Baseball Themed Lunch

baseball lunch

I made this lunch for a man I dated for a few weeks in June. He requested a baseball themed lunch and I love how it turned out!

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Baseball bat – cantaloupe (cut with a cookie cutter), honeydew melon

Bottom Right: Baseballs, pretzels

Right Side: Baseballs – cheddar cheese with food coloring marker details, focaccia bread, sugar snap peas

Baseball lunch during eating

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Iceland

Iceland Themed Lunch

In May, I went alone to Iceland for a few days. It was a time of transition (leaving one job and starting a new one) so I planned a last minute adventure to a new place. It was fantastic! Iceland was beautiful and it was easy to find delicious and interesting vegetarian food. I am glad that I made the time to travel alone to a new country.

I made this lunch for myself after I returned home.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Puffin – mashed potatoes cooled then shaped by hand, black olive, orange cheddar, black beans pureed in a food processor with lemon juice, sauteed zucchini

Top Right: Sheep – black olive and cauliflower, spinach leaves

Bottom Right: Whale tail – apple – dipped in water and lemon juice to prevent browning, blueberries

Iceland from plane

Reykjavik

Hallgrímskirkja

lunch in Reykjavik

Meet Us Don't Eat Us

Iceland Golden Circle 2

Iceland Golden Circle

Gullfoss Waterfall Iceland

Gullfoss Waterfall Iceland 2

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Iceland Glacier

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Seljalandfoss Waterfall Iceland

Sheep in Field Iceland

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Blue Lagoon Iceland

View from Lava Restaurant Blue Lagoon Iceland

Vegetarian Set Menu from Lava Blue Lagoon Restaurant

This was the Vegetarian Set menu from the Lava Restaurant at the Blue Lagoon. I loved the meal and setting! I want to try to recreate the cauliflower dish.

Bread and Butter Lava Restaurant

Yellow Red Beets Lettuce Radish Tofu

Cauliflower onions smoked potatoes almonds chickpeas

Strawberries Coconut Ice Cream Mint Almonds

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Sleeping Beauty Dinner

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Last month, my friend Carol and I went to see the Rochester City Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty. I made a themed dinner for us to enjoy before the performance. Carol made the cute woodland themed arrangement from flowers in her garden.

Sleeping Beauty Castle Salad: Assorted greens, toasted walnuts, maple vinaigrette, sweet potato (cut with a cookie cutter), carefully boil to not overcook – I did not want the castle to fall apart.

Spinning Wheel Pasta: Mini wagon wheel pasta cooked, homemade basil pesto, green peas

Dragon Fire Tomatoes: Sauteed onion and diced tomatoes with black beans. Dragon tortilla chips (cut flour tortillas with a cookie cutter, place on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray, spray dragons with cooking spray, sprinkle with dried basil, bake in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp)

Pastry Crowns with No Bake Cheesecake and Blueberries: I made my own pie crust and mostly used the directions from this but used a regular sized 12 cup muffin tin, I used this no-baked cheesecake recipe and served with blueberries.

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Crown Cheesecake Dessert

Sleeping Beauty Arrangement

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Hippo Polenta Lunch

Hippo Polenta Lunch

I made duplicates of this lunch – one for my friend Mark to take home with him, and one for myself to take to work the next day. I put the sides in silicone cups for easy removal before heating if desired (I ate mine at room temperature).

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Hippo – polenta made with broth and cornmeal (stir 1/2 cup cornmeal into 1 cup of vegetable broth, heat at medium-low heat while stirring, when it becomes a ball and is somewhat firm, remove from heat and spread onto a plate at the desired thickness for your cookie cutter. When cool, cut with a cookie cutter), Spanish Garbanzo Beans (see recipe below).

Top Right: Hippo – honeydew melon (cut with a cookie cutter), blueberries

Bottom Right: Hippos – carrots (cut with a cookie cutter), celery with almond butter

Spanish Garbanzo Beans (2 servings)

2 TBSP olive oil

1/2 cup chopped shallots

1 medium green pepper, chopped

16 ounces of tomato sauce (I use more or less depending on how thick I want it and add more during cooking if desired)

15.5 oz can garbanzo beans, rinsed

In a medium pan, heat olive oil until medium hot. Saute shallots and pepper until onions are translucent. Add tomato sauce. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.

Add garbanzo beans. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

 

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Woodland Lunch

Woodland lunch

I made this simple woodland lunch for my Mom.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Mushroom – Cheddar and spinach (cut with a cookie cutter), romaine, cherry tomatoes, black olives, cucumber, feta cheese

Top Right: Pistachios

Bottom Right: Fawn – honeydew melon, Greek yogurt

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Sheep Themed Tart for Lunch

Sheep themed tomato tart

I made this tomato and cheese tart for myself. The spinach decoration on top are supposed to look like sheep.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left: Spinach leaves

Bottom Left: Pumpkin seeds

Right Side: Sheep – spinach (cut with a cookie cutter), Tomato Tart

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Soccer Pizza

Soccer Pizza

I made this lunch for Ayato, my friend Mayumi’s 12 year old son. He is a huge fan of soccer so it seemed appropriate to make this theme. I was inspired by this.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side: Pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and olives

Top Right: GOAL – Carrot – (cut with mini cutters), sugar snap peas

Bottom Right: Strawberries

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