I’m glad you enjoyed the randomness in my last post. Maybe I should practice being random and sharing tidbits about myself a little more often?
Have you ever heard of the Supper Club? These fancy dining events? As much as I’d enjoy joining a party like that: the Tupper [ware] club is what it’s been at for me these days. Ever since starting work my meals have followed the criteria of “everything I can fit into a [fake] Tupper or a [resealable] bag”. Here’s to my first working girl edition of What I ate Wednesday – also known as:
Starting the day right I usually take a mug brownie with me as I don’t get the chance to have breakfast at home. At first I was a bit unsure about how to get it to the office because I don’t happen a perfectly mug brownie-sized lunchbox [say what?!].
I’m all about being inventive as one of my [kitchen] mottos is “Reduce – reuse”, though, so when life hands you empty packaging …
… you’d better smile back and pack your brownie. Not without adding some peanut butter before rushing out the door, though.
Trying to make the most of my 30-minute break I usually go for a walk so I have to eat lunch while working at the computer. Far from my ideal idea of a calm meal but it’s about doing what works. Lunches haven’t been as pretty as I like them but let’s face it: taste beats looks. And who didn’t like to mashed food as a child? Not to call it a mash, though, I’ll be a little more grown-up naming it stew.
And if you’re wondering about those grains in there: That’d be remainders of a store-bought tabbouleh salad I picked up when it was on offer recently. With a relatively healthy ingredient list I figured it was worth giving a try. The verdict: a tad too vinegar-y for my taste but still nice. While I’d usually prefer to prepare my own version I’ll admit it’s nice to have some fast options for the convenience of it. It might not make it on my grocery list regularly but it’s nice to know vegan choices are slowly expanding. A heads-up for any German readers.
When the post-lunch sweet cravings hit I’m obviously prepared with one of the many snack bags of mine. These vegan mint chocolate and cinnamon macarons have been working quite well.
Talking about healthy snacks I can’t forget to mention the one really nice bonus my work offers: an organic fruit box delivered every Tuesday. With the team consisting of only my boss, a trainee and me I’m lucky not having to share with many others. Fruit addict right here …
The only downside to this probably being that my boss is quite a blueberry fan, too. Not a reason to worry for me, though. Remember my favourite lunch box? Much cuter than a Tupper this one carried my personal share of blueberries in style – coincidentially, in fact.
With that I’m off to join the Tupper Club at the office once more. I already excuse for not being able to look at your WIAW deliciousness or comment as early or as much as usual. Weirdly enough my boss doesn’t approve of blog reading at work ;).
Happiness inducing today: Getting some awesome news via mail [might have to share soon].
Are you a proud member of the Tupper club [fake or not], too?
What are your favourite quick and filling office lunches? I’d happily take any recommendations and recipes.
Do you ever read blogs at work? I’ve been wondering how everybody else got to join the WIAW link-up before when I can’t or need to do it secretly at the office. Sh, don’t tell ;). [Or maybe it’s just the time difference?]