Friday, April 20, 2012

Lunch Box: Black Sesame Saffron Rice and Tangy Soy Curls

It's not uncommon for me to walk through the front door after work to a warm house full of delicious smells and the sounds of stirring, blending, or pots banging. My boyfriend loves hanging out and creating in the kitchen as much as I do.   I feel so lucky to get a nourishing home cooked meal after a twelve hour work shift, but also to have left-overs for an awesome lunch the next day!   

This gorgeous meal of brown jasmine rice with saffron and black sesame seeds is not just pretty to look at, but the taste is incredible.  Pan fried apple cider vinegar soy curls are on the side, which are crispy, chewy, salty and tart.  This combo is perfect on a bed of spinach.   I love taking food this beautiful and vibrant to work because I get a lot of questions about it and I can spread the word about tasty vegan food.  

We usually don't eat fake meat products because they tend to be hard to digest and often have ingredients that we're not into, but soy curls have been going down just fine for both of us.  Our favorite way to make curls is to rehydrate them in warm water then pan fry with seasoning and vinegar to taste.  

I've had a long, busy, exhausting week and I'm really looking forward to a beautiful weekend and the opportunity to go for a long run by the river.  Happy Friday to you!


  1. OMG what a beautiful meal! I love when beautiful vegan food get omnis talking ;) I've never tried soy curls, I'm intrigued!

  2. Yummy, this looks delicious! As do all of your meals! :)

  3. Carrie (Carrie on Vegan)April 20, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    Count your blessings that you have a boyfriend who cooks! I can't even let my hubby near the Vitamix for fear he'll break it. :)

  4. Ahh. domestic bliss! Sometimes I think it would be awesome to be married to someone who cooks - but I also like that my husband doesn't. The kitchen is always all mine!

  5. Wow, that saffron rice is gorgeous with the black seeds. I bet that was surely a welcome scent when you came home. I still have yet to try soy curls, but they regularly get good reviews.

  6. Seems Portland is very into soy curls. I guess I should have tried one there while I had the chance. Way to get people interested in veganism through your lunches!

  7. That looks so good, and after reading your post, I think I can smell the yummy aroma, too!

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