Is there such a thing as an almost vegan bento?
I recently watched a documentary that discussed a plant-based diet from a health point of view, and I was surprised to learn how just how easily dairy products are linked to chronic diseases. This is something to think about, as I love cheese in particular, and I willingly gave up meat products in part due to health concerns without looking back for a second. I’ve been trying to focus on delicious vegan foods (of which I know there’s an abundance), but I failed today. It’s a double fail because for those of you who remember, the hubs doesn’t eat dairy or eggs (he hates them, no allergies). So if I make him a meatless bento, it’s naturally vegan. I made an almost identical bento for him, but just.couldn’t.not.reach for the feta cheese when finishing off my lunch for tomorrow.
Rant over. Onto the bento. I have a layer of Israeli/pearl couscous cooked in mushroom stock, some falafel (from a mix, so easy to do), a tier of yellow pepper and cucumber with raspberry vinaigrette, a hot pickled pepper… and cheese. Lots of cheese (by comparison). Oops. Snack – another quinoa bar/muffin, and an apple. Almost vegan.