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lunch box

Packed with fun, healthy meals that keep them smiling

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lunch box

lunch box
Packed with fun, healthy meals that keep them smiling
Kate McMillan & Sarah Putman Clegg

contents
think outside the (lunch) box 6 anatomy of a lunch box 8 stocking your kitchen 10 marking a special day 13

wrap & roll


fiesta veggie wrap 30 rockin wraps 32 bean & cheese burrito 34 chicken & rice wrap with peanut dip 37 pinwheels 38 veggie sushi rolls 40

the salad bar


chopped caesar salad 44 asian chicken salad 45 greek salad 46 creamy waldorf salad 48 make-your-own taco salad 49 orzo & grilled veggie salad 51 stealth side salads 52 peanut butter noodles with snow peas 54 crunchy ramen noodle salad 55

the sandwich board


classic turkey club 16 gobblers 19 philly cheesesteak roll 20 egg salad on mini bagels 22 tuna salad cutouts 23 zesty chicken salad pita pockets 25 fruitwiches 26

warm & hearty


oatmeal with toppings galore 59 chicken & rice soup 60 chili con carne 63 mac & cheese, all dressed up 64 wagon wheels with pesto & broccoli 67 teriyaki rice bowl 68 oh-so-simple fried rice 70 spinach & sausage frittata sticks 71 ham & cheese mini quiches 72

dips & dippers


cool dips 76 mexican layer dip 79 go-to bean dips 80 home-baked dippers 81 on the sweet side 83

snackarama
deviled eggs 86 skewer mania 88 pop-your-own popcorn 90 sweet-n-salty kettle corn 91 homemade granola bars 93 trail mix 94 ultimate munchie mix 96 nutty cereal balls 97 cheesy corn bread sticks 99 banana bread 100 smoothies 102 cooking basics 104 use it or lose it 106 index 108

the sandwich board


Take your sandwich game from good to great with the dozens of ideas in the pages that follow. Or, get creative with whats already in your fridge using this delicious road map as a guide. the foundation
sliced white, wheat, multigrain, rye, or sourdough bread; focaccia; French roll; hot dog or hamburger bun; buttermilk biscuit; English muffin; croissant; bagel; pita pocket

the fillings

protein
hard-boiled egg, chopped cooked chicken, canned tuna

meat & cheese


turkey, salami, pastrami, roast beef, ham, bacon, Cheddar, Swiss, Monterey jack, provolone, havarti, mozzarella

savory spread
nut butter, cream cheese, goat cheese, ricotta cheese

mix-ins
mayo, olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, pickle relish, celery, chopped fresh herbs

spread
mustard, mayo, hummus, pesto, tapenade, cream cheese

sweet spread
fruit jam, honey, Nutella

+ +

add-ons
lettuce, tomato, sprouts, cucumber

add-ons
banana slices, apple slices, pear slices, strawberry slices, pomegranate seeds

add-ons
lettuce, tomato, sprouts, onion, avocado, cucumber, pickle

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the sandwich board

classic turkey club


Lightly toast the bread. Spread 2 of the slices with the mayonnaise, and smash the avocado, if using, on top of the third slice. Fold the turkey slices to fit on top of the avocado-spread slice and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place a slice on top of the turkey, mayonnaise side up. Pile on the lettuce leaves and tomato slices. Arrange the bacon slices on the tomatoes. Top with the remaining bread slice, mayonnaise side down. Press gently. Insert 3 toothpicks deep into the layers, centering them on the sandwich in the shape of a triangle. Using a sharp knife, cut the sandwich around the toothpicks into 3 similar-sized pieces. Slip carefully into a sandwich bag, or arrange in a container, and seal tightly. Refrigerate until ready to go.
whole-grain bread 3 slices mayonnaise 2 tablespoons ripe avocado 3 slices (optional) roasted turkey breast 3 slices salt and ground pepper butter lettuce leaves 2 small tomato 4 slices cooked bacon 2 slices
MAKES 1 LARGE SANDWICH

mix it up

Try using other sliced deli


meats, like roast beef, ham, or prosciutto, in place of turkey.

