I was given a sneak peak at a new book out by Penguin called Cute Yummy Time: 70 Recipes for the Cutest Food You’ll Ever Eat by La Carmina.
According to Spice Kitchen and Bar, the recipes are like little projects inspired by food that might be included in a bento box, but geared to be really appealing to kids.
When we opened the package from the publisher my kids sat by the front door turning the pages and asking which recipe we could make tonight. So many adorable ideas. Chickens, monkeys, bunnies and elephants made from all kinds of foods like eggs, pancakes, PB&J, rice and cheese. I had not ventured beyond cutting sandwiches with cookie cutters a few times so this was new and a lot of fun.
Roxanne is a big nori eater so we decided to give the Panda Rice a try.
We are on a bulgar kick around here so I used that instead of brown rice. We cut the nori into eyes, ears, and a little smile, sprinkled some paprika for rosy cheeks and made this adorable panda. I served this with snap peas.
Of course Stella had to get in on the cute food action, but she doesn’t like seaweed or snap peas (are you sensing a theme here – not so hot on green food right now). We made her panda with raisins and teddy grahams instead.
They gobbled up all the bulgar, and everything else on the plate, along with some roasted chicken, for dinner. Fun!
The publisher gave me a copy of Cute Yummy Time just for you. Just leave me a comment by Monday evening and I’ll draw a random winner and send it off to you. I think you are in for a treat.
ooo… i’d love to win this. I’m going home in 2 weeks to visit my 10 yr old sister and she would adore making these with me 🙂
Awww! This is so cute! Thank you for reviewing my book — your Panda creation is adorable.
You can see more about my cute cookbook and J-pop culture on my daily blog, http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/
Wow, almost too adorable to eat! I’d just want to take pictures of it all~
I’m SO in! I love learning new ways to feed kids!
Tiffany Harvey says
I like the shape better as a nose, not a little smile. Very cute though!
Audra Costello says
I’m sure my daughters would have fun making AND eating these recipes!
I’m so excited about this book! I’ve never seen it before but I want to go make something cute right now!!
melissa Crowe says
This book would be great for ideas for Annabelle’ bento box!
Kate Brown says
love it! looks like fun!
Is that puppy cocoa on the cover?
The Tilted Tulip says
Holy Moley, that is just up my alley. Thanks for sharing it!
OMG! I love playing with food! Thank you so much for the giveaway.
I think I’m too late – but I’m commenting anyway!
Love to see all your new creations, and read stories about your cute girls.
Cute and fun!
I can’t wait for your book to come out!
Kathleen in St. Louis MO says
What fun! Heard you on Craftsanity and couldn’t wait to check out your blog. The give away looks like a fun one. Playing with food is so enriching and will always get kids to try new things.
That book looks like so much fun. Thank you for offering it as a give-away. I’m going to look and see if my library offers it.