Friday, June 6, 2008

Brunch in a bento

Ah, brunch. As Jaques says on The Simpsons, "You'd love it. It's not quite breakfast, it's not quite lunch, but it comes with a slice of cantaloupe at the end."

I adore everything about brunch, so that's exactly what I've been packing in my lunchtime bento for the past few days.

Brunch in a bento

The bundles are another recipe ganked from Vegan Dad, and they are goooood. It's the sweet-savory taste philosophy of a McGriddle, minus all the fat, cholesterol and self-loathing. They are fantastic.

I was nervous about the mini crustless tofu quiches. After all, how eggy could they possibly be? Turns out they are so wonderful. Light, fluffy, packed with flavor. I added a tad bit more cornstarch than the recipe called for, and my quiches still ended up a little soft. But upon reheating, they were perfect. I'll definitely be making them again.

If only I could have packed a tiny thermos of mimosas ...


Vegan Dad said...

I am trying not to be offended about the McGriddle comparison. Sniff. Sniff.

Maggie said...

No, it's a good thing! Who doesn't love syrupy sweetness combined with sausagey goodness?

Besides, the apples and walnuts elevate it way beyond McAnything status.