Category 1-Container Lunches

Bicoastal Tacos

Yesterday, I made tortillas (for Taco Tuesday) with flour from my home state of Maine. The tortillas and other dinner leftovers became Wednesday’s packed lunch.


Purses Can Be Picnic Baskets

On-the-go lunches don’t have to involve the drive-thru rush, styrofoam takeout waste, or waiting in lunch-hour lines. It can just be delicious.

Did Someone Say Spring?

Spring! It’s here. My CSA box this week was full of color to prove it. There were purple, yellow, and orange carrots, grapefruits, new potatoes, broccoli, and spring onions. Trying to use up some leftover potatoes from last night’s dinner, I decided to make a colorful potato salad for lunch. The Menu: Colorful Potato Salad Mint […]

A Delicious Oxymoron

I would describe this hefty vegetarian sandwich (one that’s only a small step away from being vegan) with this word: beefy. Mushroom & Carrot Deli Sandwich: 2 slices of rye bread 1/4 cup of hummus 1 medium-sized carrot, sliced into ribbons 1/2 of a spring onion, cut into discs 1 swish chard leaf, de-stemmed and ripped into […]

Back in the Saddle

After a two-month hiatus, it’s time to get back in the writing saddle. Today’s recipe is a quick, easy, and crunchy combination of pantry staples. Chickpea-and-Almond Salad in Romaine Saddles: 4 leaves of romaine, rinsed and dried 1 cup of chickpeas 1 green onion, chopped (white and green parts) 1/3 cup of slivered almonds 1 […]

Wardrobe Update: A New Dressing

It’s time to toss out the old mayonnaise and update your chicken salad’s wardrobe with this spicy hot sweet potato dressing. It is delicious, creamy, colorful, and nutrient rich (potassium, folate, fiber, vitamin E, vitamin C!). Since it will keep for 1-2 days, you can make it ahead and make your morning lunch assembly a […]

Delicious Déjà Vu

What is better than a dinner of homemade pizza with fresh homemade mozzarella? I do not hesitate to say it’s the leftovers. I also believe this is true for most of the meals we have taken the time to make from scratch. It is because the leftovers from a great meal can become the superstar of […]