A few days ago in the comments someone mentioned May All Be Fed by John Robbins, and it reminded me of how much we love Jia Patton's wonderful recipes in the back of that book. Today I made her Lemon Rice and Peas -- brown rice mixed with peas, cashews, and Indian spices -- and my husband's favorite, Ginger Carrot Cake with Orange Glaze, made with fresh ginger and plenty of walnuts and organic raisins. Cantaloupe balls are on the side.
Verdict: It was a perfectly empty lunchbox today! I was so happy when shmoo finally started enjoying raisins so I could make cakes like this one, all chock full of them. 5 stars.