A fun serving idea: Omit


the tomato slices from the sandwich. Cut the sandwich into squares and thread the sections onto a long skewer. Separate each square with a cherry tomato.

To make a veggie club, omit


the turkey and bacon, and add sliced cheese. Substitute hummus for the mayo.

hummus & veggie wrap


Spread a flour tortilla or 2 corn tortillas with a thin layer of hummus, homemade (page 80) or purchased. Mash a couple of ripe avocado slices on top. Add baby spinach and red bell pepper strips in a horizontal line across the center. Roll up the tortilla into a tight cylinder, either hand-roll style or burrito style (see page 29).

rockin wraps

Fun and flavor-packed handfuls that will be the star of the lunch table

blt wrap
Spread a flour tortilla with a thin layer of mayo or softened cream cheese. Place 2 strips of cooked applewood-smoked bacon in a horizontal line across the center of the tortilla. Top the bacon with chopped romaine lettuce and chopped tomato. Roll up the tortilla into a tight cylinder, either hand-roll style or burrito style (see page 29).

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wrap & roll

veggie sushi rolls


Place the rice in a microwave-safe bowl. Add a few drops of water and microwave on high until the rice is warm and softened, about 30 seconds. Set the rice aside to cool. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar with 2 tablespoons water. Place a bamboo sushi mat on a work surface with the bamboo strips facing you horizontally. Place the nori sheet horizontally, shiny side down, on the mat, aligned with the edge nearest you. Dip your hands into the vinegar-water mixture and spread the cooled rice in an even layer over the nori sheet, leaving the top one-fourth of the nori uncovered. Sprinkle the sesame seeds over the rice, then arrange the cucumber and carrot sticks and the avocado slices in a horizontal strip across the bottom portion of the rice. Starting at the edge closest to you, lift the mat, nori, and rice over the filling to seal it inside, then roll up the sushi into a tight cylinder. Use your finger to lightly moisten the outer edge of the nori with the vinegar-water mixture to seal the roll. Dipping a sharp knife in water before each cut, cut the roll in half crosswise, and then cut each half crosswise into 4 equal pieces. Pack the sushi snugly into an airtight container and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Refrigerate until ready to go. Include little containers of soy sauce and/or pickled ginger, if you like. And dont forget the chopsticks!
cooked sushi rice (page 104) 11/4 cups (6 oz/185 g) unseasoned rice vinegar 1 teaspoon toasted nori seaweed 1 sheet, about 7 by 8 inches (18 by 20 cm) toasted sesame seeds 1 tablespoon, plus more for sprinkling English cucumber 1/4 , peeled and cut into thin matchsticks carrot 1/2 , peeled and cut into thin matchsticks ripe avocado 1/4 , thinly sliced soy sauce and pickled ginger slices for serving (optional)
MAKES 1 SUSHI ROLL (8 PIECES)

Create training chopsticks by binding the top ends together and then wedging them apart.

warm & hearty


On those deepest, darkest days of the school year, packing a warm lunch sends your little one into the world with an extra touch of hominess and comfort.

Build a reserve of travel-ready forks, spoons, sporks, and other utensils.

No one likes cold oatmeal, so be sure to use a well-insulated container.

Substitute any frozen veggies that your kid is willing to eat.

warm & hearty

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wagon wheels with pesto & broccoli


Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Stir in 1 tablespoon salt. Add the broccoli to the boiling water and cook until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes. Scoop out the broccoli, drain, and set aside. Add the pasta to the boiling water. Cook, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, until al dente, according to the package directions. Drain the pasta and transfer to a bowl. Add the pesto and stir to combine. Stir in the cooked broccoli and tomatoes and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Add more pesto as needed to coat the tomatoes and broccoli. Spoon servings of the pasta into insulated containers as needed and close tightly to keep warm. Dont forget to pack a fork! (Let any remaining pasta cool, then cover tightly and refrigerate for up to 4 days.)
salt small broccoli florets 1 cup (2 oz/60 g) wagon wheel or other medium-sized pasta shape 1 cup (31/2 oz/105 g) pesto, homemade (see note) or purchased about 3 tablespoons cherry tomatoes 46, halved Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons grated
MAKES 1 OR 2 SERVINGS

