Zoé’s birthday, mexican pancakes

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Birthday dinner
Mexican pancakes (with corn flour)
Tomato sauce with soya pellet
Guacamole with white beans puréed added
-Raw cauliflower
-Lettuce
-Spicy sautéed courgette
-Aubergine ratatouille

Someday was my birthday. And the tradition is that the birthday-girl shouldn’t prepare the meal. So Bear is the Chef tonight. One of my favourite meal. A real pleasure. He’s really an amazing cook. Domi popped in off-the-cuff and joined the party. A big thank to both of you to have enlighten my day.

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Sunday for two: Tempura

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Sunday lunch
Falafel
Tempura (aubergine, carrot, onion)
-Soba with miso
Sweet and sour tomato sauce

Did you ever tasted tempura? Such lightly breaded fried vegetables. I added some sweet and sour sauce with a little soba and miso soup to complete the meal. And though, it’s not Japanese, I added some falafel for the pulse, but it was a little too much fried item for the same meal. Next time, we’ll go for some steamed pulse burgers!

Donburi

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Lunch bowl
Poached egg
Caramelised aubergine
-Rice
Sweet tomato chilli beans (exchange the hot chili pepper paste with 1 tsp of sugar or agave sirop)

Sometimes I like to wander on the web. And here’s what I found on Shoko’s amazing blog: Donburi. So when I managed to found aubergine at my local store, I went for it! And to say true it became a popular meal at our place! You should definitively give it a try!

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.

Aubergine and red lentils spring rolls

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Dinner
Aubergine and red lentils spring rolls
Maize boiled and then grilled
Oyster mushroom scallops

Here, the aubergine are still in season and the winter isn’t at all settling. I’d rather say that it’s late summer beginning of autumn. This is one of the pleasure of living more southern than last year! I had a good luck while surfing on the Messy vegetarian’s blog and the spring rolls are freely inspired from his recipe. It was a true treat with some boiled and grilled maize and our favourite mushroom scallops. A nice meal before I take the night train to the wintry north.

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…