Monday, March 9, 2009

Feisty Bentos #307 & 308: Outside the Luncbox


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...

Top tier: lemon dill salmon (recipe post goes up on Friday on Feisty Foodie)
Bottom tier: edamame fried rice; cheesy corn & pepper relish; roasted broccoli

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?)

Happy bento~!!!

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!  :)

1 comment:

  1. That's it. I want a bento box. Even though I work from home, I might do it just cause it's fun. :)