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It was Miss A’s birthday this week.  She turned 3.   I think every mother sits back and asks where the time went.  It certainly doesn’t feel like 3 years ago!  In any case, I made her a special birthday lunch, and her Easy LunchBoxes container came back empty which is always a sign of success to me.

Bentoriffic- Three Years Old bento

I used the LunchPunch birthday cake cutter on Rudi’s Whole Wheat bread.  Inside is Justin’s Almond butter with a bit of agave nectar.  I cut a 3 out of  Stretch Island fruit leather and used a tiny heart cutter for the flames of the candles.  On either side of the sandwich are heart picks of organic blueberries.  In the top left compartment are 3 pineapple chunks and three candle cupcake picks and in the top right are 3 number 3 pieces of watermelon and a date and raisin ball rolled in coconut.

Stitch present

Her favorite present?  A Stitch action figure which I found on eBay.  He speaks alien, makes laser gun noises and comes with green alien drool.  I know, I’m not winning mother of the year in some people’s eyes, but she LOVES her Lilo and Stitch Disney movies.

Bentoriffic- Cupcake by Miss G

Miss G wanted to make her own lunch today so I obliged.  She had a cupcake shaped sandwich with the same LunchPunch set.  She filled it with chocolate almond butter and cut a fruit leather cherry for the top.  She also has organic blueberries and ice cream cone shaped watermelon pieces in her Easy Lunchboxes container.

Bentoriffic- BBQ beans and veggies bento

My husband is having last night’s leftovers of barbeque black eyed peas, beans and vegetables.  It’s as simple as it sounds. Cook black eyed pease and your favorite beans (I used pintos) or open the can & dump into a skillet.  In a separate skillet I cooked 2 carrots chopped, 1 shallot finely chopped, 1 cup of peas and 2 turnips and sauteed them in a separate skillet until cooked.  I used about a 1/2 cup of barbeque sauce and coated the beans while heating them.  When the vegetables were done cooking, I merged the two and coated it all with the barbeque sauce.  Dinner is served!  In the top left are pineapple pieces and in the right compartment are watermelon pieces in his Easy Lunchboxes container.

Please click on each photo to find out where I bought tools I used to make this lunch:

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Happy Friday!

Above is my husband’s lunch of vegan scrambled eggs, hashbrowned potatoes at the top left and pineapple chunks packed in his Easy LunchBoxes container.

It’s chilly here even for Florida (in the 40s) so breakfast is what’s for lunch!  One of the things I was missing as a vegan was eggs.  Not the gross, slimy raw part, but just the texture.  So now I’ve found it.   It’s vegan scrambled eggs!  Here’s how I make them:

I use 1 package of extra firm tofu drained and crumbled.  I cut the small pieces for this one, and it didn’t absorb the flavors as well as crumbling.  I add a bit of water so it doesn’t stick while warming.  You could also add a bit of oil or margarine.  I saute the tofu over medium heat with 1 small onion, chopped and a half of a bell pepper (any color) diced.  Cook for 5 minutes until onions are cooked.  Then I add:

1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp turmeric which give it it’s egg-like color

Options:

black olives, halved grape tomatoes, 2 italian sausages diced into 1/2 inch pieces, I used the Field Grain Meat Company’s sausages.

Mix ingredients well and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes over medium heat.  Serve plain or inside warmed tortillas with dairy free sour cream and salsa.

Miss G’s (4 years old) is above.  She has the same tofu scramble with lots of black olives.  At the top left she has pineapple pieces and 2 small pancakes sliced in half.  Not shown is her Mini Dippers container of maple syrup for the pancakes packed in her Easy LunchBoxes container.

Miss G’s snack for today is packed in her LunchBots Duo stainless container.  One the left side is a leaf shaped sweet potato muffin with 2 Crimson Gold apples.  On the right is a peeled clementine orange and sliced kiwi.

Today is the last day to enter to win a CuteZCute sandwich cutter kit!  Please click on the photo below to enter!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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