Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tasty Bite Indian Boxed Meals

I've definitely been cooking a lot lately.  Some meals are more elaborate than others, and this post focuses on the "less elaborate" category.

"The Ukrainian" sometimes cooks, too.  This noodle bowl below came together in 10 minutes, thanks to a tub of yellow miso that I used to make vegan mac n cheese a long while back.  A can of corn, tofu, and some yamasa (fish cake slices) completed this lunch.

I like making most things from scratch, but in a pinch, these Tasty Bite meals work really well.  I've eaten a few of these Indian-themed boxes by now (great for emergency lunches at work).  The food comes in a pouch, which you dump into a bowl and zap.  Many of the meals are vegan, too, and fairly low in calories.

(You have to get over the sight of strange oil in the pouches, but once you mix it, it seemingly disappears.)

I had some leftover roasted cauliflower and gave it a second life by adding the contents of this Bombay Potatoes package.  Since I don't have a microwave, heating them all up together worked well.  Best of all, it tasted better than the 10-minute effort that I gave this.

{ Reheating some leftover roasted brussels sprouts... which I need to cut in half next time but didn't because they had been frozen.  They were bitter and blah on the inside. =( }

I can't eat Indian food without rice or bread to soak everything up, so my rice cooker went to work.  I'm not a big fan of eating white rice because I frankly have grown tired of eating so much of it over the years, but I didn't have any other kind.  Plus, it soaks up sauce amazingly.

The meal actually came together beautifully.  I added some crumbled non-vegan (I thought I should say due to my 'vegan' tag) feta... one of the few cheeses that usually don't make me sick... to try to improve the brussels sprouts.

And there, my friends, is fast food.


  1. I love those Tasty Bite meals. Tasty and convenient and not everyone in my house loves Indian food as much as I do so this keeps it simple.

  2. I don't think I'll ever grow tired of rice, especially the Mexican style rice made with tomato and chicken broth.

    I've tried some of the TJ's Indian frozen lunches. It's weird when there's no rice to soak up the delicious sauces.

  3. Thanks for including us in your meal! Looks delicious!