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Amanda's Kids' Lunch

Amanda's Kids' Lunch

By • September 20, 2012 • 0 Comments

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It's all about playing with scale this week in Walker and Addie's lunch. Are those normal-sized sandwiches and giant pretzels? Normal pretzels and enormous grapes? Well, let's let Amanda explain:

We had leftover slider rolls from our last photo shoot, and I figured my kids would love them for sandwiches -- they're just their size. Ham sandwiches are a good canvas for experimenting with new flavors. Here, I layered smoked ham with mayo, anchovy sauce, a slab of green zebra tomato, and arugula. The rest was a snap -- potato chips, pretzels, and Italian plums from the Greenmarket.

Ah, Italian plums. Got it. What's in your lunch today?

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Amanda's Kids' Lunch

Amanda's Kids' Lunch

By • July 12, 2012 • 0 Comments

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This edition of Amanda's kids' lunch is brought to you by Amanda's CSA haul: pattypan squash and broccoli (cooked in lots of olive oil and a little bit of water over high heat) with sour cream cilantro sauce and goat cheese, plus Greek yogurt with dark honey and blueberries for dessert.

How are you cooking up summer's abundance of summer squash?

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Amanda's Kids' Lunch

Amanda's Kids' Lunch

By • June 28, 2012 • 0 Comments

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Today in Walker's and Addie's lunches, we have lots of crunch and aromatics plus a sweet-tangy dessert.

Tuna and bacon join garlic scapes, celery, radish, and basil in a salad, served on thin slices of brioche with homemade aioli and avocado slices. On the side, sugared strawberries are balanced with crème fraîche.

What's in your lunchbox?

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Amanda's Kids' Lunch

Amanda's Kids' Lunch

By • June 21, 2012 • 4 Comments

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Rebranding "leftovers" as a fun way to combine meals afresh is the theme of Walker's and Addie's lunches today. Here's Amanda on what they're having:

Kids like leftovers, too! And they like dishes that allow them to browse around and select what they want. We had a dinner party, so I sent our kids to school with Luciana's Porchetta, pickled onions, garlic-rubbed crostini, and baby mustard greens (from the CSA I just joined) dressed with leftover vinaigrette. For dessert: Crème brûlée! But I just called it pudding.

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Amanda's Kids' Lunch

Amanda's Kids' Lunch Gets Freekeh

By • June 14, 2012 • 3 Comments

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Today's lunch is straight from the FOOD52 Shop: a freekeh salad with celery, lemon zest, parsley, and young garlic. It's topped with German ham, with Vermont Butter and Cheese Company Camembert and Greek yogurt on the side. A smorgasboard of cultures all in two lunchboxes!

Freekeh is great for kids because it's a starch that not only keeps you fuller, longer, it has nutritional benefits that get lost in other forms of wheat. Let’s put it this way: if Oliver Twist’s porridge had been made of freekeh, he wouldn’t have needed to ask for more. (Walker and Addie like it, too.)

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Apps We Love: Planning Lunch With Your Little Monster

By • June 8, 2012 • 9 Comments

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Between Nicholas Day's family cookbooks, tips for trying new foods, Amanda's kids' lunches, and eating by example, we talk a lot about eating with and cooking for kids here on FOOD52. Today we have a digital solution to your lunchbox woes: LaLa Lunchbox, a new app for iPhone that brings parents and kids together to plan and pack lunches.

With the philosophy that kids who plan their own meals grow up to be better eaters, LaLa Lunchbox combines adorable graphics with truly helpful tools for busy families. Kids feel empowered because they get to choose their own meals, parents save money (the app generates a grocery list for you -- no more wasted, unwanted food), and everyone saves time -- both in the mornings when packing lunches and at the store.

It's interactive, it's educational, and it can be 100% personalized to your pantry. You can easily add your kids' favorite dishes -- whether that's mac and cheese or pickled ramp and cream cheese sandwiches -- to the database, and you can share your children's lunch ideas via Facebook, Twitter, or email. ("You'll never guess what our oldest picked for lunch -- maybe yours will like it too!")

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Amanda's Kids' Lunch

Amanda's Kids' Lunch

By • June 7, 2012 • 0 Comments

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If you've ever emptied the contents of your crisper into a batch of grains to make an odds and ends salad, well, Amanda is right there with you. Here's the latest look into Walker's and Addie's lunch:

"I picked up a piece of tuna at the Greenmarket and poached it in oil with garlic, thyme and sage -- and then made a "refrigerator" rice salad with it, adding bits of things I had hanging around. Jasmine rice, capers, pickled ramps, kalamata olives, celery, Russian red kale, and lemon juice.

The carrot sticks are for a little crunch. And the mango is the Rum-Spiked Roasted Caramelized Mango leftover from our photo shoot."

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