Hangover lunch

Vegetarian, Bento, Recipes, Zoé

Yesterday night, BF had a welcoming party with his colleagues at the office. He came back knowing so much more polish thanks to a real polish helper: Wodka (Polish spelling for Vodka)! So I ended up taking care of him all night, and well…today’s morning too. I still managed to drag him down to the market to buy some veggies and fruits. After I just had time to prepare a little snack for me and this is what I came up with:

Vegetarian croque monsieur (see below)
Lentils and pumpkin seeds cupcake
-Red cabbage and young green onion salad with my Japanese vinaigrette

This croque-monsieur is just a vegetarian sandwich grilled in a George Foreman-style grill. I’ve put inside this vegetarian pâté I received, a radish spread, some sliced mushrooms and a piece of Polish cheese whose name his quite misleading: ser salami. Nothing to do with salami it’s only a cheese really similar to Gouda I would say.
Well, I’m just killing time…he’s sleeping.
Tonight, I’ll offer him a French-Polish dictionary, the side effects when using it to try to speak Polish are less obvious than Wodka!

Empty fridge bento!

Vegetarian, Bento, Recipes, Zoé

Bento content
-Boiled egg
Citrus, aubergine cabbage salad
-Sandwich with vegetarian pâté and cheese
Beetroot cupcake.

This is the last bento of the week. The fridge is empty. Really empty. The only vegetables left are the long-lasting ones; cabbage, cauliflower and aubergine. We had to go out and buy some cheese and bread in a supermarket. The vegetables and fruit will wait tomorrow as I prefer those coming from the organic market than the untasty ones from supermarket.
Well, as a punishment, we ended with this poor bento.
I managed to put together a sandwich with vegetarian pâté, raw cauliflower and cheese. It was my first try at vegetarian pâté. I was given it for Christmas. Well, I have to admit that it was really good. I would never have guessed. I would never have tasted some neither as it is quite expensive. Maybe, I’ll find a way to prepare some now that I know how it should taste! 🙂

The citrus cabbage salad is a mix of aubergine, orange and cabbage. A good mix to be able to fight back these wintry days!

Note, that BF had hidden a beetroot cupcake so he could have a last one in his bento…Grrr!

And to conclude this week’s challenge: I had a little trouble to stick to plans, so I’ll try that again next week. I’m quite happy that I was able to ave a bento each day, though, I might rely more on leftovers, as it’s time eating to prepare each evening two meals. I’ll have to think it out. By the way, a big thanks to Maki for this challenge!

Old lady

I find this little boxes in a local supermarket. I was so happy that I was able to find three that fit one in the other! The drawback is
that they are neither air tight no water tight.

I’ve just thrown quickly some rice and raw veggies together. Yes, I’m still looking for tasty veggies in Warsaw…and I’ve discover Miranow and Banacha market!
Geez, it’s a relief! The fruits and veggies are organic, good looking, directly from farmer, cheap and so tasty!

Lunch 250 ml bento
-Wild rice
Rice with coral lens
-Raw cauliflower, cucumber, carrot, sauerkraut

Tea time treat
-2 little sandwiches with cream cheese, pickles, pumpkin butter, carrot
-dried fruits and nuts and kumquat

Fresh nature sandwiches

Lately I was a bit looking for fresh vegetables. I still haven’t find a proper place to find fresh and tasty vegies in Warsaw. When I’ll be back I’ll have a look next to the new town…

To cheer me up a bit I made these little sandwiches full of raw veggies!

Vegetarian sandwich made out of a whole wheat nut breads:

I made these sandwiches in July with fresh vegetables from the market and fresh cheese goat from a nearby farm. A real joy! Most of the interest of this sandwich came from the whole wheat nut bread I baked.

Vegetarian sandwiches

Bento content:
-Vegetarian sandwiches: sprouts, tomatoes, hummus, green peppers, pickles,
-Pudding: oats, orange apple slices, grape and yoghurt.

Lately I had a new caprice: germinate seeds. Sprouts have so many healthly properties that I couldn’t resist a try.
But somehow I had to find some recipes to use them!
As I told you those days are quite uneasy for cooking as I don’t always have access to a proper kitchen, or do not have my own tools…
not only the fancy ones, just any tool.
So to germinate those seeds (here fenugreek, radish and lens) I’ve used a plate with a piece of material that I would water twice a day
(don’t forget that before germination these seeds need a twelve hour soaking in cool water). It takes something like four to five days, but what an enjoying
idea. When I was a kid we would only germinate watercress, and the sprouts would make hair to our head-eggshells.

For my first try, I just included them in a vegetarian sandwich. I was a bit sceptical about the vegetarian spread: hummus, but this was before I tasted it!
I’m just totally fond of these vegetarian spreads made of carrots, mushrooms, lens, onions…
So this sandwich is stuffed with hummus, tomatoes, pickles, and sprouts and roasted green peppers.

I hope I’ll be forgiven for all the trouble I’ve encountered lately for posting. Here, it’s a real fuss to upload a photo!
I hope things will get easier in a few days!

Flowers and spirals

Bento content:
Blueberry rice, beetroot rice
-Gouda, Maasdam,
-Radish, Italian flat beans,
Parsley sandwich rolls, avocado sandwich rolls,
-Chicken rolls, prawn balls,
-Grape, apricot.

There is no new recipe in this bento. It’s mostly leftovers that I’ve presented differently. I did some chicken rolls and sandwich rolls again as I just love them. The are a bit squeezed though..Yes, I wanted to have enough to eat. Usually this bento is too much for me, but filled this way it was okay. I still have some of this coloured rice, so you’ll see it again in the next bento. Yes, I do not have a freezer!