I have to admit that my banana carob chia oat concoction looks a little like a pile of mud, but it’s mmm, good. Really. I swear. I threw in a little of everything: a banana, some dates, a little honey, carob powder, rolled oats, chia seeds, yogurt, sunflower seed butter, and almond milk. I wasn’t organized enough to measure anything, so I can’t give out the recipe. Okay, I may have been in a bit of pre-Oscars mania. But, trust me, it’s almost impossible to mess up chia overnight oat concoctions. Not the same can be said about the Academy Awards, which never fail to disappoint. Yet, I love movies and gowns and diamonds and big hair and Clooney, so I always watch. But, back to lunch—even though now all I can think about is George Clooney, that handsome devil. The kiddos gobbled up the banana carob chia oat concoction, along with the sunflower seed and lingonberry jam half sandwich. I got the strawberries at the Saturday farmers market, and they’re not quite in season yet—still a little tart—but, seriously, can I complain? Strawberries in February. Oh the joys of California produce!