Earth day and a quick bento

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Bento
Risotto topped with flax seeds and wakame
-Canned pepper bell, mum’s home-grown carrots, flat green beans, chive, parsley

Most of the time I feel like the hummingbird trying to fight an enormous forest fire with the tiny drop of water he can store in his beak, not listening to the others laughing about the nonsense of the situation, trying not to hear their “it’s useless” argumentation.
But today is different. Today is Earth day. Today, I feel that I’m not the only hummingbird in the world. That trying to consume less and differently is not just like another stone in the pond. That going for respectful environment-friendly and not-tested-on-animals products is not just another fancy of mine. That taking the time to make my own cleaning products is worth it (at least I know our sceptic tank thanks us for it), and so is my weird ideas of buying mainly seasonal, local, fair-trade and/or organic goods. That trying to avoid plastic products and having a garden is not just useless. That the money we put into having a greener and waste-free home is meaningful. That preferring to walk or use the bicycle, or accepting the annoyance of public transport to the car is worth (at least I’ll do my daily sport).
Thanks to all the hummingbirds. Have a nice Earth day.
P.S.: I naturally went for a vegan bento. It lacks of proteins but this morning I ate a lemon tofu soufflé as breakfast.

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Italian raviolis : mushrooms or butternut squash stuffing?

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Bento
-Window shelf homegrown parsley, chive and mint
-Lettuce
-Ravioli stuffed with butternut squash or mushrooms (I’ll know when I’ll eat them)
-Carrot sticks
-Mushroom sliced
-Red fruit salad (frozen) with a tsp of cane sugar

I did two full batch of raviolis with Italian stuffing (mushroom and another with butternut squash). It’s not only the form it’s also the dough which changed. Then, I froze them all and take some out from time to time on busy nights. The leftover’s of yesterday’s evening went in my bento. I was inspired by Were Rabbits bentos and added some parley, chive and lettuce to cheer it up. Some raw veggies and a little red fruit salad.

As I can’t store my bentos in a fridge at work, and as it’s getting hotter I try to put a frozen item inside in the morning to keep it cool. And as the fruits give water I’ll wrap them in some film so that it won’t leek on the other items.

A new little oven and a Provencal cheese pie

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Dinner
Thai like soup
Provencal cheese pie
-Mini tomatoes
-Carrot salad
-Lettuce (Lamb lettuce)
-Raw cauliflower
Falafel

A new oven has taken place in my little kitchen! Therefore I can continue my pie craziness. A few guests came by to have a little chat this evening and joined us for dinner. My stay in Poland has changed some of my habits, and I now often start a meal with a little soup. This Thai soup was made of julienned carrots, maize, broad beans, mungo beans sprouts and chive. Truly refreshing. Then, a little plate full of salad with a magical Provençal cheese cake with dried tomatoes. Bear is totally fond of it, and it was one of the pies he asked me to bake for his goodbye party when we left Poland.

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…

Lapinou

Bento content:
-Gouda
-Maasdam
-Quinoa and lens
-Flat beans
-Omelette with chive
-Broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, mushrooms.

My Totoro box arrived at last. As it’s a bit little I added a mini lock and lock box of fresh fruits with strawberries, cherries, apricot and grape.
I just cooked some quinoa that I mix with some lens. At the end of the cooking of the lens I added a tblsp of soja sauce, one of sugar and a half of rice vinegar . It’s the only way I found to make myself eat lens. I really like them this way. I’m nearly sure that you can eat anything if you found the proper way to prepare it so it would seem yummy and at your taste. One must first overcome the prejudice of the taste of the food you dislike and be brave enough to try again and again to eat it mixed with spices, other foods, or just cooked differently. I manage to bring Bisounours_51 to eat vegetables for example, and that was really challenging as he didn’t eat any before we met!
Have a nice day, I’m really tired out!