A fun lunch was had in the forest today. I decided to play with my food and used ingredients we had in the fridge with a flatbread I got in the grocery store's bargain bin. Forest Flatbread ended up being very fun to make, and you can enjoy creating your own with this recipe...
1 piece flatbread
red chard leaves
half an apple
1 tablespoon pesto
When I was making the Forest Flatbread, I originally wanted to make a book and use pesto in a squeeze bottle to write 'Once upon a forest..." The pesto I had was a little oily, so I decided to create a scene instead. I used a piece of flatbread to make this scene, but you could use naan, a tortilla, or just about anything to create it! I spread a little bit of pesto on the bottom to create a soil/ground layer. I gathered green onions from our garden and cut them short, then pressed them into the pesto to resemble grass. I sliced the mushrooms in half and placed them among the grass, leaving the ends to give a 2D effect. With some of my cookie cutters, I cut spinach and red chard into leaves. I used a flower cutter on the radicchio leaves and a tiny circle from the white part of purple cabbage to create flowers. We had an apple in the fridge nobody wanted, so I decided to incorporate it into my scene. The tree's trunk is made of sweet potato skin, and the leaves were arranged for the top. It was a delicious lunch!