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I broke out the Mr. Bento today. I had a very vegetable dense meal: vegetable soup with kale, mujadarah with caramelized onions, romaine and radish salad, carrot slices. You have already seen most of this food this week. I usually cook enough to have several meals. I dressed the salad with ground flax seeds and vinegar, which is my favorite very fast dressing.

Mr. Bento was one of my better investments. I’ve had it since 2007. My soup and mujadarah were hot six hours later and my salad was not wilted. I heated the thermal container with hot water while I filled my containers. A trick to use Mr. Bento for both hot and cool foods is to use a circle of terry cloth to separate the hot & cold containers. It really works.

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