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 Post subject: The "What's For Lunch Today?" thread
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:07 am 
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I LOVE the dinner and breakfast threads, I'm always going in there for a bit of inspiration if I don't know what to cook. But I thought we could do with a lunch thread too, because I often struggle for lunch ideas, other than just leftovers. Which is great but...

So yesterday I put together the components for this salad (minus the coriander/cilantro as I didn't have any). And it's SO good. The sauce is amazing and easy.

http://www.hotforfoodblog.com/recipes/2 ... taco-salad

I've pretty much binge-watched all the hot for food (and Lauren's own) youtube vids and I saw this and knew I had everything for it.

So what's on the menu for everyone else today?

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 Post subject: Re: The "What's For Lunch Today?" thread
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:27 am 
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I always wondered why there wasn't a lunch thread. I need new lunch ideas, so yay, lunch thread!

That salad looks amazing. Now I'm gonna look at my leftover saffron rice with tofu and brussels and ask it why it can't be more like that salad.


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 Post subject: Re: The "What's For Lunch Today?" thread
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Saffron rice with tofu and brussels sounds pretty great to me!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:18 am 
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baps wrote:
Saffron rice with tofu and brussels sounds pretty great to me!


Yeah I'd well prefer that over the instant noodles I had.

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haha, I know, but that salad!


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I'm having leftover Indian food (baingan bharta).


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 Post subject: Re: The "What's For Lunch Today?" thread
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:36 am 
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I like making a fun salad to go along with the leftovers. It's not so hard to make one every few days and keep on hand to boost lunch a bit.

Today I had this Apple fennel salad with leftover sweet potato and adzuki bean curry from IDI

http://www.80twenty.ca/2013/fennel-appl ... i-peanuts/


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 Post subject: Re: The "What's For Lunch Today?" thread
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Great idea to start a lunch thread, baps!

Today I am going to have a sandwich with sweet potato hummus, avocado pesto, Sriracha, and nooch. I've been having this for quick weekday lunches, and I adore it.


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 Post subject: Re: The "What's For Lunch Today?" thread
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:38 pm 
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Hollie wrote:
I always wondered why there wasn't a lunch thread.

There was a lunch thread a long time ago. But it was called something like "what did you bring for lunch today?" which I felt ruled me out because I work from home, so I almost never "bring" lunch much farther than a few yards. Plus, what about weekends/days off and what about going out for lunch? This thread covers all of that, so I like it better!
ETA: I also sometimes have way more time to make an interesting lunch than dinner, so there will be days when it makes more sense for me to come here and talk about the stir fry I made for lunch than to talk about my carrot sticks and raisins that I had for dinner.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:20 pm 
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I improved a Thai inspired salad this afternoon.
Dressing: Veganaise, red curry paste, sriracha, soy sauce.
Veggies: romaine, escarole, shredded red cabbage, grated carrot, lightly steamed snap peas, tomato, cilantro, pickled diakon.
Protein: Tofurkey Thai basil chick'n, leftover chili cashews and almonds (from tacos a few days ago).


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Leftover Pasta from last night...whole wheat spaghettigi with tons of garlic, onion, peas, and bell peppers sauteed with capers and white wine.

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 Post subject: Re: The "What's For Lunch Today?" thread
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My lunches have sucked lately. Tofurky sandwich everyday. With nothing else on it cause I'm lazy and need to eat fast cause too busy for lunch breaks. I def need this inspiration.

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 Post subject: Re: The "What's For Lunch Today?" thread
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I have a few bits leftover from making the taco salads this week so I might scramble up some vegan egg and make a burrito for lunch!

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 Post subject: Re: The "What's For Lunch Today?" thread
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:52 am 
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Hollie wrote:
I always wondered why there wasn't a lunch thread. I need new lunch ideas, so yay, lunch thread!


Me too but I was too nervous to start one for some reason.

Lunch today is sweet chilli cheese sandwiches with a Jam Tart and Purefit bar

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I'm currently devouring a big salad of romaine, carrot, tomato and cucumber with some smoked paprika baked tofu and a dressing of mayonnaise and sweet chilli sauce. Yum!


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 Post subject: Re: The "What's For Lunch Today?" thread
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I have a grain salad based on one from Blazing Salads in Dublin - barley, red rice, fried tofu, carrots, peas, garlic, shallots, ginger, soy sauce. It isn't an exact copy, but it's pretty damn good.

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IDI wild rice soup from the freezer

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 Post subject: Re: The "What's For Lunch Today?" thread
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Leftover migas from last night's dinner!


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Lasagne, from a massive dish of it I made on Sunday. It's the fourth time I've eaten it this week and there's at least 2/3 left.


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I've always wanted a lunch thread too, so yay!

I probably won't be very helpful to anyone else though. On Sundays we make either big pots of soup/stews or a bunch of components for wraps & salads. My husband & I eat the same thing every day. It can get boring, but it saves a load of time at night when putting lunch together for the next day. And it seems to help a lot with expenses. I just struggle to find new things that either make enough servings or that I can double easily.

This week it's slow cooker jambalaya from Mastering the Art of Vegan cooking. It's pretty tasty & satisfying.

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Today is Payday Whole Foods lunch. Hopefully they have a good vegan pizza instead of the one with every vegetable known to man just slapped on it.

Last time there was a vegan taco pizza that they put guac on after they heated it, so fingers crossed for that one.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:44 pm 
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My lunch is often leftovers, but soon will be going back to salads - super fancy salads cause i get really bored with them, but I like the Macros. I bring my lunch to work 'errday cause who has enough money to get lunch out all the time? Oh, wait, 100% of my coworkers, that's who.

Our 'cafeteria' her at my office does have vegan options though, including ramen. Next timeI get it, ill take a picture and post it here. It is pretty bomb

Today: Leftover sweet potato, black bean and soyrizo burrito in a Flat Out Wrap. I really like those wraps, they are HUGE!


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I ended up having some really good kale/sunflower seed/sweet potato/tahini salad from Whole Foods with baked, cubed tofu on top. That tofu was heavy -- rang up as an eleven dollar salad and I'm super hungry two hours later. Ho, hum.


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I tend to eat light lunches during the week - last night's leftovers or salad I bring from home, but today I treated myself to a falafel sandwich from a great local place and it was perfect!


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leftover pizza w/ summer-stockpile of roasted yellow & orange tomato sauce, whipped tofu basil ricotta, andouille tofurky, serrano peppers, basil and a big pile of arugula on the side.

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