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On Monday October 24th I took a bento to work, filled with leftovers from one of my favourite takeaway restaurants in Utrecht: Ana’s Kuzin. They sell very good Turkish food there and have several vegan options on the menu — most times anyway.
- kisir quenelles
- green olive
- salted sunflower seeds
- cucumber baran
- half a stuffed green paprika
- sauteed New Zealand spinach with roasted garlic, spring onion, sesame oil & seeds (not Turkish otherwise this would’ve been called Turkish Bento ;)
- mini plum tomato
- antep ezmesi (crushed pepper dish)
A whole container just for dessert! That doesn’t happen often. :)
- apple slices
- a tiny piece of chocolate-beetroot cake
Needless to say I had a delicious lunch. :)
I promised to show you the inside of my chocolate-beetroot pie. Wanna have a slice? ;)
I opened and closed this week with a bento for lunch: first a Yummy Meatless Mondays Bento (#152), and then a healthy Veggie Bento on Friday (#153). Showing you the last one first!
Veggie Bento (#153)
My Friday bento came along in a box that I don’t often use — because it’s technically not mine. ;) Click on the pic to follow the link to an overview shot on Flickr.
We bought this Hanaougi ‘Flower Fans’ bento for Mr Gnoe when I only owned one other box (can you believe there ever was such a time?): my first usagi bento. Both are two-tiered, rectangular and dark blue. The idea was to use our similar bentos for picnics. :) But it has been gathering dust on the shelf so this Friday I decided to put it to good use.
Half a ‘space bar’ (vegan sausage) and tomato ketchup to dip, rye bread with tofutti cream ‘cheese’, cucumber fans, radish flowers and green beans with African Peper spice mix on a bed of lettuce.
Red beet salad with balsamic & raspberry vinegar, green grapes, cherry tomatoes (homegrown on the balcony), basil and fennel with peas.
On the side
Organic apple & elderberry juice.
Yummy Meatless Mondays Bento (#152)
Although Friday bento was good, it couldn’t beat Monday bento which contained one of my favourite foods: kisir, a traditional Turkish bulghur salad. The one from Ana’s Kuzin is best but I’m hoping to find a recipe that comes close. If you have one, please let me know?!
Kisir, veggies (cucumber, radishes, lettuce, steamed green beans, cherry tomatoes, flat leaf parsley) and dressing.
Tiny leftovers of antep ezmesi (hot mix of tomato, chili peppers and garlic) & börülce (spicy bean-lime tomato dish), lots of seedless grapes, rye bread with vegan ‘cream cheese’, almond and dried apricot.
And an apple on the side (not shown).
If you can help me to good recipes for kisir, antep ezmesi, and/or börülce, I would really, REALLY appreciate it very much!
Find more bentos at Shannon’s What’s for Lunch Wednesday.