Taboulé & falafel bento

Taboulé bento - 25.03.2010

I was a bit at a loss last night as to what to pack in today's bento. My main problem is that I don't plan ahead. I try, really, I do, but somehow it just never works out the way I want it to. This means that by Tuesday, all my good intentions have already gone down the drain and I have given up on the whole "let's plan ahead and save precious time in the evening" plan.

Yesterday was no exception to the rule: like on other evenings, I found myself staring blankly at the inside of the fridge. And then I saw the M4SB on the kitchen cupboard, waiting to be put away and inspiration hit me : the magic of the M4SB was operating :o)

I didn't plan it to but when I finished assembling the bento, it was quite colour coordinated again. I guess it's a virgo thing that takes me unawares, whether it be colours or symmetrical lines, I always come back to "neat and orderly".

Anyway, enough rambling. My M4SB of the day has :

* yellow section : taboulé with bell peppers, parsley, scallion, tomato and raisins (and a drizzle of olive oil). Taboulé is more of a summer dish but with temperatures up to 20°C today, a sunny dish was in order. :o)
* purple section : storebought falafels (because I still can't make them myself, at least not edible ones) and a cherry tomato
* green section : steamed greens (brocoli, zucchini, peas)
* red section : strawberry, nectarine, plum, apple, grapes


Anonymous said...

Looks yummy as always!! Thanks for the award. I finally got around to picking 12+ recipients... that's a lot of work lol :)


Lil'chan said...

Ja, die magische Box. Sieht sehr lecker und gut aus ^-^ Diese Panda-Baran sehen wirklich süß aus!

Lia Chen said...

Very nice M4SB bento! Love the colors for each section. Not to mention those panda baran are so cute (^.^)

Lyndsey said...

What a very colorful bento! I would love to eat this one. I need to get a M4SB if it gives you this much inspiration! :)

Andi said...

Fabluous bento! Some of the best things that happen in life are those that are unplanned...and look at the result!

arkonite_babe said...

Please please tell me what brand the box is, I'm trying to track one down from the Uk *sigh*

Ceinwyn / Ingrid said...

Thank you all for the kind comments.

@arkonite_babe : The box is called Party Mini from the Japanese brand inomata and I found mine on ebay. the seller still has boxes available, if you want one, check out this link

Bento Box said...

I think it turned out great considering you had no idea what to make and then you MAGICKED this great bento out of the contents of your fridge! Great colours and healthy looking too!

arkonite_babe said...

thank you thank you thank you!

arkonite_babe said...

Finally went and looked at this in detail, it would cost me $25 US to get this box to the Uk, thats about £20 GBP!!!!!!

Somehow I don't think so, thanks anyways for the help, I'll keep looking!