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obento - 23 may, 2008 
23rd-May-2008 01:13 pm

Oh boy, obento! Today we're having raw broccoli, stir-fried soy ginger tofu, cherries and blueberries, brown sticky rice with a little dried red pepper sprinkled on top, bell pepper and onion confit, sprouted lentils (under the beans krakers), and more shiki no ka bean cakes.

This one is mine. I was so tired this morning I ended up getting out of bed later than usual, so I didn't have time for anything fancy. The peppers and onion confit was made a few days ago (I froze a whole bunch of it specifically for days like today). I cubed up some tofu and soaked it in Whole Foods' 365 brand soy ginger marinade while I was in the shower, then I stir-fried it when I was done getting dressed (about 30 minutes later). Everything else is self-explanatory.

Beans krakers were on the menu at one of the restaurants we visited in Japan. Shawna, Elliot, Scott and I were endlessly amused by their menu, which also featured many "vegetalian" dishes such as CHEESEPICKLES. I imagine beans krakers were actually manjuu or bean cakes similar to the ones I've been putting in our obento the last few days.

I'm not super happy with how these turned out since I didn't have time to do anything fancy, but I am super happy that I bothered to pack lunch at all today. I haven't eaten fast food once this week! That is a very drastic reduction in consumption of junk (liiiike, from 5 days of crap food to 0? :D). Consumption junktion? What's your function? Ok, that's enough of that. Happy weekend, everyone!
23rd-May-2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
Yum, that looks delicious! And fabulously styled, too.
24th-May-2008 01:59 am (UTC)
*takes a tequila shot with KT*

i wish i was motivated enough to make bento...
but my kitchen is microscopic, and i wake up at 5:30am every morning... so i end up making simple sandwiches that take all of 5mins to make for lunch.
24th-May-2008 02:28 am (UTC)
If I had to be at work as early as you do there is no way in hell I'd be making obento on weekdays. In fact, that fact is the primary reason I have been leaving all my bento stuff unattended in storage for the last few years. I have a fancy Hello Kitty lacquer-type box that I bought NINE years ago and I have only used it ONCE. :P

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