I am just in LOVE with these new all-natural food dyes from ChocolateCraftKits.com. I had to order some after I saw Karen at What's In John's Lunchbag blog posting. I have historically stayed away (in general) from artificially dyed foods. These powders change everything. They are all made of vegetables, and they are shockingly vibrant. A little goes a long way!
I made some spinach ravioli and added some of the green powder to the cooking water (I used my "dumpling method".) Look how emerald green they turned out!! I went with a green and orange theme since they came out so well.
I also cut out some flowers in half an apple, and rubbed some of the green powder on the whites. It's a little uneven, but I think it would have taken better and more evenly if I had pre-mixed it in a little water. Live and learn.
Ugh, the lighting is atrocious! I have a bulb out above the island.
We also have a brand new Hello Kitty lunch bag, compliments of my mom! E is in love with it.
Bento #241 - Pasta Prima spinach ravioli, carrot coins, herb parmesan mix and an apple. Snack - Clementine and Goldfish crackers.