Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Week 45

Summer holiday is over! Liz and Rose are back with the weekly Bento Presents!

 Rose made for Liz:

Zucchini spaghetti, Italian-style baked onion rings with balsamic vinegar syrup. The bottom of the Bento is filled with vegetarian meatballs (pre-fab out of a packet), tomatoes from of the garden, spicy sausage from Croatia and pesto made from rocket, Parmesan, celery leaves, very good Moroccan olive oil (gift from Jasna), garlic and Celtic sea salt.

 Liz made very wonderful vegetable pancakes.
For her kids with regular flour. For us with soy flour, chickpea flour and eggs.

There are many ways of serving these deliciously healthy vegetable pancakes.

Rose folded the pancakes in a Rastafarian color scheme which was enhanced by the color of the Bento box. Cream cheese was put in the other container of the Bento box and the wooden spoon gives the Bento a cute rustic look.

 Liz made veggie-sushi by rolling them up really pretty with cream cheese inside. The tomato and leeks made for a nice color contrast. This way kids LOVE to eat vegetables. The kept asking for more!


Saturday, 25 August 2012

Week 44

Bento filled night with new friends

Chef: Jasna
Sous-chefs: Diana, Jan, Richard and Rose

Thai rice paper egg rolls. Filling made of minced beef with "Yugoslavian" spices (Vegeta -  the spicy kind), mango slices, thin rice noodles, shredded cucumber and a sauce made from Japanese mayonnaise, juzu juice and wasabi.

Blanched slices of yellow zucchini make the outside of this food roll. The filling exists of raw fresh salmon, blanched samphire, beetroot sprouts (very fresh and spicy) and black sesame seeds. Topped with Japanese rice topping.

Cabbage rolls filled with slices of kebab (beef sausages made with "Yugoslavian" spices named Vegeta), beetroot sprouts, par boiled green asparagus, sliced yellow bell pepper and  Japanese mayonnaise dressing (see Thai rice paper egg rolls for ingredients). The cabbage is dipped (for a minute or so) in boiling water so it can bend without breaking.

The table after all the dishes were made.

Rice paper was also filled with salmon, cucumber, rice noodles, beetroot sprouts and mayonnaise. The end result is the most left bamboo boat in the next picture. Diane made this dish up. (Jasna made all the other dishes up!) (Oh, except the egg...)

It was a wonderful evening!

*** Have a Happy Bento Day!!! ***

Week 43

Bento Snack Holiday Style

Croatian sausage, wasabi peas and a little devil.

*** have a happy bento day ***

Week 42

Bento Soup

Healthy Bento soup made from vegetables and a mild curry base.

*** have a happy bento day! ***

Week 40

Vacation in Croatia: Yumm! But no Bento...

It was Vacation i.s.o. Bake-ation.. (sorry, I like word jokes).


Week 41

Spanish Tortilla with Italian Pesto Balsamic

Spanish style Tortilla (i.s.o. the Mexican style). Fluffy omelet filled with vegetables (tomatoes, leek) and cheese. The little laboratory-like dispensers are filled with pesto balsamic vinegar.