easy pesto
In a blender or food processor, combine 1 cup (1 oz/30 g) tightly packed basil leaves; 1 clove garlic; 1/4 cup (2 fl oz/60 ml) olive oil; 2 tablespoons pine nuts; 1/4 teaspoon salt; and several grindings of pepper. Process until a coarse paste forms, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the jar or bowl with a rubber spatula. Makes about 1 cup (8 fl oz/250 ml). Leftover pesto can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

dips & dippers

salsa goes well with tortilla chips, broccoli, mushrooms, bell pepper

hummus goes well with pita chips, cucumber, bell pepper, broccoli, carrots, celery

tzatziki goes well with crackers, carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper

nut butter

goes well with pretzels, apple slices, celery

snackarama
Grab-and-go snacks are a great way to fill out a lunch box. They also double as yummy after-school bites and playdate offerings. Plus, preparing any of the recipes in this chapter can be a fun mom-and-me activity.

celery with nut butter or cream cheese and raisins

mini pretzels or pretzel sticks

chopped veggies crackers, chips, nuts, popcorn, or cereal

sliced cheese or string cheese

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coconut flakes mini chocolate chips

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smoothies
green machine
In a blender, combine 1 cup (2 oz/60 g) chopped spinach or kale; 3/4 cup (6 fl oz/180 ml) apple or orange juice; 1/2 banana, peeled and sliced; 1/2 apple, peeled and diced; and 3 ice cubes. Cover and blend on high speed until smooth.

Thick, colorful fruit drinks to brighten up the morning rush


strawberry-banana
In a blender, combine 46 fresh or frozen strawberries; 1/2 cup (4 fl oz/125 ml) orange juice; 1/2 banana, peeled and sliced; 1/4 cup (2 oz/60 g) plain or vanilla yogurt; and 3 ice cubes (if using fresh fruit). Cover and blend on high speed until smooth.

Pack in a pre-chilled insulated container and include a straw for easy drinking.

berrylicious
In a blender, combine 1 cup (4 oz/125 g) fresh or frozen blueberries, raspberries, and/or strawberries; 1/2 cup (4 fl oz/125 ml) cran-raspberry juice; 1/4 cup (2 oz/60 g) plain or vanilla yogurt; and 3 ice cubes (if using fresh fruit). Cover and blend on high speed until smooth.

peachy keen
In a blender, combine 1/2 cup (3 oz/90 g) fresh or frozen peach chunks; 1/2 cup (4 fl oz/125 ml) apple juice; 1/2 banana, peeled and sliced; 1/4 cup (2 oz/60 g) vanilla yogurt; and 3 ice cubes (if using fresh fruit). Cover and blend on high speed until smooth.

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index

index
a
Apples Apple, Cheddar & Peanut Butter Fruitwich, 27 Creamy Waldorf Salad, 48 Asian Chicken Salad, 45 Asian-Style Salad Dressing, 45 Avocados Fiesta Veggie Wrap, 30 Guacamole, 79 Pear & Avocado Fruitwich, 26 Veggie Sushi Rolls, 40

b
Bacon Bacon & Onion Mac & Cheese, 65 BLT Wrap, 32 Classic Turkey Club, 16 frying bacon, 105 Bagels Cream Cheese Classic on Mini Bagels, 22 Egg Salad on Mini Bagels, 22 Pizza Bagels, 22 Bananas Banana Bread, 100 Honey, Almond Butter, & Banana Fruitwich, 27 Strawberry-Banana Smoothie, 102 Basil Easy Pesto, 67 Beans Bean & Cheese Burrito, 34 Burrito in a Bowl, 35

