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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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Pot of Gold Lunch

I made this St. Patrick’s Day themed lunch for myself. I am not sure if it looks like a pot of gold but it was fun to eat. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Pot of Gold – Sticky rice cut out with … Continue reading

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Hulk Lunch

I made this Hulk themed meal for my companion Ken. I picked this theme since I wanted to use the fist cookie cutter he bought for me as part of my Christmas present. My Hulk food coloring painting is not … Continue reading

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Shamrock Noodles Lunch

I made this festive lunch for myself. The cold peanut noodles are an old favorite. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Shamrocks – cucumber cut with cookie cutters, Peanut Noodles Top Right: Clementine with a Leprechaun sticker Bottom Right: Greek Yogurt

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Garganelli Pasta Dinner

A week ago, I made a pasta dinner for my companion Ken to celebrate his birthday. When I asked for his request, he said homemade pasta with asparagus. I was excited to try making garganelli with my gnocchi board. It … Continue reading

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Shamrock Pesto Pizza

I made this delicious meal for myself. Recently I have been crazy for pesto and frequently make it. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Shamrock – homemade pizza cut with a cookie cutter, pesto and fresh mozzarella Top Right: Shamrocks – carrot cut … Continue reading

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Thor Lunch

I made this Thor themed meal for my companion Ken. I picked this theme since I wanted to use the hammer cookie cutter he bought for me as part of my Christmas present. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Thor – Spinach cut … Continue reading

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Mickey and Minnie Bagels

I made this for my friend’s daughter Elizabeth. When I asked her what theme she wanted, she said Mickey and Minnie. Here are all of the Mickey and Minnie Mouse lunches I have made. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Mickey and Minnie … Continue reading

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Happy Leap Year

Happy Leap Year! To recognize that February has 29 days this year, I made this lunch for myself. The “Happy Leap Year” is a little difficult to see but I like that all 3 food items are themed and looking … Continue reading

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Helicopter Meal

I made this meal for myself. I have flown in airplanes and even piloted them solo but never flew in a helicopter. I sat inside one as a kid as you can see in the photo below. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top: Helicopter … Continue reading

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Duck Pond Lunch

I made this duck themed lunch for my companion Ken since he likes ducks. It was his first time having blue potato mashed potatoes. He enjoyed them! Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Ducks – cheese cut with cookie cutters, blue mashed potatoes, … Continue reading

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X O Bagel and Soup Lunch

My friend Renae, her husband and daughters came over for a Valentine Themed lunch. X and O Mini Bagels Cheddar Hearts –  cut with a cookie cutter Lentil Soup – I did not use the coriander or grains of paradise … Continue reading

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Black Beans and Salsa Lips Lunch

I made this lip themed meal for my companion Ken. I was glad to use a different cookie cutter. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Lips – Black Beans and Salsa, Nishiki rice cut with a cookie cutter Top Right: Lips – Apple … Continue reading

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Fish Themed Pesto Pizza

I made this Naan pesto pizza fish meal for myself. It was delicious and satisfying. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Fish – store brought Naan bread cut with a cookie cutter, spread with pesto (I make mine with garlic, basil, olive oil, … Continue reading

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Rooster and Hens Lunch

I made this simple meal for my companion Ken. Container: EasyLunchBoxes  Left Side: Rooster – carrot cut with a cookie cutter, hens – cucumber cut with a cookie cutter, Peanut Noodles Top Right: Pistachios Bottom Right: Clementine

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Freezer Meal Gift

Last year I started a tradition of making freezer meals for my friend Carol’s birthday gift. It was well received so I decided to do it again this year. I made 4 different types of meals and gave her 15 … Continue reading

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Alligator Noodles

I made this meal for myself. The peanut noodles are a standby lunch. I made it more fun with some cookie cutters. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Alligator – cucumber cut with a cookie cutter, peanut noodles Top Right: Pistachios Bottom Right: … Continue reading

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Vegetable Wellington Birthday Dinner

Last Friday was Carol’s birthday. Instead of going to a restaurant, I offered to make dinner for her at my home. I made the Vegetable Wellington from Thanksgiving 2018 that she loved. Note: Since this dinner was on a Friday … Continue reading

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Donkey Pizza Lunch

I made this for my companion Ken. He likes donkeys. This is the second donkey theme meal I tried to make for him. The first was rice and looked like a horse not a donkey so I didn’t share it … Continue reading

