January 27th, 2009

totoro bento

Bento #205

Some more celebratory stuff. (I'll also be submitting this to bentochallenge for the rainbow challenge)
Starting top left: Muhammara and grilled zucchini, cherry tomato, hazelnut lentil balls, colourful sushi rice rolls (no stuffing, just differently coloured rice), grapes, and a tiny cherry tomato.


Somewhat less artsy photo of my own lunch will be up on my bentoblog soon: http://wererabbits.wordpress.com
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Tuesday's Breakfast Bento

I usually bring the Fruit-Filled Wontons for breakfast with a grapefruit. But, that isn't always filling, and I can't make a bento out of that. So, I made the wontons smaller this time so they would fit in a bento and threw in some veggie links. For more information about the wontons, see the bottom of this previous post. This morning's bento comes to 4 points.

This bento contains:
2 Fruit-Filled Breakfast Wontons (2 points)
2 Morningstar Farms Breakfast Links (1 point)
1/2 cup grapes (.5 points)
1 tbsp Lite Syrup in the birdy (.5 points)

my bentoblog: wwbento.blogspot.com

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Stuffed Peppers Galore!

I tried another new Weight Watchers recipe last night: Edamame Hummus, and it turned out deliciously! I feel bad constantly raving about these recipes and then being unable to post them due to copyright concerns, so here is a comparable recipe of this hummus that I found on RecipeZaar. The recipe I used had mirin and toasted sesame seed oil in it, though, and I highly recommend using the sesame oil. I've decided that toasted sesame seed oil makes everything taste better!

Anyway, I decided to be fancy and stuff the hummus into little sweet peppers. I thought that this would give me 2 stuffed peppers...but I was wrong. Apparently 1/4 cup is a lot and the peppers really are small! Today's stuffed pepper-heavy bento comes to 4.5 Weight Watchers points.

This bento contains:
4 small sweet peppers (0 points)
1/4 cup Edamame hummus (2 points)
1 small Fish Cake (2 points)
1/2 cup veggies mixed with, yes, toasted sesame seed oil and ginger (.5 points)

my bentoblog: wwbento.blogspot.com

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Jan. 26 & 27, '09

First today's, because it's a much better picture. ;)

Jan. 27, '09

Sidecar: Mac & Cheese, 2 Glazed Meatballs
Bottom Tier: Honey-Roasted Peanuts, Cherry Tomato, Cucumber Dressing, Cream Cheese & Chive Crackers, Vanilla Wafers
Top Tier: Apple Slices, Strawberries, Celery, and Broccoli

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Base for the Meatballs here; glaze from the Bento Boxes book.
Mac & Cheese: I took a Stouffer's party size and baked it up, then split it into 7 containers and froze them. This is one of those portions.
Blueberry Bread Pudding here.

One cute, one a tiny bit geeky!!!

Bento for myself and my mother this time. 

This one's for my mum she has a bear and a flower shaped onigiri with tuna mayo for the nose/pollen and a sprinkling of sesame seeds and lettuce to fill the gaps, a small slice of brownie, gyoza with a fishy of soy and a bottle of chilli oil, a boiled egg (supposed to be heart shaped but it went a little wrong) and a little cup of mayo.  Oh and a little packet of salt filched from McD.  Carrot flowers for decoration.

I have a slice of brownie, a boiled egg with a kitty of mayo hiding underneath, a tuna mayo onigiri and gyoza again with a fishy of soy, a bottle of chilli oil and carrot flowers for decoration. 

I know there are one or two Doctor Who fans around here so they can probably see that my boiled egg, which was supposed to be a star (note to self: buy better eggs), has been transformed into two little Adipose... well, that was the idea anyway!!!
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Bento # 484

An attempt of a fairly Japanese bento today. I'm not sure my kid likes omuraisu, I've only made it once before and then the rice weren't "right" - so it's a test. But it looks nice at least. I hope she'll like it.

Bento # 484
Bento # 484
Octodogs, green peas, checkerboard apple and omuraisu.

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Bento #206 - happy moo year!

I know, Chinese New year is technically over :) No reason not to celebrate though!
Cow-spotted rice (It's the year of the cow bull), vegetarian dumplings, red-dyed egg and some broccoli and sprouts. Bottle with dipping sauce for the dumplings (dark soy+vinegar+chili).


My own bento and more on my bentoblog: http://wererabbits.wordpress.com

PS: For those of you still looking for natural dye, cooking stuff with black rice in the water will make it *very* purple - my fingers are witnesses! *looks like she robbed a bank* It's no good for onigiri though, I couldn't get it to stick together.