Top 5 Vegan Bento of the Week

 

New Bento

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I got a new (to me) bento box. The listing said it was in “like-new” condition. When it arrived it had a massive crack down the side and bottom of one tier. I got a refund and went to order a replacement. Then, I stopped and wondered if I could repair it. What glues were food friendly after they dried?
I googled and found out that Crazy Glue is, so I bought a tube of that for a dollar(the sellers let me keep the broken box, no point in paying to ship it back, so I might as well be the one to dispose of it, right? I will note I didn’t think of repairing until after we went through the whole refund process.

Well the crazy glue worked. It’s not the most beautiful repair, but it works. I think this bento will now hold up for some time. I recorded my repair effort, so I’ll be editing a video to show you all how I did it sometime in the near future on my zero-waste Youtube channel.

 

Anyway, this bento features Gardein, porkless something or another with sauce, and an assortment of produce from last week’s farmer’s market including peppers, brussel sprouts, and onions.

Top 5 Vegan Bento of the Week

It was a light week this time around, but I was pleasantly surprised with the high quality of all the bento in the tag.

Top 5 Vegan Bento of the Week

I had a hard time with picking out some of these. A lot of the best looking ones are veterans in the bento making game but after looking at my blog this week, I became nostalgic; one of these bento is totally how I was when I was new to the art form. I wasn’t great at cooking(still need to grow a lot) presentation of the food itself, let alone at taking photographs. I am excited to see this person grow at food prep, I think they show promise.

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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Cauliflower

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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.

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!