Apple crumble pie and chinese spinach soup

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Dinner
Chinese spinach and tofu soup
-Steamed Jerusalem artichokes
-Steamed carrots
Sauercraut with mushrooms
Apple crumble pie

I quickly pop in to show you a quickly baked tart. As things go so quickly, I’m not really creative in my kitchen so I stick to the basics. Bear took care of the sauercraut while I took care of the pie, the soup and my mummie’s home grown vegetables. I’m just trying to do quick and tasty meals that would make me happy to be alive and leave me time to share some quality time with Bear. I hope that you can find some ways to share at least half an hour a day with your loved ones.

French translation available here.

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.

Sort of minced meat (seitan)

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Dinner
Minced seitan
Cauliflower and broccoli stir
Spinach with mushrooms

The hot Polish summer days seem to be always followed by stormy rainy nights. Even in week-ends. I came back tired from a medieval battle reconstitution at Grunenwald and a three hours swim in a cold lake. I needed some fulfilling food to help me fight back the little cold which seemed to show up. So, as I had a little time yesterday night I prepared some minced meat substitute based on seitan and tofu. The result was really nice especially with some really tasteful veggies. What could we hope for more?

At last some time together, three colour Duchesses with spicy lentil sesame balls with their creamy dip and salad

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Dinner
Pea and mint purée in Duchesse
Carrot purée in Duchesse
Potato purée in Duchesse
Coral lentils spicy balls
-Cucumber slices
-Spinach leaves
Creamy dip

As I told you, Bear is working a lot and so do I. I fill the lonely evenings with more work, or surfing on your blogs. But tonight it’s different. Bear sent me a text message that he would be able to join me for dinner. So, I put a bottle of our hometown wine to cool and started messing my kitchen. And this is our meal: three colour Duchesses with spicy lentil sesame balls with their creamy dip and salad.
The result was colourful, the taste amazing and Bear’s smile unforgettable. I believe that love and food have a strong link…;)

Cheese cake, Daring bakers (truly late)

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Lunch
Spinach and mushrooms
Potato and aubergine pots
Cheese cake

I realised that I hadn’t posted April’s Daring bakers. Well I’m forgiveable as it was just before my so hard month travelling through France. I did my tour de France not on a bike but with trains.
I like cheese cakes and lately I tasted quite a few with some of Bear’s colleagues. I’m more used to non-baked cheese cake, therefore I was quite proud to achieve a cooked cheese cake with an oaty crunchy bottom. So great, Bear asked me quite a few time to redo it this is why I do post it now.

Courgette cupcakes, banana-coco vegan cupcake

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Bento content
-Sandwich (spinach, vegetarian pâté, cucumber)
Courgette cupcake (vegan, bread based)
Banana-coco cupcake (vegan) or sweet courgette cupcakes
-Mandarin slices
-Kiwi slices
-Carrot salad
Vegan tsatsiki
Japanese style vinaigrette

I just can’t read. I mean at least a recipe! I was catching up some recipes in Julie’s blog when I fell on this cupcake recipe with Tastsiki. The recipe seemed tempting and the idea of having it for a bento was just great. So here I go straight to the shop to get what I was missing in my fridge. I don’t know how in my twisted mind I thought I needed courgette to do her cupcakes. Please don’t ask. I felt so stupid back home in front of my computer, ready to try her recipe…and seeing that my memories of the ingredients were really fantaisist! And I had promised Bear some fantastic courgette cupcakes…So this is how I ended up with some courgette cupcakes with Tsatsiki. A good bento item, it was a real joy to gobble up my lunch today! And, because I really bought too much courgette I did some sweet courgette cupcakes for desert. Can you see any difference between the two?
The other bento has banana-coco flavoured cupcakes.

Spinach and ricotta lasagne

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Dinner
Sweet and spicy red soup
Spinach and ricotta lasagna
Cookie

I’m so happy when I can find some fresh spinach and I really wanted to have a go for spinach and ricotta lasagne.
As you may have understood, I’m trying to get a little more organised to have dinner served a little more quickly as I have also to run to get also our next day bentos ready.
So I have prepared some little soup. This one is sweet and spicy at the same time, the sweetness comes from the apple and the spicy from chilli pepper. I’ll prepare it quite thick and store it in the fridge (remember I have no freezer to rely on) and I’ll add a little water before reheating.
The lasagne is also a good meal which could last us two evenings. But I have to admit that we liked it too much to have any leftovers for the next evening…