I know, it’s not really bento, but it is very bento-ish…
I’ve been inspired by Just Bento.com, who writes about all things bento. The idea of packing little nutritious and aesthetically pleasing lunches has huge appeal to me. I’ve been reading about Bento all day, and have even ordered my own magawappa bento box and chopsticks.
I have even created my own first albeit very simple bento lunch consisting of Quinoa Lime/pepper salad and a modified Greek salad, with two romaine leaves doubling as food holders and dividers. As i don’t yet have a proper bento box, I used a round tupperware container for this first attempt.
I shall take this little lunch on my bike ride tomorrow. My bento test. Hope it holds up to all the jostling it’s sure to receive!(Not sure why this photo is so blurry, and it’s frustrating since a blurry photo of a bento lunch seems ironic given that visual appeal is part of the whole point of bento to begin with. Clearly, I’m just a beginner at this!).
I’m loving this new raw diet I’m trying out. Here’s what I had for supper tonight… I placed the banana pieces inside the romaine leaves, piled on the strawberries and the sprouts and then rolled it up and chowed down. Very yummy. And packed full of nutrition! Five of these and dinner’s done!
I just read a news report that a certain brand of flour has just been recalled for having excessive amounts of nutrients. Apparently far too much of something was added. I’m increasingly uncomfortable with eating pre-prepared foods, I just can’t see how factory-type handling of grains, fruits, veggies, etc, can be any better than the factory-type handling of animals is. So, now I am trying to eat mostly things that haven’t been tampered with. Not easy, especially living as I do, in the land of ice and snow!
What I made today:
Who says a vegan diet is boring and no fun? I just made one of my favourite treats: espresso with steamed vanilla soymilk and the highlight, Ultra-fudgey Brownies from Vegan Vittles.