17 November 2011

project lunchbox: seafood salads

as i go further on in the week, and work catches up with me, thereby causing me to go home later, i'm actually finding it difficult to set aside the time to make my meals. but, i'll forge on, people!

for day 3 of the project, i went with a simple shrimp and vegetable salad with low-fat mayo dressing. for snacks, i bought some lovely strawberries and pretzels.
day3: shrimp salad

day3: project lunchbox

and for day 4, i prepared this slightly modified greek salad (no feta cheese this time) in the morning, just before i left for work.

day4-tossing all the stuff for the salad

for snacks, again it was the pretzels and sliced orange.
day4-lunch for day 4

i know, the pretzels! i've got to have some variety, but i'm obsessed with it right now. i bought a big bag, so i want to finish it off this week.

a confession: i wasn't able to eat the salad for lunch at work. there was this potluck event at the office, plus a townhall with snacks afterwards. but it's all good, because i had the salad for dinner!

and on to day 5....

15 November 2011

project lunchbox: simple chicken tortilla

yesterday, i went to dinner with some friends, so i got home quite late. but i managed to prepare for the second day. this one is easy-peasy, i can sum it up in one (long sentence).

day2-second day lunch

project lunchbox: orange and beef salad

i prepared for the challenge by listing out my meals for the week and the ingredients i need to get at the grocery. i must say, it was kind of hard to think of the meals i wanted to prepare. my goals was to buy most of the ingredients in bulk and be able to use them throughout the week. since i didn't want to drop by the grocery almost everyday, i bought all the things i needed on sunday night.

day1-my first day lunch

for day 1, i was supposed to prepare orange ginger salad*. full disclosure: the original recipe called for ginger root, honey and dried cranberries, but i didn't get these ingredients because a) there was no ginger root at the shop that day, b) i don't really like honey and c) there also wasn't any dried cranberries. so this one is obviously modified. so i will be renaming this as orange and beef salad.

14 November 2011

ay, bali!

for the longest time, i'd been wanting to go to bali, indonesia. perhaps i took elizabeth gilbert's description of bali in her book "eat, pray, love" that i had such high expectations of the place. don't get me wrong, i also had a lonely planet book about it, too. but somehow, the more romantic version of bali was much better to read and imagine about rather than lonely planet's matter-of-fact details.

and so for our third anniversary as a couple, bali was our destination. the first thing that you notice about bali when you land is...well, it's like any old province in the philippines, except a few minutes away from the airport, you get greeted by this:

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