Mandy! I love to answer questions y'all might have, so ask away!
First of all I have to tell you I love love love my Magic Bullet (and No they didn't pay me to say that!) My Momma bought a two-for-one special on TV and gave us one as a gift. I've used it for everything from purees, smoothies, salsas, guacamole, baby food, spice grinder...it's amazing and totally worth the money. And this is what I use to make all my purees. They come out smooth every time.
I do love the Deceptively Delicious cookbook. In fact, my cousin is the one who told me about it a couple of years ago. I've only used it to make a Blueberry Crumble which utilized pureed spinach. And believe it or not, I really could not taste it after it cooled down. Before then though, oh yes, you could smell the spinach... I also made the Brownies using the pureed spinach. It was good too. But you have to cool it down, even put it in the fridge. It's very dense and cake-like.
Pureed spinach has made it's way into my Baked Ziti and really any time I remember to use it, I'll add it to spaghetti sauce. It changes the color from red to a rusty color. Not really bad at all and it tastes the same, only more healthy.
I've also finely chopped spinach so it could masquerade as "parsley" in a turkey meatloaf, meatballs, and hamburgers. Yes, please don't tell my hubby! He really thinks it's parsley!
Pureed cauliflower has been known to show up in the mashed potatoes. I pureed frozen cauliflower and instead of adding butter, I poured the puree in, mixed it up and then added just about a tablespoon of butter. It was really good and my husband had no idea! It tasted remarkably good too!
Pureed butternut squash is a favorite of mine. I love to add it to muffins, pancakes and breads. I also love to sneak it into my kids' macaroni and cheese. I'm trying to get away from purchasing the "blue box" mac and cheese, although my kiddos LOVE it. When it's nearly free at the store, I do buy it for them and use this method of adding the butternut squash. Before adding any milk, pour in about 1/2 cup pureed butternut squash and then adjust the milk and butter. I'm going to tinker with this using a homemade cheese sauce for macaroni and cheese, I'll let you know how that turns out.
Pureed applesauce is delicious as a substitute for oil in most recipes as is pureed prunes (just use baby prunes in the jars). I use applesauce in a homemade pancake recipe that is not only healthy but it's super delicious!
How about you? Do you use pureed veggies in your meals?