This weekend my boyfriend and I went to get Chinese take-out for dinner. He also has what basically amounts to a phobia of leftover foods, so I took his vegan-friendly vegetable lo mein leftovers home for myself.
To me, take-out leftovers seldom taste differently whether it’s fresh or a couple days old. Still tastes like an MSG party.
Let’s not use the healthy lunch tag on this post.
This was the bento I made for the earlier half of the week. Granted, I should have taken the photo Sunday as opposed to Wednesday, because it would have looked way fresher and yummier, but here we are with my procrastinating and meal-planning self. I even have to leave for work in 3 minutes. *yanks curtain back into place*
This bento features Morningstar’s vegan chick’n strips with sauteed lima beans and brussel sprouts from the farmer’s market.
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.
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!