caprese skewers

These made an appearance in my bento pictured here.

grape or cherry tomatoes
fresh mozzarella sliced about 1/4" thick and cut to the same diameter as your tomatoes (I used stainless steel sakura shaped vegetable cutters {note: I only linked to kaboodle because it came up in a google image search})
fresh basil
skewers (toothpicks work fine) continue reading...

Beets with Balsamic & Spices

Here's one of our favorite make ahead, easy recipes from a friend that will last for quite a while in your fridge. We've had several people try this one who don't like beets and it was a hit.

Beets with Balsamic Vinegar & Spices

- 1 or 2 bunches of beets depending on how many you need (1 bunch is enough for 2 people for about a week)
- Balsamic Vinegar (any good, cheap kind that you like)
- Spice mix with garlic powder, onion powder or a little of both of those to sprinkle on

- Cut beet greens from tops of beats just leaving the red part of the vegetable. continue reading...