Chicken & Rice Burrito, 35 Chili con Carne, 63 Corn & Edamame Salad, 52 Herbed White Bean Dip, 80 Lemony Hummus, 80 Make-Your-Own Taco Salad, 49 Mexican Layer Dip, 79 Steak & Salsa Verde Burrito, 35 Super Veggie Burrito, 35 Tuna & White Bean Salad, 52 Beef Chili con Carne, 63 Philly Cheesesteak Roll, 20 Steak & Salsa Verde Burrito, 35 Beets Beet & Feta Salad, 52 Root Veggie Chips, 81 Berries. See also specific berries Berrylicious Smoothie, 103 Breads Banana Bread, 100 Cheesy Corn Bread Sticks, 99 Broccoli & Pesto, Wagon Wheels with, 67 Burrito in a Bowl, 35 Burritos Bean & Cheese Burrito, 34 Chicken & Rice Burrito, 35 Steak & Salsa Verde Burrito, 35 Super Veggie Burrito, 35

c
Cabbage Asian Chicken Salad, 45 Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad, 55 Caesar Salad Dressing, 44 Cantaloupe, Mozzarella & Prosciutto Skewers, 88

Carrots Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad, 55 Fiesta Veggie Wrap, 30 Root Veggie Chips, 81 Teriyaki Rice Bowl, 68 Veggie Sushi Rolls, 40 Celery Creamy Waldorf Salad, 48 Orange & Celery Salad, 52 Cereal Balls, Nutty, 97 Cheese Apple, Cheddar & Peanut Butter Fruitwich, 27 Bean & Cheese Burrito, 34 Beet & Feta Salad, 52 Cheesy Corn Bread Sticks, 99 Chopped Caesar Salad, 44 Cream Cheese Classic on Mini Bagels, 22 Creamy Herb Dip, 76 Ham & Cheese Mini Quiches, 72 Ham & Cheese Pinwheels, 39 Mac & Cheese, All Dressed Up, 6465 Make-Your-Own Taco Salad, 49 Mozzarella, Cantaloupe & Prosciutto Skewers, 88 Parisian Picnic Sandwiches, 19 Philly Cheesesteak Roll, 20 Pizza Wrap, 33 Salami, Olive & String Cheese Skewers, 89 Salami & Brie Pinwheels, 38 Strawberry & Goat Cheese Fruitwich, 26 Turkey, Cheese & Salsa Pinwheels, 39 Chicken Asian Chicken Salad, 45

index

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Chicken & Bell Pepper Skewers with BBQ Sauce, 89 Chicken Florentine Mac & Cheese, 65 Chicken & Rice Burrito, 35 Chicken & Rice Soup, 60 Chicken & Rice Wrap with Peanut Dip, 37 Chopped Caesar Salad, 44 cooking chicken breasts, 104 Teriyaki Rice Bowl, 68 Zesty Chicken Salad Pita Pockets, 25 Chili con Carne, 63 Chopped Caesar Salad, 44 Chunky Tomato Salsa, 76 Corn Bread Sticks, Cheesy, 99 Corn & Edamame Salad, 52 Creamy Herb Dip, 76 Creamy Waldorf Salad, 48 Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad, 55 Cucumbers Asian Chicken Salad, 45 Cream Cheese Classic on Mini Bagels, 22 Cucumber Tzatziki, 76 Egg Salad on Mini Bagels, 22 English Teatime Sandwiches, 19 Fiesta Veggie Wrap, 30 Greek Salad, 46 Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Pinwheels, 38 Veggie Sushi Rolls, 40

e
Easy Pesto, 67 Eggs Deviled Eggs, 86 Egg Salad on Mini Bagels, 22 Ham & Cheese Mini Quiches, 72 hard-boiling, 105 Spinach & Sausage Frittata Sticks, 71 English Teatime Sandwiches, 19

