Lunch Lady Magazine Issue 14

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, what makes you most proud of your brand?

Nature’s Cuppa Ken Henderson Managing Director We believe Nature’s Cuppa Organic is one of the very best teas in the world. We’re proud to have been the first commercial tea company to introduce this tea to the Australian market! WelleCo Andrea Horwood Founder + CEO We provide natural wellness solutions for people seeking to live a better, healthier life. Whether it’s inflammation, acidity, digestion issues, gut health, healthy weight management or sleep patternswe’re all looking for natural solutions. We sustainably source the world’s premium botanicals and adaptogens for what we believe are the purest plant-based supplements on Earth. And we deliver them in a highly absorbable powdered form and with nutrients in tact to nourish the eleven systems of the body at a cellular level. I am proud to be part of something that is…

14 min
hello autumn

ROASTED APPLES WITH FRUIT + NUTS Serves 4–6 For the apples: • 3 large apples, sliced into 2.5cm / 1" thick rounds, seeds removed• juice of 1/2 a lemon• 1 tbsp (20ml / 0.7 fl oz) maple syrup• butter, for greasing the dish For the fruit + nuts: • 1/2 cup (70g / 2.5oz) raw hazelnuts, roughly chopped• 1/2 cup (70g / 2.5oz) raw almonds, roughly chopped• 1/3 cup (50g / 1.8oz) sunflower seeds• 50g / 1.8oz dates, around 8, or use your favourite dried fruit• 1 tbsp ground cinnamon• 1/4 tsp fine salt• 3 tbsp (60ml / 2 fl oz) maple syrup 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4. 2. Grease a ceramic baking dish with a little butter. 3. Slice the apples and arrange them in the baking dish. Squeeze over…

1 min
pom-pom flowers!

All you need: yarn/wool, a fork, pipe-cleaners, scissors steps: 1. Place a pipe-cleaner along one side of the fork. 2. Wrap the yarn around the fork and pipe-cleaner–this will form the flower. 3. Continue to wrap yarn the length of the top part of the fork until you have covered it entirely several times (25-30 wraps). 4. Twist the pipe-cleaner around the yarn. 5. Take some green yarn and knot around base of flower. 6. Remove the wrapped yarn from the fork and cut the lopped ends of the flower yarn. 7. Cut a piece of green yarn and wrap around where the pipe-cleaner is folded so it becomes the ‘stem’. Knot, and add some glue to hold in place, if required. 8. Trim and fray the end of the yarn to give a full look. 9. Repeat the process +…

18 min
haircuts by children

You’re the founding director of Mammalian Diving Reflex. What’s your company about? Mammalian Diving Reflex started in 1993. I trained as an actor initially. We did stage-based work with experimental scripts. Around the year 2000, there was a movement in the visual arts in particular, and specifically around one theorist, Nicolas Bourriaud, who’s a French curator who wrote a book called Relational Aesthetics. That book laid theoretical groundwork for artists who wanted to make a difference in the world but had kind of given up on the lefty, revolutionary idea of a vanguard. He had described artists becoming more interested in ‘microtopias’ than in large-scale, utopian, centrally planned visions. So learning to inhabit the world in a better way is, I think, almost a quote. That inspired a lot of my friends who…

5 min
brekkie biccies

TAHINI, DATE + ALMOND COOKIES Makes 12–14 • 225g / 7.9oz almond meal• 200g / 7.05oz tahini• 6 medjool dates (around 95g / 3.35oz)• 3/4 tsp salt flakes• 5ml / 0.17 fl oz vanilla paste• 2 tsp ground cinnamon• 1/2 tsp baking powder• 2 extra medjool dates, sliced, for topping 1. Preheat your oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4. 2. Line two baking trays with baking paper. 3. Place all of the ingredients, except the extra dates, into the bowl of a food processor, and process until the dates are incorporated into the mixture and ingredients start to form one large ball. 4. Use a tablespoon to place a heaped spoonful of the mixture into the palm of your hand. 5. Roll the mixture into a ball and place on the baking tray. 6. Repeat…

11 min
dream big live tiny

Can you tell us a bit about you and your family? We're an adventurous family of three (myself Bela, partner Spencer and our daughter Escher). We're always looking for more opportunity to develop our independence and creativity. We think about creating longterm value without sacrificing short-term pleasure, and growing our own family culture. Without a doubt, we’re a unit. We electively spend most of our time together. But in the end, we want to be a unit that contributes something worthwhile to other people. What do you fill your days with? We spend a lot of time growing our family’s culture through learning, playing and eating. We’re very health-conscious and do everything we can to improve our health and extend our lifespan. During our downtime (when Escher is in bed), we have long…