My name is Laleh and I am 35. I have a son Jacob (6) and a daughter Charlie (19 months old). In May 2015, I turned my son’s spelt pancakes into a lion for a bit of fun and he loved it! Every few days he would ask if I could make him a character from a movie, book or toy that he had seen. Jacob and I would get creative in the kitchen and discuss the ingredients that we were using and the benefits. For example, when he was 3, we would talk about how Kale was a superfood. He would ask why, and I would say ‘because superheroes love eating it’ – that was a winner for him!
I started posting our creations on my personal Facebook page and had such a positive response that I thought I would create an Instagram account to inspire other parents to get creative in the kitchen.
Within a month our page went viral and gained media attention from all over the world with media coverage from Time Magazine, Huffington Post, The Today Show USA, The Today Show Australia, Sunrise, ABC TV, Disney Channel Australia, and shout outs from celebrities, such as Martha Stewart and Ashton Kutcher to name a few. Ellen DeGeneres has even shared an artwork that I made of her on her show!
Within the last two years, we have been lucky enough to work with some amazing companies including Disney, Nickelodeon, Universal Pictures, Barcelona FC, Jamie Oliver, 20th Century Fox to name a few.
We would never in a million years have thought that our little kitchen creations would turn into a full-time business but we love every minute of it!
We love to use fresh, healthy produce and no refined sugar or preservatives. All our creations are dyed using vegetables and natural powders such as activated charcoal.
Check the other meals that I’ve shared on Bored Panda.
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Pasta with mash potato and avocado.
Anger, Joy, Disgust
Micky & friends
An assortment of toast.
Watermelon, feta, bread.
Veal ravioli with carbonara sauce.
Carl & Ellie
Mash potato, chicken, noodles (made for Valentine’s day – not for eating).
Dylan and Dolly
Cream cheese on wholemeal wrap with black sesame seeds and fruit.
Mash potato with octopus.
Avo on toast.
Mash potato, fungi, cashews (not made for eating).
Noodles with fungi.
Spelt pancakes with blackberries.
Spelt pancakes with plums, dragon fruit and apple.
Mash potato, wild rice (not made for eating).
Lady and the Tramp
Spelt and cocoa pancakes with fruit.
Kermit & Miss Piggy
Cogsworth & Lumiere
Cauliflower and lentil soup with a spelt bread roll.
Sweet mash potato with couscous, turkey meatballs and veggies.
Vegetarian ravioli with pipi and carbonara sauce.
Braised beef with mash potato, eggs and sautéed mushrooms.
Spelt waffles and fruit.
Marty The Monkey
Snack bars and cereal.
Crumbed chicken with mash potato and veggies.
Flower, Thumper & Bambi
An assortment of toast.
Disgust from “Inside Out”
Kale, spinach, macadamia pesto with broccolini and cucumber.
Rafiki from ‘The Lion King”
Smoothie bowl – yoghurt, honey, strawberries, peach, blueberries. chia seeds, black sesame seeds and coconut.
Spatchcock roast with spinach mash potato and roast vegetables.
Sadness from “Inside Out”
Dragon fruit smoothie bowl with homemade granola (glasses), coconut, blueberries, apple and rockmelon.
Cruella de Vil from “101 Dalmatians”
Spelt pancakes with blackberries, apple, blueberries, shredded coconut, whipped cream and cocoa cream cheese.
Vanellope von Schweetz from “Wreck it Ralph”
Mash potato, eggplant, lettuce, pickles, white tortilla wrap and red capsicum.
Mash potato (dyed with beetroot juice) bocconcini, toasted tortilla wrap, chia seeds, eggplant skin and red capsicum.
Ash from Pokémon
Spelt pancakes (dyed with beetroot juice) with watermelon, honeydew, blueberries and moon grapes.
Hei Hei from “Moana”
Organic eggs with salad.