{Today’s Lunchbox} Dramatic Reenactment

by Valerie on January 11, 2011 · 5 comments

Today is my last day home recovering from my surgery before I go back to work tomorrow, so I had a lunchbox all planned to share with you, one that I had brought to work in late December and had saved for last week or this week. However, as I was making a late afternoon snack of kale and cranberry smoothie created by Wendy of Celiacs in the House, it occurred to me that everything I had snacked on today, as well as my lunch, made up a pretty terrific lunchbox.  More importantly, I still more of all of those foods in the fridge.  So I poured my smoothie into a jar instead of a glass and set up a little dramatic reenactment.  Here are lunch and two snacks:

January 10 lunchbox

So yes, today’s (reenacted) lunchbox was very much inspired by Kelly and The Spunky Coconut Cookbook.  This last week, I thought about about things I wanted to change this year (I ordered a planner today as I slowly ease into the New Year!) but one thing was something I had decided on already back around the holidays.  Specifically, I needed to do something about my cookbook-and-food-blog ADD. There are always so many recipes I want to try and I get over-ambitious and sometimes Sunday nights turn into 3 hour cooking marathons just because I add yet another dish.  And yes, many things get left undone because of said cooking marathons – like folding the laundry, writing emails to people, sleep, blogging.  

In an effort to simplify, I decided that for new-to-me recipes, I need to stick to one or two cookbooks or food blogs at a time – though “at a time” is the part I am still deciding on.  I do not want to get stuck with arbitrary times – i.e. one week only, or one month – or get stuck with one book at a time, so instead, I picked The Spunky Coconut Cookbook and a couple others and decided to see how I felt after reading and picking recipes.  The only requirement is that I stick to a particular book per meal-planning session – whether it is for the week, or for a weekend, all new recipes have to come from the same book – I tried it yesterday, and it sure made the marathon more organized and ever so slightly shorter.   And the recipes The Spunky Coconut Cookbook are delicious!


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1 Pure2raw Twins January 11, 2011 at 2:25 am

Looks like I need to get that Spunky Coconut cookbook 😉 Yum Yum

We have so many recipe ideas running through our heads all the time. Sometimes it gets overwhelming, haha.


2 iheartvegetables January 11, 2011 at 3:11 am

Yummm that sounds like a delicious lunchbox! :) I love planning ahead with my day of eats :)


3 Girl on Raw January 11, 2011 at 8:33 am

I know what you mean about getting a planner. We have 2 corkboards here ready for our vision boards for this year, still wrapped up. Need to get a crack a lackin!


4 Christina January 11, 2011 at 4:58 pm

The quinoa almond muffin was SO good!! I really enjoyed it and it wound up being worth less points than most Weight Watchers muffins. Plus, I'd like to compliment you on the fact that they turned out to look EXACTLY like the muffins on the cookbook author's blog post!! Way to go.


5 Ivy January 12, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I am sorry that I didn't visit earlier but I am glad to read here that you are going back to work with a delicious lunch box again.


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