Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Lunch Box Contest Winner #2

Here is Winner Number Two in the Vegan Lunch Box Contest: the Amazing Aracelis from beautiful Puerto Rico! Aracelis had by far the most entries in the contest, but any one of her artful vegan lunches would have won it for her on its own.

To give you just a taste, here are my four favorite entries from Aracelis:

1. "This is 'Chinese Take-In'. Home made Szechwan eggplant, barbecued tofu stir-fry (with broccoli, tri-colored peppers, cauliflower and mushrooms), white rice garnished with pepper flowers and black sesame seeds; and to round off the lunch: more broccoli. This was a nice and decadent lunch."

2. "This has been my favourite lunch so far. The contents are: steamed broccoli, cauliflower, snap peas and tri-coloured peppers. Edamame; with a BBQ sauce container. Strawberry and vegan chickn bits; and lastly onigiri (omusubi) filled with mushrooms sauteed in hoisin sauce. I could eat this every day!"

3. "This is a simple lunch, but it really hit the spot. Lentil soup, rice, broccoli, watermelon, and black bean mini burgers. The soup was made by my mom, specifically to accommodate me. She's really sweet!"

4. I call this 'TGIF Bento'. Everything (except the tofu dog) was home-made. The contents are: sesame noodles, maki sushi (avocado, carrots and cucumber), char siu seitan steamed bun, broccoli, tofu octodog, mango, blackberries and a tomato. It was a really good lunch and good way to end the work week."

Congratulations, Aracelis! Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful creations with us!

16 comments:

roar! said...

The little watermelon stars are too cute! =)

Fantastic, Aracelis!!!

JAM said...

Ooooooh - will you come to my house and make lunch for me!?!?!?! I love them all.

CanCan said...

Wow, everything is so cute (and it looks delish!)

M.C.T. said...

mmmm!!!

Aviva said...

wow! those are BEAUTIFUL! Do you want to share those recipes with us??

CM said...

Ds aged 8 glanced at the screen, "WHOA! Those look tasty!"

I think he nailed it.

River said...

Wow great looking lunches! Love the octodog!

Erin said...

She puts me to shame! Beautiful lunches. I'm going to have to start decorating when I go back to making them.

funwithyourfood said...

I love the sushi!!

Teddy

Janet said...

Those are some fantastic lunches! Congratulations, Aracelis!

Bianca said...

What cute bentos! I love the octodog!

Jay said...

Those lunch boxes looks too good to eat! You inspire me to eat healthy and I wanted to give you this award for the work you do on your blog : )
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lola7lox said...

Your lunch has inspired me to dress mine up little more with special touches, thanks for the inspiration.

nicolebaker said...

That is just too adorable!





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Ilene said...

BEAUTIFUL!