Vegan bento: veggies with ginger and sesame sauce

Vegetarian, Bento, Cuisine, Recipes, Zoé

Bento
-Boiled carrot, parsnip, rutabaga (yellow turnip) with sesame ginger miso paste
-Brussels sprouts
Vegan sausage rolls
-Semolina topped with parsley

We decided that it was time to get back to proper bentos, not just quick sandwiches tossed in a paper bag with maybe a fruit. I did this bento in the morning with the sausage rolls leftovers from the evening. In 20 minutes, the bento was packed and I was ready to go. I started boiling the Brussels sprouts with soja sauce, peeled and sliced some carrots, parsnip, rutabaga which went boiling in another pan. In the meantime, I had breakfast, got washed and prepared, came back to boil some water for the semolina, and tucked everything in the bento.
Bear shared his with Stevens, who both found it neatly presented and tasty. That’s the best compliment ever!

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Shortbread biscuit

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Tea treat
Frapped coffee
Sesame shortbread biscuit with redcurrant jelly
-Nectarine

This is an old photo from late august in Warsaw. It was one of these sunny Polish days when I had time to do pies and when I had some left-overs of crust-pastry. What can one do with it? I usually just roll it down and do some little squares, on which I sprinkle with sesame seeds, or nuts. There are really great with a little bit of jam and a Greek cafe frappe. I do long to have time again to bake and day dream.

Banana coco jelly, thin okara and miso breaded seitan

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Bento content
Sesame cookies
Banana and coco jelly (lemon for the colour)
Humous
-Cauliflower and carrot sticks
-Onigri
Thin seitan slices breaded with okara and miso
-Kiwi slices
-Lettuce

So happy, I’m back cooking again on a daily basis. Bear is too! This bento is full of little things I missed these last days: homemade cookies, jelly, houmous, rice and raw vegetables and fruits.
It’s stupid but humus isn’t something common in France. I mean you cannot go in any shop and find can of houmous. Unfortunatly. And jelly is just unavailable and I tend to avoid mousses because of gelatine.
So back at home, with very little time and just blended a banana and add coco flakes a little lemon to prevent the banana to turn brown and agar-agar. And here you are!
As I told you yesterday, I wanted a to add a little more flavour to my ham. How? Well, I played with the breading. As usual I headed towards my okara box better than bread crumbs and looked for miso and spices! The result was really great!
And today’s treat were these little cookies mostly made out of sesame and maple syrup.

Linux Penguin

Bento content:
-Rice
-Carrots, sesame cabbage, broccoli
-Omelette.

This bento is a bit of a joke…for a geeky girl who had to spend one week away from her computer in the fresh air!
I cooked the vegetables with water but for each vegetables I changed the flavouring of the water to give a bit of taste to these vegetables. The carrots were cooked with garlic and lemon juice, the broccoli with soya and a stock cube, the cabbage with the soya, stock cube and ginger. I added some sesame seeds on the cabbage (so tasty). The omelette was spiced with some chili pepper paste. The rice is cooked with garlic ginger and a stock cube.
The penguin is made out of nori (with a sharp knife) and the hand and beak are made out of carrot. This bento is tasteful and it took me 30 minutes in the morning (and I eat my breakfast in the meanwhile). This bento seems good and a bit complicated just thanks presentation, because the cooking is really simple!