More parents than we even realized have been taking mealtime to the next level for their kids, drawing designs on their plastic sandwich bags and napkins. One stay-at-home mom in Malaysia is one-upping those drawn-on designs and creating beautiful scenes with her kids’ meat and veg right on the plate. Playing with your food has never looked so amazing!
“I COOK . I SHOOT . KIDS EAT . I Make Food That Tells A Story,” reads Samantha Lee’s concise Instagram description. So far this mother of two has amassed over 230,000 followers on the photo sharing site with over 400 posts — mostly her creative and expertly shot meal plates.
The meals are nothing fancy. Samantha doesn’t serve her daughters seared duck breast with pear and balsamic compote with a shallot reduction or anything. In fact, their mother has never been to culinary school or had any kind of professional training. According to her blog, Eatzy Bitzy, “I’m just an ordinary, regular and average mom, crazy about making a mess in the kitchen.”
Samantha uses healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, and cheese to decorate many of her creations that use bases of bread, rice, eggs, and meat. She also likes to sculpt seaweed for some of the darker details such as Batman’s cape and the Despicable Me minions’ overalls. Crayons and paper come before each yummy design and scissors, knives, and toothpicks aid her in sculpting her ingredients to the finest degree.
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