Little salad in the end of winter

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Lunch
-Cherry tomato
-Chicory spread with soya yoghurt sauce (Provençal spices)
-Lamb’s lettuce
-Carrot julienne
-Onions sautés
-Preserved maize
-Two slices of homemade bread

It’s not summer yet but I still enjoy salads. We can still have some in the end of winter, beginning of spring. Just a few things put together to make my day! The cherry tomatoes are a present from a friend.

A French version is available here.

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Onion flavoured bread and tapenade

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Bento
-Mini tomatoes
-Cucumber
-Maize (pickle)
-Mushroom
-White and green beans
-Radishes
-Arugola
-Sandwiches made of onion flavoured bread with black tapenade and mushrooms

Yesterday, I forgot to give you the recipe of my onion flavoured bread. So, it’s a good thing that I show you such a simple bento. Nothing really fancy, just a few veggies, a little sandwich with homemade bread and tapenade. Just enough to make my day and make me forget that I’m totally owerwhelmed with my work!

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!

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…

Bento quickly made in the evening

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Bento content
Spinach and goat cheese pie
French vinaigrette
Lentils and coral lentils with soya sauce
Cabbage salad (yoghurt and mayonnaise)
-Carrot salad
Corn and olive salad

So, I’m in a real hurry lately. Very few time, for you, for me, for anything to say the truth. I’m running, running, running. So I had to quickly make a bento for tomorrow’s lunch as it is bento or starve choice option…
So quickly this evening, with the rest of flaky pastry from the onion pie, I made some little spinach and goat cheese pies. (yes, we treated ourselves with goat cheese).
I added the rest of our lentils and red lentils we had on the evening. They were cooked with 2 tbsp of black soya sauce. So we didn’t have to add a vinaigrette to highlight them. I prefer them just a littly crunchy for a bento salad so it’s a good idea to cook the both types of lentils together as the coral lentils are cooked before the brown lentils. It’ll give a crunchy and soft texture.
Then, I just added some salads and corn and olive salad for the starch.

This bento was really quickly assembled, but was tasty!