As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty -- even if they're eaten while our eyes are on the screen. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.
Today, Kristen relies on office pantry staples to turn two simple ingredients into an elegant, satisfying lunch.
This is a pretty austere lunch, so I made the portions super-sized: a big mound of lentils and a mix of frilly mustard greens from the greenmarket. At the office, I dressed both with red wine vinegar, olive oil, and salt. If your office pantry has 6 types of sugar packets but no oil or vinegar, it's time to start petitioning (or keep a secret stash in your desk drawer).
Join us in our campaign to end sad desk lunches by sharing your photos on Instagram and Twitter with the #NotSadDeskLunch hashtag! We'll be regramming and retweeting our favorites.