Back from the market: apple chestnut bread

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Snack
Apple and chestnut bread with cheese spread
-Spring sprouts
-Fresh veggies: raw cauliflower, raw carrots, apples
-A glass of lemonade

We like to wander in the market on Saturday mornings under the pale sun of spring. Usually when we come back home with our bags full, we like to take a moment to sit and enjoy to eat some fresh vegetables with fresh homemade bread. For a change I went for a chestnut and apple flavoured bread.

A French version is available here.

Late summer sunday salad

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Lunch
-Avocado stuffed with sweet mayonnaise and tomato sauce topped with olives
-Chicory with spread cheese, carrots
-Alfalfa sprouts, leek sprouts
-Cherry tomato, mozzarella, and basil brochettes
-Lamb’s lettuce with pan onions and dried tomatoes
-Pan toasted bread
Poached egg
Banana jelly

It’s snowing here. And mamapasta was saying that it would not snow here. Good gosh, I love snow. I love to dress up to brave the wintry cold. But I seem to be the only one down here…And maybe I’m the only one who has her boiler out of order…for five days now…
So, to tease you (and myself) I’ll show you one of my sunday meals when I had no oven, and when sun was still shinning bright, clear and hot. And sundays are usually the days when I try to make a special meal. So what can we do without an oven? I thought nowt…finally it isn’t as bad as I thought!

French translation available here.

Acommoding leftovers

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Bento content:
Pea and mint purée
Carrot purée
Potato purée
-Frozen raspberries
-Dried fruits and pecan nut
-Apple quarter
-Cheese
-Cucumber slices and mushroom slices
Vegan chocolate cupcake

Well, I did had some leftovers from yesterday’s orgie. So I tucked them in our bentos, and surprisingly cold purée is good too. And because raspberries are in season I couldn’t resit to tuck a few in our lunch. A real treat. And because I didn’t have any pulses left I squeezed in a little piece of cheese and dried fruits.
This bento as a little bento friend which I took on the plane, yes, abroad for the two next weeks, so I’m going to be low posting.

Cheese cake, Daring bakers (truly late)

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Lunch
Spinach and mushrooms
Potato and aubergine pots
Cheese cake

I realised that I hadn’t posted April’s Daring bakers. Well I’m forgiveable as it was just before my so hard month travelling through France. I did my tour de France not on a bike but with trains.
I like cheese cakes and lately I tasted quite a few with some of Bear’s colleagues. I’m more used to non-baked cheese cake, therefore I was quite proud to achieve a cooked cheese cake with an oaty crunchy bottom. So great, Bear asked me quite a few time to redo it this is why I do post it now.

Sandwich can be vegetarian

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Bento content
Falafel
-Lettuce
Cabbage yoghurt salad
-Sandwich 1: vegan pâté [base mung beans], cheese, lettuce, mayonnaise
-Sandwich 2: aubergine caviar, seitan breaded with okara and miso spices, lettuce.

As usual, I’m in a hurry, trying to get everything done and still to eat properly so I went for sandwiches today. I saw on a few forums that people don’t imagine sandwiches to be vegetarian.
I think this is truly amazing! Hey wake up guys, there are thousands of incredible variations of vegetarian/vegan pâtés. This decided me to show you this really simple but tasty bento. Maybe sandwiches would be a little more vegetarian among non-vegetarian eaters! 😉
(The box is my little Totoro box which got damaged during my last trip. It’s last time, before ending in the museum of broken bento boxes…I hate these low cost flights!).

Because sandwich can be vegetarian!

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Bento
Okara breaded broccoli
-Cucumber
-Carrot salad
French vinaigrette
Vegan lemon and kiwi pie
Sandwich made of vegan pâté (black beans), spinach leaves, lettuce, cucumber, cheese.

As I told you I running all the time, I need to go quick. And as you know I still wanted to bake this vegan tort for our job meeting. Still, I had to prepare a bento and well, at some time, go to bed! So I quickly assembled this bento with breaded broccoli for the crunchy taste, raw vegetables for the fresh taste, this little vegan pie because I couldn’t present a pie that I hadn’t tasted before, and to complete a vegetarian sandwich. Yes sandwiches can be vegetarian! This one is filled with creamy cheese, vegan pâté (black beans), spinach leaves, lettuce, cucumber.

Four nests bento

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Bento content:
-Japanese noodle (soba)
-Quail eggs
Kohlrabi and walnut sprinkles
-Red cabbage flavoured with ginger, Brussels sprouts,
-Broccoli flavoured with paprika
Sweet Japanese black beans
Radish and carrot pickles with olives
-Bf’s cheese sandwich and Brussels sprouts.

It’s the first time I find quail eggs in the nearby shop. I couldn’t resist trying them. I had in mind a eagle’s nest made with soba noodles and some green sprinkles which should be quite flavoured to highlight a bit our cold lunch. I had prepared some flavoured greens to go with them and was trying to present it not to awfully, when Bear came with the idea of doing 4 nests and adding olives to the last nest.
The broccoli nest is laying over some sweet Japanese black beans mix. These pulses are really sweet and make a truly good bento item. The salty taste from the sprinkles contrasted really nicely with this sweetness. Bear came home really happy of this bento! I enjoyed it too by the way, but somehow when Bear enjoys it too it’s so more meaningful…