Stuck in a lunch-making rut? Some visual inspiration (a.k.a., the Lunchtime Diaries)

In elementary school, there's always that kid whose lunches inspire envy. As an adult, my colleague Jackie, PCC Cooks writer,  is one of those kids. I love to peek over her shoulder to see what loveliness she's pulled together on her plate (and lately, I've been documenting it for fun). Here's your chance to peek over her shoulder at some of her prettiest lunches of the past few weeks.

Steamed golden and red beets with dill vinaigrette, fresh arugula salad, English muffin.

Steak salad topped with steamed crookneck squash and tomatoes; crostini with fromage blanc and dill.

Pasta salad with fresh arugula, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella, plus a side of organic peaches.

Vietnamese sandwich gussied up with fresh radishes and arugula and a side of cucumber and tomato

Open-faced ham and fromage blanc sandwich with heirloom tomatoes with a side of steamed heirloom carrots, topped with dill (someone loves dill!).

Cajun-spiced pork ribs with pasta salad and a side of cantaloupe with organic, local blueberries (dang!)

The beans and grains meal! (that's my homemade chicken fried rice on the left, with fellow PCC Cooks whiz Rachel's curried beans with yogurt and Jackie's tabbouleh).

Leftover tabbouleh with homegrown cucumber, black and red radishes from PCC and halibut with salsa and cilantro a-plenty.

What are some of your favorite lunchtime creations? Send me a pic of your best lunch at karen.gaudette (at) pccsea (dot)com and maybe you'll see it on this blog! 

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Wow. An office where people actually make things for lunch! Looks so good.

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