Sunday for two: Tempura

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Sunday lunch
Falafel
Tempura (aubergine, carrot, onion)
-Soba with miso
Sweet and sour tomato sauce

Did you ever tasted tempura? Such lightly breaded fried vegetables. I added some sweet and sour sauce with a little soba and miso soup to complete the meal. And though, it’s not Japanese, I added some falafel for the pulse, but it was a little too much fried item for the same meal. Next time, we’ll go for some steamed pulse burgers!

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Bechamel peas

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Bento
-Steamed romanesco broccoli
Bechamel peas
Risotto (carrots, onion, mushrooms, broccoli)

Sometimes I wonder whether or not to post my everyday bentos. The risotto is yesterday evening’s leftovers. I do not have a proper recipe as I wasn’t the cook! Bear made us the meal yesterday and he rarely measures anything regarding spices. I believe you could go with any risotto recipe already featured here. I added some peas in bechamel and steamed romanesco brocoli.

I found a better way to heat up my meal, avoiding a microwave: I stuck it in an oven for seven minutes at 200°C (to avoid meals to dry up add a glass of boiling water in the oven). Just keep in mind that I have a tiny oven that heats up quick. Have a nice day!

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.

Terrific vegan pie

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Dinner
Potato, red beans and carrot pie
-Mint flavoured tea

I don’t know how many times I’ve checked, but it seems I’ve never featured this vegan pie. It’s the perfect meal we enjoy on wintry evenings. It heats up the place while baking and warms our little greedy stomachs. It’s a sort of minced pie with gravy. The main ingredients are potato, carrot, red beans but you could go for some other vegetables (just beware that they won’t be too watery).

A French version is 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!

Pattypan squash soup

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Dinner
Pattypan squash soup with fried seitan balls
Onion flavoured bread

Hi! It has been a while! I’m really sorry about it, I’ve been working so hard lately: at work at 7h30 and Bear tries to make me stop before 23! Well, this week-end I had a little time to treat Bear and thank him for the last few weeks, when he did all the cooking. So I think that a little soup with some fried seitan balls, and homemade onion flavoured bread slices would do the trick. Oh, and I do have to thank Kahte from the Vegeweb forum for the idea of fried seitan. It was really great. It’s nice to get near some pans and have a little time for cooking.

Polish dish: mushroom scallop

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Dinner
Mushroom scallop [polish recipe]
Onion and curcuma risotto
Mediterranean foil parcel

We have spent an incredibly great week-end with Bear’s polish colleagues. Though they only speak polish, my polish is good enough to understand easy things and answer half with words half with mimes. Yes, I rarely encounter any polish in my work, whereas Bear is all the time working with Poles, therefore he’s nearly fluent.
As I am a vegetarian, and polish diet is really full of meat, Agda thought a lot and came with this incredible mouth watering mushroom scallop. The idea is to mimic their chicken scallop. These easy scallop need two major ingredients Boczniak mushrooms and tarta bulka which is finely blended bread crumbs made of their bulka bread (baking soda based bread). I think you might find them in special polish stores, I believe. Well, I’ll figure it out next year, as I definitely want to have some more of these in the future, even if not living in Poland any more.
I added some little foil parcel of Mediterranean vegetables with some fresh basil and thyme I manage to grow near the kitchen window. To accompany these goodies, Bear in the meantime prepared some simple but tasteful onion and curcuma risotto. It was a joy to cook together, and even more when we sat down and started to eat…Oh Poland, you really can have good food!