Packed Lunches January 2021

Things I made for work lunches in January.

Week of 1/4/21:

Bánh mi

My typical bánh mi, with French rolls, mayonnaise-chili paste spread, lunch meats, grated carrot salad, and cilantro, but with added cucumber for a change.

No photo this time! Our workplace opened back up to in-person instruction and there was much fuckery with regards to scheduling and stress-levels.

Week of 1/11/21:

Kale-Lentil Salad with Grilled Cheese

A combo I've packed before. No photo, again, for the same reasons!

Week of 1/19/21:

Veggie Tortellini

Veggie Tortellini

Tortellini and broccoli with garlic, olive oil, butter, lemon, red pepper flakes, and 21 seasoning salute. The side is roasted kabocha and orange bell peppers, with sesame oil.

Curry over rice with sides

Apricot-Beef Curry

This has become one of my go-to curries (from the Hermes House Indian book). Served as usual over spiced green lentils and rice, with a full complement of roasted cranberry chutney, banana raita (not pictured), and cilantro. Side is roasted kabocha and kale.

Week of 1/25/21:

Chickpea burgers and cabbage salad

Chickpea Burgers

These were so good last month that we wanted them again. Same recipe as before, but with a ton of garlic and cilantro in the patties. The burgers came together with harissa, roasted red bell peppers, and white cheddar on potato buns. The side salad is a riff on one of my mom's recipes, and is a mix of green cabbage, peanuts, and cubed pepper jack, with a honey-sesame vinaigrette.

I'm quarantining this week after a workplace exposure, so lunches were only packed for my partner. They get two days of burgers and two days of lunch from our freezer buffer. I get to eat whatever the hell I can cook or reheat in an hour.