Rice sandwiches, home-grown vegetables

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Bento content
Rice sandwiches stuffed with mushroom pâté (homemade)
-Mum’s garden carrot and parsnip
Lentils salad
-Dried fig, almonds, cranberries, and crystallised ginger
-Two little Alsatian biscuit (from Alice)

It has been a while since I last posted. Sorry about that but I’m quite busy lately and it seems it’s not going to change much. A friend of us popped in for dinner a few days ago and brought me some of these traditional Alsatian biscuits, and as we didn’t eat the full box on that evening I still had a few to squeeze in my lunch box. The vegetables are mum’s home-grown one’s, I find them so tiny and so cute, and if you had the chance to taste them you’d find them incredibly tasty and flavoured. It just wonderfully matched with my mushroom rice sandwiches. And just a little tip to enhance your rice sandwiches : use glutinous rice!

A French translation is available here

Vegan toffee bakewell tart

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Tea treat
-Tea (sencha)
Vegan toffee bakewell tart

As I told you I still don’t have an oven yet. Therefore I can only look at the photos of the pies I could do when I still was in Warsaw. This one was a try to veganise the bakewell tart I did but to make it treackier I wanted to stuff it with homemade toffee or also known as milk jam.
Conclusion: one can do toffee with soya milk without any trouble! And the result is really great! I have also tried an alternative with coco milk which is really awesome, but I wasn’t sure it would marry with the almond taste here. For the aerial part of the almonds paste I used vinegar and baking powder. Would you believe if I told you that Bear thought that the tart was much lighter and yummy than the previous one? A simple look at this photos and the sweet smell of this delicious tart comes up to my memories. I’d give a lot to have an oven again! 😉

Sort of minced meat (seitan)

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Dinner
Minced seitan
Cauliflower and broccoli stir
Spinach with mushrooms

The hot Polish summer days seem to be always followed by stormy rainy nights. Even in week-ends. I came back tired from a medieval battle reconstitution at Grunenwald and a three hours swim in a cold lake. I needed some fulfilling food to help me fight back the little cold which seemed to show up. So, as I had a little time yesterday night I prepared some minced meat substitute based on seitan and tofu. The result was really nice especially with some really tasteful veggies. What could we hope for more?