Saturday, April 4, 2009

east meets my belly

This is just the shot of the leftovers - stuff put into tupperware doesn't win any beauty points.  But the point of this lunch was that it was a bento-ish kind of meal that randomly came together after I poo-pooed the idea of a peanut butter sandwich and started to boil potatoes.  Which I never do, and made me feel festive enough to remember the wasabi tube I had in the fridge, thus wasabi mashed potatoes.  So obviously then I had to try those panko & daikon stuffed mushrooms from the Veganomicon.  Except... I didn't feel like firing up the oven for 6 mushrooms so I made them raw and used bulgur wheat instead of bread crumbs, and added some sweet peppers and Sambal Olek for fun.  
Clearly the asian tofu from Vcon was the third logical step!  Grill pans are great stuff.

It was special because I was taking it to an all-day drawing performance with rather zen-like properties, so it felt very appropriate (albeit not-even-slightly-traditional) to have a cute little themed lunch like this.


I even had one matcha & goji berry scone leftover from the night before!  Double cute.  Not to mention how it looks amazingly like an anatomical heart, which I only noticed after I uploaded the photo!

See?  Awwww.


14 comments:

nora said...

HAHA that's nasty! (the part about the anatomical heart). I hope you don't have a history of theming valentine's dinners like that! :)

but, the food does look amazing, and, if you hadn't compared it to a body organ, i might want to eat that scone off of my computer screen!

Jes said...

I heart the heart scone! And the lunch looks way more creative and tasty than anything I ever have!

asha said...

Very cool. Matcha-goji berry sounds like a great combination for a scone. mmm.

Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) said...

Those grill marks are amazing!

shelby said...

That tofu looks so delicious!!!

The Voracious Vegan said...

Oooohhh tofu tofu tofu! Love it!

And such a pretty scone!

Mihl said...

Boiling potatoes is always a good idea!

Cyn said...

That lunch looks awesome! Yay for inspiration.

aTxVegn said...

Such a fancy lunch - way better than a pb sammie!

T said...

Yum! I love bento/ tapas kind of meals, where you get a little of everything. Those mushrooms look especially tempting. Bet it was a productive day after that!

Theresa said...

Those grill lines are so pretty!

Kris said...

I will eat your bento-style leftovers any day! I will admit that I'm afraid of the strong flavor of wasabi, but in mashed potatoes I bet it's a winner. Yum! And your scone looks delicious!

Hannah said...

What do you mean, "no beauty points"? That is one gorgeous and enticing meal if you ask me!

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

That is like the perfect meal.