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Friday, May 29, 2009

Hug It Out Lunchers!

The MYL staff is fascinated by the above photograph which accompanied last week's NY Times story about a new phenomenam at our nation's high schools: rampant hugging of hellos. Does this make the places more friendly? Do kids have excess stress ("Do I have BO?" Hugging across genders (you know the question if you're a guy). Etc.) We were particularly struck by the comment of one male student: "we have no fear, we just go in for the hug." That's the way Monz is about his lunch! Like today he had a salad box with hummus and falafel and pickled baby eggplant, beet salad etc topped off with some vegan rice pudding from Maoz Vegetarian, which sits in the food court at Town Center mall in Boca Raton.

"It was good and it was nice to see such an alternative available in an otherwise [lacking] food court. However, I have not researched them and they could be some kind of evil corporation which is insincere. But the people working there were nice and the food was good."

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Da-da Da Da-da Da Da-da Da-Da-Da!

Mai Hibachi! Leftover dim sum from the legendary establishment in Del Ray Beach.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Philadelphia NOT FREEdom!

Monz at the Philadelphia airport, shelling out first capitol capital for a turkey sandwich. Can he get a fiscal stimulus?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

To Infini-Tea And Beyond!

As Monz prepares to engage Florida for study, fun and adventure, we note that back in the day Monz was a fan...well, not a fan, but he did enjoy on rare ocassion partaking in that old tradition of the motherland: high tea. So we note that in McHenry County, Monz might want to stop by Infini-Tea and partake once again. Gotta love places that are only open a few hours a day!

In the meantime, Monz fortifies at home with McDougal's hot sour soup, banana, english muffin (whole grain) and grilled pineapple.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Holiday Lunch!

Home for some McDougall's veggie curry, banana and . . .spicy grilled pineapple!!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Take A Breather!

After this strenuous week back blogging, the editorial staff needs to take 5 and report that Monz had McDougall's Tortilla Soup, an apple and a grapefruit. All outta bananas.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

We Kick Our Own Asses!

Today's post takes its title from an ancient teaching of the Monz himself. It seemed appropriate, as even a modesty as great as that of the editors cannot keep us from saying how impressed we are at either 1) our psy-keeek abilities or 2) our intuitive abilities when it comes to Monz' lunch. For when we selected our graphic for yesterday's post, we did not know this was on Monz' lunch agenda: lunch at the Lake County Forrest Preserve's Green Belt Cultural Center: grilled corn, pasta salad, hot peppers, and pickles.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Commune With Nature!

Mcdougall's black bean & lime soup, apple, banana and grapefruit. So organic, we want to do things to that tree!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

On Strike!

At home for homemade za!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Lunch Like an Egyptian!

McDougall oh-ee-oh hot and sour noodle soup, banana, apple and grapefruit. A lunch we would not tut-tut!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

I Lied!

Ah-ha ha ha!! I continue my guest-blogging stint! My one big regret about this blog is that the editors take the weekend off. Really, they could easily do a weekend round up as part of Monday's entry. This all saddens me because my weekend lunches are often more adventurous and interesting than weekday ones. Today I was in Chicago (!!) getting a haircut (!!) and I had lunch at LaSalle Power Company, al fresco. On a street-side seat I had cucumber-watermelon salad, Lobster salad sandwich and deviled eggs. Take that, ordinary weekday lunches!

Friday, May 15, 2009


This years' guest-blogging stint ends on high note at home with a whole veggie sub from Tony's. Lots of hot peppers and muffaletta make it something to blog about.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Scrounging Yummy Lunch!

Today on recovery patrol I just scrounged what I could from the fridge. Today it was some old bread and a few drops of leftover Coconut soup from this week's thai joint and some giant strawberries that came in the mail. It was filling and good!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tie On Some Thai!

Home for leftover Thai. Extra yummy from the extra day of marinating in its own juices.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mama Mia!

Oak Park. Mama Thai! Spring rolls, asparagus rice and pad thai with tofu. Just like it should be.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Oh Heck Yeah!

It's back. You've waited a year for its return, and your patience is being rewarded . . . today! That's right, its time for Before & After!! Today for lunch I had:

Afterward, it looked like this:

Friday, May 08, 2009


Feeling better. McDougall's curry, banana, apple and some dried up clementines. Home now, watching hummingbirds fly around the backyard.

Thursday, May 07, 2009


Under it: no lunch for Monz!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The Longest Lunch!

Because of a lack of groceries, I go to Subway for a ft. long Veggie de-lite. I have everything on it, except O's. I note that the bread is fresh and the lettuce is also. I note that they are putting way less lettuce on than they used to - that's life in a recession, I say to myself. I walk back to the office, past the empty husks of restaurants gone and forgotten: volcanes, Campari, et al. I sit down at my desk, unwrap the 'wich, and dig in. It's not bad. I remark to myself that I need to go shopping soon.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Cinco de Mayo!

In honor of cinco de mayo, we had cheese quesadilla's, veg tacos and nachos at the committee meeting. I don't know where they were from. I was gonna take some snaps but . . .

Monday, May 04, 2009

Reflections Of...The Way Life Used To Be!

Monz here. I wanted to start my latest round of guest blogging with a bang! But I can't . . . it's put me in a reflective mood. When this blog started, I was a young, enthusiastic eater of lunch. Today I am still enthusiastic but less young! I think back over the tides and trends of my lunches, remembering vividly the awful fare and lack of selection Cook County foisted on me, to the awful fare and lack of selection in Lake. So, I brought some homemade-last-night veggie chili and a minneola! And it was just what the doctor ordered! I'm ready to go! Buckle up for a freakyride!(tm).

Friday, May 01, 2009

That's Monz Yummy Lunch!

Take it away Monz! Monz prepares for his annual guest-blogging gig with a 10" veggie from Leno's.

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