Zoe’s in a hurry

Vegetarian, Bento, Cuisine, Recipes, Zoé

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.

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Bear’s today’s bento, vegan chocolate cupcakes

Vegetarian, Bento, Cuisine, Recipes, Zoé

Bento content
-Kiwi 2
-Apple quarter
Vegan chocolate muffin
Onigri with nutritional yeast
Cabbage yoghurt
-Celery salad and vinaigrette
-Carrot sticks

The sun is out, shining right through our windows. It is the best moment of the year to have a bento for lunch. The best thing is that we can now just walk a little and sit under the shade of a tree in Lacienki park. Yes, I have the chance to work nearby. I believe that every Warsaw inhabitant is proud of this famous park. They can be! It’s a real joy to sit under a tree on a bench and forget for one hour the stress and the work enjoying my lunch.
Bear doesn’t have the same chance, but as he is mostly on the road lately he happens to eat his bentos in much fancier places than I do: Augustow, Kielce, Wroclaw, Krakow, Zakopane,…

Sandwich can be vegetarian

Vegetarian, Bento, Cuisine, Recipes, Zoé

Bento content
Falafel
-Lettuce
Cabbage yoghurt salad
-Sandwich 1: vegan pâté [base mung beans], cheese, lettuce, mayonnaise
-Sandwich 2: aubergine caviar, seitan breaded with okara and miso spices, lettuce.

As usual, I’m in a hurry, trying to get everything done and still to eat properly so I went for sandwiches today. I saw on a few forums that people don’t imagine sandwiches to be vegetarian.
I think this is truly amazing! Hey wake up guys, there are thousands of incredible variations of vegetarian/vegan pâtés. This decided me to show you this really simple but tasty bento. Maybe sandwiches would be a little more vegetarian among non-vegetarian eaters! 😉
(The box is my little Totoro box which got damaged during my last trip. It’s last time, before ending in the museum of broken bento boxes…I hate these low cost flights!).

Lemon jelly and potato and chick-pea roesti

Vegetarian, Bento, Cuisine, Recipes, Zoé

Bento
Lemon jelly
Potato roesti
-Lettuce
-Carrot sliced cooked and carrot salad
Cabbage yoghurt salad

I believe you have understood that lately, I’m stressed out, and that I have really few time to prepare meal or our bento lunches. So yesterday evening I quickly prepare some lemon jelly with agar-agar. It takes something like 3 minutes to prepare and then, I just have to let it set in the fridge.
It’s the same with these potato and chick-pea roesti. Quickly made and so tasty cold thanks to the garlic.
The cooked carrot slices were just some leftovers and so was the cabbage salad.
This bento asked for less than 10 minutes to put together and was really tasty.

Onigri with miso and okara breading, soya cotelette: stop buying commercial mix!

Vegetarian, Bento, Cuisine, Recipes, Zoé

Bento content
Onigri with miso and okara breading
Cabbage salad topped with prickles of turnip leaves and nuts
-Carrot slices
-One homemade and one bought spicy soya cotelette
-Cucumber pickled (sliced)
Corn and olive salad

I love rice. I just cannot live without. So this time I made little onigris that I dipped in some miso thick paste and breaded with okara. You know my left-overs from milk soya making. As usual, you can just replace it by breadcumbs…Bear is addicted to these onigri now…geez he’ll eat all my good rice…damn!Should hide it…
I redid some of this seasoning with turnip leaves this time and it was just as great as the one made with kohlrabi leaves.
Did you ever try soya cotelette? I like them quite a lot, and my favourite are the spicy ones.
I even bought a pack of this weird powder, where you have to add water form it in a ball and then heat them…Yes, I did…But, then, (you all know me) I had to try to do some myself! So I gave it a shot, and to be honest, I put in each bento one homemade one and one bought one so we could compare.
Result: I think that mines have a little less chewy texture in comparison to the bought ones. Bear told me I was mad, he preferred mines as they were more spicy and he thought the texture was exactly the same.
Whatever, the conclusion is that we are not buying it anymore and that I’ll make some.
You’re thinking it’ll use me up more time? No, no, it’s just as quick as taking out this pack and putting water in it. Yes, it’s blended dried okara, potato starch and some spices...here you go!

Spicy tomato sauce and cabbage

Vegetarian, Bento, Recipes, Zoé
Vegetarian, Bento, Recipes, Zoé

Bento content:
-Grated carrot with a Japanese style vinaigrette
Quinoa beetroot bites sprinkled with chilli pepper powder
-Broccoli and cabbage mini burgers sprinkled with ginger powder
Lentils and pumpkin seeds muffins
-Basmati rice with carrot and nori
Spicy tomato sauce and cabbage
-Chocolate and banana yoghurt cupcake

Oh, I’m so sad, we finished our beetroot cupcakes! I had to prepare new cupcakes. These are easy yoghurt cupcakes flavoured with banana and chocolate.
The other new item in this bento is the spicy tomato cabbage.
And guess what, I managed to forget my bento at home! I had to go back and eat at home.
Grr…There’s no use to prepare a bento if you forget it! I’m so scatterbrain.

This time you can have a view of the two bentos. Bisounours_51 decorated mine (two tier bento) and me his (blue bento).
Okay, I have to admit…he’s so more creative!

Vegetable dumplings

Bento content
-tomatoes
-coral lens purée
-ginger rice
-carrots
-courgette
-cucumber
-yoghurt
-chive
vegetable dumplings.

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