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Frog Pesto Pizza

I made this lunch for my friend Carol on a warm January day. We walked in my neighborhood before having prepared lunches in my home. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Frogs – cheddar cheese cut with a cookie cutter, homemade pesto and … Continue reading

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Snowflake Snack Lunch

I made this snowflake snack lunch for my friend Carol. I don’t enjoy driving in snow but snowflakes are a natural fun theme for this time of year in Rochester, NY. Container: ELB Snack Boxes Contents: Snowflake tortilla chips (flour tortillas … Continue reading

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Fire in Fireplace Lunch

I asked my companion Ken for theme suggestions and he said fire. I actually had a mini fire cookie cutter! I was excited to try a new theme. I think that Ken enjoyed this meal. The wood burning fireplace at … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2020

I made this easy meal for myself. Happy New Year! Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: 2020 – Cheddar cheese (cut with cookie cutters), rice, kidney beans, salsa Top Right: Macadamia nuts Bottom Right: Mandarin Oranges

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Top 10 Bento 2019

As is my tradition, here are my Top 10 Lunches from 2019! I have enjoyed sharing my cute food for a long time. Here are my past favorites:  2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012. I made this Eagle for … Continue reading

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Snow Globe Lunch

I made this snow globe themed meal for myself. It was a delight to eat. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Snow globe: Roasted garlic mashed potatoes cooled then cut with a cookie cutter, Reindeer – carrot cut with a cookie cutter, … Continue reading

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Angel Polenta

I made this for myself the same day I made the Gingerbread Polenta Man meal for my friend Mark. The harp is a vegan version of this I made many years ago. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Angel – polenta made … Continue reading

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Eggplant and Garlic Toast Dinner

My friend Renae came over for dinner on a night that her family was out of town. Since we both like eggplant and a lot of people don’t, it seemed like the perfect choice for dinner. This meal was mostly … Continue reading

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Polenta Gingerbread Man

I made this adorable Polenta Man meal for my friend Mark. He had an awesome smile when he opened the lid to reveal this meal. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Gingerbread Man – polenta made with broth and cornmeal (stir 1/2 … Continue reading

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Rose Ravioli Dinner

I made this Rose themed meal for my parents and friend Renae’s family the weekend they went to my parent’s Lake House. Renae’s daughters were very helpful with making enough cute ravioli for 7 people. Rose Ravioli – I found … Continue reading

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Dia de los Muertos Meal

Awhile ago, I hosted a Day of the Dead themed taco meal for my friend Renae, her family, and my friend Mark. It was mostly a gluten free and vegan meal. This was actually my first time making this theme! … Continue reading

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Ireland

The last weekend in September, I went to Ireland for the weekend. My parents were there and it was a good opportunity to see them and my cousins. My Grandmother was born in Ireland. This was my second visit to … Continue reading

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Vegan Thanksgiving

This year was my first Friendsgiving. My friends Mark and Carol and companion Ken joined me for a 4-course Vegan autumn themed meal. It was the first time for each of them to meet each other but I think that … Continue reading

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Penguin Lunch

I made this lunch for my companion Ken. I asked him what theme he wanted for his first themed lunch and he requested Penguin. He enjoyed it! Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Penguin – 30 minute cheese bread, with cocoa powder, eyes … Continue reading

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Cat Cheese and Bread Lunch

I made this lunch for my friend’s daughter Natalie. She likes cats so it was a natural theme for this meal. Also, I have a LOT of cat cookie cutters. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Cat – cheese cut and imprinted … Continue reading

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Beatles Lunch

I made this simple meal for my friend Renae for lunch at my parents Lake House. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Top: Beatles – Carrots cut with cookie cutters, focaccia bread Bottom Left: Cheddar cheese, sugar snap peas Bottom Right: Pistachios

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Cat Cheese & Asparagus Lunch

I made this meal for my friend Carol for dinner at my house. I have made many cat themed meals for her since she has a cat named Sasha. Container: EasyLunchBoxes Left Side: Cats – cheddar cheese cut with cookie … Continue reading

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Jellyfish Themed Meal

I made this simple meal for my friend Mark with leftovers from this meal. Container: Prep Natural Glass Meal Containers Left Side: Jellyfish – rainbow carrots cut with a cookie cutter, lentils cooked in vegetable broth Right Side: Fish – … Continue reading

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