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For my inaugural post I chose my very favorite bento. This is a very tiny lunchbox but it makes me smile.

The bottom tier contains Mujadarah, a dish common in the Middle East. The Lebanese immigrants who taught me to make it used only caramelized onions, rice and lentils. I add  some cinnamon, cumin and raisins and cook it in a pressure cooker. Of course I only use brown rice. There are many recipes with more complex spices.

The top tier contains red cabbage, green and yellow peppers, carrot slices and a few slices of cherry tomato.

I’ve just finished eating this delicious oil free plant strong lunch. I can’t wait for tomorrow’s selection.