Vegan bento: veggies with ginger and sesame sauce

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Bento
-Boiled carrot, parsnip, rutabaga (yellow turnip) with sesame ginger miso paste
-Brussels sprouts
Vegan sausage rolls
-Semolina topped with parsley

We decided that it was time to get back to proper bentos, not just quick sandwiches tossed in a paper bag with maybe a fruit. I did this bento in the morning with the sausage rolls leftovers from the evening. In 20 minutes, the bento was packed and I was ready to go. I started boiling the Brussels sprouts with soja sauce, peeled and sliced some carrots, parsnip, rutabaga which went boiling in another pan. In the meantime, I had breakfast, got washed and prepared, came back to boil some water for the semolina, and tucked everything in the bento.
Bear shared his with Stevens, who both found it neatly presented and tasty. That’s the best compliment ever!

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Polish soup : Parówkowy gulasz w jarzynami

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Dinner
Polish soup (tomato soup with peas and vegan sausage),
-Toasted bread,
Tofu balls,
Sauerkraut

Bear is away all week. I’m lying on my favourite fluffy carpet, hanging on the phone with my sister while waiting that my soup cools down. It’s a simple meal that I would qualify of comfort food as it brings back a lot of memories from our Polish stay. A meal that Bear often asks for : quick simple and really yummy. A good way to fight winter.

By the way, has anyone a good recipe for vegan sausages? I’d love to be able to replicate the I-bought-them-myself ones.

P.S.: Eve, the homemade tomato sauce and the peas come from my freezer.

Express pasta meal

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Dinner
Meaty tofu and gluten balls
Tomato sauce
-Pasta
Apple crumble

Some evenings are a little bit more busier than others. For these evenings I have some meat alike balls in the freezer that I can quickly accommodate with tomato sauce and pasta. It is one of my favourite express meals. What are your favourite express meals?

French translation available here.

Mexican soup

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Dinner
Mexican soup
-Bread

With this cold weather a good spicy soup is the best meal one can hope for. It’s a spicy tomato soup with chick peas. Add some bread and this gives you a well-balanced meal! It’s one of the meal which we really enjoy and can be really quickly done on a busy evening.

French translation available here.

Pattypan squash soup

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Dinner
Pattypan squash soup with fried seitan balls
Onion flavoured bread

Hi! It has been a while! I’m really sorry about it, I’ve been working so hard lately: at work at 7h30 and Bear tries to make me stop before 23! Well, this week-end I had a little time to treat Bear and thank him for the last few weeks, when he did all the cooking. So I think that a little soup with some fried seitan balls, and homemade onion flavoured bread slices would do the trick. Oh, and I do have to thank Kahte from the Vegeweb forum for the idea of fried seitan. It was really great. It’s nice to get near some pans and have a little time for cooking.

Red rice and terrific meat alike balls

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Bento content
-3 meat alike balls
-1/2 tomato
-1/4 aubergine sliced cooked with a spray of oil, chilli pepper, salt and pepper
-1/4 orange pepper bell
-1 little maize
-1/8 cucumber
Red rice
Homemade furitake

One more little idea to colour naturally rice: tomato sauce! It’s amazing it didn’t appear on the blog before because it’s one item which comes often on our table! Mum usually does it with green olives which gives a nice little taste. Though I usually eat it hot, it’s nice cool too. And it was really delicious with some little vegetables cooked and fresh. And today, I didn’t forget the pulse to have a well-balanced vegetarian bento. I did some really great “meat” balls with smoked tofu and gluten. The taste is really incredible and Bear was totally seduced by it. And now I can redo my favourite easy and express pasta recipe: “meat balls” with tomato sauce.
Happy!

Going to Luxembourg

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Bento
-Apple quarter
-Mini tomatoes
-Maize (pickle)
-Raw cauliflower
-Chive
-Carrot sticks
Ratatouille (soya pellet, carrot, aubergine, maize)
Homemade furitake
-Rice

I’m still moving a lot (as usual would one say). I’ve prepared this little bento to eat on the plane while going to Luxembourg.
And guess what? I had to open my box to show that it was only food at the custom! Why is it that I cannot go through customs whithout having to open everything, and explain where why and for how long I going there…