I feel that I have a certain amount of humble pie to eat regarding the vegetables in cakes post. Although I still wouldn't got to these measures myself and prefer to encourage my children to eat a balanced diet, I have had the opportunity to taste test the brownies with spinach and also pancakes with broccoli, carrot and pumpkin hidden in the batter. They weren't bad!
My friend brought some samples over to my house today for us to try. Dd1 (12) gave the brownies 8/10, dds 2 &3 (10 & 7) gave them 10/10. For some reason my son (4) refused to taste... maybe he sensed that something was going on!
As for the pancakes which were rolled with Nutella inside, dd2's verdict was, "A gazillion stars. Auntie is so good at cooking." Dd3 said, "Amazing, 10/10." My son finished 2 pancakes so I think that speaks louder than words.
I still stand by my opinion that food is a journey of discovery and we should continue to offer vegetables to our children a second, third, fourth time and they will soon find some vegetables that they enjoy and will happily eat.