Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Simple Zucchini Soup



This is all you need to make this delicious hit of green goodness.


Based on the Zucchini Pesto Soup recipe from Vegie Food.

750g Zucchini
1 large onion (or 2 small ones if that's what you have)
2 cloves of garlic
750ml chicken stock
2 Tbsp pesto


Peel everything and toss into the Kambrook Soup Simple, select 'smooth' and come back in 20-odd minutes to this gorgeous green velvety soup.
(Kidlets can help to chop the zucchini and play with the onion & garlic if they're game)
Serve with bread crust croutons (aka 'dippy sticks' for the young ones)
Thicken with bread or rice cereal to the right texture for your infant or use it as a spread on bread for this to become a true family meal.

Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.
~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on personal experience with the product.

Monday, 21 July 2014

NAIDOC Week Lunch


Last week Miss M returned to Kindy, and her first day was the beginning of NAIDOC Week celebrations, so I attempted to recreate the NAIDOC symbol for her.


Her jam sandwich was cut into a circle and topped with some cheese. I also attempted to do some dot painting with my FooDoodles.









Sides of yoghurt and ham & cheese. Thankfully Miss M has chosen to take milk in her drink bottle again, it is hiding under the sandwich in our Nude Food Movers lunchbox.



Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.
~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on personal experience with the product.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Belated Butterflies


Some butterflies from my unshared lunches for Flashback Friday this week.


This one has some fun food picks and FooDoodler spots.












Hand 'drawn' Vegemite and sprinkles. Got to love a quickie ;-)

Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on personal experience with the product.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Rockmelon Soup Sorbet

The next in my series of recipes and experiments using the Kambrook Soup Simple. I happened upon a few rockmelons at a good price but my little fruit bats didn't quite get through them before they started to turn, so I hit up Google in search of a rockmelon soup recipe. I did fine one savoury one from Matt Moran, but opted for a sweet version, inspired by this rockmelon & raspberry soup recipe.
I cheated and used the plastic jug that comes with the Soup Simple to hold the cut melon. (This is not recommended, but I was feeling lazy & it meant I didn't need quite so much melon)

Blend for 2 minutes, which didn't quite finish the job, mainly because the jug spins a little while blending - this is why you should follow the manufacturer's instructions ;-)

Ahh, another blend and we're set.

After tasting I thought the rockmelon would taste great with some coconut. . .

Give it a few pulses and sweeten to taste, I added a good tablespoon or so of caster sugar to this batch.

Pour into a freezer container. Freeze until firm (about an hour), whisk and freeze again.

Then you can enjoy to your heart's content as is. . .

. . . but you know me - everything tastes better with chocolate.


Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.
~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on personal experience with the product.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Are your little ones back to school today? Miss M is, but this isn't her lunch today.

This one I made a little while ago when I found the purple double snack pod. It did mean I had to use a zip lock bag for Miss M's savoury snack of cheese & pepperoni today, which fitted nicely in with her popper juice.
Simple Lunch Punch ham & cheese sandwich with off cut fields behind. Serving in our shallow Tupperware square round allows room in the box for a Sinchies of yoghurt.
Miss M is a bit of a fruit bat so this extra large container of watermelon is perfect for her. I didn't send the fork that comes with it as we are lucky enough that Kindy provides cutlery for us.

Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.
~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on personal experience with the product.
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