Category Archives: Bento / Cute Food

Bee Themed Lunch

I made this bee themed lunch for my Dad. He loved it, especially the honey walnut cream cheese. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Beehive – focaccia cut with a cookie cutter, honey walnut cream cheese (softened cream cheese with chopped walnuts and … Continue reading

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Birdhouse Lunch

I made this lunch for my Mom. She loves birds and I was happy to use some cookie cutters for the first time. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Birdhouse – cheddar mashed potatoes cut with a cookie cutter, Birds – carrots cut … Continue reading

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Butterfly Snack Lunch

I made this fun snack meal for myself and served it with mixed nuts. Container: ELB Snack Boxes Contents: Butterflies – carrot cut with a cookie cutter Butterflies – tortilla chips – flour tortillas cut with cookie cutters, (place on cookie … Continue reading

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Bamboo Themed Meal

I made this meal for myself on a night I brought individual dinners to Carol and we ate in her garden. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Bamboo – green bell pepper, roasted potato with basil, zucchini, (cut with a cookie cutter), over … Continue reading

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Bunny Pancake

I made this for my 18 year old niece. She selected the theme and styled the chocolate chips. It follows a similar concept as this. Bunny – Pancake cut with a cookie cutter, chocolate chip eye Tail – Fresh whipped … Continue reading

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Cherry Themed Lunch

A few weeks ago, I received these delicious cherries in my CSA share. They were the inspiration for this theme. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Cherries – cheddar cut with cookie cutter, angel hair pasta, zucchini, basil Top Right: Cherries – radish … Continue reading

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Butterfly Bread and Jam

I made this simple lunch for my Mom at her Lake House. It delighted her since it had been a long time since she had cream cheese and jam. I was not sure if she would like it since I … Continue reading

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Fire Breathing Dragon Lunch

I made this dragon themed meal at the request of my 18 year old niece. I am always asking people what theme or food they want and it makes me happy when they give requests. Dragon – cheddar mashed potato … Continue reading

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Statue of Liberty Cheese

I made this meal for myself. I like this potato salad recipe since it uses cottage cheese instead of mayonnaise. Green olives always remind me of my Grandfather. He loved them. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Statue of Liberty – cheddar cheese … Continue reading

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Woodland Snack Lunch

I made this snack lunch for my Mom. I served it with mixed nuts. Container: ELB Snack Boxes Contents: Carrot sticks Hedgehogs – tortilla chips – flour tortillas cut with cookie cutters, (place on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray, brush … Continue reading

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9 Year Blogiversary

Today is my 9 year blogiversary! 9 years ago, I could not have imagined how much Eclectic Lamb would impact my life. Creating and sharing my creative food brings me so much joy! I look forward to many more years. … Continue reading

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Gorilla Lunch

I made this gorilla themed lunch for my Dad. I questioned if it looked like a gorilla. When I gave this to my Dad I asked him if he knew the theme. He hesitantly said, elephant. I asked my Mom … Continue reading

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Lunch with Giraffes

I made this lunch for my 18 year old niece. I gave her a few theme choices and she selected giraffe. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Giraffes – carrot cut with a cookie cutter, food coloring details, focaccia Top Right: Green beans … Continue reading

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Daisy Vegetable Potato Salad

I made this for my friend Carol. It was a hot evening and we ate cute meals in her garden. I will share the meal I made for myself on another day. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Daisies – cheddar cheese, orange … Continue reading

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Under the Sea Snack Meal

I made this snack meal for my Dad. It was served with mixed nuts. Container: ELB Snack Boxes Contents: Fish – carrot cut with cookie cutter, Fish – cantaloupe cut with a cookie cutter, watermelon, Turtles – tortilla chips – flour tortillas … Continue reading

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Star Peanut Noodles

I made this meal for myself. It is an ordinary but delicious meal I often make. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Stars – cucumber cut with a cookie cutter, peanut noodles Top Right: – Sunflower  Seeds Bottom Right: Blackberries

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Red White and Blue Dinner

My Mom, Dad, 18 year old niece, and I enjoyed a Red, White, and Blue themed meal at my parents Lake House on the 4th of July. Each of us contributed to the meal in some way. My Mom made … Continue reading

