Friday, January 8, 2010

face food- literally :-)


Easy little face. Micro green hair. Bell pepper mouth. Tomago-yaki ears (slices of tomago). Deviled egg eyes- pupils of black sesame seeds. And the nose is green onion. It's all on a bed of sushi rice. I got the eyes a little uneven- but I was in a hurry.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


This is the Nekobus from My Neighbor Totoro. It's made of pancake, cut out with a very sharp knife. The "flaps" at the bottom are outlined on one side, where I shaved the pancake top so you could see the cuts better- otherwise they would not show up. The cat's eyes are cheese and black sesame seeds. The other details are nori. The little critter beside the cat is a rice ball wrapped in blanched red lettuce- "ears" are broccoli, and the eyese are cheese and black sesame. The mouth or nose is broccoli. The two creatures sit on a bed of sushi rice, and that is decorated with bell pepper flowers, micro greens, and broccoli.

I sent this to school with a Bora Bora bar, some apple sauce, some carrot sticks, and a tiny chocolate bar.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

pb sandwich plus goodies

My kids don't take lunch on Weds, and today they are coming home to make their own lunches, so this is my lunch. It's just a PB and J sandwich, cut like two flowers, some almonds in a light glaze, celery, dates and two pieces of Xmas candy- and I have a Trader Joes' Italian salad as well.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Totoro critters





Super easy little rice critters made from sushi rice (rice plus rice vinegar and sugar). I decorated them with carrots and nori, and in the case of the guy with the disc on his stomach, that's Muenster cheese. The background is micro greens, with flowers of beets and yellow bell pepper. I use a hole punch on the nori for the eyes, and I have some sharp scissors I use to trim the whiskers and other details. I have cutters for the flowers.

Monday, January 4, 2010


First lunch for 2010. In the small containers we have trifle- just lady fingers at the bottom (crushed), sour cherry jam with sherry, and then Bird's custard. Whip cream around the edge. Super easy! The other container has 3 bean salad with flowers of bell pepper and carrot.

In the large container, from the top, we have a hard boiled egg, cut with a scalloped cutter, and orange sections (standing upright), cherry tomatoes, one of which is surrounded by the outside trim of the egg. Next you see tomago yaki slices with carrot flowers on top. These are rolled egg crepes of egg mixed with a little mirin, and sprinkled with some furikake. Finally, at the bottom, those are almond meal crepes (simple pancakes with extra milk and some almond meal), spread with peanut butter mixed with maple syrup.

I'm going to enjoy that trifle for lunch, and so are the kids.