I made myself a little bento box for lunch using a Lock & Lock container that came with little dividers and a couple of silicone muffin cups. I actually bought this container in Hong Kong last year because I couldn’t find them here at all, but now I see them in the stores all the time. From left to right is a portion of gallo pinto (recipe posted yesterday), a quick carrot salad (recipe below), dried cranberries and some Kashi Honey Almond Flax cereal.
Quick carrot salad
1 carrot, shaved with a peeler or shredded with a grater
1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
dash of white pepper (black would be okay too)
Shaving a carrot with a peeler with give you more delicate pieces but grating would work just as well. Mix all ingredients together.
In hind sight I think I should have used fish sauce or maybe some black vinegar instead of the lemon juice. Ah well, something to try for next time!