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USA Patriotic Compilation

Here is a collection of United States of America themed food I have made. Happy 4th of July! AMERICAN FLAG USA Potato Salad – cheddar cheese, blue potato, red bell pepper American Flag – rice, salsa, black beans Red Pepper … Continue reading

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Cheese Flag Lunch

I made this meal for my Dad. He rarely gives me food or theme suggestions but is happy to eat whatever I make for him. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  USA Flag – Swiss cheese, food coloring marker details, Lemony Artichoke Pasta … Continue reading

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Individual Vegetable Tarts Dinner

I made this dinner for my parents and myself. We enjoyed the meal on their back deck. Our dinner entertainment was watching a Robin find food to feed her newly hatched babies. Individual Spiral Vegetable Tarts – Homemade pie crust, … Continue reading

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Fish Swimming Potato Lunch

I made this simple but fun lunch for myself. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Fish – cheddar cut with a cookie cutter, food coloring marker details, mashed potato, green peas Top Right: Almonds Bottom Right: Fish – apple cut with a mini cutter, … Continue reading

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3D Sailboat Crackers

I made this basic meal for my parents and myself. It has been awhile since I made 3D Crackers and Soup. Sailboat – 3D Crackers made with a cookie cutter set, pistachios Strawberry Soup – I did not use the … Continue reading

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Cheese Octopus Lunch

I made this Octopus themed lunch for my Dad. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Octopus – cheddar cut with a cookie cutter, cottage cheese potato salad Top Right: Seahorses – carrot cut with a mini cutter, black olives Bottom Right: Jellyfish – … Continue reading

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Gardening Artichoke Pasta Salad

I made this simple meal for my Mom. She loves artichokes. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Flower in Pot – cheddar cut with a cookie cutter, food coloring marker details, Lemony Artichoke Pasta Salad Top Right:  Radish, carrot Bottom Right: Watering Can … Continue reading

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Butterfly Peanut Noodles

I made this meal for myself. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Butterfly – cucumber cut with a cookie cutter, peanut noodles Top Right: – Pumpkin Seeds Bottom Right: Raspberries

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Hummingbird Cheese Lunch

I made this lunch for my Mom. She enjoys feeding and watching hummingbirds. Sometimes bats and raccoons enjoy her hummingbird nectar also. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Hummingbird – cheddar cut with a cookie cutter, food coloring details, cottage cheese potato salad … Continue reading

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Cheddar Fox over Potato Lunch

I made this fun lunch for my Mom. She loved it! Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Fox – cheddar cut with a cookie cutter, Face – food coloring marker, mashed potato, green peas Top Right: FOX – carrot cut with cookie cutters, green olives … Continue reading

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Leaf Themed Peanut Noodles

I made this meal for myself for lunch at home. It is convenient to have meals prepared and waiting for me. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Leaves – cucumber cut with a cookie cutter, cherry tomatoes, peanut noodles Top Right: – Pumpkin … Continue reading

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Beer Themed Lunch

I made this beer themed lunch for my Dad since I wanted to use my beer mug cookie cutter and he enjoys an occasional beer. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Beer – mashed potato cut and imprinted with a cookie cutter, paprika, … Continue reading

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Summer Dress Lunch

It is that time of year in Rochester, NY when I can wear dresses again! I love mostly wearing dresses in the summer. This year it is especially exciting to wear all new dresses since my ones from last year … Continue reading

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Cinderella Lunch on a Plate

I made a themed Cinderella lunch for myself. I was inspired by some fun cookie cutters from my collection. Salad: Prince and Cinderella – flour tortillas cut with cookie cutters and baked into chips, romaine, cherry tomatoes, black olives, toasted … Continue reading

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Cucumber Hearts for Lunch

I made this lunch for myself. Peanut noodles are a typical lunch I occasionally make but I rarely make it cute just for myself I am glad that I made the extra effort for me. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top Left:  Blackberries & … Continue reading

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Fish Themed Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

I made this meal for myself. It was my first time using frozen riced cauliflower in a homemade macaroni and cheese. I bought the riced cauliflower in the middle of March when the freezer section in the grocery store was … Continue reading

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Walk Brighton Project Week 6