Herb Dip, Creamy, 76 Herbed White Bean Dip, 80 Homemade Granola Bars, 93 Honey, Almond Butter, & Banana Fruitwich, 27 Honey-Granola Dip, 83 Hummus Hummus & Veggie Wrap, 32 Lemony Hummus, 80

i
Italian Meat Lovers Sandwich, 19

f
Fiesta Veggie Wrap, 30 Fish. See Smoked Salmon; Tuna Fruit. See also specific fruits fruit dippers, 83 Fruitwiches, 2627

l
Lemony Hummus, 80 Lettuce BLT Wrap, 32 Chopped Caesar Salad, 44 Creamy Waldorf Salad, 48 Greek Salad, 46 Make-Your-Own Taco Salad, 49 Lunch boxes basic items for, 89 special days and holidays, 13 stocking kitchen for, 10

g
Granola Bars, Homemade, 93 Granola-Honey Dip, 83 Greek Salad, 46 Green Machine Smoothie, 102 Guacamole, 79

h
Ham Ham & Cheese Mac & Cheese, 65 Ham & Cheese Mini Quiches, 72 Ham & Cheese Pinwheels, 39 Ham & Pineapple Skewers, 88 Italian Meat Lovers Sandwich, 19 Mozzarella, Cantaloupe & Prosciutto Skewers, 88 Oh-So-Simple Fried Rice, 70 Parisian Picnic Sandwiches, 19

m
Mac & Cheese, All Dressed Up, 6465 Make-Your-Own Taco Salad, 49 Mexican Layer Dip, 79 Mozzarella, Cantaloupe & Prosciutto Skewers, 88 Munchie Mix, Ultimate, 96

d
Deviled Eggs, 86 Dips, list of recipes, 5

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n
Nuts Creamy Waldorf Salad, 48 Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad, 55 Homemade Granola Bars, 93 Trail Mix, 9495 Nutty Cereal Balls, 97

o
Oats Homemade Granola Bars, 93 Oatmeal with Toppings Galore, 59 Oh-So-Simple Fried Rice, 70 Olive, Salami & String Cheese Skewers, 89 Orange & Celery Salad, 52 Orzo & Grilled Veggie Salad, 51

p
Pasta and noodles cooking, 104 Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad, 55 Mac & Cheese, All Dressed Up, 6465 Orzo & Grilled Veggie Salad, 51 Peanut Butter Noodles with Snow Peas, 54 Wagon Wheels with Pesto & Broccoli, 67 Peachy Keen Smoothie, 103 Peanut butter Apple, Cheddar & Peanut Butter Fruitwich, 27 Nutty Cereal Balls, 97 Peanut Butter Noodles with Snow Peas, 54 Peanut-Sesame Dip, 76

Pear & Avocado Fruitwich, 26 Peas Asian Chicken Salad, 45 Oh-So-Simple Fried Rice, 70 Peanut Butter Noodles with Snow Peas, 54 Peppers Chicken & Bell Pepper Skewers with BBQ Sauce, 89 Hummus & Veggie Wrap, 32 Teriyaki Rice Bowl, 68 Tex Mex Mac & Cheese, 65 Pesto Easy Pesto, 67 Wagon Wheels with Pesto & Broccoli, 67 Philly Cheesesteak Roll, 20 Pineapple & Ham Skewers, 88 Pinwheels, 3839 Pita Chips, 81 Pita Pockets, Zesty Chicken Salad, 25 Pizza Bagels, 22 Pizza Wrap, 33 Popcorn Pop-Your-Own Popcorn, 90 Sweet-n-Salty Kettle Corn, 91 Pork. See also Bacon; Ham; Sausages Pulled Pork Roll, 20

Rice Burrito in a Bowl, 35 Chicken & Rice Burrito, 35 Chicken & Rice Soup, 60 Chicken & Rice Wrap with Peanut Dip, 37 cooking, 104105 Oh-So-Simple Fried Rice, 70 Teriyaki Rice Bowl, 68 Veggie Sushi Rolls, 40 Root Veggie Chips, 81

s
Salad dressings Asian-Style Salad Dressing, 45 Caesar Salad Dressing, 44 Salads, list of recipes, 4 Salami, Olive & String Cheese Skewers, 89 Salami & Brie Pinwheels, 38 Salmon, Smoked, & Cucumber Pinwheels, 38 Salsa, Chunky Tomato, 76 Salsa Verde & Steak Burrito, 35 Sandwiches. See also Burritos; Wraps Apple, Cheddar & Peanut Butter Fruitwich, 27 Classic Turkey Club, 16 Cream Cheese Classic on Mini Bagels, 22 Egg Salad on Mini Bagels, 22 English Teatime, 19 Five-Spice Tofu Roll, 20 Honey, Almond Butter, & Banana Fruitwich, 27 ingredients for, 15 Italian Meat Lovers, 19 Parisian Picnic Sandwiches, 19

