I had a bit of a case of lunch envy today. I shouldn’t have. I was eating house-made roasted tomato soup, and a big salad made with organic greens that come from our school greenhouse with assorted tasty treats. To prove how awesome our school lunches are, here’s a linky: http://neverseconds.blogspot.ca/2012/06/double-pasta.html. However, my fellow bentoist had the energy to make a bento lunch last night, and she whipped out three cute little tiers of deliciousness, and while my lunch was awesome, her bento was more awesome-r. Once you go bento, it’s hard to go back. Why? My school’s lunches and the program where students learn to cook in a teaching kitchen setting are amazing. Lunch envy. Weird.
OK, tomorrow’s bento – some Indian spiced lentils and brown basmati rice sit in one tier with some carrot curls for colour. In the cold tier are some tiny tomatoes, a container of mango chutney for the main, a baby brie, a baby orange, some dried dates (nature’s candy) and some grapes. Fun-to-eat tasty side dishes. Greek yogurt is my snack.