Israeli couscous, lentil loaf, and glazed parsnips

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What, two bentos? Yep, feeding my hubby some vegan noms – shh, don’t tell him! In the small tier of the bentos is Israeli couscous cooked in vegetable stock as per package directions. I’ve seen this bigger couscous on food blogs for years, and yet where do I find it? Costco (in a huge big bag, natch…). It’s pretty delicious and has a nice texture.

In the larger tier, I have lentil loaf (use your favourite meatloaf recipe, but use a can of lentils instead of meat) under a layer of ketchup, a few cherry tomatoes as a space-filler, and the most delicious glazed veggies ever, adapted from http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/glazed-parsnip-and-carrot-sticks-with-popped-mustard-seeds/, but using only parsnips, and not doing the mustard-seed-in-butter part… thus veganizing for those who require it and keeping butter away from the spousal unit, who doesn’t do dairy by choice (except ice cream, whatevs!).

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