Friday, May 25, 2018

Happy Jackson Snack Boxes #54

Toast triangles, some hazelnut truffles, blueberries, tea biscuits, green pea and kale spread, and the marinated white beans from this recipe.

This felt very healthful, but needed something. The green pea and kale spread, I later discovered, is actually pretty amazing if you add some nutritional yeast. If I make this again you'll get the recipe as I liked it, with the nutritional yeast.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Laptop Lunches #294

A simple salad of arugula and tomato with a homemade lemon dressing, blackberries, vegan Swedish meatballs, and mashed potatoes.

This was the first time I tried tempeh as a component of a recipe rather than just slicing it up and saucing it. It was pretty good, though the leftovers didn't hold their shape very well. If you make these, fair warning: You will spend considerably more time on them than the recipe claims.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

ToGoWare 2-Tier Tiffin #17

White bean kale salad with tahini dressing, onion croutons, apple slices, and a little piggy of peanut butter to dip the apple slices in.

I liked the beans best out of the components in this salad. I would definitely marinate those beans again. I'm not sure I'd do the rest again, but I am glad to have tried it.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Thermos 3-Tier Bento #10

Applesauce, off-brand Ritz crackers, cashew dill dip, and a veganized Italian-style pasta salad.

I was on vacation, and then I had eye problems (unrelated to the vacation), so there was a long hiatus; I ate this lunch before I left. However, I recall that I put a new-to-me vegan cheese in this pasta salad and it was really, really good: MozzaRisella. It had a brownish tinge (because it's made of brown rice, I assume) and it was a bit softer than I remember dairy mozzarella being, but it was definitely something I would want to eat again.

As for my eyes, I have episcleritis. Nobody knows why people get it, and it ultimately won't harm me (although it will cause me pain), in theory, but it did sap my blogging energy for a good long while. Thanks to some steroid eye drops, I'm doing better, though I am still not in my contact lenses again.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Temari Rabbit Bento Bowl #28

The Japanese-style fried rice from Trader Joe's I love so much, leftover sesame crusted tofu, and sweet chili sauce.

The tofu had a lot going for it, but this was my first experience with the super firm high protein tofu and I don't know what I think of it yet. The coating stayed on (Go me!) and it was super crispy when I first made it, which is also nice. I think I may need to try this with regular extra firm tofu, though I did appreciate the idea of super firm tofu.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

LunchBots Quad #11

Vegan chocolates (seemed easier to leave them wrapped), baby carrots, cucumber slices, off-brand Ritz crackers, and cashew dill dip.

This was a quick, serviceable lunch. The cashew dip is unusual, but pleasantly so.