Hand made presents, kiwi and mint jelly

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Bento
-Lens and rice
Potato purée
Kiwi and mint jelly
-Strawberries

My lonely evenings are quite full lately. Lots of Christmas projects, and clothes mending. A few buttons and a ribbon and the nightdress is ready for the midnight ball. Some drawings, birthday cards. And dolls awaking from surgery after a few stitches or a bath.
So only a quick bento could be done tonight. It is a little starchy but I should be eating a little more of proteins, the fruits are just a way to treat myself. I just have to keep in mind that tomorrow night I have to prepare a plate full of veggies to compensate!

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Love letter, leftover lunchbox

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Bento
Asparagus
Hollandaise sauce
Mint peas
-Courgette and potato sauté
Lens and beans burger
-Rice
-Strawberries

Back to work as normal, a bento for lunch as being a vegetarian in France is not the easiest. Some courgette and potatoes sautés and some strawberries completed yesterday’s leftovers.
I should be more sedentary in the following months. Not sure Bear will though, so I’ll be the one staying in a lonely house filled with memories, laughs and teasing, scrabble games and chess defeats, decoration planning and wall banged down, plaster dust and paint smells, dug up garden and newly planted trees, all the things we only manage to do together and when one is not by our side we just lose the strength or ability to do.

Together, mint peas, hollandaise sauce and asparagus

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Quick evening meal
Mint peas
Hollandaise sauce
-Rice
Lens and red beans burger
Asparagus

After my trip to Chile I did a jump to Sweden while Bear was in Finland. Both home at last we treated ourselves with some asparagus highlighted with an hollandaise sauce. I added a lens and red bean burger as I really missed pulses in Chilean restaurants. Some rice with mint peas was the perfect match.
It’s such a pleasure to be together again.

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.

Zoe’s in a hurry

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Bento
Spinach and mushroom
-Rice
-Cucumber
-Carrot notes
-Banana
-Yoghurt
Pea and mint purée in Duchesse

I really don’t have much time, it’s too bad. I will need to reorganise things so that I have a little more time for anything else which isn’t work. Well, here is a leftover bento with not much new in it. Except maybe that it is the first that I show this bento. I’m not really fond of it, to say true, it leeks, it’s not even airtight and I don’t really manage to play much with it. It looked pretty on the net, and once more I listened to the mermaids’ consumer song. I’m not really proud of myself.

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.

It continues…

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Bento content
Coffee cupcake
Polenta olive crakers
Humus olive pâté, tapenade
-Sauerkraut with pickles
Falafel, cauliflower crakers
Pea and mint pie
-Cucumber (only me).

The only way, I manage to prepare bentos everyday is by preparing on week-ends a few recipes. As I have no freezer, my bentos will be quite similar. I’ll just add a few items to spice a little bit my lunches. Each of them, will be really quick to prepare and easy enough to be made on tired evenings when the only thing that crosses your mind is: when can I go to bed?

Today, I added some little polenta olive carkers, and some pea and mint pies. The mint pea pies were just a wonder, even cold! A good bento item.