Wow! This Aussie mum’s food art will inspire you to ditch the Vegemite sandwich

It all started with a spelt pancake lion. Now Melbourne mother Laleh Mohmedi has turned her food artistry into a business.

Breakfast to business

For Laleh Mohmedi, preparing beautiful, healthy dishes for her three-year-old son Jacob, came naturally. But one day, for a bit of fun, she styled his spelt pancakes into a lion and posted a photo on Facebook. Without realising it, that was the moment Laleh’s future business, Jacob’s Food Diaries was born.

Cast of characters

Since then, Laleh’s gone on to create dizzying food sculptures of popular characters from movies like Madagascar, Moana and Alice in Wonderland (to name a few). For any mother who has laboured over a basic ham and cheese sandwich, these pics are truly jaw-dropping. Look closely, and you’ll see a zebra made from sushi rice and salmon, a Red Queen built out of cream cheese and funghus, and yes … that’s Ellen’s mashed potato face.



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My mum has been asking me for months now to make her idol so I thought it be fitting to end this amazing year with the amazing Ellen DeGeneres @theellenshow Mash potatoes with tortilla wrap, carrot, red capsicum and pasta This one is you mum @irenejafaridoyle love you to bits and thank you for all your help and support, I could not have done this without you. xx We are signing off for the year, stay tuned as we have lots of exciting things coming up in 2017 including video tutorials of both food art and healthy recipes! Wishing everybody a safe and happy new year! Much love Jacob and Laleh xx . . . . . #ellen #ellendegeneres #foodart #food #art #happynewyear #2016 #love #instagood #foodporn #edibleart #feedfeed #eeeats #foodporn #instagood #buzzfeed #buzzfeedfood #arts_help #gloobyfood #food52 #foodandwine #superfoods #mybhg #theellenshow

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Life-changing meals

Not surprisingly, the reactions to Laleh’s creations have been monumental. She now has over 83,00 Instagram followers (including Jamie Oliver), and she’s been profiled by publications and talk shows around the world. While she used to work in the field of medical equipment, she now dedicates her time to making food sculptures and presents workshops on healthy eating.

A creative approach to food

Perhaps the most inspiring thing is that Laleh uses her skills to teach her son Jacob about healthy eating. All of her creations are made out of unprocessed, sugar-free ingredients, and Laleh says she gets to bond with her son over the food sculptures and talk about the ingredients together. The lucky little guy even gets to choose the characters.

You can find some of Laleh’s recipes on her blog.

Or watch her in action here:


What do you think? Are you as amazed as we are? 

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