Vegan Shepard Pie Style! 1/21/2014

The lunch I made for today smells amazing but it looks horrible! I don’t feel comfortable posting it to the blog(there’s a sauce on it and it didn’t lend itself well to the aesthetic at ALL).

But it being a Monday and on Mondays I share meals I make for my own lunches, I decided to reblog a really old meal of mine.

This is a bento I made nearly 3 years ago now. It was quite simple, very tasty, and not awful for me. I also miss the lube sheep boxes. The fact that they stacked inside of each other was awesome, and with my buddy/personal trainer recommending me switch to 5 meals a day as opposed to the traditional 3, it could make transporting everything so much easier on work days/class nights.

The Bento Buff

Bento Meals 1/21/2014


  • Gardein beef tips
  • shredded green beans
  • and mashed potatoes
  • Wheat thins on the side for the after meal.

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Top 5 Vegan Bento of the Week

All yummy looking!


Today's lunch for Olivia was this bento I made. (I just ate all the leftovers didn't fit in the bento box and that was my lunch😁) Sandwich, broccoli, grapes, cherry tomatoes and cubed tempeh bacons. これが出来上がったお弁当。 (私のお昼は弁当箱に収まらなかった残り物でした) サンドイッチ、ブロッコリー、ぶどう、ミニトマト、ベーコン味テンペ。 あまりこういうのやらないから詰め方がよく分からない😆 お昼ごはんをたまにお弁当にして少し練習しよう😖 #vegan#plantbased#japanesevegan#foodphotography#foodstyling#f52grams#foodpic#w7foods#ヴィーガン#ビーガン#ベジタリアン#菜食#おうちごはん#デリスタグラマー#lunch#bento#tempeh#miffy#japanese#japan#playdate#お昼ごはん#弁当#アメリカ生活#テンペ#veganbento#kidslunch#ヴィーガン弁当#vegankid

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At market this past weekend, I saw a yellow cauliflower and knew I had to have it. The main reason I never really use cauliflower but generally opt for broccoli is because I just never felt like it made sense to have a white veggie in the same dish as a very likely white carb.

That said, there’s yellow squash in this bento, and I doubt you can even tell, so it was a pretty much a total failure, haha. I also have some carrots from market as well. I’m really trying to get the hang of how to make beautiful dishes from what I get from market. They’re generally very tasty, but the aesthetics just aren’t there. And without all the packaged stuff I’ve been depending on, or guaranteed ingredients for certain pops of color, it leads to a bit of a learning curve.

Tofu and Rice


I have been quite busy for the past few weeks, working on quite a bit of school stuff. I really need to stop saying hello to people I know, I keep getting caught up in conversations which eat away at the time I have to work on projects.

Well anyway, this was one of my moves at getting ahead of schedule. I wasn’t sure what I’d be doing last Wednesday, but I doubted I’d have enough time to cook much of anything, so I thought about what would hold up in the fridge to the microwave through lunchtime Friday. I ended up frying up tofu and making some rice. I’ve found that hot sauce helps keep things from wanting to grow. Like mold and such, not that I think this was entirely necessary since it wasn’t going to outlast the workweek, but still.

No produce, boo, hoo, I know. But I’m making up for it this week!

Top 5 Vegan Bento of the Week

Culling these down each week does NOT get easier! Ya’ll keep getting better and better! Even the newbies are really good!

Yummy vegan Bento box. #japanese #japanesebento #bento #veganbento #veganeyecandy #vegansofig #vegan #plantbased #vegans

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Curry and Cinnamon Peas


My lunch yesterday was a bit different than usual. I had leftover curry that I’d made for Monday but I also had a chance to make sugared cinnamon chickpeas. The recipe isn’t perfected so I won’t share it yet. I want the sweetness to me prevalent throughout the whole chickpea and I’m not there yet in the recipe.

For the curry I used a pre-made curry spice blend, eggplant, sweet pepper, potatoes, seitan and tomato. Basically anything I could get my hands on.

Top 5 Vegan Bento of the Week

Geeze, you can’t find solitude from this stupid election anywhere. WordPress just tried to get me to add a thing to the site to “encourage” you all to vote.

As I watch all of this unfold it only really just stresses me out. I greatly dislike both candidates and will be voting for a third party. I greatly dislike the fear mongering on both sides and always just want to go take a nap any time people start “talking” politics. People get vehement when you don’t agree with them. They get angry at the media and I overhear people “discussing” politics around me all the time and I’m just tired of it. I beleive that it’s two terrible people running and I can’t, in good conscious, vote for either of them, so I’ll vote for someone who I think can legitimately do a good job, even if they have no chance of winning.

And that is all you will hear about me on this election, and trust me, there won’t be a political themed bento because guess what? Election day is two days after my birthday. So I’ll likely be listening to Mesuggah(among other metal bands) in line for early voting and reading, and you know, making a birthday themed bento and whatnot.

Holy crap, that’s a wall of text! I’m so sorry! Onto the top 5 vegan bento of the week!

There were many spectacular looking meals this week! In my initial look, I saw 12 I adored! Ahhhh, cutting down to the best is soooo hard!

Bc my lunchbox was so cute the other day 😭💕 #veganbento #whatveganseat

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