A Few Super Fast Lunches

I’ve been trying to each healthier this year, as by the end of the academic year, my lunches are crazy carb fuelled wonders…. The plan is food from the garden, in the box, and out the door before I have time to think… Garden salad, satay sauce in the piggy, apricots and almonds. Pasta salad…

Menu Plan Monday – January 13-17

Alright, it’s Sunday, I know. But this is when I plan, okay? Nice. And this is a much nicer way of reminding myself than the scribble week plan (which sort of coincides with a busy week and the cleaning schedule….) Monday 13 January Lunch: Bacon & Egg Pie and Curry leftovers for him Baked stuffed…

Wizard of Oz bento

Well, I have probably gone a little nuts. But it is cool. Here’s Toto on the yellow brick road of cheese to the emerald jelly city, past the red tomato poppy fields…. And here’s the witches hat, the scarecrows dip brain, the cowardly lion hiding in crackers, and the tinmans heart of onigiri. – Posted…

Star Wars Bento

Well, when the theme is “Movies” what comes to mind: Star Wars! Here we have my Star Wars tribute bento: From the top: R2D2 banana (made with banana, peanut butter, crushed nuts and a kit-kat finger. For the recipe see the Banana Trees listed here) Jabba the Hut Jelly – green with orange mandarin segments,…

Muffin Tin Monday- Rawr Dinosaurs!

Muffin tin Monday is one of those online events that I love participating in when food is low on my list of priorities, or when the kiddos come for tea. This week was Dinosaurs! So I have brontosaurus sandwiches, a dinosaur foot print dip for crackers and carrot sticks, and a muffin with dinosaur sprinkles.…

Mayonnaise and Salad Dressing

I’ve always lived in fear of mayonnaise, thinking its some special sauce that awesome people make. Turns out I can do it too. Admittedly, I only tried because I ran out of the bout stuff. This just tastes….well.. better. The mayonnaise recipe is loosely based on Allison Holst’s one… But tweaked to ingredients I always…

Soup, wonderful soup.

It’s officially winter. Here is my fridge, clearly soup is in my future. I’ve been making a lot of the stuff, and doing several things with it. 1. Eating it. Duh. It’s delicious. 2. Freezing it. I can’t make it through a full pot of soup in my own time. 3. Taking it for lunch.…