I want to start batch cooking my lunches for the month. I want to create delicious, HEALTHY individually-portioned frozen meals that I can pop in the microwave. Other catch: they have to be relatively cheap to make. Suggestions for recipes that fit the bill?
After several failed attempts to pack sandwiches and the like for lunch, I've at last accepted that there is no way I'm doing even a little cooking in the morning. But I'm sick of blowing all my money on lunch out. What should I do instead? [more inside]
Need help with administrative staff reception duties during receptionist's lunch hour. [more inside]
We're heading to Houston for a wedding, where should we eat lunch on the (Thurs)day we get there? [more inside]
Help me build the perfect locker pantry! Suggest non-perishable staples that I can keep in my locker to create quick lunches. [more inside]
I have a bento box! Now what? [more inside]
What are your favorite freezer-friendly recipes? Caveat: I'm diabetic and don't eat grains or legumes. However, things meant to be served over grains, legumes, or starchy vegetables are fine (I'm not always the only one eating at my table). Super bonus points for being able to freeze in portions. [more inside]
A brand new grocery store opened up near where I work! Yay! (Previously, there weren't any nearby.) I want to get my lunch there. What should I buy? [more inside]
An old friend is visiting my vast metropolitan area and we'd like to meet up for lunch tomorrow. What's a good, infant-friendly spot to grab a bite of lunch, sip a beer (maybe shoot some pool?), somewhere between Yorba Linda, CA and downtown Los Angeles? [more inside]
Can anyone point me to a source of packed/brown-bag lunch recipes that genuinely take no more than 5 minutes to prepare, and aren't overreliant on peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches? Bonus points if it isn't all mimsy about low-fat mayonnaise and such. Also I only have an English freezer, so batch pre-prep is out. [more inside]
I am cutting down on pork, carbs and red meat. I would like my new diet to lean towards vegetarian meals. I can't handle spicy food and it seems like most of the recipes I keep finding are spicy and/or have curry. I also do not eat fish/seafood. [more inside]
I have a bad habit of buying lunch while at work. What can I make for lunch that will fulfill my super-strong cravings for huge burritos and greasy pizza? [more inside]
I normally pack my lunch and eat it in my car at the local park, but with summer here it's too hot to do that and I despise eating at my desk or anywhere else in the office. I'm looking for suggestions for a place where I can bring my lunch and eat inside without getting hassled or feeling awkward. I work in the Paoli/Berwyn, PA area, if that helps.
What recipes can I make that would taste good cold? [more inside]
What are some useful and cool products that I can keep in my cubicle to make eating breakfast and lunch in the office easier and more pleasant? Edible (i.e. food) and non-edible (gadgets, cleaning products, etc) ideas welcome. [more inside]
Please suggest some easy, low-prep or no-prep components for vegetarian bag lunches. [more inside]
AWESOME VEGETARIAN LUNCHBOX COMBOS! I have decided it will be exciting to pack actual lunchboxes for uni. Help me with some lists of good things to go together. Both really simple and more elaborate menus please. Plus really cheap vs more expensive options. [more inside]
I am looking for food ideas for someone who has to carry an entire days worth of food with them every day to work (for 12 hour shifts) but has no access to a fridge, microwave, etc. (it has to be edible at room temperature and not spoil within that time). About all I have come up with so far is bad sandwiches and snacks but I'm sure some people have some good ideas. [more inside]
I work in Seattle near the confluence of Belltown and Lower Queen Anne. Where should I get lunch? [more inside]
Recommendations needed for must-try restaurants and food in Kyoto! [more inside]
Anyone know a good pizza restaurant in the vicinity of UCL, Gower Street? [more inside]
Cook-once-a-week round 2: What low-GI, high-protein food can I cook on Sunday night and then reheat for lunch/dinner Mon-Fri? [more inside]
When was the first time "school lunch" was ridiculed in a movie (most likely a teen flick) or a TV show? We're currently producing a documentary on school lunch, and we know that there was a cultural shift in how school lunch was perceived (great social achievement to grotesque laughingstock). If you can help us identify the first instance of this shift in popular culture, we'll give you a film credit.
