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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento) [2]

    Blueberries and Ananas, yours look so good! Ananas, I love the idea of balsamic for dipping raw veggies, don't know why I never though of it...

    !! - so cute!
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento) [2]

    Not quite yet! I went and got sick and now I'm working from home for a while, so still no fun lunches. I miss it though!
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    Daffodil - Sorry I never answered your questions, I haven't been on this forum in ages! The cheese and cracker shapes were made from Halloween/Fall cookie cutters that I bought at Michael's, a craft...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento) [2]

    9-17-09 sesame noodles, sauteed cabbage, grapes

    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/jamboxrock/lunches/9-17-09.jpg

    9-28-09 peppered lavender tofu w/ dijon sauce, scalloped zucchini, slow...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento) [2]

    Packed lunches for everyone!

    9-8-09 beanie weenies, pasta salad, steamed carrots & cauliflower

    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/jamboxrock/lunches/9-8-09.jpg

    9-10-09 whole wheat...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento) [2]

    Roxy - you can fill in for me while I'm not taking them this month!

    scarlet begonias - thanks!
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    7/27 clean-out-the-kitchen salad with lettuce & avocado, strawberries

    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/jamboxrock/lunches/7-27-09.jpg

    7/28 shells & cheese & broccoli, roasted okra, gf...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento) [2]

    I'm not taking my lunches in August, so here's what I've got saved up.

    7/14 secret risotto for a recipe contest, steamed broccoli carrot sticks, cherries, grapes
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento) [2]

    Thanks VeganF! I gotta work on the zucchini to get the recipe just right.

    last Thursday: tempeh pepper steak, mashed potatoes, a peach, plums & dried figs
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento) [2]

    Haha yes! They will be spoiled with food.

    today: veggie pizza, salad (lettuce, peppers, broccoli, goddess dressing), grapes
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento) [2]

    6-24: bbq ranch pasta w/ broccoli, onion & carrots, celery, dill pickle cashews, dried figs

    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/jamboxrock/lunches/6-24-09.jpg

    Tuesday: takeout pizza (one...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento) [2]

    6-11: grilled tofu w/ chimichurri on wheat bread, roasted brussels sprouts, steamed spinach, corn casserole, honeydew

    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/jamboxrock/lunches/6-11-09.jpg
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    6-8: veggie burger on homemade bun w/ lettuce & tomato, ramen slaw, grilled corn, black bottom blondie

    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/jamboxrock/lunches/6-8-09.jpg

    6-9: Amy's pot pie,...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento) [2]

    yesterday: Jamaican baked veggies, island rice salad w/ mango, lettuce to go w/ the salad, wasabi soy almonds, dried figs, piece of dark chocolate
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    found Tuesday: whole wheat wrap w/ tofu steak & broccoli slaw, paella, broccoli, cherries, dried figs

    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/jamboxrock/lunches/6-2-09-1.jpg
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    I didn't really use a recipe, just went by some stuff I saw online. Diced one big piece of rhubarb first. Put equal parts sugar and water in a pot (probably used a few Tbs each) and bring to a...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    ...and taste of delicious fava beans!

    Monday: paella w/ seitan, tempeh & kidney beans, carrot sticks, vanilla soy yogurt w/ stewed rhubarb
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    Ashley - Yes! Fava beans are amazing. I'm not sure I had ever had them fresh before last week. I had them at a restaurant Friday and they were very mild, so I bought some at the farmer's market...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    Thanks Melanie!

    Monday: multigrain wrap w/ Tofurkey slices, greens & dijon mustard, couscous/orzo/veggie salad, broccoli florets w/ ginger miso dressing, prunes
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    This is true, Cedar!

    today: roasted zucchini & carrots w/ dill, soy nuggets w/ bbq sauce, chex cereal, garlicky sauteed swiss chard, sweet potato-pecan muffin, prunes
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    Nope, not blogged yet. I'll pm it to you when I'm at home.

    5-1: spaghetti casserole, salad w/ carrots, radishes & raw corn, goddess dressing, prunes, apricots & dark mint chocolate
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    Thanks! That's definitely one way I keep it interesting for myself.

    I'd classify succotash as more of a saute, just a bunch of stuff cooked in a pan together. It's a southern dish, as in...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    No dressing persay, Cedar. The moisture from the okra and tomatoes make it kind of squishy and it has some apple cider vinegar added, and I ate the hot sauce with the grits and succotash too.
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    fondducoeur - Yes! I meant to thank you for the recommendation after the first time I tried them. They're really good, although they're the kind of thing I don't want to have more than a little bit...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    Pavo, the grit cakes ARE homemade. Very easy to make.

    Ruby Rose, that looks like a great lunch for two. Love the variety.

    last Friday: roasted sweet potatoes, chickpea masala w/ spinach,...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    4-20 chinese greens w/ garlic over steamed rice, sopa, snapea crisps, dried cherries, strawberry soy yogurt w/ kiwi

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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    The animal cutouts are very cute! I've been wanting some shaped cutters, must get some.

    My internet was down for a while, so I'm way behind on posting!

    4-9 garlic crusted grit cakes,...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    Sarah - the kind I used there, Sunergia soya bleu, is just okay. The taste is good but the texture is a bit spongy. The kind I really like is Bleu Sheese, which I haven't really seen available for...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    Thursday: assorted "cheese" and crackers, broccoli & radishes w/ tahini dip, piece of dark mint chocolate

    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/jamboxrock/lunches/4-2-09.jpg
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    I keep mine horizontal, personally, but I've heard others say that there's not much spillage either way. The purple container comes with a lid, and I've seen people use plastic wrap just in case. ...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    Daffodil, I think Roxy has the same one as mine except in red. Check out http://www.laptoplunches.com/ or google Laptop Lunchbox.

    tomorrow: quinoa spaghetti w/ marinara & toasted pine nuts,...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    Thanks Mag!

    Friday: roasted beets, crustless mini quiches w/ spinach, parsley mashed potatoes, raw chard salad, gf black pepper crackers, grapes
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    Monday: "beef"-stuffed collards, gherkins, root veggie soup, cheese crackers, grapes

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    yesterday: roasted beet salad over...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    For the applesauce I sauteed minced red onion, then added minced garlic & ginger, cinnamon, ground coriander, cumin and a squeeze of lemon juice. Added four small peeled, chopped tart apples and...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    Miss brussels sprouts?!? Eat some!

    Ruby Rose, that dolphin is super cute.

    today: grilled seitan chicken cutlets w/ savory applesauce & pale ale reductions, baked acorn squash, steamed...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    Ruby Rose, that is a very cute lunch!

    today: multigrain wrap w/ eggplant hummus, cucumber, red bell pepper & spring greens, carrots, more cucumber, roasted brussels sprouts, gf black pepper...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    Haven't posted all week!

    Monday: roasted portobello & fennel stromboli w/ caramelized onion, pea shoots & balsamic reduction, black pepper & sea salt pretzels, carrot sticks, butternut-chocolate...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    I use the orange sweet potatoes, but I don't think it would matter as long as they taste sweet.

    yesterday: kale pesto pasta, broccoli w/ nut. yeast, soy nuggets w/ bbq sauce, prunes & dried...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    Ashley - I peeled and boiled 3 sweet potatoes until easily pierced with a knife, drained, and set them aside. In the same pot I brought a bit of soymilk (about 1/4 inch I'd say) just to a simmer,...
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    Re: Japanese style packed lunches (Vegan Bento), pt. 2

    I normally skip the food section at Target, but I will definitely look for those next time I'm there. I think I'd like dill pickle flavored anything.

    tomorrow: steamed dumplings w/ sweet...
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