Full of Beans – Thursday’s lunch

Thursday – the end of the week beckons and we are all looking forward to our Friday night where we gather with friends to celebrate the advent of the weekend.  The larder is full as we visited the wonderful Farmer’s market outside the Houses of Parliament in The Hague yesterday. We went early and had the pick of the produce, the best portabello mushrooms, plums, conference pears, seasonal apples, corn on the cob, the freshest of farm eggs, tofu, mozzarella, beans, brown rice, lemon infused olive oil and more. Jack’s snack and lunchbox benefited from the visit.

Black bean salsa, Crunchy celery, Cranberries!

Our family love mexican style food so used our leftover black bean and tomato enchilada mix and a little cumin cheese and chive in a toasted whole-wheat tortilla. Do remember to completely cool the tortilla after heating in the grill pan otherwise it will ‘sweat’ in the lunchbox causing the dread sogginess that we all detest. We added in crunchy celery and cucumber sticks with mandarins, plums and some cranberries for dessert. I do hope it is a lunch to  be looked forward to and eaten with relish – enjoy it Jack!

Thursday’s Snack Box

And a really fruity snack box filled with both fresh and dried fruit from the market. Dried Mango, pomegranate leather from the Persian shop on the Boekhorststraat, chopped apple rinsed with lemon juice to stop browning and a little slice of homemade gingerbread from the McMillian Cancer Charity Fair put on by BSN parents yesterday.


Fruit snack box with home-made gingerbread



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Soul Robertson
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 12:07:31

    Great lunches Kathy! Let’s persuade our child psychologist to give a talk on getting kids to eat the healthy stuff. Yum, can you make my lunches too? Thanks for your support to us parents. We need your inspirational pictures and ideas!


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