Pea and mustard sauce, polenta and boiled veggies

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Dinner
Polenta medals
Pea and mustard sauce
-Boiled vegetables (carrot, rutabaga, Brussels sprouts, turnip)

Bear is really fan of polenta medals. So, I try to make some from time to time. This time I added some boiled vegetables with a pea and mustard sauce. The result was amazing though the ingredients are truly ordinary. Have a try!
Just a little tip for the vegetables, you can boil them all in the same pan full with water, just start with the turnip, rutabaga and carrots. When nearly tender add the Brussels sprouts (they only need 5 minutes of boiling).

A French version is available here.

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Fried Jerusalhem artichokes

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Dinner
Fried Jerusalhem artichokes
Sauerkraut with mushrooms
-Steamed potato

So after our parsnip chip, we went for fried Jerusalem artichokes. The idea suited us, and was a perfect match with the steamed potato, and sauerkraut. A nice meal for a tender evening.

A French version is available here.

Canadian vegan pancakes

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Breakfast
Pancakes (Canadian style)
Toffee
-Hot soya chocolate

Some mornings, I wake up and things seems so dark and useless. These mornings I do my best to shake off all these bad feelings and stick myself in the kitchen to favour myself with some breakfast treat. This time it was fluffy Canadian vegan pancakes. And as I don’t have any golden syrup in my cupboards, I reached for the toffee pot which mum taught me how to do not so long ago.

A French version is available here.

Sealed sandwiches

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Bento content
-Sealed sandwich with aubergine caviar, sprouts
Red fruits jelly
-Lamb’s lettuce
Steamed rice onigri stuffed with sprouts and spread cream
Polish sweet red cabbage salad

My friend StL did all the travel to our place to say hello. And she even came with a present : a sandwich sealer. So I think the least I could do to thank her was to publish Bear’s bento. Thank you so much! For those of you who don’t have it one solution can be to use the flat part of the blade of knife to seal it.

A French version is available here.

Swiss chard and nut tart, and salted turnip

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Dinner
Salted turnip (Alsatian recipe)
Swiss chard and nut pie
-Steamed potato with a nut of margarine to melt

I wanted to find back old flavours : salted turnip. No way to find some here. So the solution was to prepare some my ownself. It doesn’t ask a lot of time neither a lot of skills and the result is really good. I added a slice of beet and nut pie. First time, I ever tasted any Swiss chard was in Nice as a pie and it was yuk…sprinkled with icing sugar! Past, this first bad experience I was brave enough to try to eat some beet again by copying my spinach pie! And it is tasty enough to have been added to my handy everyday express meals list.

A French translation is available here

Simple food: steamed rice onigris

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Bento content
Steamed onigri
Pumpkin purée, lentils, nori, and again lentils, pumpkin
-Sprouts
-Steamed red beans

If you’re familiar with my diet, you know how much I enjoy rice. I first tasted steamed rice in a welcoming Laotian restaurant in a little town in North-East of France. The chef explained us in detail the recipe. I can’t thank him enough for my everyday pleasure of enjoying steamed rice at home with low efforts. This time, I just accompanied it with some simple items. One side of the box I just set one layer of pumpkin purée, lentils, nori, then start all over. It’s really nice to take a spoonful of this mix. Red beans completed the meal.

A French version is available here.