Waffle when alone

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Lunch
Quick broccoli salad (chilli pepper, olive, broccoli)
Waffles
Tofu Chantilly
-Cherries

Sunshine. The dresses are popping out. Streets are full with bare legs. Female or male (picture the males with shorts not skirts, mean no offence to Scotland though). I’m resting in the garden under the shade of a fig tree. I’m treating myself with a salad that Bear would hate: crunchy broccolis (he likes them all soggy) with pepper bells (I still can’t get him to eat that). As a dessert, I guess he wouldn’t say no to my waffles but I know he would sulk at the cherries. But, this is the perfect meal for me. Like an enormous Christmas present, I cherished each bite.
I’m used to making a full batch of waffles and freeze the leftovers. They are perfect when my bread monster has eaten up all the bread with none left for breakfast. I just reach for them in the freezer and toss them in the toaster. I even prefer them this way as they come out with a crispy coat.
But I have to check on Bear, though he usually isn’t so keen in dessert, he can eat them all up on a movie night with some sweet chestnut purée.

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Chile, a kitchen and a summer lunch

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Lunch

-Little summer salad (pealed tomato, cucumber and lemon)
-Melon (half)
Tomato, courgette, olive and tofu pie.

Chile, end of the stay, a little flat shared with a friend. An oven, some great flour (I’d love to bring back tones of this flour). An evening baking where we ended as wet phantoms as one started to throw a pinch of flour to the other, then the other grabbed the near by glass half full of water…a great baking night.
The pie leftovers were completed for lunch with a little cucumber tomato salad and a melon. What more can you ask for?
Maybe that Bear could share these moments with me…

Red beans and olive pie, tomato and pea pie

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Dinner
Tomato and pea pie
Red beans and olive pie
-Lettuce
Ginger beer

Maybe you don’t know how I usually do, I try a new idea, I take a photo and note down the recipe. If I like it, I’ll try it two more times before publishing. If not, either I’ll dump the idea, either I’ll note the modifications I’d need to do and then give it another shot. When satisfying I’ll try it twice more to confirm the recipe. And I’ll try to choose the prettiest photo.
This explains why you only have now this incredible red bean pie which is featured with our everyday summer tomato and pea pie.
Bear is totally fond of this pie. And with a little glass of homemade ginger beer we managed to do of this evening a little feast.

A French version is available here.

Olive and tomato cake

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Bento (Bear’s)
Olive and tomato cake
-Tup of mayonnaise
-Two steamed onigris stuffed with spread cream and sprouts (nori)
-Lentils sprouts
-Carrot sliced
-Mushroom sliced
-Quarter of apple

I don’t now how many photos I tried to take of my Mamie’s olive and tomato cake (my French Granny). So this is my last shot, it’s not good and doesn’t seems as yummy as it should. But I’m fed up of trying, I did everything I could possibly think of. So here you are with Bear’s favourite salty cake. With some little items to highlight it.

A French translation is avalaible 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.

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!

Onigri with miso and okara breading, soya cotelette: stop buying commercial mix!

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Bento content
Onigri with miso and okara breading
Cabbage salad topped with prickles of turnip leaves and nuts
-Carrot slices
-One homemade and one bought spicy soya cotelette
-Cucumber pickled (sliced)
Corn and olive salad

I love rice. I just cannot live without. So this time I made little onigris that I dipped in some miso thick paste and breaded with okara. You know my left-overs from milk soya making. As usual, you can just replace it by breadcumbs…Bear is addicted to these onigri now…geez he’ll eat all my good rice…damn!Should hide it…
I redid some of this seasoning with turnip leaves this time and it was just as great as the one made with kohlrabi leaves.
Did you ever try soya cotelette? I like them quite a lot, and my favourite are the spicy ones.
I even bought a pack of this weird powder, where you have to add water form it in a ball and then heat them…Yes, I did…But, then, (you all know me) I had to try to do some myself! So I gave it a shot, and to be honest, I put in each bento one homemade one and one bought one so we could compare.
Result: I think that mines have a little less chewy texture in comparison to the bought ones. Bear told me I was mad, he preferred mines as they were more spicy and he thought the texture was exactly the same.
Whatever, the conclusion is that we are not buying it anymore and that I’ll make some.
You’re thinking it’ll use me up more time? No, no, it’s just as quick as taking out this pack and putting water in it. Yes, it’s blended dried okara, potato starch and some spices...here you go!