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I present to you: Thursday 9th of July’s bento (#60).
- quiche wedge (rocket salad*, potato*, pine nuts, cheese, egg*)
- seedless grapes
- red & black currants*
- homegrown bean sprouts*
- emmental La vache qui rit cheese
- homegrown garden cress*
- beet* salad on romaine leaves* (go to bento #59 for ingredients)
All ingredients marked with ‘*’ were organic. We got some new garden beet in our veggie bag this week. What shall we prepare with them this time? Their leaves, which are almost the same as (Swiss) chard and can be processed like spinach, we already ate in a Italian pasta sauce.
Veggiebag week 28-2009
I decided I would like to be able to look up what came in our weekly Aardvlo bag of organic vegetables. At the end of each year there’s a questionnaire about what you would love to get more often — or what you didn’t like so much. A question that’s easier to answer when you can remember what you got! :-o
So, week 28 of 2009 brought us: a whole bag of basil (we made some fresh pesto sauce and used that on bruschettas, in a salad dressing and for a pasta salad), a head of lettuce, leeks (we had some oven steamed with cheese; there’s one stalk left which we will probable eat with nasi goreng), tomatoes, red beet with leaves, red and black berries.
Are you all really jealous now? ;)
Well, I’ll start off with bento #36: my Royal bento!
You might wonder why this bento is called ‘royal’ since it’s not particularly rich, nor are there any crown jewels on view. But it does contain a lot of orange stuff and Oranje (= orange) is our royal family’s family name ;)
Maybe you’ll also notice that this bento is quite low on carbs. That’s because I also brought two sandwiches. And since I always do that I will have to try to keep my bento’s this way. But it’s not easy!
What Friday 23th November’s bento contained…
- Nigella’s sticky chocolate pudding! (yummy! GREAT recipe!)
- cherry tomatoes
- star cress
- pumpkin cheese stars
- cucumber stars and leftover pieces
- water cress
- black olives in half an orange sweet bite
- dressing and humus in containers
- almost hiding is a laughing cow cheese wedge
- completely hiding is an (orange ;) carrot
- apple on the side
If the pudding hadn’t been there I could have said this was a very healthy bento ;)
No need to tell you I really enjoyed it :))
There are no December bento’s yet… Next one will be #40!
Bento #30 came to work on Monday October 29th and was filled with leftovers from Sunday’s mahjong date (which I won btw :)
On the left: veggies (cauliflower florets, radishes and carrots), fresh basil leafs, laughing cow cheese wedge and hiding underneath is a container with homemade salsa picante.
Right tier: plain nacho crumbs, little plum tomatoes, mixed nuts and edamame.
On the side some pear and kiwi sprinkled with lemon.
It was very yummy ;) A pity that the weather was grey because now my picture turned out kind of bleak as well :(
Also posted in the LiveJournal Bentolunch community for details. Alongside several Halloween bento’s because of the date… That’s not a really big festivity in Holland though.
So here’s the bento I took yesterday on my first day back to work. I tried to extend my holiday spirit by taking tabbouleh salad, fresh mint for tea and a mix of nuts that came all the way from Cappadocia in Turkey: roasted chick peas, apricot seeds and almonds coated in honey and sesame seeds. Yummy! I also added some dried cranberries.
But I took some other stuff as well: a La vache qui rit cheese wedge, cherry tomatoes, Japanese peas and kiwi (peeled and sliced in the morning) with some lemon juice on the side.
Another way of keeping my holiday near is reading Dance with Death by Barbara Nadel. It’s a thriller set in Cappadocia and I bought it on site ;) Thankfully we didn’t find any dead bodies in the caves we visited!
I’m a bit slow in blogging but two weeks ago I made my first real bento to bring along on a 16 km hiking trip in the south of Holland (NS route Maas-/Swalmdal from Reuver to Swalmen, near Roermond). It was a picnic for two so it didn’t fit all in one box, but that’s OK, right?
What was in it?
- egg-filled tomato with pine nuts
- hummus and small crackers
- cherry tomatoes
- cashew nuts
- La vache qui rit cheese wedge
- puff pastry with paprika curry
- cherries (on the side)
Now I have to figure out which bento group to subscribe to… There are so many of them! Vegan Bento for example (but I am a vegetarian and not vegan so I’d have to take care which bento’s to post) or Lunchbox Recipes at Flickr. I’ll have to study them all and decide… Poor me ;)
BTW hiking was great as well: quite a varied landscape (& weather ;) It might be a nice trip to make with the Wandelgrrls some day.