I have a confession to make: Sometimes, when I'm going someplace, I look more forward to packing something to eat than to what I'll be doing. This is especially true of going to work. And so, here's a post dedicated to the food I've been packing myself for the last few days.
Behold! Today's lunch!
I recently purchased a new hot plate for my desk at work. After melting three plastic containers on it, I decided I needed something a little more sturdy and got the To-Go Ware 3-tier tiffin (I already had their utensil set and was quite pleased with it. Most To-Go Ware products are available through herbivoreclothing.com, slightly cheaper than you'd get them directly from To-Go Ware, due to shipping charges). I went with the three-tier because the diameter of that one is smaller than the two-tier. In retrospect, I'm not 100% sure I made the right choice, since you can only use the top tier independently of the other two; you can't just carry two tiers. Also, the thing is too tall to fit in my office mini-fridge fully assembled, so I have to eat my breakfast before putting it away (woes!). For scale, here it is with the utensil set:
Sigur Rós while eating). Lunch is spinach potato curry over tamarind quinoa from Isa Chandra Moskowitz's upcoming healthy book (more on that another time), For snacktime, there's raw cashews and an orange (and I always keep chocolate in my desk).
Before I had the tiffin, I either packed my lunch in take-out containers or this thing, that I picked up for pennies in Penn Station, almost two years ago:
Bubbles Don't Squeak. Yesterday, I had a small piece of Bajan Macaroni Pie (it looks a lot bigger than it is because it's sitting on a bed of tin foil). I wrap it up in tin foil so I can heat it on my hot plate without making too much of a mess (hopefully). So far, that's worked out pretty well.
On Sunday, I took a very long walk. I knew I'd need sustenance, so I packed two St. Lucian Salt Bakes (Vegan in the Sun testers) for breakfast. I hoped to eat them on the boardwalk and get a nice picture of the biscuity treats in front of the beach, but no luck. I was starving. Here's a picture on the subway instead. At least I had the wherewithall to wait until we were above ground and I had some sunlight.
It's time for another confession: Before this weekend, I'd never made a wrap. Really. But I wanted something handheld for the walk and was craving the Puttanesca Scramble from Vegan Brunch, so I made it and the Diner Home Fries, wrapped them all up, called them a breakfast burrito and ate it for lunch. So. Good.
Here it is, ready to wrap:
That concludes our three-day lunchtime retrospective. What foods do you like to pack for going out and about?