Amanda's Kids' Lunch

New Nordic Fridge Foraging

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Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration. 

Today's lunch is foraged -- from the fridge. Celery salad (repurposed!); castelvetrano olives; rolled up fennel salumi; wholegrain bread with Irish salted butter (and yes, a lot of it because it's good!). For dessert, kumquats, and found remnants of a chocolate Easter bunny.

What's in your lunch today?

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Tags: a's kids' lunch, lunch, cured meat, olives, kumquats, chocolate, easter, everyday cooking

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over 2 years ago Michele

Love this lunch, looks so European and yummy! Love the addition of the kuquats and chocolate - a diy chocolate orange, what a great idea :)
Could you tell me (us) what the glass containers are? I am having a container issue right now trying to avoid all plastics and this looks perfect. Does it have a top?

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about 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

I'll look up the containers and get back to you!

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about 2 years ago Michele

Thank you!

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about 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

The containers are called Weangreen by Glasslock.

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about 2 years ago Michele

This is great, thanks so much!

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over 2 years ago Comeandcookwithus

"Foraging from your Fridge". I love that term. It's where most of my lunches come from. Great job in getting all the colors into that lunch box. It looks great!

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about 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Thank you!

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over 2 years ago Shalini

My son eats his lunch only when he gets home, usually! Yesterday was a roast chicken sandwich with mayonnaise, whole wheat flax chia bread, sliced red pepper and salad greens. Hydroponic persian cucumbers on the side were eaten up after school, the sandwich, not so much. I love this exchange, too!

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over 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

I'm getting some good ideas -- thanks!

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over 2 years ago damson

For my two boys today it was asparagus green garlic soup in a thermos, and tuna salad sandwiches with capers and dill. They got mangos for a sweet.

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over 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Nice!

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over 2 years ago amysarah

amysarah is a trusted home cook.

My foraged meandering lunch yesterday: a cup of chicken orzo soup at a luncheonette with my mother (mediocre, but convenient); back home, some wilted green salad leftover from the previous night's dinner (I kind of like wilted salad, so not quite as sad as it sounds); the last 1/2 of the yogurt I started at breakfast; and a some kind of lemon Girl Scout cookie at my 2 pm meeting. Clearly, I need to up my foraging game!

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over 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

I like wilted salad, too.

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over 2 years ago DelvauxC

Finally, someone who knows how to properly butter bread!

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over 2 years ago HalfPint

HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

Lunch today was also a fridge foraging:
1. curried egg salad on toasted English muffins
2. leftover lasagna bolognese (Mario Batali's recipe), a smallish portion, hence the egg salad.

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over 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Like your refrigerator contents.

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over 2 years ago DeesJournal

Here's what I packed son to school today. Roast pieces of chicken breast with garlic rosemary roast potatoes packed in a thermos to stay warm. A side of blanched broccoli with lemon zest, shards of parmesan, slivered mint and pine nuts. Few slices of apples and pears and for afternoon snack, a piece of dark chocolate and a clementine!

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over 2 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Love this!