Vegan Spam Sushi

This bento is another older one, I made a vegan version of Spam Musubi using seitan. I really should have cut it thinner, but live and learn. After I finish the leftovers in my mini fridge I’m going to be having some fun making some fresh stuff. I want to start making more authentic Japanese style bento.

I also had spinach, cut tomatoes, and fried avocado. I’m really trying to incorporate more avocado in my diet so I get those extra omega fatty acids. I wonder what I can do with the things aside from guacomole, attempting to fry it, and making chocolate avocado truffles. 

Pickles and Seitan

This bento has been hiding in my photos for a while now. It’s a pretty simple one, just some home made seitan, basil, pickles, cherry tomatoes, and couscous with Earth Balance.

Nothing special, but it was a decent tasting lunch.

Top 5 Vegan Bento of the Week

This week I’ve been trying to polish off all of my produce before it went bad, which has been fun, but these bento are way cuter. A few of the Instagrammers made insanely cute, yet simple, character bento!

Got myself a new bento box with turquoise color. Filled it up with kidney beans with home made hummus, pan seared cajun tofu strips, brown rice, spinach bed and pan roasted veggies (local squash, bell pepper strips, and asragus), mustard mapple dressings, and grapes for lunch today. What a big lunch!!! 😜 Vegan and it's clean: no canned kidney beans, no store bought hummus, no no-no's. All are self-made (or processed) 🙏 . . . . xoxo, Kika #tokyovegan #vegantokyo #feedfeed #feedfeedvegan #vegan #plantbased #plantpowered #healthyfood #veganfoodshare #veganfood #veganrecipe #veganlife #veganism #veganfoodporn #vegansofig #veganfoodie #vegandish #bestofvegan #worldwideveganfood #letscookvegan #ahealthynut @a.healthy.nut #lunch #healthylunch #veganlunch #cleaneating #japanesebento #bentobox #bento #flyingtiger #veganbento

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Forgotten Bento

This bento was one I actually wasn’t even planning on sharing! Notice the bare desk in the background. Particleboard is the worst. I’d never have picked out a desk made out of the stuff for myself and I’m stuck with it until I move (it won’t fit through my door so I can’t be guilted into taking it with ne, hehe).

Anyway, this bento is quite simple. In it is mashed potatoes, Gardein, and guacomole with mini carrot chips.

Mixed up Meal

This bento was pretty easy to make, albeit a bit time consuming.

First I boiled kombu and the eggplant skins (to soften them). Then I added in the diced eggplant, carrots, peppers. Once all that was soften I poured out the water, and added in the chopped tomato. I let it simmer a bit to let the tomato flavors mingle with everything before adding in the rice. After adding in even thay I continued to let it simmer. I enjoyed a little bit that wouldn’t fit in my box yesterday for dinner.

Let’s just say I’m very excited for lunch time.

Top 5 Vegan Bento of the Week

As I’ve been eating a lot of leftovers, I’ve been vicariously living through my fellow vegan Instagrammers. Let’s see my faves!

All alone in the office today😿 but at least i've got a good lunch to look forward to! I love making maki rolls with quinoa instead of rice (not very japanese, I know, but delicious & healthy!)🌱🍙 I've got quinoa maki rolls with cucumber, avocado, carrot, red and yellow pepper, red onion, and radish. Tofu marinated in a mix of light and dark soy sauce, maple syrup, tahini, chilli flakes and ginger. & a mix of pickled vegetables with spinach😍 (& my personalised chopsticks❤️🐵) #vegan #bento #obento #bentobox #packedlunch #lunchbox #veganlunch #quinoasushi #vegansushi #sushi #norirolls #maki #makirolls #pickle #pickledvegetables #tofu #veganlunch #veganfood #veganmeal #radish #vegansofig #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #plantbased #veganprotein #veganpackedlunch #veganbento

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Tadah! It's been a while since I made a bento 🍱❤ This layer has roast pumpkin, carrot kinpira, rabbit apples, broccoli, and hummus with roasted paprika – plus an experiment with making vegan octopus weiners! These are the ends of Sanitarium hot dogs. It worked pretty well, and next time I'll try Redwood dogs. 🌭 The other layer is just vegetable curry and basmati rice, though now I wonder if it's strange to put curry in a wooden bento box…? じゃじゃー!!やっと弁当作った❤これは南瓜、兎りんご、人参きんぴら、フムス、そしてヴィーガンのタコウインナー🐙ちょっと失敗したけどww ほかのは野菜のドライカレーだ。木の弁当箱にカレーを入れるのは変ですか?🤔 #vegan #vegetarian #bento #veganbento #ヴィーガン #ビーガン

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Squash Party

This bento was dope! I made it last week after polishing off my fajita leftovers from a local Mexican restauraunt. The spices and mixed squashes hit a spot that I wanted to tackle again, this time Marylander style.
I got some peppers, zucchini, and yellow squash from the farmer’s market and didn’t feel like going to get an onion from a grocery store, so I made do. I used some oil and let the squash cook covered for a bit, and then when it was fairly tended I, for lack of a better word, dumped a fair amount of Old Bay in there. 

And whew was this yummya there wasn’t enough in the way of carbs or protein, so It didn’t keep me as full as I’d have liked, but that’s something to keep in mind for next time. Some home fries or something else potato based would be a rad addition to embrace Old Bay.