A lovely lighter quiche lorraine

Quiche lorraine

When you're a keeper of the chickens, a good egg recipe will always catch your eye. We eat a lot of eggs at our place, something that we are all very happy about. Since the chickens were all killed last weekend, we are going to have to buy eggs again. At least for the short term. You really can't go past a classic quiche for lunch. I first heard ...

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Chicken wraps with homemade mayo

Chicken + homemade mayo wraps

 I'm all for an easy to put together lunch. Otherwise I don't eat anything and then I'm starving at 3pm and eat everything. These chicken wraps are my kind of lunch. They're tasty as can be and they've got green bits in them which means they must be doing my afternoon a world of good, right? Growing up my parent's always whipped up a batch of ...

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Little-bit-Asian tuna and chia salad

Tuna and chia salad

Whenever we have something ricey for dinner (which these days means chia seedy too - we throw in a handful or two with the rice), I always cook a little extra to make one of my favourite lunch dishes. I have about 100 variations on the humble tuna salad and this is one of my best. It's wholesome and hearty but still light and enjoyable for lunch. ...

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Chia seed muesli bars

Chia seed muesli bars

After packing approximately 1000 school lunch boxes (it hurts to write that, it really does), it's fair to say I've got lunch box packing down to a fine art. My formula is fruit, a dairy or other protein something, a sambo/ wrap / quichey / sushi something and a healthy bit of fun. Here's the recipe for one of our favourite healthy bits of fun! ...

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Lunchbox loving with bento box

Image by 100 Days of Real Food

Sometimes I wonder if there is anyone in the world doing something cool and not actually blogging about it. A family decided to cut out processed food from their lives over the course of 100 days and (of course) they blogged about it at 100 Days of Real Food. It's a really good site with meal plans, recipes and great snack ideas. I pinned the ...

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Pearl barley and puy lentil salad

Lentil salad by What Katie Ate

This dish is actually called "Pearl barley and puy lentil salad with roasted heirloom baby tomatoes, chorizo, green beans and baby radish." I'm a little skeptical of dishes that have a name as long as the queues at the deli selling the necessary quinoa or squid ink pasta. But Katie never lets me down. Sure, this dish might just as well have been ...

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Scrummy sausage rolls

Really good sausage rolls

This Sunday you will find me on a picnic rug having afternoon tea at one of my favourite Sydney spots, overlooking Middle Harbour. Here in Maxabellaland, we love, love, love a picnic, but we find afternoon or morning tea picnics easier while The Badoo still needs a lunchtime sleep (hopefully for the term of her natural life). I may or may not be ...

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