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Friday, November 25, 2011

Quick Minestrone and Lunchbox Love 11

Welcome to our weekly Friday feature, Allergy Friendly Lunchbox Love!  This link party is specifically for your dishes that will travel well in a lunchbox, and if they're free of some (or all) of the top eight food allergens, that's even better :)

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday yesterday!  I'm still out of town hanging out with the relatives, so for my lunchbox feature today I'm linking back to a recipe I posted a few months ago.  This Quick Minestrone Soup is so simple to make, and is a nice warm treat on a cold day.  Make a big batch and your lunch-eaters will have something yummy for a whole week!

Our Lunchbox Love features today are two clever bento lunchboxes and a yummy reader's choice dessert.  Food Corner submitted her first bento lunch, a rice onigiri in the shape of a heart that forms the flowerpot beneath charming flowers made of carrots and green onions.  Such a fun way to deliver a healthy lunch!  Welcome to the Jungle shared a healthy baked eggroll, stuffed with high-protein beans and other Southwest deliciousness.  Little packages of food always look so much more appetizing than bigger versions, don't they?  Then, our readers most-clicked link is Heather's Pumpkin Dessert from Gluten Free Cat.  This looks so wonderful - thick and sweet - and I'm afraid when I make it I'll have to lock it up so I don't eat the entire thing in one sitting!

Click on the links above the photos to see all the details...

from Food Corner

from Welcome to the Jungle

at Gluten Free Cat

And now it's time for this week's link party.  I know many of you are still on holiday, but I thought I'd just give everyone the opportunity to share anyway!  What did you pack for lunch this week?

Shared with Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now and Inspiration Friday at At The Picket Fence and Friday Food at MomTrends and Show Off Your Stuff at Fireflies and Jellybeans and Shine On Friday at One Artsy Mama and Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different Act Normal and Weekend Wrap Up at Tatertots and Jello and Once Upon a Weekend at Family Ever AFter and Cure for the Common Monday at Lines Across My Face.


  1. Thanks so much for featuring my pumpkin dessert! We were out of town all week, so I didn't get to check in until now. I'm linking up my new favorite...veggie sushi, thanks to finding Penniless Parenting through Lunchbox Love!

  2. So glad I found your blog. My daughters are allergic to gluten and I need all the hel I can get.
    I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.

    P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

  3. Love the minestrone, it's one of my little guy's favorites (especially at Olive Garden, lol)!

    Thanks for linking up to Friday Food on!

  4. Thanks for hosting! Looks like another great batch of delicious recipes this week! :)

  5. thanks a lot for featuring my bento post.I am really happy....Sorry for the late visit.Last few days I didnt get time to my blog & to check other blogs.I will participate again from next week.....