Lunch Lady Magazine Issue 23

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

11 min
hello lunch lady partners! how does your brand contribute?

antipoda co At Antipoda Co we have proudly created an inclusive and flexible working environment that allows a healthy balance of work and family life. To future generations, we contribute by supporting brands that produce in a sustainable and ethical way, and we also ensure our company’s carbon footprint is minimised. We strive to create a more diverse marketplace by sourcing products with unique and interesting designs. We endeavour to nurture small business by supporting boutique and independent retailers. And we give back to the community by supporting various charities. Tania Sanchez Co-Founder purebaby Purebaby uses organic cotton certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard. This means that our certified organic items contain at least 95 per cent organic fibres, and our dyes are free from harsh chemicals, bleaches, and other irritants or pollutant…

1 min
a huge thank you to our very awesome contributors :)

beci orpin illustration, papercraft + tree house diy craft cathy kamara writing clementine ford writing dani venn recipes + styling danie pout recipes + styling denyse waissbluth writing domenic coloca tree house diy craft jacinta moore photographs + styling luke ryan writing kemal yusaf photograph kirsten drysdale writing mandy nolan writing nayuka gorrie writing nicole lutze writing nornie bero recipe + writing parker blain photograph phil gallagher photographs rangga yudhistira photographs raymond huber writing rick bannister writing sakuya higuchi illustrations tatanja ross photograph tory bauer + mylee fitzgerald production + styling yumi stynes writing + recipes kirli saunders cultural consultant + special thanks !! anneliese tesselaar dillon reichinger meredith forrester michael critchley tiffany richmond + agatha, buster, goldie, henry, hugo, isabelle, matilda, moka, river, seren, tess, ziggy + parents! Recipes from The Zero F*cks Cookbook and Zero F*cks Cooking Endless Summer by Yumi Stynes and published by Hardie Grant Books. Extract from Tree Beings by Raymond Huber…

11 min
tree kids

ALMOND CHAT GRANOLA BARS ( Vegan ) Makes 12 bars Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes + cooling Dry ingredients • 2 cups (200g / 7oz) traditional whole rolled oats• 1/2 cup (50g / 1.8oz) almond meal• 1 cup (70g / 2.5oz) shredded coconut• 1/2 cup (80g / 2.8oz) buckwheat groats• 1/3 cup (80g / 2.8oz) pumpkin seeds• 1/3 cup (50g / 1.8oz) sunflower seeds• 1/2 cup (70g / 2.5oz) dried cranberries• 2 tsp ground masala chai spice blend or chai latte powder• 1 tsp salt flakes Wet ingredients • 250g / 8.8oz almond butter• 1/2 cup pure maple syrup• 1/2 cup rice malt syrup• 1 tsp vanilla bean paste• 1/4 cup boiling water 1. Preheat fan-forced oven to 150°C / 325°F / Gas Mark 3. 2. Line 20cm x 30cm baking tray with baking paper. 3.…

3 min
the deep history of the all-time children’s classic, snakes + ladders.

One hundred numbered squares, a six-sided die, and a suite of ladders to carry you up and snakes to carry you down. As far as games go, it doesn’t get much simpler. Yet snakes and ladders is one of the most popular and enduring board games in the world, a diversion that you can be confident that you, your children, their grandparents and their great grandparents have all played a similar version of. However, what we know as snakes and ladders is actually a derivation of a much older Indian game called moksha patam. Emerging from the same family of spiritually inclined dice games as both Ludo and Parcheesi (gyan chauper and pachisi) around the 2nd century BCE, mokshawhich refers to the nirvana-like state where the cycle of death and rebirth…

1 min
play snakes and ladders!

INSTRUCTIONS NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 2-6 Players MATERIALS: Snakes and Ladders game board A die Buttons (1 for each player) HOW TO PLAY: To start, all players take a turn at rolling the die. Whoever rolls the highest number plays first. All players start at square marked number one. The first player rolls the die and moves along the amount of squares on the board according to the number on the die. The next player then has their turn. If a player lands on the head of a snake, the player must move down the board to the square at the bottom of the snake. If a player lands at the base of a ladder they move up to the square at the top of the ladder. If a player lands on the bottom of the snake or top of…

2 min
diy tiny tree house !

To get started you will need : Branch–a largish one with a base at least 2.5cm in diameter and multiple ‘forks’ is good. Seed pods/bark/dried leaves / straw–any interesting bits of nature you can find. (We made mushrooms from gumnuts and sticks!) Step 1. Find a branch. A largish one with a base stem of at least 2.5cm in diameter. Choose a branch with multiple forks. Step 2. Drill a hole in the middle of the ply base. Step 3. Saw the bottom of your branch so it has a neat flat end, and tape the bottom with masking tape so that it doesn’t split when it is screwed to the ply. Step 4. Securely screw a screw into the hole and then into the base of the tree– this is usually a two-person job! Step 5. Make your tree house bits…