my newest idea for bringing lunch to work is inspired by the idea of the bento box. bento boxes are single-portions of a takeout or home-packed meal common that are common in Japan. Traditional bentos have rice, fish or meat and some veggies as a side dish. my first bento has quinoa, veggies, italian sausage and some salsa (in the red thing). the red thing is actually a teflon cupcake holder. i have 12 of them and they're really helpful for separating sauces and such from the food.