I did it! My Walk Brighton Project is complete. I walked all of the streets over a mile radius from my home. Of course, I will still walk in my town but my focus of exploring and documenting areas new … Continue reading

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Bird Rice

I made this meal for myself. My inspiration was a free webinar I took a few weeks ago from The Buffalo Audubon Society Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top Left:  Musical notes – food coloring marker on pistachios Bottom Left: Musical notes – carrot … Continue reading

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Asparagus Flower Lunch

I made this lunch for myself. Container: U Konserve Contents: Flower – Cheddar cheese cut with a cookie cutter, cherry tomato, asparagus, celery leaves, brown rice, raspberries, white chocolate chips

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A Visit to Paris

I made this lunch for myself. It was a fun little trip in my imagination. Container: U Konserve Contents: Eiffel Tower – carrot cut with a cookie cutter, pasta, goat cheese, roasted asparagus and cherry tomato Small Round Container: Paris – … Continue reading

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Seagull Tortellini Lunch

I made this lunch for myself before the Coronavirus when it was easy to get fresh blackberries. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Seagull – Cheddar cheese cut with a cookie cutter, food coloring marker detail, cheese tortellini with olive oil, red wine vinegar, … Continue reading

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Hearts and Rainbows Lunch

When I take walks for my Walk Brighton Project, I see hearts and rainbows on doors, windows, and garages. During this time of a global pandemic, people around the world are making hearts and rainbows out of paper and attaching … Continue reading

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Virtual Easter Meal

I am social distancing due to the Coronavirus. It was my first year to be alone for Easter. I was still able to enjoy good food and company while celebrating the holiday. I even set my table and wore a … Continue reading

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Easter Bunny Egg Lunch

I made this lunch for my friend Carol (before the CoronaVirus). I often make holiday food long before the holiday. Maybe my friends think it is quirky that I give them Halloween or Valentine themed food months before the event … Continue reading

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Rain Storm Lunch

I love peanut noodles and playing with my cookie cutters. After creating my cookie cutter photo catalog, I noticed that had not yet used my umbrella and lightning cookie cutters. This lunch solves that oversight. Container: Cloud box from Japan (set … Continue reading

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Cheese Basket over Asparagus Quinoa

I made this lunch for my friend Carol (before the CoronaVirus). Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Basket – Cheddar cheese cut with a cookie cutter, roasted asparagus, quinoa with almonds Top Right: Pecans and Macadamia nuts Bottom Right: Flowers – apple cut … Continue reading

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Tooth Pizza Lunch

I made this easy, fun, and delicious meal for myself. Hopefully I don’t need any emergency dental work during this time (Coronavirus). At this point, my dentist office is only open two days a week for emergencies. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: … Continue reading

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Birds and Cat Lunch

I made this lunch for my friend Carol (before the CoronaVirus). Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side:  Birds – carrots and radish cut with cookie cutters, served over quinoa with black olives, cherry tomatoes, feta, olive oil and vinegar, spinach leaves Top Right: … Continue reading

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Fancy Lunch for One

I live alone. During this time of Coronavirus physical distancing, I expect that I will share many meals I make for myself. Usually I prefer to make food for the loved ones in my life. I put more effort into … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Pizza

I made this polar bear pizza meal for myself. Container: U Konserve Contents: Polar Bear – homemade pizza dough cut with a cookie cutter, baked with mozzarella, Snowflakes – black radish cut with a cookie cutter, broccoli, almonds

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Tapping Maple Trees Lunch

I made this Maple Syrup themed meal for my companion Ken. He came up with the theme awhile ago. It was fun to try a new theme. I am not sure if he was joking but when he first looked … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick’s Day Themed Food

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This is my collection of Irish themed meals. SHAMROCKS Shamrock Rice 2 Shamrocks Rice Shamrock Broccoli in Rice Irish Flag Shamrock Rice Shamrock Pesto Pizza Shamrock Broccoli Pizza Spinach Pizza Shamrock Bagel Broccoli Shamrock with Polenta … Continue reading

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Pig Tortellini Lunch

I made this simple meal for my companion Ken’s lunch on a day that we spent together. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Pig – cheddar cheese cut with a cookie cutter, Eye & Hooves – food coloring pen, cheese tortellini with olive … Continue reading

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