Category Archives: vegetarian

Littlest Pet Shop, Puppy named Zoe Bento Lunch

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For my daughter’s second to last day of camp, I’ve made a Littlest Pet Shop theme featuring Zoe the puppy. This was a very simple lunch.

Bone shaped French toast with syrup to dip, vegetarian sausages, a hard boiled egg with Zoe on it, strawberries in the shape of flowers and cinnamon pita chips.

Drawing was done with food color markers.

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Summer camp, day three, Disney’s Brave themed bento lunch

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Tomorrow is the third day of camp and my daughter is too excited to return. While she sleeps, I’ve been making her lunch for tomorrow.

This bento theme is Disney’s Brave, featuring some symbols and friends from Princess Merida’s world.

Vegetarian turkey deli slice roll ups with a little color added, a dill pickle, bunny crackers under the Brave with baby bear tortilla chip, a hard boiled egg with Angus the horse, raspberries, and two cookies with a somewhat Celtic design drawn on and another small tortilla chip with Merida’s bow and arrow.

This one will be a fun surprise for my daughter as she loves Brave!

All drawings were done with food color markers.

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Summer Camp day two, Camping and Woodland themed Bento Lunch

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Tomorrow will be day two of camp for my daughter and so tonight I’ve created another cute bento lunch for her.

This theme is Summer Camp and Woodland animals.

The lunch includes two grilled cheese sandwiches (a bear sleeping in a tent), a hard boiled egg (owl with the moon), carrots and pretzels as a campfire, strawberries and miniature (vegetarian) s’mores!

The miniature s’mores I made using organic cinnamon crunch cereal, cut pieces of dandie’s vegetarian (no gelatin) marshmallows and organic chocolate chips.

The drawings were done with edible food color markers.

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Summer ocean themed Bento lunch for camp

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My daughter is off to camp again for this year and so time to make her some fun lunches.

For her first day of camp I’ve created an ocean theme bento.

It is vegetarian and has two peanut butter sandwiches (the seahorse and a seashell underneath), a krackjack (Indian) biscuit(the dolphin), hard boiled egg (octopus), cucumbers (cut like starfish), ranch dressing to dip and grapes.

I drew on the food items with edible color markers.

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Princess Marshmallow Pops (vegetarian)

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I’m gearing up for my daughter’s bday party on Sunday and so have made a sweet treat for the guests.

Princess Marshmallow Pops

Dandies marshmallows (which are vegetarian no gelatin, and vegan)

Melting chocolate of your choice

Sprinkles or toppings

Small lollipop sticks

Small clear bags and ties

Melt the chocolate and dip each marshmallow and then top with sprinkles. Let them harden and push in stick and wrap with bag and tie.

I used a plastic container as the holder, I filled it with dry dal and the cut small x’s in the top.

I think the kids will love them.

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Christmas or Holiday Snowman design out of fruit and cheese platters for parties

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I wanted to have something cute and healthy for my daughter’s holiday party at school and so I made a snowman shape from pie plates and filled with apples, cheeses and grapes. I used food coloring to color the crackers for the face and buttons.

The kids loved it!

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How to make roast peanuts at home and make spiced or masala peanuts

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A very healthy snack which is inexpensive to make at home are roasted peanuts. You can make plain roasted peanuts, salted, sweet, sweet and salty, spicy, masala or garlic. You can also roast them in or out of the shell.

Home Roasted Peanuts

Ingredients:
Raw peanuts (of your choice and in or out of shell)
Baking sheet or tray
Aluminum foil (nonstick type works great)

Optional:
Salt
Garlic salt
Your choice of masalas (cumin, coriander are nice)

If sweet you can add sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (if u have a roast setting use that)

Put foil on baking sheet and spread a single layer of peanuts.
Then add your chosen seasonings

Bake for 18-20 minutes for peanuts without the shell or 25-30 minutes in the shell

Let cool for about 10
Minutes before enjoying

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