Monday, May 17, 2010

Storm Trooper Bento

MOTH (the Man of the House) came home from work with these and these last week.  We surprised the Monkey with Star Wars pancakes the very next morning and today he will open his lunch to this...

top: cheddar bunny mix, snow peas, corn, strawberries and blueberries
bottom: two sunbutter and jam sandwiches with cheese storm troopers

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Raw Beet and Carrot Slaw

I received some beautiful carrots and beets with my last CSA order and wanted to try something different than my typical go-to recipe for beets.  The result was this healthy and tasty slaw.

Raw Beet and Carrot Slaw

3 medium beets peeled and shredded
4 medium carrots peeled and shredded
1 TB Dijon mustard
2 TB orange juice
1 TB cider or champagne vinegar
1/2 tsp fennel pollen
1/2 tsp salt
1 TB extra-virgin olive oil

Whisk together mustard, oj, vinegar, olive oil and fennel pollen
Add to beet and carrot mixture
Add salt and adjust to your taste
(I did not add any type of sweetner to this, as Iliked the subtle sweetness from the beets and carrot.  However, you could add some honey or sugar to sweeten it up a bit if you choose)