Hi there! Welcome to my newly revamped blog. Feel free to browse my back story here, including how I came up with the blog name. I’ve been posting my bentos and food art on Instagram for the past seven months, and I’m excited to post them here. I’m planning product reviews and round-ups, features on shops, bloggers, and Instagrammers, and whatever is trending in the kid-food or kid-friendly category.
As for what comes out of my kitchen, here are a few snippets of what you can expect:
This is what started it all. With two boys in school (kindergarten and third grade), school lunches will always be part of the rotation. This is one of my kindergartener’s favorites, in a Planetbox Shuttle lunchbox.
Muffin Tin Meals
True story: My two-year-old daughter wouldn’t give broccoli the time of day. I casually tossed some into this muffin tin along with some other fruits and veggies, and she boldly took a few bites. You better believe I use this as often as I can. It forces me to offer multiple options, and the presentation is so much more appetizing than everything thrown on a plate.
I told myself I’d never become one of those moms. I became one of those moms. The adorable–and, might I add, doable–creations I found on Instagram and Pinterest sucked me in. Playing with food also scratches a creative itch I’ve always had. I prefer minimalist, simple things since that’s the aesthetic I like in art and interior design. The idea for this one clicked after reading The Big Red Barn for bedtime; it’s borrowed from the first page.
I have to admit that I like the creative aspect of bentos and food art much more than the actual cooking. But I serve whole foods and healthy meals more often than not–usually 5-6 dinners a week are homemade, along with snacks and treats. I’ll definitely post favorite recipes, which are usually adaptations of what’s already out there. I’m always on the hunt for crowd-pleasers, so let me know if you’ve got a tried-and-true dish your kids love.
It’s inevitable; a-day-in-the-life-of posts will likely sneak in here and there. One thing food art is teaching me, though, is to see everyday things–even messes–with new eyes.
Here’s what not to expect:
- awesome photography. This is why I love Instagram; filters fix everything!
- preaching. I’m passionate about what I do, but I understand that every family’s needs and schedules are different.
- perfection. Because I’m far, far from it and have the messy home and hot-mess moments to prove it.
Please feel free to say hi or to let me know what you’d like to see here. If you don’t already, follow me on Instagram for instant photo gratification, and subscribe for posts and many photos that will only appear on the blog.