A is back to work since Monday but the kiddo and I are still on our summer vacation. High on a holiday mood and too sleepy to take a photo of A‘s packed lunch in the morning, here are photos taken months earlier of our typical baon for work.
Bacon and cheese sandwich
Salad greens with steamed shrimps
Salad and a sandwich – the fastest way to prepare healthy food in the morning while having breakfast. And what else? Please read here for my 10 things about bento.
So… what’s in your lunch box?
I am not a professional cook. My only claim to having a culinary background is a short stint as my dadâ€™s teen â€˜sous chefâ€™ in his carinderia ages ago. Dad ran small eateries since I was a young kid - serving standard â€˜turo-turoâ€™ food ranging from the likes of menudo, adobo, pritong isda, dinuguan, binagoongan, bopis, munggo, pinakbet and giniling to merienda fares like goto, ginataan, pancit bihon, halu-halo and saging con yelo.
My father, a farmer in his hometown before working his way to becoming an accountant, definitely influenced my cooking in a lot of ways than I thought. My siblings and I were raised in a backyard full of fruit trees and vegetable garden. We spent weekends and the summer breaks running around with ducks, chickens, goats and pigs. I had wonderful memories of gathering eggs, butchering chickens, selling vegetables and the sweet aroma of preserved fruits. But my love for art led me to a degree in Architecture. Just few months after getting my license, I went abroad and lived independently at age 23. Definitely no maid, no cook, and a totally different food culture. Along the way I met lots of friends and spent what seemed a lifetime learning new tricks and recipes.
Now living in Auckland, I am a work-from-home mum who juggles time between work, fun and family - in pursuit of work-life balance. No matter how busy I am, I love the idea of cooking for my family. My blog chronicles home cooking greatly influenced by life outside my home country from Southeast Asia to Beijing and Auckland. And most of the time, being busy also means easy (sometimes quick), affordable meals.
5 thoughts on “What’s in your Lunch Box?”
Wow, that salad looks good! Pati yung sandwich din!
Ayoko na, will go prepare some breakfast, kakagutom
The sandwich and the salad look so fresh! Yummy and healthy Love your photos too!
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A loves sandwiches, ako naman I’d rather have kanin pangbaon. It’s much easier to prepare sandwich though…
That’s soooo yummy! The salad extremely caught my attention…whew!! :/ anyway, thank you for making me craving for this. :p By the way, you might like to have the stainless steel container as your food stacking container. It’s more convenient,safe to use,leak proof, odorless, and durable. You’ll love it for sure. =)