Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Insulated Jar & Sides #27

Steamed broccoli seasoned with Mrs. Dash, Chinese-Inspired Saucy Beans (recipe below) over rice (trust me, it's under there), apple slices, and crunchy Biscoff spread.

I used to love the classic Chinese dish, tomatoes and eggs with rice. But of course eggs are off limits for me now. So when I was trying to come up with things I could cook easily, and I had these beans in tomato sauce, I thought I'd give cooking them in a similar style a whirl. They were amazing and even easier than tomatoes and eggs.

Chinese-Inspired Saucy Beans
Serves 2-3

1 tablespoon peanut oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped bell peppers (any color--here I used red and yellow)
1 can vegetarian beans in tomato sauce
Splash soy sauce
Splash rice vinegar

Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook onions and pepper until soft. Add beans, soy sauce, and vinegar and heat through. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

Serve over cooked white rice.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Lunchopolis #35

Peanut butter and banana sandwich, tea biscuits, and baby carrots.

I'm feeling broke at the moment (having learned not to say I'm feeling poor--the difference between my under-employed days and now being that my income can cover my expenses just fine, and sometimes I've just had more outgo than I'd like) so this week's lunches rely either on pantry items or really cheap things, also I overslept this morning, hence the banana sandwich.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Pack-a-Snack #81

Apple slices and peanuts with crunchy Biscoff spread (a gift from a British friend). I have fallen in love with apple slices dipped in crunchy Biscoff! It's so good. You can't find this spread all over the U.S., but Trader Joe's Speculoos is similar (not as good, in my opinion, but close).

Friday, June 23, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Temari Rabbit Bento Bowl #19

Coconut rice with spicy tofu and sliced cucumbers with rice vinegar and black sesame seeds.

This recipe was not all I'd hoped, but it tasted much, much better the next day than it had at dinner right when I made it, so there is that.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Insulated Jar & Sides #26

The blurriness of the peach Daiya yogurt on the right, upon which my camera would not focus, should have been an omen. Grapes, oatmeal topped with peanut butter and jelly, and said yogurt.

I have tasted all these things and can recommend them. And if you have never topped your oatmeal with dollops of peanut butter and jelly, well, you have not yet lived.

But if you pack your lunch like this, do not do what I did and leave it sitting in the kitchen so that you are forced to forage for food in the wild at work. Sigh.