What is delicious in a cold tortilla wrap? Other than chicken. [more inside]
What cheap, protein-y things taste good rolled up in a tortilla? [more inside]
I'm looking for healthy, inexpensive, and convenient lunches that won't need refrigeration or microwaving during the day, but can be prepared the night before (overnight refrigeration is fine). [more inside]
So, I bought my young daughers each a Thermos for their school lunchboxes. Great! Now what can I put in them? [more inside]
What are some of your favourite places to go for lunch in downtown Calgary?
What are some good protein-rich meals I can take to work with me for lunch? I'm trying to gain some mass.
What are some good protein-rich meals I can take to work with me for lunch? I'm trying to gain some mass. I'll have a refrigerator and microwave present and my commute is only 15 minutes. [more inside]
I need suggestions for South Bend, Indiana restaurants. [more inside]
Best places to grab lunch within walking distance of Constitution Plaza in Hartford, CT? [more inside]
Great (summer-friendly) lunch menus. Difficulty: can be mostly or wholly made beforehand. [more inside]
Taking my IT dev job to the librairies and coffeeshops of NYC for a couple of weeks (accompanying my wife, who's in a program at NYU). What are the best places to work, to lunch, and to explore in the relatively-immediate vicinity? [more inside]
I have a girlfriend and my best friend is female. Should I feel guilty having lunch with my friend? [more inside]
Another "safe to eat" question, this one about tofu. [more inside]
Where can I eat my brown-bagged lunch in Ann Arbor, MI? [more inside]
Help me brainstorm easy packed lunches. [more inside]
What is the tracked camper vehicle that Bill and Joan are riding in at the end of the film Naked Lunch and where can i get one?
How should I thank a stranger who got me out of a small but embarrassing money jam? [more inside]
What else can I keep at my desk for making sandwiches? I'm bored of peanut butter and jam. [more inside]
NYCfilter: I work at the Flatiron (at 23rd and Broadway), and I'm looking for cheap (~$7), healthy (more veg, less fried) lunch places within five to ten blocks. Where would you recommend? [more inside]
I want to make some sandwich meats starting with roast beef and ending wherever my imagination takes me. I have a friend with a meat slicer, an oven, and an equal desire for cheap, awesome lunch sandwiches. Can you help us? [more inside]
Fast vegan lunch options at/near American University, in Washington, DC? [more inside]
My wife and I would like to meet in MidTown NYC tomorrow to view the inauguration and have lunch. Suggestions? [more inside]
Where can I score some old fashioned liverwurst in the Pacific Northwest? There always used to be rolls of liverwurst next to the lunch meats, but no more. And Amazon no longer carries Mother Goose Liverwurst; there's a "unknown when again available" note. Mail order is fine, if it's a reliable source. (And I really don't want to make it myself; I just want to smear it on bread.)
Because of a bus strike, I'm going to be on campus much, much longer than usual every day, and will have no access to any kitchens, nor will I be able to go home. I'm going to need multiple cold (microwave access is iffy) meals for each day, or many snacks. My jaw still hurts from surgery and chewing hard or large things is impossible. Ex.: most sandwiches, aside from the hated pb&j, are too tall, most granola bars are too hard. Any suggestions?
Help me with suggestions for special or unusual recipes for gluten and wheat free portable lunches? [more inside]
Cozy & quiet, not-too-expensive lunch or brunch for 6-8 vegetarians, one pregnant, in Durham, NC. Where? [more inside]
Can I successfully cook brown and white rice together? The plan is to use a steamer with a 50/50 mix of the 2 varieties. If so, could you suggest a methodology? I prefer the brown, but I have a partial bag of white that I don't want to throw away.
Los Angeles Adventure Lunch? Coed coworkers seeking adventurous and / or interesting and / or secret neighborhood and /or back alley fun lunch today, Friday, October 17th, 2008. Starting in Burbank. [more inside]