q
Quiches, Mini, Ham & Cheese, 72

r
Raspberries Berrylicious Smoothie, 103 Vanilla-Raspberry Dip, 83

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Pear & Avocado Fruitwich, 26 Philly Cheesesteak Roll, 20 Pizza Bagels, 22 Pulled Pork Roll, 20 Strawberry & Goat Cheese Fruitwich, 26 Thanksgiving Special, 19 Tuna Salad Cutouts, 23 Zesty Chicken Salad Pita Pockets, 25 Sausages and salami Italian Meat Lovers Sandwich, 19 Salami, Olive & String Cheese Skewers, 89 Salami & Brie Pinwheels, 38 Spinach & Sausage Frittata Sticks, 71 Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Pinwheels, 38 Smoothies, 102103 Snacks, list of recipes, 5 Soup, Chicken & Rice, 60 Spinach Chicken Florentine Mac & Cheese, 65 Green Machine Smoothie, 102 Spinach & Sausage Frittata Sticks, 71 Steak & Salsa Verde Burrito, 35 Strawberries Berrylicious Smoothie, 103 Strawberry-Banana Smoothie, 102 Strawberry & Goat Cheese Fruitwich, 26 Super Veggie Burrito, 35 Sushi Rolls, Veggie, 40 Sweet-n-Salty Kettle Corn, 91 Sweet Potato Chips, 81

t
Taco Salad, Make-Your-Own, 49 Teriyaki Rice Bowl, 68 Tex Mex Mac & Cheese, 65 Thanksgiving Special Sandwich, 19 Tofu Roll, Five-Spice, 20 Tomatoes BLT Wrap, 32 Chunky Tomato Salsa, 76 Tortilla chips Make-Your-Own Taco Salad, 49 Mexican Layer Dip, 79 Tortilla Chips, 81 Tortillas. See also Burritos; Wraps Ham & Cheese Pinwheels, 39 Salami & Brie Pinwheels, 38 Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Pinwheels, 38 Turkey, Cheese & Salsa Pinwheels, 39 Trail Mix, 9495 Tuna Salad Cutouts, 23 Tuna & White Bean Salad, 52 Turkey Chili con Carne, 63 Classic Turkey Club, 16 Thanksgiving Special Sandwich, 19 Turkey, Cheese & Salsa Pinwheels, 39

v
Vanilla-Raspberry Dip, 83 Vegetables. See also specific vegetables blanching, 104 Fiesta Veggie Wrap, 30 Mac & Cheese, All Dressed Up, 6465 Orzo & Grilled Veggie Salad, 51 Super Veggie Burrito, 35 Veggie Sushi Rolls, 40

w
Wagon Wheels with Pesto & Broccoli, 67 Wraps. See also Burritos BLT Wrap, 32 Chicken & Rice Wrap with Peanut Dip, 37 Fiesta Veggie Wrap, 30 Hummus & Veggie Wrap, 32 ingredients for, 29 Pinwheels, 3839 Pizza Wrap, 33 Salad Wrap, 33 Veggie Sushi Rolls, 40

y
Yogurt Creamy Herb Dip, 76 Cucumber Tzatziki, 76 Honey-Granola Dip, 83 Vanilla-Raspberry Dip, 83

u
Ultimate Munchie Mix, 96

z
Zesty Chicken Salad Pita Pockets, 25

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about the authors


Kate McMillan is a chef, cooking instructor, and owner of an eponymous catering company. She lives in Northern California with her husband and three young daughters, who were tireless taste-testers for this book. Sarah Putman Clegg is a freelance editor, writer, and author of Love in Spoonfuls. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and young son, who eats things from his lunch box that he would never consume in her presence.