I'm really dedicated to packing my lunch for work every day -- it's budget-wise, it's easy, it's healthy, and it keeps me from eating leftovers more often than I want to! So I'm always thrilled when other FOOD52ers pack their lunches, too.
Today it was a double whammy! Laura Loesch-Quintin, our new intern (you've been seeing her on our Twitter lately!) brought a big salad of quinoa, chickpeas, radicchio, baby arugula, parsley, and scallions tossed with a white wine vinaigrette. Our associate editor Kristy packed linguine tossed with Broccoli Cooked Forever, plus a canned tuna salad (so topical!) with shaved fennel and preserved lemon -- and she brought enough to share with Kristen, our senior editor!
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I devoured my lunch before I could take a photo, but I had spaghetti squash tossed with Pimentón-cumin butter, a side of alfalfa sprouts, and a mozzarella and olive oil salad, along with bread to mop it all up.
What are you having for lunch? Do you pack your lunch or run out for a sandwich? And please, can someone recommend the ultimate leak-proof lunch container?
I'm Nozlee Samadzadeh, a writer, editor, farmer, developer, and passionate home cook. Growing up Iranian in Oklahoma, working on a small-scale organic farm, and cooking on a budget all influence the way I cook -- herbed rice dishes, chicken fried steak, heirloom tomato salad, and simple poached eggs all make appearances on my bright blue kitchen table. I love to eat kimchi (homemade!) straight from the jar and I eat cake for breakfast.