Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Feisty Bento #304: Meatless Update


Top tier: cabbage; steamed yu choy/broccoli rabe, both with a touch of salt
Bottom tier: black bean tacos (recipe to come)

Phew.  So yesterday, in my neck of the woods, it snowed oh, about a foot, somewhere between 8 and 14 inches, depending on where you were exactly.  (By my sister's, which is a 20 minute drive from me: 14".  By me, about a foot or so.  By my office, hmm, hard to tell.)  Thankfully, this meant they cancelled classes and I didn't have to go to class, so no dinner bento, just a lunch bento.

The problem with that is just that if I've packed my lunch, willpower is almost easy to have.  But faced with my fridge and a grumbly stomach, I very much wanted to reach into the freezer and grab some frozen dumplings (all of which are pork or the like) for dinner.

I didn't. 

But still!  It was there, that desire to "be bad" and eat meat.  The weekend wasn't that bad, even though I stayed home most of the time, I just focused on other things like cooking and cleaning.  And homework.  Because yes, I have a lot of that.  Ugh. 

Anyway, it'd have been pretty pathetic if I caved after just 3 days, right?  Considering I barely ate meat the week before without thinking much of it at all. 

I'll be updating with what I ate my first week out meatless, with photos and stuff, but for now, you are left with the above ;)

Happy bento!!!


  1. That looks so elegant and I bet it was delightful to eat. Looking forward to recipe!

  2. You have my address. Just send the meat and no one gets hurt. Okay?

    giggle...What were you thinking having the temptation in the house.

    I agree with Lily - looks lovely and OH so GOOD!

  3. NOM NOM!! I want that cabbage!

    Keep it up! ^^

  4. SkippyMom - what do you mean? I always have frozen dumplings in my freezer. I wasn't going to throw them out just so I can be meatless for 5 weeks! :)

  5. oooh, can't wait for the recipe. Those sound very interesting. I once made a sweet potato/black bean tortilla filling that was really tasty, so I'm super interested in another black bean based recipe. :)