Lettuce Lunch

Month: November 2018

Throwback: Halloween Bento

halloween bento

It’s time for a cheeky throwback to one of our most beloved lunchboxes – the spooky, witchy, Halloween bento box! I just couldn’t help posting it again for some of our new viewers, and I hope you all like it! This was my very first attempt at bento box art and i’m very pleased with how it turned out – especially given the adorable mini pumpkins I found at the markets just in time to become this little jack-o-lantern. Anyway, happy Halloween everyone! To see the original post, you can click here 🙂

 

If you love the single-compartment look, try the updated Lunchbots Bento Uno.  It’s a newer, more compact version of the one we used here!

Lunchbox: Vegan Dumplings!

vegan dumplings

Steamed buns, vegetable gyoza, tofu – this box has it all! Mm.. vegan dumplings. If you’re craving some asian flavours but can’t put your finger on exactly which, why not just cover all your bases and throw everything in. We really loving have all these little finger foods to pick at, and there’s something for everyone here, so even the fussiest eaters will love it. Raid your local asian grocer for all the tastiest little bits you can find and go to town! It’s always inspiring to see classic meaty staples getting the vegan treatment – the steam bun we used, for example, has a rich, umami mushroom filling that contrasts really well with salad. Eating a pile of these on their own would feel heavy after a couple, but just the one alongside some other little treats feels downright luxurious and is absolutely worth a try! So good.

vegan dumplings

Delicious as they are, processed foods like this are better paired with a light, fresh salad to keep things simple. Edamame and broccolini give the leaves a bit of body, and avocado rounds it all out with a creamy element. What do you think? Sound good? Want to go that extra mile? A little zig-zag of vegan kewpie, sriracha, or a dash of sesame oil over the top will really make the flavours come alive – though things do tend to get messy in there and aesthetics will take a hit (so remember, if it’s bound for instagram, photograph before dressing). Enjoy!

  • Vegan mushroom steamed bun, vegetable gyoza, satay marinated tofu, silverbeet, spinach, avocado, broccolini, carrot, basil, chili, pepitas, edible flowers
  • Blueberries, raspberries, nectarine, watermelon, edible flowers
  • Lentils, cucumber, coriander

 

For this lunch we used the Lunchbots Bento TrioDishwasher safe, stainless steel and BPA free – what’s not to love! Click here for details.