Category Drinks

Peas-of-Cake Lunch for Monday

When the ingredients are fresh, making lunches is an art project: an experience full of color, fun, and creativity.


A Tea Time Comeback

I’m happy to say that my writing break is over, and I’m coming back to the blog with some new recipes for fall and winter lunches.

A TV Breakfast

I have been catching up on Mad Men, and season six has inspired me to get in the kitchen to try something. This happened after two characters go to Los Angeles to meet with the Carnation Company about their Instant Breakfast product. In the episode, tall glasses of chocolaty milk gleam on the conference table, and I have been thinking about […]

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 […]

Short & Sweet

There’s nothing complicated about this: it’s a smoothie with four ingredients, and one of them is water. Could something so simple be so delicious? Yes! The Sweet & Simple Strawberry-Mango Smoothie 7 strawberries 1 champagne mango 1.5 tablespoons of almond butter 1 cup of filtered water Directions: Rinse the strawberries. Slice or pull off the green tops. Stand the mango […]

That’s dandy!

Often, it’s a drink or a smoothie that makes my lunch stand out. On regular days, I tend to stick to a sandwich and, almost always, something with hummus. I do not get bored with these items, and one reason is the bright homemade drink that’s also tucked into my lunch bag. It could be a cold […]

An Endless Pot of Quinoa

Leftover rice pilafs and quinoa, scooped on top of fresh greens with an interesting topping, make a hearty one-container lunch. Next time you make one these as sides for dinner, throw in a little extra.  Having that prepared ahead is really helpful during a busy week. The Menu: Brunch To-Go: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Entrée: Leftover […]