After Louisiana and its creole cuisine, I continue my world exploration. Today we stop in Thailand with this Siam Chicken. Snowpeas, yellow bellpepper, bean sprouts, chicken, cashew nuts and rice is all we need to make this yummy dish.
Lunch today has flavours of Louisiana and creole cuisine as it features leftovers from yesterday's dinner : Jambalaya. For dessert, I have the usual suspects : strawberry, apple, clementine and white and black grapes.
Bon appetit !
My two tools to fix a quick meal : a wok and a rice cooker :o) Today's bento has terriyaki beef (with shitake, snowpeas and spring onions), simple basmati rice and the usual selection of fruits for dessert and snacking in the afternoon. No lunchbots box today because I might nuke the bento (without the fruit obviously). But I am definitely hooked on the stainless steel boxes :o)
Today's bento's main feature is a traditional South African dish, which we had for dinner yesterday : Bobotie. It is an oven dish made up of mainly of ground meat (pork/veal in my case), green beans and apple. I didn't make it from scratch but used a spice mix I had in one of my cupboards. However you cqn fnd many different recipes around the net, if you want to give it a try.
The bobotie is accompanied by rice cooked with raisins, a carrot baran and some steamed brocoli.
And as they say in Afrikaans "Eet smaaklik". :o)
And to get you in the right mood :
Running out of time so the post will be very short. I tried the duo lunchbots today to pack my bento. Not completely convinced by this separation, but I'll have to try a few times to get the hang of it.
In the left part I have a small cordon bleu, with snowpeas and carrots, covered with brocoli rosets. On the right side, I have some basmati rice covered with a mushroom stew (brown mushrooms and shitake, apple and a bit of goat cheese), decorated with asparagus, carrot and yellow cherry tomato.
Yesterday was a bentoless day, but today I am back in my routine ... and **rolling drum** I am packing one of the coveted Lunchbots :o) I found them all on amazon.uk, including the trio and insulated bowl, but for some odd reason they refused to ship it across the Channel. So, I had to continue the search and I found some on a Dutch site, specialised in organic stuff. I still want the trio and quad ones as well as the insulated bowl, but I have a few new boxes to work with now. And did you see? The cover is purple <3.
Today's bento main ingredients are polpette, italian veal meatballs, which are accompanied by some black rice, brocoli, carrots, snowpeas, green asparagus and mini corn slices. I need to buy more fruit today, so I just have an apple for dessert.
The title says it all. Uninspired. I had great expectations as to my bento planning for this week but somehow it fell flat. So I've just got steak, boiled potatoes and steamed brocoli for lunch and some fruits for dessert. Hopefully better tomorrow ...
Today's bento is composed of yesterday's leftovers so there isn't too much to describe : boiled potatoes, garlic chicken and green beans with a tiny bit of bacon in it. For dessert, I have black and blueberries, grapes, apple and for once, a little piece of dark chocolate.
Have a great weekend everybody and see you back on Monday.
Another day, another bento ... more noodles and more shrimp. Comfort food par excellence :o)
Today's noodle dish is Shrimp Pad Thai : rice noodles, shrimps, carrots, cabbage, peas, chili and sprinkled with peanut brittle.
Quick bento for today : rice noodles with garlic shrimp, carrots, shitake and baby pakchoi in the lower tier and grapes, blueberries, blackberries, clementine, apple and a little goat cheese in the top tier.
After spending a weekend with hot tea, cake (because I bake when I feel crappy), tablets and a box of tissues, I have to go out and confront the world again today. I don't feel up to it. I have been struggling with a very annoying cold for the better part of the past week and despite the amount of medication I throw into the battle, the victory over the germs is still not in view :o(
But I keep going ... I'm not going to let some louzy germs rule my world.
For lunch today, I have a round zucchini stuffed with pork/beef ground meat, white rice, a bit of tomato sauce (tomatoes, olives, zucchini), steamed brocoli florets and a cherry tomato. Fruits are the regulars.
Bon appetit and happy Monday !
Last bento of the week because it's Friday. :o) Not sad to have the weekend finally arriving. With the Siberian temperatures we have had this week, getting out in the cold has been a chore, so I really look forward to be able to sleep in and stay inside. Moreover they have announced snow for this weekend, and sitting on the sofa under a blanket with some hot cocoa while watching the snowflakes fall down sounds like a great plan :o)
But that's for tomorrow, now back to today. For my lunch, I have some brown rice, chicken tikka massala, an assortment of steamed greens (cauliflower, brocoli, asparagus, brussels sprouts, snowpeas and mini corn) and the usual fruits.
Nothing left to say but to wish you "Bon appetit". Have a nice weekend and see you all on Monday.
Labels: apple, blackberries, brocoli, cauliflower, crêpes salées, grapes, ham, strawberries, zucchini ·
In the christian (catholic?) tradition, one celebrates Candlemas on February 2. Depending on whether you live north or south of the linguistic border, you will either call it Maria Lichtmis (Flanders) or Chandeleur (Wallonia). But no matter where you are in Belgium and regardless of the name you give to this Feast, a recurrent item is ... the crêpe (pannenkoeken in Dutch).
In order to honor the tradition, my bento of the day holds savoury (for the recipe see this old post) and sweet crêpes. The savoury crêpes are filled with zucchini and ham, decorated with weaved zucchini peel and a little radish and accompanied by some steamed cauliflower and brocoli rosets. Dessert has a little sweet crêpe aumonière filled with strawberry and banana and the usual suspects from the fruit department : grapes, strawberry, apple, blackberries and pomegranate.
After seeing Gamene's post featuring fennel, I remembered I still had a fennel bulb in the fridge. I bought it a while back, meaning to prepare it with sometype of fish but never came round to it. Luckily for me, my fridge is an excellent one with the vegetable drawer being at a constant 0 degrees. So more than two weeks after purchase, it was still nice and fresh. :o)
I searched for a recipe that would combine fennel and mushroom as I still had some oyster mushrooms and shitake in that drawer too. And that's when I came across this recipe. Because cups aren't a regular measuring unit over here, I had to wing it a bit as far as quantities were concerned but it came out perfectly. To accompany the tasty risotto (containing shitake, oyster mushroom, fennel, asparagus and spring onion), I cooked some steak and added a little tomato skewer and carrot sakura for a bit of colour. For dessert I have a little sidebox, but I didn't take a picure of it.