Lunch at work had been sort of dismal of late. Stress has reached havoc on my eating habits, my cooking, my health. But, as always, I am trying to get it back. I have been trying to prepare a quick lunch for all three of us in the evening as I am decompressing and watching TV. The plan is 15-20 minutes/ low prep to healthy and yummy. And, while I have Bento Box dreams and aspirations, the actuality is not quite so kawaii. Hell, you can’t have everything.
The first such meal was an easy sunchoke white bean soup. The soup was roasted sunchokes, roasted garlic, roasted carrots, vegetable stock, white beans, and spinach. Basically, roast the vegetables as you veg in front of the TV. When everything cools, peel and add to beans that have been heated in stock. At the last minute, add washed spinach.
The spinach was a lovely, lovely offering from my CSA basket. (Thank you Maple Valley Sugarbush.) Oh, was it yum. I paired the vegan soup lunch with pita. It could have been paired parmesan on grilled rye.