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Lunch Box 435: Scraps, not leftovers


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Pillow for lunch? Nope, I didn't pack a miniature pillow in my lunch. That's a steamed pork bun. The bread rose a little more than I planned, so I ended up with big soft squashy buns. It's surrounded by, get this, stir-fried zucchini peel. I was making an old favorite, stir-fried zucchini & onions, and it occurred to me that 1) loads of vitamins and stuff are in the skin, and they would go to waste if I threw that away, and 2) since I was stir-frying anyway, why not? So I stir-fried the peel separately, and it turned out quite good! Next time, however, I'll cut the peel into smaller segments. Eight-inch lengths of peel are a bit awkward with chopsticks.

On the other side we have simplicity itself: rice with egg furikake, apple slices, and mochi.

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