Well, that's me back in Scotland. I would love to say I'm happy to be home but I really don't see Scotland as my home. I miss Cyprus so much and also the fact that my parents are still there!
But enough of the doom and gloom! I thought I would do a quick post about my meal on the plane. As you will know if you ever fly with easyjet, you should always bring your own food on the plane. Who wants to pay £5 (or whatever price it is) for a cup of soup or bland sandwich?! It also gave me an excuse to use my bento box. In case I've not mentioned it before, I am absolutely obsessed with bento boxes. I hate spending my money but I would buy a different bento box for every day of the month if I could... they just make lunch time so much more interesting and fun!
Here's my lunch on the plane ...
Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of it all packed up in the box but in the main, largest section I had paper thin slices of onion and red and yellow pepper. I cut these on my mandoline slicer (another obsession but I always manage to slice a part of my finger when using it!) and quickly stir-fried them with a bit of low sodium soy sauce; they turned out a bit like noodles but healthier! In the two smaller sections of my bento box, I had stir fried cubed vegetables (carrot, pepper, peas and corn) with egg and rice vinegar. On the plane, I had a eureka moment and used the empty tub from my boots endamene beans as a bowl for my meal. That, in addition to my chopsticks, almost made it like a meal from Wagamamas!
These are a few pictures of other meals I have packed up in my bento box just so you can see what it looks like. It is extremely deceiving the amount that it holds!
It came with a free carry bag and waterbottle as well as chopsticks. I usually take this waterbottle to uni as it is compact and easily fits in all of my bags but everyone always makes comments on it! I suppose it does look quite futuristic...
Anyway, in this picture, my bento box is holding tomato bulgar wheat with grilled vegetables and sliced pears and chopped melon in the two smaller compartments and salad and tandoori chicken slices in the main compartment. Most of these were leftovers from the meal the previous night but the bento box gives them a new lease of life!
Below, I've packed salad in the main compartment, mixed vegetables with basil in one of the smaller compartments and small pasta shells with sweet corn, lountza, extra light philadelphia, greek yogurt and basil in the other.
Do any of you have bento boxes? If so, what do you pack in them? Do you have any interesting ideas for unusual packed lunches? What do you think of plane meals? ... Plane by name plain by nature is what I say! (: