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Lunch Lady Magazine Issue 12

Lunch Lady is a quarterly keepsake full of meaningful content, inspiring family stories, easy DIY, stacks of recipes plus funny relatable opinion pieces about the ups and downs of raising children. It's a magazine where parenting is not taken too seriously but a balanced approach to family life is.

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in this issue

7 min
hey, foundation partners. tell us one thing you’re working on you think we should know about.

ANARKID Kelli Milne Founder + Creative Director This season, with a new and bigger team, we’re steering Anarkid in a new direction, back to our rebellious roots of free thinking, a love of art and understated cool. That feeling of freedom, adventure and not conforming to the rules has always stayed with me since I was young, and that is exactly what Anarkid is all about. MOJO Anthony Crabb CEO We believe that true health begins within, and we’re on a mission to get more people sipping their way to good gut health! Every bottle of MOJO is packed with proven probiotics to deliver delicious health-focused beverages with scientifically supported benefits, and we’re working on bringing our bottles full of beneficial bubbles to as many people as possible. SPRINGFREE Leanne Fretwell Vice-President We’re constantly working on new ways…

6 min
dirt club

STRAWBERRY + RHUBARB GALETTE Serves 6 For the pastry: • 225g / 7.9oz spelt flour• 55g / 1.94oz coconut sugar• 100g / 3.5oz unsalted butter, chilled• pinch of salt• zest of 1 lemon• 2 tsp apple cider vinegar• 1 tsp vanilla paste• 80ml / 2.7 fl oz water For the ricotta filling: • 260g / 9.2oz ricotta cheese• zest of 1 lemon• 1 tbsp coconut sugar• 1 tsp vanilla paste• 2 tsp almond meal, optional For the strawberry + rhubarb topping: • 3 large rhubarb stalks• 250g / 8.8oz fresh strawberries• 2 tbsp coconut sugar• an extra 2 tsp coconut sugar, optional 1. For the pastry, pop the flour, sugar, butter, pinch of salt and lemon zest into the bowl of a food processor. Process for a minute or two until the butter is well incorporated and the…

23 min
eat dirt.

Cleanliness may be next to godliness, but what if straight-up filthiness is the true path to a healthy kid? In the documentary Babies, there’s a scene in which the lives of two very different babies are set side by side. In one shot, a baby from San Francisco lies on an immaculate carpet while her father vacuums around her. In the next, the child of a tribe of Namibian goat herders sits in the dirt, puts a filth-covered shard of animal bone in his mouth and gives it a real going-over. He then proceeds to find a stagnant pool of water and put his face straight into it, drinking greedily. Later, he and a stray dog touch tongues. Through it all his mother watches, seemingly unconcerned. If reading that has made you…

6 min
zosen + mina

Even in the liberally graffitied streets of Barcelona, it’s hard to miss a Zosen y Mina mural. The bright colours and bold shapes, strident against the stone, like an overactive children’s storybook unleashed from the page. It’s only when you look closer that you detect the presence of two distinct styles, gently nestled one against the other. The first filled with curious characters and geometric shapes, the second all luminous pastels and wavy abstractions, like a softer Kandinsky. Together, the message is clear: Zosen Bandido and Mina Hamada may collaborate, but they do so as individual artists who have discovered in each other the missing piece to their own practice. In some ways, the two could not be more different. Mina was born in America but grew up in Tokyo, a…

7 min
inside the box

JAPAN! (1.) MELON (2.) KIWI (3.) MANDARIN (4.) RICE + NORI + TAMAGOYAKI (5.) AVOCADO + EDAMAME Tamagoyaki Makes 1 generous omelette Tamagoyaki is a sweet Japanese rolled omelette; it has a very delicate texture and is often seen on top of nigiri or in vegetarian sushi. Traditionally, it is cooked in a special rectangular pan; for this recipe, we have used a regular 25cm / 9.8" round frying pan. • 2 large free-range eggs• 1 tbsp mirin• 1/2 tsp tamari or soy sauce• 1 tsp olive oil, for frying 1. In a small bowl, vigorously whisk together the eggs, mirin and tamari until bubbly. 2. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Once hot, swirl the oil around the pan. 3. Pour the beaten eggs into the pan and swirl continuously around the pan in a…

22 min
kawa + dee

Tell us about your pregnancy with Kawa. I’d fallen pregnant for the first time just the year before. It was by accident and it resulted in a miscarriage at ten weeks. I really mourned the loss of the life that was growing within me, and I was quite shaken up afterwards. It was a defining time for me in understanding that I was innately female and capable of producing life! I fell pregnant with Kawa the month after I quit my last job at Topshop, where I was working as a so-called creative, and decided to devote my time to cultivating my business, Kawaiian Lion. The pregnancy was full-on to begin with, as I am one of those thrower-upper-er types. Like, a five-to-seven-times-a-day kind of deal. Once the first trimester passed, I…