Lunch Lady Magazine Issue 17

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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7 min
hello foundation partners! what inspires you most about your business? :)

Mustard Made Becca Stern Co-Founder My sister and co-founder Jess! We live on opposite sides of the world but working together is constantly inspiring, rewarding and sometimes challenging too! Being a tiny team keeps us motivated and allows us to really play to our strengths while never feeling we have to do everything alone. Only Organic Jessica Tran Marketing Manager What inspires me are the people in this company. A dedicated and passionate team, from our factory staff to customer care, with full support from our GM. As parents, we are committed to making great organic food for our little ones. Being with a company that cares and believes in strong human values is definitely inspiring. Waimete Honey/ Egmont Honey James Annabell Co-Founder Nature and the people around me are what inspires me most. We’re extremely lucky to…

6 min
sun chasers

RAINBOW SANDWICHES LAYER UP SANDWICHES IN FUN, BRIGHT COLOUR COMBOS! TRY LAYERS OF SPINACH DIP OR PESTO; ROASTED PUMPKIN AND BEETROOT SLICES; OR SMASHED AVOCADO, CARROT DIP AND BEETROOT HUMMUS. For the beetroot hummus: Makes around 1 1/2 cups Adding ice-cold water to hummus makes it smoother and creamier! Add a little at a time and process well until you have a thick, creamy hummus. • 2 medium beetroot, cooked until tender and cooled• 400g / 0.9lb can chickpeas, drained• 2 tbsp tahini• juice of 1 lemon• 2 tbsp olive oil• 1/2–1 tsp ground cumin, optional• salt and pepper, to taste• ice-cold water, to add volume, around 1/4–1/2 cup or to desired consistency 1. Place the cooked beetroot and chickpeas into the bowl of a food processor. Blitz for 3–4 minutes or until smooth. 2. Add in…

4 min
list bucket !

sand Sand is composed of fragments of organic materials like coral, minerals, glass, bone and volcanic particles. Silicon dioxide is the most common component, but sand’s colour, consistency and composition can vary dramatically. The best sand for building sandcastles has super-fine, almost powder-like grains with rough edges. Ironically, most beach sand is too smooth to make structures with much height, so keep your designs simple and single-storey to avoid your vision quite literally crumbling in front of your eyes. As a rule of thumb, if you can bike on the beach, it’s suitable for sand sculpture. The golden ratio of sand sculpting is one part sand to one part water. That means a sloppy slurry, much like wet concrete but without the cement powder. site As Jimi Hendrix pointed out, “Castles made of sand fall…

2 min
yeah, seaweed!

SPICY SEAWEED SALT • 6 toasted nori sheets• 1/4 cup salt flakes (should equal the quantity of the ground-up nori)• 1 tsp ground paprika (if you like smoky salt, try using smoky paprika)• cayenne pepper, to taste 1. Use your fingers to tear up the nori sheets as small as you can, and grind them in a spice grinder until they become a dust. 2. Stir the nori dust through the salt flakes and ground paprika, and add cayenne pepper, to taste. Getting to know your local seaweeds is a great way to learn about the place where you live–and some of them are tasty to eat, too! Whether you live somewhere that allows seaweed foraging or you’re just going looking, making friends with seaweed can reveal all kinds of secrets about the marine…

1 min
hey, where does the weed grow?

Different seaweeds can be found in the tidal zone. Some of them, like wracks, can be found from nearly high tide down to below low tide. Others, like sea lettuce, have a smaller range. Keep in mind that many may be just beneath your feet, hidden by the tide–another reason why low tide is the best time for exploring. Spring tides occur twice a month, around the new and full moon. SEAWEED IN THE ECOSYSTEM Before foraging seaweed, always check with your local council to find out what’s allowable in your area. Seaweeds are a macro (big) form of algae, which are a totally different kingdom of life to plants. Marine algae are vital to our planet–80 per cent of the oxygen in our atmosphere comes from them! Algae and seaweeds are also…

1 min
types of seaweed to forage

foraging + harvesting Once you know which seaweeds to look for, it’s time to go hunting! Forage for seaweed only in clean waters, just before low tide. Check the local rules for seaweed gathering where you are. Never harvest seaweeds that are still alive and attached to their rocks, or anything in a protected area. In some areas, however, harvesting live sea lettuce is allowed. good rules to follow Leave alone the first seaweed that you see–just in case it’s the last one! Take a bit from here, and a bit from there. Leave plenty behind. Take no more than you need. When the tide turns and begins to come back in, finish foraging for the day. beach-cast seaweed Gather beach-cast seaweed as it rolls in on the waves, or at low tide on the…