20 Ideas for Lunching at Home
How to keep your weekdays tasty
Food has a special ability to bring people together and it can, like few other things, comfort and calm us in times of uncertainty—so it’s only natural that we turn to it now. As we adjust and move forward day by day, we wanted to put the call out to you, our global community, to share the recipes that have kept you going (even with a dwindling pantry). Upload them or share what you're cooking with us on Instagram using the hashtag #stayhomekeepcooking in your chef's note or post. Community is more important than ever, and we hope that we'll keep you inspired to cook and share with us.
Gone—for now—are the days when I could peek my head into the test kitchen at Kitchen Stories to see what Hanna and Christian might be cooking up. As we practice social distancing, many of us are now faced with making three square meals at home—and that one weekday meal that’s usually covered by leftovers, thrown-together salads, or a bite outside—is back on the kitchen table. I’m talking about lunch.
Rather than seeing it as an extra task—I’m seeing it as a silver lining. Let’s face it, being stuck indoors all day can become monotonous, but mealtimes provide at least three ways to slice up your day. Whether times are particularly hard for you right now, or whether you’re trying to acclimatize to working from home, stopping to make yourself something good to eat, immersing yourself in the task at hand and then sitting down to enjoy it (hopefully with some conversation, whether live or virtual) is a worthy and uplifting marker for each day.
Here are our top ideas for all kinds of lunches to fill your days with. Keep looking after yourselves (and others!), keep cooking, and please—keep talking! What recipes have you been relying on for lunch? We’ll see you in the comments!
Fresh and vibrant lunches
Published on March 31, 2020