Crap, I forgot to slip a cherry tomato next to the salmon on top, even though I was totally looking at the container and thinking the red would be nice contrast. Doh! I often forget to put one or two small things...
If you like broccoli at all (or if you hate it because it's mushy and farty), I urge you to try that recipe. WOW. I ate a whole head of that for lunch yesterday. Mmm. Go. Make. Eat. ENJOY. (Sucky thing is, I don't have a baking sheet large enough for two normal heads of broccoli, had to do it in two batches, annoying! I smell a shopping trip...)
And for dinner, I worked hard to make sure I didn't have all of the same things again. Seriously? Doesn't that look like I'm eating a very whie chicken cutlet? I assure you I am not. It is awesome. I can't wait to eat this.
Top tier: fried tofu slice on whole grain bread with mayo (I was going to use hummus but I wanted to try the fried tofu in all its glory first)
Bottom tier: roasted broccoli; chocolate covered peanut butter filled pretzels; lightly salted nuts
Damn, that looks fine. I want to eat that so badly right now! (Just a few more hours.) I'm not sure if the tofu is good yet - the way I made it, I couldn't try a small piece to taste, so I don't know if I'll be posting a recipe anytime soon, it may need tweaks. It smelled fabulous though so I may be posting that shortly... we'll see, I suppose! Super easy and healthy and I am really gunning for it to be DELICIOUS. (And yes, it's different from my previous fried tofu recipe... which would also make a delicious addition to the bento lunch, yes?)
PS I came up with a GREAT new blog name for a bento blog while talking about my dinner bento with a friend. I said "I have a fried tofu sandwich for dinner" and she said "That sounds like lunch" to which I responded "Sandwiches are anytime food! I have them for breakfast, lunch AND dinner! Think outside the lunchbox!"
Think outside the lunchbox. That's going to be my new sign-off line instead of happy bento (which is getting a bit too UP for me - even this Valley Girl has her limits!); what do you think? It's also a great blog name if anyone wants to take it, hehe.
Always think outside the lunchbox! :)