Bechamel peas

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-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!

Pancakes stuffed with leek and aubergine béchamel

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Leek and aubergine bechamel stuffing
Tomato sauce vegetable stir stuffing
Apple stew with cinnamon stuffing

Bear is working a lot lately and it’s one of the first night he’s not on the road. Damn, two constant travellers living together, it’s not the easiest match.
So to celebrate that tonight, we are having pancakes and a little sip of our hometown wine.
We do enjoy pancakes. But as we were so happy to be in the kitchen together again we got a little creative and thought of some stuffing which would make these pancakes a little bit special.
We went through the fridge and played with ingredients! A real treat! Will you join?

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!

Sprouts bento

Bento content
-Vegetables dumplings
-Sandwich: lens spread, sprouts
-Pear, nectarine, oats, honey.

This bento was enjoyed even more because it was shared with non-vegetarians who were completely charmed by these different flavours. I just enjoy this lens spread. I just added some sprouts in some home-made loaf of bread.

Vegetable dumplings

Bento content
-coral lens purée
-ginger rice
vegetable dumplings.

Under the lens purée are hidden some vegetable dumplings. I love these smooth and crunchy taste at the same time!

Easy and quick homemade wraps

Plate content:
Home-made wraps
-Little tomato salad.

This wrap is a very easy version that are really quickly prepared. I stuffed this one with what was left in my fridge: guacamole, radishes, raw cauliflower, parsley and lemon zest. I enjoyed the mix of spices. It was really cheering up.

Rolled sandwiches with parsley, carrot or avocado

Bento content:
Rolled sandwiches with parsley, carrot or avocado
-Grape, pear
-Mushroom, radishes, cauliflower, olive,
-Gouda, Maasdam cheese.

When I come back from shopping, I just like to eat fresh veggies and fruits. So, this bento is an “after-shopping” bento. I just enjoy to dip fresh veggies in a mix of cream cheese, faisselle and spices, or guacamole.
I prefer to make my own bread (because I’m sure of what ingredients are in and the smell of fresh bread is such a pleasure!), so here is the recipe of my own cereals sandwich loaf. It’s a milky bread so it has this soft texture. It is a bit sweet though.

The carrot one is done similarly but with carrot mince instead of parsley. I did really thick sandwich rolls and unfortunately I do not have a photo of the spiral side of the sandwich roll. I’ll try to show it in a forthcoming bento.
You can just vary this recipe by putting spices or others herbs as thyme, dill, paprika, cumin… Just let your imagination flow.
The third sandwich roll is done with guacamole. If you don’t have any lemon you can use drop of vinegar. I began to love avocado as a spread since I came back from Chile. They put avocado everywhere! I was happy I enjoyed it if not…well it would have been hard to appreciate the food!